Premier hopes to scrap pandemic declaration, Victoria’s COVID-19 Response Commander Jeroen Weimar steps down
Speaking to media on Thursday, Mr Andrews said he “certainly hoped” to allow the declaration to expire when current powers end on July 12.
“I don’t know what expert advice I’m going to get in the days leading up to the 12th of July,” he said.
“It’s my hope that we don’t need that, or we see something less than that, or we need some other arrangement.
It comes as Victoria’s COVID-19 Response Commander Jeroen Weimar announced he would stand down from his role at the end of this month.
The Department of Health confirmed his departure today, thanking Mr Weimar for his contribution to the pandemic response.
“We thank Jeroen for his contribution to the COVID response – particularly his dedication, leadership and many hours spent keeping the Victorian community informed and updated,” the department said.