Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has promised significant changes to coronavirus restrictions on Sunday after the state recorded just two new cases on Friday.
Mr Andrews said he was optimistic and positive.
"We have stayed the course," he said, declaring he was proud of Victorians and their response to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Premier said residents had not let their frustrations get the better of them and had made a conscious decision to deal with the second wave.
He said Victorians had looked out for each other while staying apart.
"Because of the work done we are well placed to take significant steps on Sunday," he said.
"We have been as stubborn as this virus."
Mr Andrews said he was very much looking forward to announcing on Sunday what coming weeks would look like - in both the city and regional areas.
But he warned the pandemic would continue to test the resolve of Victorians "every single day".
The Premier said although significant announcements were expected on Sunday, those changes were still being discussed and would be well into Saturday evening.
He said the state had come a long way from 725 cases in one day back to just two on Friday, the lowest number in four months.
Mr Andrews said other countries, such as France, England and the whole of the United States, were now facing enormous challenges.
Of the two new positive cases, Mr Andrews said both were in Melbourne - one linked to a known case in Dandenong and investigations were continuing into a new Knox address case.
The Victorian rolling 14-day average is 8.7 and in regional areas 0.6.
Mystery cases are 17, for the period between September 30 and October 13.
There are seven active cases in regional Victoria, four in Mitchell shire and three in Shepparton.
Mr Andrews said the vast majority of Shepparton tests on Wednesday had now returned negative results.
A total of 4931 cases have been completed at Shepparton and district and those results are expected back on Saturday.
About 40 per cent of those total tests have now returned negative results.
Mr Andrews said the Shepparton community had come together with a sense of purpose and gathered at 13 testing sites.
About 16,000 tests were done statewide on Thursday.
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