Hundreds Follow Facebook Group Titled ‘Has Daniel Andrews Said We Can Get On The Beers Yet’
It's been weeks since Australian bars, clubs, restaurants and cafes have been shut in Australia due to the coronavirus.
There have been some promising signs that parts of the county have started to eye up a return to normal, however the days of sinking bulk beers at your local still seems far away.
Victoria is one of a few states which hasn't budged on social distancing measures, with a state of emergency declaration in effect until at least May 11.
Many residents are desperately awaiting news of when we might be able to have a few drinks with our mates; either in the park, at someone's place or at the pub.
As such, a Facebook page titled 'Has Daniel Andrews Said We Can Get On The Beers Yet' has been started to keep Victorians informed.
Nearly 900 users have followed the page since its inception and many are loving the daily updates on whether the Victorian Premier has declared that they can have a beer yet.
Today's is apt: "Despite Melbourne having a cold one Dandrews hasn't said we can have a cold one."
Some posts are littered with puns or jokes while others simply just have 'no'.
Mr Andrews has revealed that Victorians need to really bunker down over the next few days to ensure the number of coronavirus cases doesn't jump.
He said: "Every state is different. We have to be patient and really clear about the fact we are all in this together and we have to stay the course.
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"Over the next couple of weeks we move to the 11th of May may where we have to renew the State of Emergency.
"We have to work really hard in these days. I'd ask Victorians to keep following the rules, keep staying at home."
The Premier notes that Mother's Day is on the horizon and while there will be plenty of people who will want to celebrate with their mum, Mr Andrews says if people stick to the current rules then we should be clear of the pandemic in no time.
Victoria has recorded 1,364 positive test results so far.
The state is hoping to be able to complete 100,000 tests over the next two weeks to track whether cases are increasing or decreasing.
Mr Andrews added: "The more tests we can get done in the lead-up to 11 May, the more options we will have to potentially ease some of the rules.
"If we are going to change those settings, then we need to be really clear on how much virus is out there in the Victorian community that we didn't previously know about."
Until then, the answer to this Facebook group's question is a hard no.
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