Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has reinforced his warning for beachgoers to not be selfish moments before he clashed with a journalist over hotel quarantine.
Coronavirus cases in the state remain low after recording one fatality and 12 new infections on Sunday.
But the premier is pleading for people to 'stay the course' after large groups at beaches and parks flouted virus restrictions over the weekend.
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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has reinforced his warning for beachgoers to not be selfish moments before he clashed with a journalist over hotel quarantine
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has reinforced his warning for beachgoers to not be selfish moments before he clashed with a journalist over hotel quarantine. Pictured: Locals at St Kilda on Saturday
'We are so, so close. Let's not any of us do anything that might undermine the very positive numbers,' he told reporters on Sunday.
'Once we get them low, we can keep them low and we can open up again if we don't do anything silly or anything selfish right now.'
Mr Andrews warned people that if they 'try to shortcut this thing, then we will be back where we were weeks and months ago'.
'Let's not any of us do anything to jeopardise where we find ourselves. It is delicately poised'.
During the same press conference Mr Andrews was relentlessly questioned by journalist Rachel Baxendale from The Australian.
She cited her report about workers in hotel quarantine between July and August who also worked shifts at an aged care facility.
'On August 2, we went into stage 4 restrictions. You shut down entire industries to limit the spread of coronavirus, Ms Baxendale said.
'And yet, we had a Government subcontracted worker who was working in the setting which had caused Victoria's second wave and moving between that setting and aged care which, to date, has been linked to 640 deaths.'
The moment a young man grabbed a 7News reporter and kissed his head as lockdown relief craziness broke out at St Kilda Beach. A woman kissed the camera lens, leaving a lip-shaped blur.
Pictured: Social distancing circles have been painted on the grass and people in this photo appear to be keeping to their circles. Groups of five are permitted, from only two households
'Why on earth was that happening?'
Mr Andrews responded that he wasn't 'sure the person worked any shifts in aged care while infectious'.
'I would need to come back to you in terms of further details about that particular case,' the premier said.
'But the key point there is we're doing everything that we can to limit movement. Sometimes, you can't get it 100 per cent but the key point there is whether the person was infectious. I don't have that detail.'
The response did not satisfy Ms Baxendale who further pressed on the matter.
'But if you can't even limit… This person