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Almost 300 travellers quarantine in Vic

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Victoria has had 40 days without a new COVID case, as the number of international arrivals quarantining in Melbourne reaches 281.

Of those returned travellers, 20 are quarantining in so-called "health hotels" with six showing COVID symptoms.

A further eight flights are scheduled to land at Melbourne airport on Wednesday via Auckland, Hong Kong, Brunei, Singapore, Doha, Taipei and Abu Dhabi, with a total of 127 travellers to go into quarantine.

Victoria recorded no new cases and no COVID-19 deaths in the previous 24 hours, with 11,578 test results received, the state's Department of Health and Human Services said on Wednesday.

But with up to 1120 international arrivals scheduled each week and the reopening of its hotel quarantine program, Victoria's clean sheet may be tested.

The state has not accepted international flights since the end of June, when quarantine hotel outbreaks sparked its deadly second virus wave.

Meanwhile, the Victorian government has rejected calls to waive an estimated $3 million in COVID-19 fines handed to thousands of teenagers, despite many coming from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The COVID-19 Fines Community Lawyer Working Group, a coalition of 10 community legal centres, estimates at least 2000 children aged 14 to 17 have been fined in Victoria for coronavirus breaches during the pandemic.

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