Visiting regional Victoria remains forbidden, however people from regional Victoria can visit Melbourne.
"We remain on track to later in this week announce, as we have said we have planned to do all along, further easings of restriction in regional Victoria and careful easing of restrictions in Melbourne", he said.
The government was locked in "positive" discussions with health officials on Tuesday night about plans to lift the lockdown.
Melbourne residents are expected to be restricted from travelling more than 25 kilometres from their homes.
'That will extend beyond any announcements that we will make later in the week.
"There are very good reasons for that". The details will be finalised on Wednesday.
It comes as authorities investigate a link between an outbreak of the more infectious Delta strain and a hotel quarantine case, a man in his 40s, who returned from Sri Lanka on May 8.
The Department of Health said the case is linked to existing outbreaks and has been quarantining during their infectious period.
Genomic sequencing shows his infection is identical to one of two families linked to the North Melbourne Primary School, which has emerged as the epicentre of the West Melbourne outbreak.
"Today, on the advice of the chief health officer, we can announce some significant steps".
It may have then entered the community.
Victoria's deadly second wave of coronavirus a year ago was sparked from leaks in hotel quarantine, leading to a major overhaul of the hotel quarantine system.
Victoria recorded four new COVID-19 cases on Thursday as Melbourne prepared for restrictions to ease, and 22 new exposure sites related Arcare Maidstone aged care facility were added.
The revamped program restarted in December, only for it to be paused in February as a leak from the Holiday Inn grew to almost 25 cases and triggered a three-day lockdown.
Victoria has reported one new Covid-19 case, with authorities set to make a final call on ending Melbourne's lockdown.
There are now 83 active cases across the state.