Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/James Ross)

It looks like wildly popular Victorian Premier Dan Andrews may have won the war, but is rapidly losing the peace.

While his popularity remains sky high, the disastrous handling of the Cedar Meats outbreak and reticence to release Victorians from lockdown is placing increasing pressure on the Labor leader.

While Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland all re-open schools (and NSW starts a more gradual re-opening), Andrews has announced a very gradual easing today (five in-home visitors, see Virus Watch for more details) -- with the promise of a bigger freeing up at the end of the month.