hopes Victoria’s fifth lockdown is “short” and “sharp” but cannot guarantee it will only last five days. More than six million Victorians again lived under stay-at-home orders from just before midnight on Thursday to curb a growing .
The same rules applied during last month’s lockdown have been reimposed, including a 5km travel limit for exercise and shopping and compulsoryand outdoors.
Several hundred people gathered outside Flinders Street Station on Thursday night to protest the latest lockdown, listening to speeches and chanting “Sack Dan Andrews”. Mr. Andrews said the state’s contact tracers were moving faster than ever but couldn’t keep up with the away from us and being locked down for months,” he told reporters. Despite describing it as a “short, sharp” lockdown, the premier would not the shutdown beyond 11.59 pm on Tuesday. It may be longer because it depends on what Victorian does,” Mr. Andrews said, adding that some parts of could be freed earlier if deemed safe.. “We’ve got no choice. We don’t want this getting
A flare was lit as they marched to parliament. Police confirmed no arrests were made.
It came afteron Thursday afternoon, taking the number of community cases associated with the separate Sydney-linked outbreaks to 18. Most issues are connected to NSW removalists who breached their worker permit conditions and spread the virus during a drop-off at the Ariele Apartments in Maribyrnong . A Victoria Police spokesman told AAP it was helping to establish the three-person crew’s movements as part of a . Mr. Andrews would not be drawn on whether could have been avoided if Sydney had locked down sooner.
I can’t control what happens and doesn’t happen in NSW,” he said.
“These, but I’m determined they will end here.
The final straw for authorities was three cases of suspectedat an AFL match between Carlton and Geelong at the MCG on Saturday.
On Tuesday night, a positive case also attended the international rugby clash between the Wallabies and France at AAMI Park, with stadium management working withto identify close contacts.
More than 110 exposed, including the MCG and several stores at Chadstone shopping center. Meanwhile, the has flagged it could announce a lockdown business support package as early as Friday. The said on Thursday night it would provide income support through the COVID-19 Disaster Payment scheme for people who work or live in Greater Melbourne, Moorabool Shire, City of Greater Geelong, Borough of Queenscliffe, and Surf Coast Shire – areas declared COVID-19 Hotspots for Commonwealth support.