Melbourne Lockdown Dates Extended. Melbourne's next phase of the roadmap out of lockdown will not be implemented as fast as first hoped. A legal case challenging the validity of Melbourne's coronavirus lockdown is set to be filed in the High Court of Australia today as the state remains under.
The lockdown went into place hours before the border between the state of Victoria, of which Melbourne is the capital, and New South Wales (NSW) was due to close. Melbourne and some regional Victorian towns have been ordered back into lockdown for six weeks after the state was hit Holidays have been extended by a week to give teachers and parents time to prepare for a return to remote learning. Melbourne and some nearby regions in Australia are going back into lockdown after a surge in coronavirus cases.
Pictured are Easter Saturday crowds at Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market.
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As of midnight on Wednesday, people who live in Melbourne, its greater suburbs and those who live in the northern area of Mitchell Shire will be placed back under stage three. Greater Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will be placed under stage three restrictions once again from midnight tonight. A resident of a Melbourne tower block that was put into complete lockdown says they had no notice.