Melbourne Lockdown New York Times. Russell Shakespeare for The New York Times. A sizable crowd descended on Melbourne's Shrine of.
People in Melbourne are being ordered to stay at home. Tourists already on holiday in the country have been told to limit their movements as much as possible while returning to their place of home. Five million people have again been put under stay-at-home restrictions in the state of Victoria in Australia.
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. "These are unsustainably high numbers of new cases," the state's premier Daniel Andrews said in a media briefing on Tuesday.
Italy introduced new measures in August for the first time since its lockdown ended, but seems to have held off a In Australia, strict lockdowns in Victoria and Melbourne seem to be making an impact.
A sizable crowd descended on Melbourne's Shrine of. The lockdown, which will come into affect from mightnight on Wednesday, will affect nearly five million people and was announced just hours before the border between Victoria and New South Wales (NSW) will close for the first time in a century. Russell Shakespeare for The New York Times.