Melbourne Australia Coronavirus Lockdown. University of Melbourne Professor John Mathews told Yahoo News Australia Victoria would have to. 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.
Australian authorities will reimpose a lockdown on Melbourne to contain a rise in coronavirus cases, reversing recent measures to relax restrictions in a country that was seen a leader in managing the pandemic. Australia Coronavirus update with statistics and graphs: total and new cases, deaths per day, mortality and recovery rates, current active cases, recoveries, trends and timeline. It's the question at the back of all of our minds.
Health Minister Greg Hunt says the size of the scale of the new coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne is "more significant than anybody had anticipated".
Australia's second-largest city and the surrounding area of Mitchell Shire will remain locked down for six weeks to try to prevent a second.
Western Australia and South Australia are the first two states likely to have lockdown measures relaxed as Australia's infection rate slows to just two per cent. Five million people have again been put under stay-at-home restrictions in the state of Victoria in Australia. Some Melburnians say the return to stay-at-home restrictions means their livelihoods will suffer and they can no longer see the light at the end of the coronavirus lockdown tunnel.