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Melbourne prepares for drastic Stage 4 coronavirus lockdown as Victoria records 671 new cases

Melbourne prepares for drastic Stage 4 coronavirus lockdown as Victoria records 671 new cases

A State of Disaster has been declared in Victoria, with authorities to impose Stage Four restrictions on metropolitan Melbourne after 671 new coronavirus infections were announced on Sunday.

With 760 "mystery cases" across the state, where the source of infection could not be traced, Mr Andrews has announced further restrictions on metropolitan Melbourne for the next six weeks.

Statement on Melbourne moving to Stage 4 restrictions: pic.twitter.com/mFu1Kr1NO0 — Dan Andrews (@DanielAndrewsMP) August 2, 2020

On Wednesday, school students across the state will return to remote learning, with Year 11 and Year 12 students in metropolitan Melbourne to return to home learning.

Residents in metropolitan Melbourne are subject to stay-at-home orders and can only leave home for essential work, study, exercise or care responsibilities.

Source: www.sbs.com.au
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