VICTORIA’S lockdown has continued into this week.
The “circuit breaker” lockdown was due to end at 11.59pm on 3 June, but was extended by a week.
There remain five reasons to leave home, shopping for food and supplies, authorised work and study, care and caregiving, exercise, and getting vaccinated. However, some restrictions have been eased heading into this week.
The 5 kilometer travel radius has been expanded to 10 kilometers, VCE students have returned to schools, and some outdoor workers have been authorised to return to their jobs.
Acting Premier James Merlino said ”stopping the spread – and getting our whole state back to normal – means knowing the restrictions that apply to you, and sticking to them.”
“We’ve seen examples of people who left Melbourne, broke the rules and took the virus with them. We do not want that to happen again,” he said.
“No one wants to be here. And I know this news is tough for every Victorian, every family and every business in this state. But the Chief Health Officer has no choice but to give this advice. And the government has no choice but to follow it. If we don’t, this thing will get away from us and people will die.”
As of 7 June there are 94 active cases of COVID-19 in Victoria.