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Scott Morrison Hopes Victoria's Lockdown Won't Last The Full Seven Days
Scott Morrison Hopes Victoria's Lockdown Won't Last The Full Seven Days
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Scott Morrison hopes Victoria’s lockdown won’t last the full seven days.

The state will enter stage three lockdown tonight with schools closed and only five reasons to leave home – as a Covid cluster grows to 26 with 11 new cases overnight. 

But, after speaking with acting premier James Merlino, Mr Morrison said he wants Victoria to end the lockdown early if the number of cases is contained.

Scott Morrison hopes Victoria’s lockdown won’t last the full seven days

‘A lockdown for seven days, that we hope won’t go on as long as that, as the acting Premier indicated to me today when we spoke earlier this morning,’ he said. 

‘The next seven days in Victoria will be very challenging, of course we are very mindful of the distress and the difficulty this will impose.’ 

The number of cases linked to the so-called Whittlesea cluster ballooned to 26, from 15 on Wednesday – sparking Victoria’s fourth lockdown since the pandemic began in March 2020.

From midnight tonight, people will only be able to leave home to shop for food and essential items, provide or receive care, exercise and to work or 링크모음 study if they can’t from home, and getting vaccinated.

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said in excess of 10,000 primary and secondary contacts have been identified, and warned ‘any one of them’ could become cases over the next 14 days from their exposure.

‘We haven’t seen [a number that large] previously.

 

 

 

 

There’s been opportunities to spread to people. It speaks to the infectiousness of this B161 variant,’ Prof Sutton said.

Acting Victorian Premier James Merlino said the contacts will need to either quarantine, or test and isolate, and warned the ‘number will continue to grow and change’.

‘Unless something changes, this will be increasingly uncontrollable,’ he said.

From midnight tonight, people will only be able to leave home to shop for food and essential items, 링크모음 provide or receive care, exercise and to work or study if they can’t from home, and getting vaccinated 

The 5km travel limit will also be reimposed for exercise and shopping, as will compulsory use of masks both indoors and outdoors 

Acting Victorian Premier James Merlino said 10,000 primary or secondary contacts will need to either quarantine, or test and isolate, and warned the ‘number will continue to grow and change’

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