Australia on Sunday announced new lockdown with even stricter measures than before as cases of coronavirus spike in the region.
The premier of Victoria plunged the region into a “state of disaster”, announcing even stricter lockdown measures, introducing a nightly curfew and banning virtually all trips outdoors after Australia’s second largest state recorded 671 new infections in a single day.
Daniel Andrews told Victorians at a news conference that “we have to do more, and we have to do more right now,” as the state battles to contain the coronavirus outbreak that had already stripped residents of their freedoms, livelihoods and social interactions and made it an outlier from the rest of the country.
Here are the new rules announced;
- “Where you slept last night is where you’ll need to stay for the next six weeks.“
- Curfew between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
- Only one person per household will be allowed to leave their homes once a day — outside of curfew hours — to pick up essential goods, and they must stay within a 5 kilometer radius of their home unless nearest shop is over 5 KM away.
- Exercise can be taken for up to an hour a day, with one other person, but still within five kilometers of a person’s home.