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Australia Victorians living in COVID-19 hotspots banned from leaving homes

09:40  30 june  2020
09:40  30 june  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

Responsibility must be taken for Victoria's 'greatest ever public health debacle'

  Responsibility must be taken for Victoria's 'greatest ever public health debacle' Victorian Liberal MP Tim Smith says Premier Daniel Andrews "has been letting Victorians down for the last six years (and) he's now letting the entire country down".On Tuesday it was revealed Victorians living in one of the state’s ten coronavirus hotspots will be banned from leaving their homes if they don’t qualify for one of four exemptions.

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The Victorian government is considering drastic new measures to slow the spread of coronavirus after 41 Victoria recorded 41 new COVID - 19 cases as it continues to battle second spike. Suburban lockdowns in coronavirus hotspots are among the ideas being discussed by premier Daniel Andrews

Victorians living in one of the state’s ten coronavirus hotspots will be banned from leaving their homes if they don’t qualify for one of four exemptions.

Premier Daniel Andrews has revealed the radical stage three restrictions will be enforced from 11.59pm Wednesday night in a desperate bid to take back control of the state's surging coronavirus outbreak.

“These are extraordinary steps, these are not things we have had to do in the past but such is the nature of this virus, it is so wildly infectious that if we don't take these steps now we will finish up in a situation than locking down ten post codes we will be locking down every postcode,” he said.

The decision came after 64 cases of coronavirus were detected across the state overnight, with none identified as returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

The state has recorded 2159 cases so far.

NSW Government closes border for people living in Melbourne coronavirus hotspots .
Health Minister Brad Hazzard says people living in Melbourne's coronavirus hotspots that "slip into NSW" could be jailed for six months and fined $11,000 under tough new laws.Health Minister Brad Hazzard today revealed anyone from an affected Victorian postcode found in NSW could be jailed for six months or fined $11,000.

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