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Australia Victoria to go into Stage 4 lockdown from Wednesday

17:52  01 august  2020
17:52  01 august  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Victoria is expected to go into strict Stage 4 lockdown from Wednesday after initial attempts to control a deadly second wave failed. The state is set to close all but essential businesses and send high-school students back to learning from home. They will be the harshest restrictions that Australia

What stage 4 restrictions in Victoria could look like. Victorians could be facing an even tougher lockdown with Premier Daniel Andrews saying There is no official guide that outlines what measures would be taken if Victoria went to stage 4 restrictions but places like New Zealand have previously

Victoria is expected to go into strict Stage 4 lockdown from Wednesday after initial attempts to control a deadly second wave of coronavirus failed.

The state is set to close all but essential businesses and send high-school students back to learning from home.

If they go ahead they will be the harshest restrictions that Australia has seen and will be similar to the lockdown imposed by New Zealand.

Premier Daniel Andrews is expected to make the shock announcement on Sunday.

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In Victoria , Premier Daniel Andrews has suggested this may see the state move into " stage 4 " restrictions. New Zealand is over halfway through its stage 4 lockdown , although the Government has warned the So how likely is it Australia will go to stage 4 ? Without a crystal ball, it's hard to say.

Under the new rules nearly all cafes, restaurants and shops are likely to close for a further six weeks.

Only supermarkets, pharmacies and service stations will be allowed to stay open across Melbourne and key regional areas of Victoria.

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Victoria will reimpose stage three restrictions on 10 postcodes across Melbourne until at least July 29 in a bid to contain an "unacceptably high" number of new cases detected in the past few days. Key points: There will only be four reasons for people in the 10 postcodes under lockdown to leave the

Victoria 's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton speaks to the media. (AAP). Professor Sutton said further lockdown restrictions in Victoria could not be ruled "That's a measure of the fact that we're going into a phase where a lot of our current cases will be deteriorating. Twenty-one of those patients are

Residents will likely be restricted to their own suburbs and further limits will be imposed on the numbers allowed in supermarkets.

Cafes and restaurants are likely to continue to provide takeaway services, but people will not be allowed to dine in.

Police will also step up their checks and increase patrols to stop potential breaches.

Licence-plate recognition technology will be used to identify non-essential travellers, the Herald Sun reported.

It is expected construction sites will remain open and tradies will be given special access to hardware stores.

Public transport will also be continue in a limited capacity, with masks compulsory, and outdoor exercise will be allowed.

The decision to move to Stage 4 restrictions and its announcement rests on the Victorian Government and Premier Daniel Andrews.

Victoria recorded 397 new coronavirus cases and three more deaths on Saturday.

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Premier Daniel Andrews has unveiled Victoria ’s road to recovery with radical restrictions set to ease from Wednesday allowing up to five people to enter a household. The new restrictions will last for the rest of May when Mr Andrews will decide whether he can roll out the second stage of recovery.

If the Victorian outbreak cannot be contained or lockdown measures are not followed, Andrews said, “we will finish up in a situation [where] we will be locking down every postcode”. A judge will be asked to conduct an inquiry into failures of infection control in hotel quarantine, with a report due in less than

Mr Andrews announced the latest figures with 37 linked to outbreaks and 360 currently under investigation.

Australia's COVID-19 death toll rose to 201 after Victoria on Saturday reported the deaths of a man and two women aged in their 80s and 90s.

The fatalities bring Victoria's death toll to 116. There are currently 5,919 active coronavirus cases in Victoria.

a person standing in front of a building: Military personnel patrol the Epping Gardens Aged Care Facility in Epping, Melbourne © Provided by Daily Mail Military personnel patrol the Epping Gardens Aged Care Facility in Epping, Melbourne

At least 1,008 active cases have been connected to outbreaks in aged care homes.

More than 100 cases have been referred to Victoria Police for breaching stay-at-home lockdown rules.

Experts have been working over the weekend to analyse infection data from the first half of Victoria's six-week lockdown and determine if harsher measures are necessary.

a group of people walking down the street: Melbourne locals pictured wearing face masks during a walk along Morell Bridge on July 24 © Provided by Daily Mail Melbourne locals pictured wearing face masks during a walk along Morell Bridge on July 24 a man wearing a hat: Victoria is expected to extend the lockdown for an additional six weeks (pictured, a clinical waste removal personnel at St Basil's Homes for the Aged in Fawkner, Melbourne) © Provided by Daily Mail Victoria is expected to extend the lockdown for an additional six weeks (pictured, a clinical waste removal personnel at St Basil's Homes for the Aged in Fawkner, Melbourne)

STAGE 4 LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS IN NEW ZEALAND

All non-essential businesses were forced to close and only supermarkets, corner stores, foodbanks and pharmacies were open

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Announcing the resumed lockdown , premier Daniel Andrews said he knew “there will be enormous amounts of damage that will be done because of this”. As previously during the lockdowns , retail stores can remain open subject to social distancing but cars and cafes will go back to takeaway only.

Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will lockdown into its second round of stage three restrictions c Can I go fishing? Yes, but only with one other person or members of your household and you must not travel into regional Victoria to do so.

Restaurants, cafes, butchers and fruit shops were all closed

Takeaway food was not allowed

New Zealanders were only allowed to leave home for an essential reason like food shopping or exercise

Interaction was only allowed with people in one's own household

All schooling was done remotely

Mr Andrews admitted further restrictions, based on state and national modelling, could prove a 'circuit breaker' for rising COVID-19 cases.

'What we have at the moment are numbers that are too high of community transmission and that is a concern to us.

'It is not a tap you can just turn on or off.'

He admitted further restrictions could have a devastating impact on the economy.

'They are not decisions that would be taken lightly because there are significant costs ... even minor changes have a significant cost,' Mr Andrews said.

Mr Andrews said community transmission remained a top priority and cited 49 'mystery' cases.

'Those community transmission cases are of greatest concern to us.

'The challenge is that they are a mystery and this is all about trying to know as much as you possibly can, as much intelligence and evidence and data as you possibly can.'

Police Minister Lisa Neville said on Saturday more than 200,000 police checks had taken place across the state while more than 452,000 car checks were carried out.

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She noted some Victorians were still breaking restrictions and labelled the behaviour as 'appalling'.

a couple of people that are standing in front of a military uniform: Military staff monitor a Melbourne aged care facility as it grapples with an outbreak of COVID-19 © Provided by Daily Mail Military staff monitor a Melbourne aged care facility as it grapples with an outbreak of COVID-19

'The overwhelming majority of Victorians every day are doing the right thing,' she said.

Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are currently about halfway through six weeks of Stage 3 restrictions, which were due to end in mid-August.

The current measures allow residents to leave their homes for essential reasons such as exercise, care, attending school or purchasing essential items.

It is also mandatory to wear a face covering in public and anyone flouting this rule risks a $200 on-the-spot fine.

On Saturday it was announced that an 83-year-old man linked to Sydney's Crossroads Hotel COVID-19 cluster has died.

It takes New South Wales' death toll to 52.  NSW Health recorded 17 new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Friday.

a passenger bus that is parked on the side of a building: The popular Bavarian pub (pictured on Saturday) in Manly, north Sydney, was forced to close for deep cleaning after a customer tested positive to the deadly virus © Provided by Daily Mail The popular Bavarian pub (pictured on Saturday) in Manly, north Sydney, was forced to close for deep cleaning after a customer tested positive to the deadly virus

Of those cases, one does not have a known source and two remain under investigation, while three of the 17 cases were returned travellers in hotel quarantine.

NSW Health's Dr Jeremy McAnulty offered his condolences to the man's family and said two new cases had been located with help from the COVIDSafe app.

Those cases were connected to the Mounties club in Mt Pritchard, and those who attended the club at certain times on July 20, 21 and 22 should self-isolate and seek testing.

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'While most cases in the past week have been associated with local clusters and close contacts of known cases, seven in the past week have not been able to be linked to known cases,' Dr McAnulty said on Saturday.

a group of people looking at a laptop: Guests at the Bavarian check in their details on Saturday following the restaurant's closure © Provided by Daily Mail Guests at the Bavarian check in their details on Saturday following the restaurant's closure

'These unlinked cases have been in people from southwestern Sydney, western Sydney, southeastern Sydney and Sydney local health districts.'

Meanwhile, a pub in southwest NSW and its licensee have copped fines for failing to comply with COVID-19 heath orders. A popular venue on Sydney's Northern Beaches has been forced to shut after hosting a COVID-positive patron.

The Bavarian, a German restaurant and bar in Manly, on Saturday morning said a patron with coronavirus attended the venue on the afternoon of July 24.

The venue was to undergo deep cleaning, with NSW Health advising attendees on the afternoon of July 24 to monitor for symptoms.

The Harpoon & Hotel Harry in Surry Hills, Matinee Coffee in Marrickville and Tan Viet in Cabramatta are among other venues required to undertake deep cleaning in recent days.

a man talking on a cell phone: The Bavarian was closed on Saturday morning to undergo deep cleaning but reopened at midday (pictured patrons use hand sanitiser outside Bavarian on Saturday) © Provided by Daily Mail The Bavarian was closed on Saturday morning to undergo deep cleaning but reopened at midday (pictured patrons use hand sanitiser outside Bavarian on Saturday)

Harris Farm Market in Leichhardt and Darlo Bar in Darlinghurst also on Friday confirmed they were frequented on July 26 by people who have since tested positive to COVID-19. Both have undergone deep cleaning and Darlo Bar will reopen on Saturday.

A pub at Temora in southern NSW has been fined $5,000 and its licensee $1,000 for non-compliance with public health orders.

Police said the pub had no sign-in book and 'no steps had been taken' to comply with the ministerial directions designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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NSW chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant on Friday said authorities had this week found the COVID-19 link between the two Thai Rock restaurants at Wetherill Park and Potts Point, which was subsequently introduced to the nearby The Apollo restaurant.

The Thai Rock Wetherill Park coronavirus cluster is nearing 100 people, while the Potts Point cluster on Saturday jumped to 24 after new cases connected to The Apollo.

Nine NSW COVID-19 patients are in intensive care, with four on ventilators.

COVID-19 cases in Victoria

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews announced 397 new coronavirus cases had been recorded on Saturday.

The state continues to struggle to contain the outbreak and has consistently broken national records on both daily new COVID-19 cases and deaths.

August 1: 397 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths

July 31: 627 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths

July 30: 723 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths

July 29: 295 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths

July 28: 384 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths

July 27: 532 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths

July 26: 459 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths

July 25: 357 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths

July 24: 300 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths

July 23: 403 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths

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Melburnians warned to prepare for a long haul, with experts saying longer lockdown is looming .
After yesterday's record Victorian COVID case numbers, some experts are calling for the immediate introduction of stricter stay-at-home measures, including an urgent rethink of what is an "essential industry" to try to drive down the virus.Victoria yesterday recorded a further 723 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 deaths, Australia's highest daily totals since the pandemic started.

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