Victoria is set to go into lockdown again tonight for at least a week after eight new local cases came emerged on a prematurely declared ‘donut day’.
Authorities are dealing with eight new cases diagnosed since yesterday morning’s update of zero.
At least three of them are under investigation, while a majority of them were out in the community while infectious.
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It’s lead to at least 15 fresh exposure sites around Melbourne’s north today, a list which is expected to grow.
It, unfortunately, means that the entire state of Victoria will be plunged into its sixth lockdown from 8.00 pm tonight for at least seven days, in an effort to avoid a situation like what’s happening in Sydney.
Further business support is expected to be made tomorrow, which many businesses financially crippled from the last five lockdowns.
Premier Andrews says he’s disappointed to announce yet another lockdown, but the alternative is just not an option.
He’s also mentioned that there has been positive sewerage results in the regional area around Wangaratta, which is why the lockdown has been announced for the whole state.
More to come.