Victoria considering 4-wk lockdown after COVID-19 surge: The Australian

07 July, 2020 | Australia News
ILLUSTRATION PHOTO: There are five public housing towers in North Richmond, Melbourne. Photo: TiVi Tuan-san

SYDNEY – Australia‘s second-most populated state Victoria is considering a four-week lockdown after recording the biggest one-day surge in new COVID-19 cases, The Australian newspaper reports.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Victorian capital of Melbourne has surged in recent days, prompting authorities to enforce strict social-distancing orders in more than 30 suburbs and put nine public housing towers into complete lockdown.

State Premier Daniel Andrews is considering a four-week lockdown after the number of new cases hit 191, The Australian reported. Victoria has not published an official tally yet.