Melbourne suburbs return to COVID-19 lockdown as NSW restrictions ease, Australia loss of life toll at 104

“That’s what we have to maintain seeing after which we have to see these day by day case numbers pushed down.”

Mr Andrews warned that if the unfold took off once more, he “couldn’t rule out” different suburbs being added to the listing of lockdown areas.

“I simply don’t wish to do this,” he stated.

“If individuals comply with the foundations… then that’s much less seemingly than extra seemingly.”

Addressing confusion about whether or not residents in lockdown postcodes might depart to buy or train outdoors of the world, the Premier stated individuals ought to solely depart “in the event that they need to”.

“As an illustration it’s not a possibility to go shoe buying,” he stated. “It’s about meals, it’s about groceries – these family staples. Issues that you just want to have the ability to get by this lockdown.”

He requested Victorians to make use of “widespread sense”, and stated whereas train outdoors of the lockdown postcodes was allowed, it was “not about spending the entire day away from residence bushwalking”.

Mr Andrews stated greater than 20,000 assessments have been performed yesterday in Victoria, with 1350 contact tracers racing to get on prime of the potential shut contacts of optimistic circumstances.