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“The lockdown is devastating for our enterprise group and we all know that buying and selling situations are going to proceed to be difficult for a while,” she stated in an announcement.

“Nonetheless, the earlier we will get by way of the lockdown by doing the fitting factor, the earlier we can assist companies open their doorways once more.”

“As we speak’s announcement signifies that a lot of occasions shall be postponed or cancelled and we are going to proceed to evaluate the scenario based mostly on the most recent well being recommendation.

“Queen Vic Market will proceed buying and selling as a result of it’s important that individuals have entry to recent meals and greens. The overall merchandise merchants might want to shut once more on the recommendation of well being authorities, nevertheless cafes on the market shall be open for takeaway.

“Our focus is on ensuring Melbourne is open for enterprise as quickly because the restrictions raise … Once we re-open, our eating places, cafes and retail shops will want our help greater than ever.”