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KIU International Desk: Melbourne Ordered Back Into Lockdown Starting Today


 KIU Main Campus- Melbourne State in Australia has been ordered into another phase of lockdown after it recorded 191 new cases of COVID-19. The decision was taken by the Victorian government and is meant to restrict the movement of over 3,000 people living in public housing towers.


Daniel Andrew, the Victoria Premier said that people in Melbourne will be allowed to leave their homes to shop for food, receive or provide care, exercise, and study and work if they can’t do so from home.


“We know we’re on the cusp of something very, very bad if we don’t take these steps today,” Mr Andrew told reporters on Tuesday.


Mr Andrew also added that facilities that had reopened will have to close while cafes and restaurants will only be available for takeaway and delivery.


The new lockdown will start on Wednesday, July 8 at 11:59 and it will last for the next six weeks.


According to Guardian News, “Five hundred police officers have been dispatched to monitor the nine towers in Flemington and North Melbourne to ensure that residents do not leave their small and overcrowded units,”


Metropolitan Melbourne known as the greater Melbourne is the coastal capital of southern Australia state of Victoria with 31 municipalities which include; Cardinia, Boroondara, Kingstone, Moonee Valley among others.


Australia has reported 8,755 cases of Coronavirus with 7,455 recoveries and 106 deaths according to worldometer (