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