Victoria Plunges into Covid-19 Circuit-Breaker

Stage 3 Restrictions

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Victoria enters a seven-day circuit-breaker lockdown from 11:59pm Thursday as the state records 12 new locally acquired cases of Covid-19.

Acting Premier James Merlino made the announcement at a Press Conference on Thursday where he said there was no other choice but to lock down the state, given the speed at which this variant of the virus spreads.

Health authorities moved quickly in response to the alarming speed at which the virus variant moved as exposure sites across greater Melbourne exceed 150.

The circuit-breaker lockdown is at stage 3 restrictions with only 5 reasons to leave home:

  • shopping for necessary goods and services
  • authorised work or permitted education
  • exercise, a 2-hour limit with one other person
  • care giving, compassionate, and medical reasons
  • The fifth reason why you can leave your home to get vaccinated

Premier's plea: Stay away from Melbourne

Victoria have extended eligibility for vaccines to include the 40 to 49-year-old age group, for the Pfizer vaccine.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian told Nine Melbourne remains a no-go zone and that "people in New South Wales should avoid any unnecessary travel".

"It's what we've done previously and what we are doing again to make sure we keep everybody safe", she said. 

Meanwhile, NSW Health Authorities have issued a COVID-19 alert for members of a sporting club from the western Riverina.

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27 May 2021

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