Melbourne set to bring back dreaded lockdown measures as city battles to contain Covid outbreak

Melbourne set to bring back dreaded lockdown measures as city battles to contain Covid outbreak linked to infected Sydney removalist

  • Melbourne could reduce numbers of visitors to homes and patrons at venues
  • It’s understood state government is discussing if restrictions should be imposed
  • The Victorian city recorded eight new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday 

Tough lockdown measures are expected to be imposed on Melbourne in the coming days after the city recorded eight new Covid-19 cases.

Restrictions on visitors to homes and the number of patrons allowed inside venues could be reduced as the city grapples with the new outbreak.

The changes could come into effect as early as Thursday, industry figures told the Herald Sun.  

It’s likely venues will only allow seated dining and dance floors will again be banned.

Melbourne could see a string of restrictions being enforced in the coming days after eight new Covid-19 cases were recorded

It’s understood the Victorian state government are weighing up which restrictions need to be enforced to curb the spread of the virus.  

Four of the new cases recorded on Wednesday are residents on the third floor of the Ariele Apartments in Maribyrnong, which has been in lockdown since Monday night after infected removalists from Sydney visited the building. 

Among those cases is a man in his 60s, who subsequently infected his parents, aged 89 and 90.

The man also attended an AFL match between Carlton and Geelong on Saturday and Highpoint Shopping Centre on Friday.

COVID-19 Commander Jeroen Weimar urged anyone who has visited an exposure site or has symptoms to get tested.

‘The next two days are particularly critical,’ he told reporters on Wednesday.

‘We are right on the heels of this particular outbreak.’ 

More to come. 

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