In the Australian city of Melbourne, curfew will apply from tonight, Prime Minister Andrews of the state of Victoria has announced. People are not allowed to leave their home from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. For example, the spread of the coronavirus must be stopped. Residents are only allowed to leave their home for medical reasons or to work. As of Wednesday, the rule also applies to areas outside Melbourne.
In addition, Melbourne residents should be no more than 5 kilometers from their home. In addition, only one person may do groceries once a day in each household. Restrictions for companies will be announced tomorrow.
The state of emergency, which was already in place in the area, is now turning into a contingency plan. The measures apply for at least six weeks.
In Victoria, 671 new cases of infection have been registered in the last 24 hours. The day before, there were 397.