Melbourne: Australian city to enter snap lockdown with 18 cases


The Australian state of Victoria – home to its second largest city, Melbourne – is about to enter a snap lockdown after two more local cases of the virus. The latest outbreak brings the total number of virus cases there to 18. This is the fifth lockdown for Victoria since the pandemic began and will last until Tuesday. Melbourne had largely avoided new cases despite an outbreak in neighbouring New South Wales, home to Australia’s largest city, Sydney. But earlier this week, a team of Sydney furniture movers travelled to Melbourne, leading to a spread in cases. “You only get one chance to go hard and go fast. If you wait, if you hesitate, if you doubt, then you will always be looking back wishing you had done more earlier,” Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews said.(BBC)…[+]