Australia’s second-largest metropolis is beneath lockdown for 5 days from Thursday evening on account of rising COVID-19 clusters.
Melbourne’s fifth lockdown of the pandemic will apply throughout Victoria state, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews mentioned on Thursday.
The news got here after officers introduced on Wednesday that Australia’s largest metropolis, Sydney, will stay in lockdown for 5 weeks.
A 3-week lockdown of Sydney and surrounding communities in New South Wales state had been on account of finish on Friday. However it can now final till July 30 on the earliest.
Well being authorities are involved by how rapidly the delta variant is spreading in a weak Australian inhabitants during which fewer than 13% of adults are totally vaccinated.