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After rekordstigning: Melbourne shuts down completely

A record rise in the number of new smittetilfælde in Melbourne get now Australia's second largest city to shut down completely.

It informs the state of Victoria's prime minister, Daniel Andrews, at a press conference on Tuesday, writes AFP news agency.

Five million inhabitants will once again be at home. They may only leave their home if they need to retrieve the medicine, buy food, work, study or exercise.

in Addition, one must meet only in groups of two outside of school and home.

the Closure comes into force at midnight on Thursday local time, writes the local media the Herald Sun.


the State has registered 191 new coronatilfælde over the past day. It is the highest number since the epidemic broke out. On Monday, there were registered 127 new cases.

- If we fail to contain the infection, it will go from being a few hundred smittetilfælde to many more, and then it will quickly be out of control, says Daniel Andrews.

- We have to be realistic. This is not over.

the Number of smittetilfælde in Melbourne has been increasing over the past some time, and it will be 'impossible' to continue smittesporingen and keep the number of infected people down, if not the country be closed down immediately, says the prime minister, according to the newspaper the Sydney Morning Herald.

- These high number of new smittetilfælde is unsustainable, says Daniel Andrews at a press briefing, according to Reuters.

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Firefighters wearing sikkerhedsdragter deliver the food around in Melbourne. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix


This has among other resulted in Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, has closed the border to the neighboring state of Victoria. It happened on the night of Tuesday.

the Border between the two states was most recently closed in 1919 during the Spanish flu.

the World over are more than 11.5 million people are found infected with the coronavirus. At least 530.000 people have lost their lives. It shows figures from the Johns Hopkins University.

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