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Tougher restrictions loom for Victoria

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews could announce stage-four lockdown restrictions for Melbourne, to take effect in the coming days.

It comes as government officials and health authorities worked late into the night to establish the next stage of Victoria’s fight against COVID-19.

While there’s no definition of what stage four restrictions will look like, it’s expected that more businesses will be forced to close their doors, public transport services will be cut and Melburnians will face stricter stay-at-home orders.

Some tougher new restrictions already came into effect last week, with residents from the City of Greater Geelong and the Shires of Colac Otway, Golden Plains, Moorabool, Surf Coast and the Borough of Queenscliffe now unable to have visitors in their homes or visit other people’s homes.

And, as of 11.59pm tonight, everyone in Victoria will be required by law to wear a face covering when they leave home or they could be fined $200.

Victoria recorded three deaths and 397 new cases of coronavirus yesterday, with the total number of cases in the state now at 10,931.

Source: 9News | News Colony

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