Melb attractions shut down over COVID-19 | Sky News Australia

15/03/2020 11:05:00 PM

Major attractions across Melbourne are closing their doors to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Major attractions across Melbourne are closing their doors to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Major attractions across Melbourne are closing their doors to curb the spread of the coronavirus. \n\nThe closures come after the government told all travellers entering Australia to self-isolate for 14 days. \n\nAustralians were also told to take extra social distancing measures including stopping any physical interactions like hand-shakes. \n\nImage: Getty

16/03/2020|2minMajor attractions across Melbourne are closing their doors to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The closures come after the government told all travellers entering Australia to self-isolate for 14 days. Australians were also told to take extra social distancing measures including stopping any physical interactions like hand-shakes. Image: Getty

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Melb attractions shut down over COVID-19 16/03/2020 | 2min Major attractions across Melbourne are closing their doors to curb the spread of the coronavirus.Australia could be placed into lockdown due to COVID-19 15/03/2020 | 4min Australian cities could be placed into lockdown as authorities continue attempts to stop the spread of the coronavirus.NSW COVID-19 cases rises to 112 15/03/2020 | 1min NSW’s total number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 112 after 20 new cases were diagnosed in 24 hours.Workers 'feeling a little nervous' over job security amid COVID-19 outbreak 15/03/2020 | 6min Resolution123 founder Carly Stebbing says “both permanent and casual workers should be very open” to conversations with their employers over entitlements for paid and unpaid annual and sick leave amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

The closures come after the government told all travellers entering Australia to self-isolate for 14 days. Australians were also told to take extra social distancing measures including stopping any physical interactions like hand-shakes. Some schools in Australia are taking matters into their own hands and planning to teach their students remotely, and Health Minister Greg Hunt said a formal directive on closing schools is an option that may be considered down the track. Image: Getty Favourite . Image: Getty Favourite.