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Metropolitan Melbourne residents will not be allowed to leave their house after 8pm under a curfew to be implemented from tonight as @DanielAndrewsMP declares a state-of-disaster

2/08/2020 8:13:00 AM

Metropolitan Melbourne residents will not be allowed to leave their house after 8pm under a curfew to be implemented from tonight as DanielAndrewsMP declares a state-of-disaster

Metropolitan Melbourne residents will not be allowed to leave their house after 8pm under a curfew to be implemented from Sunday night as Premier Daniel Andrews declares a state-of-disaster.\n\nMelbourne and the Mitchell Shire will also go into a stage four lockdown, which means residents will not be allowed to go more than 5 kilometres from their primary place of residence.\n\nVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews told reporters the number of COVID-19 cases remain too high, which is why he chose to 'go hard now.'\n\n“Metropolitan Melbourne is under the state of disaster provisions from 8:00pm tonight, a curfew will be implemented,' Mr Andrews said.\n\n'There will be a curfew across metropolitan Melbourne from 8:00pm this evening and run from 8:00pm to each and every day. \n\n'And the only reason to be out of your home between the hours of 8:00pm and 5:00am is to get care, to give care, or to go to and from work or be at work.'\n\nMr Andrews warned Victorians will not be able to leave their local area and only one person per household will be allowed to go to the shops for essential items.\n\n'You will no longer be able to leave home and go any further away from your home than a 5km radius,' Mr Andrews said.\n\n'You will not be able to be at any point more than 5km away from your home for the purposes of shopping for what you need. \n\n'Only one person will be able to go shopping once per day and they will need to secure the goods and services that are what you need within a 5km radius.”\n\nEssential businesses will be kept open under stage four lockdowns.\n\nThe move comes after Victoria recorded 671 novel coronaviruses cases in the past 24 hours- the second highest number since Thursday’s 723.\n\nMr Andrews confirmed seven more Victorians have died due to the disease.\n\nRegional Victoria will go to the -less-severe stage three lockdowns\n\n

02/08/2020|10minMetropolitan Melbourne residents will not be allowed to leave their house after 8pm under a curfew to be implemented from Sunday night as Premier Daniel Andrews declares a state-of-disaster. Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire will also go into a stage four lockdown, which means residents will not be allowed to go more than 5 kilometres from their primary place of residence. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews told reporters the number of COVID-19 cases remain too high, which is why he chose to "go hard now." “Metropolitan Melbourne is under the state of disaster provisions from 8:00pm tonight, a curfew will be implemented," Mr Andrews said. "There will be a curfew across metropolitan Melbourne from 8:00pm this evening and run from 8:00pm to each and every day. "And the only reason to be out of your home between the hours of 8:00pm and 5:00am is to get care, to give care, or to go to and from work or be at work." Mr Andrews warned Victorians will not be able to leave their local area and only one person per household will be allowed to go to the shops for essential items. "You will no longer be able to leave home and go any further away from your home than a 5km radius," Mr Andrews said. "You will not be able to be at any point more than 5km away from your home for the purposes of shopping for what you need. "Only one person will be able to go shopping once per day and they will need to secure the goods and services that are what you need within a 5km radius.” Essential businesses will be kept open under stage four lockdowns. The move comes after Victoria recorded 671 novel coronaviruses cases in the past 24 hours- the second highest number since Thursday’s 723. Mr Andrews confirmed seven more Victorians have died due to the disease. Regional Victoria will go to the -less-severe stage three lockdowns

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DanielAndrewsMP Hang in there VIC residents. Lets not forget who is making today today - not VIC gov, not Fed gov, not meat abbatoir, not aged care, not Ruby princess, not residents in Wuhan China - it is the Chinese Communist Party. It is their weaponised virus. CCPLiedPeopleDied DanielAndrewsMP This is wrong on so many levels

DanielAndrewsMP Wtf? DanielAndrewsMP It is a state of disaster...of his making. And he has now made it a totalitarian police state. DanielAndrewsMP Any more BLM marches? DanielAndrewsMP This is Berlin protesting against lockdowns DanielAndrewsMP 99.9% recovery rate folks. Masks, lockdowns, destroyed families, destroyed businesses, absolute economic carnage. Don't worry though, it's all for your safety, DictatorDan DanielAndrewsMP promises. Glad that Dan won't be harmed in his financial safety net of um..$441,000.....

DanielAndrewsMP Take Down Chinese Communist Party! No more Scratching the hair! FordySpurs DanielAndrewsMP Unless a couple of hundred of the religion of entitlement want to do other wise of course..... DanielAndrewsMP Do your best with all the FearPorn... This is on repeat in my head...😊 DanielAndrewsMP DictatorDan

DanielAndrewsMP Its time to put criminal offence on those who are not following the rules, and going out there without any valid reason. There should be more teams on ground to check and enforce the rules,bc people are completely ignorant this time DanielAndrewsMP DanielAndrewsMP It’s really because the Victorian government couldn’t organise a proper security firm for the quarantine hotels. That’s why. The incompetent pricks.

DanielAndrewsMP IStandWithDan DanielAndrewsMP My theory, Comrade Dan Andrews wants Melbourne broke so China can take The One Belt One Road... then he will retire to live in China DanielAndrewsMP The only disaster has been this incompetent, corrupt government who have completely mismanaged this. Looking forward to 60 minutes tonight are you Dan? resignDanAndrews ResignDanielAndrews

DanielAndrewsMP Your freedom is now taken you will never get it back until you fight for it DanielAndrewsMP In all my life, I never thought I’d experience such oppressive & authoritarian govt control in what is supposed to be a free & democratic society. DictatorDan is toxic for Victoria. It’s staggering how many are ok with this! No virus is worth such loss of liberty & freedoms.

DanielAndrewsMP Listen Victorians, demand that Daniel Andrews get out of the way of patient-doctor relationship and allow doctors to treat covid patients early with hydroxylchloroquine + azythromysin + zinc. Zelenko protocol I'm referring to. Stop letting the govt kill its people. DanielAndrewsMP The headline should be- “ STATE GOVERNMENT DISASTER” And for the reporters in that room- how ignorant are they all- not one question asking- “we are in this mess because your government failed Victoria” PERIOD.

DanielAndrewsMP Before 8pm curfew, 10 shoppers/8at daytime,2 at night. After, 10 shoppers/10 at daytime. Great for Virus!! DanielAndrewsMP So ppl can travel to see their partners but not their mums 😅 DanielAndrewsMP State of Disaster is a perfect description of Victorians, but it is a man-made disaster;Dan The Man is more dangerous to your health than any virus; New cases were STABLE in Vic (not increasing),yet Dan is behaving as if numbers were doubling every 3 days;He is such a bloody twit

DanielAndrewsMP The virus just purchased a watch 👏 DanielAndrewsMP Welcome Victoria To Communism DanielAndrewsMP DanielAndrewsMP Yesterday driving cars long distances was implicated in the spread of the virus, today exercising long distances, for long times is. This governments lust for control is out of control.

DanielAndrewsMP Effective Marshall Law so to speak, but a law is a law when that law is enforced? Who's going to be everywhere to enforce it? DanielAndrewsMP God bless people all in Victory! Here tell us the truth about CCP virus DanielAndrewsMP A?a! DanielAndrewsMP Not going to work DanielAndrewsMP DanielAndrews is the state disaster, where is his explanation for being a complete fuck up

DanielAndrewsMP DanielAndrewsMP That's just like Optus mobile data speeds, works only between 8pm and 6am. DanielAndrewsMP This is not a state of disaster! God I so hope he gets held fully accountable for this. If not, at least Karma will get him in the end. DanielAndrewsMP Idiots whining about the lockdown:

DanielAndrewsMP Wow the beginning of the end for civil rights in Australia. Marshall Law will be next, when did we vote on laws to give up our feedom of movement? DanielAndrewsMP Victorians will be our after dark just waiting for a virus 🦠 poor stupid people 🖕🏾 DanielAndrewsMP Tyranny locking people up like animals over a PLANdemic

DanielAndrewsMP About time👌 DanielAndrewsMP How could any sane person think this justified? Victoria had most severe lockdown prev. Even sleb quacks said they did everything right. So why big 'outbreak'? And why will this lockdown work when last one didn't. Stage4 just way to implement Chinese-style control system.

DanielAndrewsMP How many more kneejerk reactions does he want to do? He doesn’t know what the fuck is going on, nor what to do. matthewhayden DanielAndrewsMP I didn't know the virus was more prone to spreading after 8pm DanielAndrewsMP Lol. I would never obey. Politicians are the slave of the people. Not the other way around

DanielAndrewsMP What is the IQ of the room Dan is talking to. How many times does he have to make the same point. Why can’t the journos present understand. No wonder the 4th estate is ruined. DanielAndrewsMP Dan has created a State of “Dansaster” DanielAndrewsMP Immigration works...line hell it works

DanielAndrewsMP Wow curfews now? What next? Amazing virus comes out after 8PM now. This state is a joke really. Handling of this needs thorough investigation ASAP.

State Liberal MP calls for federal intervention into Victoria's handling of COVID-19 | Sky News AustraliaVictorian Liberal MP Tim Smith is calling for Victoria to refer its powers, with regards to management of the COVID-19 emergency, to the federal government. \n\nVictoria has suffered a significant surge in COVID-19 cases, with 1,350 new infections of recorded in the state over the past 48 hours. \n\n“I want to see Victoria’s powers referred to Canberra because we have lost confidence in Daniel Andrews,” Mr Smith told Sky News. \n\nMr Smith said a referral of Victoria’s powers to the commonwealth was precedented in 1996 when former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett referred Victoria’s industrial relations powers to the federal government.\n\n“Victorians across the board have lost confidence in (Daniel Andrew’s) governments ability to manage this pandemic, to manage this crisis,” he said. \n\n“Whatever’s going on in Victoria has clearly failed and we need a federal intervention and we need that now.”\n\n\nImage: Getty\n TimSmithMP But then TimSmithMP is an idiot. TimSmithMP Thank god that guy is unable to manage his state, love to know how he got in this position in the first place? TimSmithMP But Morrison doesn’t hold a hose mate! It’s a state issue.

At least three doctors in ICU with COVID-19 in MelbourneAt least 3 Melbourne doctors are tonight in intensive care, suffering from COVID19. 9News DA waited too long to act. Too slow to act but still not acting. Closed F&B but none of the infected cases frm it. Open shopping mall, allowed the crowd in malls roaming. Tht’s absurd. Failed to track every single infected person when 1 in 4 was out for work/shopping. EPIC FAIL! We thank them and wishes them a speedy recovery already 1000 doctors got better full cover PPE as soon as possible!

Australia 'requires strong conservative leadership' to clean up after COVID-19 | Sky News AustraliaIt was reassuring to hear Treasurer Josh Frydenberg singing the praises of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan because Australia requires strong conservative leadership to clean up after the coronavirus, Sky News host Rowan Dean says.\n\nDuring an interview Mr Frydenberg said he looked to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and former US President Ronald Reagan for economic inspiration.\n\n“Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan were two of the greatest political leaders of the last hundred years,” Mr Dean said.\n\n“And the unavoidable reality is that for our children’s sake alone, we are going to need a Thatcher or a Reagan in this country before too long to clean up the economic mess that Scott Morrison’s idiotic national cabinet has inflicted upon this country.\n\n“The left in this country never understood it was the British and American people that demanded Thatcher and Reagan and kept voting them back in to clean up the mess, waste and profligacy of their inept predecessors.'\n JoshFrydenberg rowandean Why is this ignorant man on air? JoshFrydenberg rowandean 🤮 JoshFrydenberg rowandean I predict that the only way Australia can clean up after coronavirus is through some pretty drastic demand side economic policy. Lowering taxes and fiddling with interest rates is already a bust

'The numbers are too high': Premier poised to announce further restrictions as Victoria records 397 new cases, three deathsVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews says he is poised to announce further restrictions in the state as concern increases around the levels of community transmission of COVID-19 in the state He is a complete flop. Announcing we can get through level 5 lockdown by all having a joint and getting on the beers at home NZ type lockdown is now of the essence if you want to seriously contain the contagion

SA records one new COVID-19 case | Sky News AustraliaSouth Australia has recorded one new case of coronavirus, a resident who returned from Victoria. \n\nThe man who is in his 20s developed mild symptoms on Tuesday, the same day he caught a flight home to Adelaide. \n\nAuthorities say there is little risk to the community as he went into quarantine on his return. \n\nPassengers on the flight have been tracked down and alerted. \n\nImage: AP

Live updates coronavirus: Victoria braces for stage four lockdown after high COVID-19 cases, aged care crisis continues; NSW battles clusters, Australian death toll jumps to 201Premier Daniel Andrews has declared a state of disaster in Victoria, with a curfew imposed in Melbourne from 8pm tonight and supermarket trips restricted to one person per household Translation: Gee, we really f**ked up! omg DOHgovph karlo_nograles SecDuque you need to go back & declare Phil in a state of disaster. Limit movement to work & essentials only. Pass should be issued. Eh Australia hundreds lang infection nila disaster na tapos tayo 8k in few days dead ma kayo. Stop rallies & shopping.