Victoria records '650 new cases of coronavirus', as state braces for stage four lockdown

Reports of stricter lockdown sparked some long lines outside supermarkets again in Melbourne, as shoppers stock up for the weeks ahead

2/08/2020 4:37:00 AM

Reports of stricter lockdown sparked some long lines outside supermarkets again in Melbourne, as shoppers stock up for the weeks ahead

There are 650 new coronavirus cases in Victoria, and several more people have died overnight, sources say, as the state braces for tougher restrictions.

, which could mean more businesses closing their doors and stricter stay-at-home rules.State government officials and politicians worked late into Saturday night on the details of the next stage of the fight against the killer virus.AdvertisementFederal Health Minister Greg Hunt is expected to also speak the media later this afternoon.

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LoadingReports of stricter lockdown sparked some long lines outside supermarkets again in Melbourne, as shoppers stock up for the long weeks ahead.Queues to get into supermarkets stretched to half-hour zone but people were being patient and no grabbing or hoarding was evident in three suburban supermarkets visited by

The Age.Shoppers were wearing cloth or surgical masks and keeping their distance.A long queue forms outside Bunnings, Northland as Melburnians face tougher stage four lockdown restrictions within days. Read more: The Age »

Good grief - people are really revealing just how stupid they really are! You can’t fix stupid. This is why we are on lockdown!! And why Covid is spreading. Stupidity And no fresh food left 🙄 If Chairman Dan was the coach of your kids soccer team, and you continued to lose like Victoria is (and that’s not taking into account all the deaths linked to him), would you keep him on? Or would you say “thanks but we want to try someone else”?

This makes me mad almost more than anything, so many stupid people making things much harder than it needs to be. Clearly didn’t learn from last time. Any thought Spring St to make the Bats 🦇 in the Botanic Gardens wear masks - serious question ......don’t laugh. Has anyone considered fruit bats contaminating fruit for example ?! 🤔DanielAndrewsMP ScottMorrisonMP ie non human carriers ? reverse design thinking

I am not hoarding either! I will go out and get things as I need them. Supermarkets will be open. It will be an excuse to get out of the house!! This is what we’re up against. What’s the rush? If we head into lockdown, we’ll have plenty of time to calmly buy our essentials. Please stay calm. If these supermarkets could only sell common sense. They would make a fortune.

Do we know what time DanielAndrewsMP presser will be? I saw a guy that had 20 litres of milk in his trolley last night, I thought to myself that’s a lot of milk to be drinking, you must have a massive family. Covidiots. Supermarkets will stay open regardless 🤦‍♀️ WTF is wrong with these people, just do normal shopping and there always be food for every one.

And 'use common sense' has been the message this entire time... What absolute idiots these people must be to think supermarkets are going to be closed down. No wonder we have such high numbers. Worst place to be, anywhere where there is a queue nuffies Stage 3 didn’t work, Stage 4 won’t and instead it’ll destroy the economy and people’s lives. Meanwhile, “we’re in this together” makes me sick. UK reports 700 cases yesterday and there isn’t any mass hysteria.

There's NO lines at supermarkets due to people being worried. This narrative is being used to CAUSE PANIC and make people THINK they have to urgently stock up. Don't stress people, just do your normal shopping as usual. Don't FALL FOR THIS CRAP. It's only YOURSELF Ur hurting Nuffies, with no strategic thinking.

These people are just plain stupid Stop the fear mongering, Shops are fully stocked and fine, I just whipped up to Coles to grab some stuff and had no issues. Stupid articles like this cause unnecessary panic They ‘stock up’, even though supermarkets are, and will continue to be, open. People are stupid.

Sums up our state! Stupidity from these people we’ve been told numerous times not to panic buy yet we continue on with our stupid acts Pray for us Victorian's as somehow we fucked it up Can someone please explain to me why people feel the need to panic buy? Glad I shopped yesterday.. know it’s seriously frustrating, but remember melbournelockdown, even in other cities internationally, strictest lockdowns people could still buy food and other necessities. lockdownMelbourne lockdownextension

Do these people no that you can still shop during stage 4 Fkn morons.. supermarkets will never close, why the panic.. This why we are the 'Stupid' state... High COVID numbers, now perpetuating by more gatherings - lining up outside supermarkets like cattle! SmartenUp “Reports” literally you idiots fear mongering last night. The media are basically terrorists at this point. Journalistic integrity might as well be a museum exhibit.

Super spreader event. Every village idiot knows supermarkets aren't closing. There should be a system that restricts shopping numbers , like we had with petrol/ number plates years ago. We know how humans react, why aren't we being proactive on this? 🤦🏼‍♀️ Exactly the type of behaviour that has got us to this spot.

Another massive fail from you DanielAndrewsMP your dithering & not being clear with announcements has driven people out panic buying.........shut up and say nothing at all unless you have an announcement to make!!!! I’m embarrassed to live in Melbourne. We have online shopping for coles and woolies plus - supermarkets will be open.. so damn stupid. My husband just left to go back milk and nappies and he better not take 7 hours cause people are stupid.

'This story is for subscribers only'🤦‍♂️ The f*ck is wrong with you?!🤬 Covid-19 effects EVERYONE! Even other news sites have ALL Covid-19 related articles free, even if a pay-wall is 'normal'. You're disgusting, Age. C'mon Dan. Every dog has his day and this dog has had his day. resignDanAndrews Our media leads the way in community conditioning. Good job. Haven’t you guys learnt anything?

So much for 'social distancing' the same thing happened last time and cases only grew. Lockdowns don't work, they are about nothing but ruling class control. Why are they stocking up when the supermarkets will still be open Idiots.

Victoria set to announce 650 new cases, multiple deathsVictoria is expected to report 650 new coronavirus cases later today, as the state appears headed for an unparalleled stage 4 lockdown. 9News More pain and suffering caused by the CCP and WHO lies Funny never mentions them why? Ch9 very excited.

Victoria set to announce 650 new cases, multiple deathsVictoria is expected to report 650 new coronavirus cases later today, as the state appears headed for an unparalleled stage 4 lockdown. 9News More pain and suffering caused by the CCP and WHO lies Funny never mentions them why? Ch9 very excited.

Victorians brace for another surge in casesVictoria is expected to see another surge in new coronavirus infections overnight as the state braces for tougher lockdown restrictions. Making up 0.03% of all deaths in the country. Shut everything down...🙄 Deadliest day Ever in Victoria? An insult to the 173 Souls lost on Feb 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires Lockdown aged care facilities is absolutely necessary,test their carers daily to prevent infections because of high mortality rate; Locking down down the entire state of Vic is a MISTAKE,this virus is very contagious,but deadly to only a few; Currently new cases are stable in Vic

Victorian anti-maskers refuse masks offered by police, as 170 finedFrustrated Victoria Police have busted 170 people breaking coronavirus restrictions in the past 24 hours, despite the state on the brink of moving into stage 4 lockdown. 9News Lol they love fining people. Frustrated my ass Until you stop hiding behind political correctness and are scared of being called racist, it will continue. Call out the demographics of those people When did I ask?

'Simply unacceptable': Daniel Andrews says one in four Victorians with COVID-19 are defying orders to stay homeVictoria recorded another 627 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the total number of infections in the state since the pandemic began past 10,000. We are sick of all these stupid rules. Who was that reporter from LNP today asking questions on behalf of DimTim ? Dan should have followed federal recommendations

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