Not surprising news at all, it had been strongly, strongly mooted in the media with all sorts of leaks.

And anyone familiar with how health authorities here respond to rising cases saw it coming.

The economic impact of locking down the country #2 city for another week is not a positive for economic growth. This time around there is no wage/jopb support. Very tough on folks with employment.

Outside of Melbourne, the state's major (by far) metropol there will be some easing of restrictions in the rest of Victoria. The 5 reasons to leave home have been dropped.

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No partying for me this coming weekend .... this'll have to do: