Melbourne, Australia had no community transmission in early June. Now it’s gone to Stage 4 lockdown for the first time. : worldnews

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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said regional Victoria would go to stage three restrictions, in part, to stop the virus getting into regional aged care facilities.

“We are the biggest provider of aged care across Victoria. We want to work with those services and private providers and we want to do everything we can to keep it out of aged care in regions. Stage three will be a significant part of that.”

“We can’t guarantee that it doesn’t get into aged care in regional Victoria, but when you think about it in those terms, as a Chief Health Officer said, look at it through the eyes of a health worker, look at it from the perspective of a family member burying a loved one out of aged care in Melbourne.”

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