Premier Daniel Andrews has mentioned if Victoria didn’t transfer to Stage 4, it might take as much as six months to stem the unfold of the virus.
On Sunday, Andrews introduced sweeping new restrictions that come into impact in hours with restrictions on train, journey and the introduction of a curfew.
Watch the premier communicate within the video above
He confirmed the State of Catastrophe would run for a minimum of six weeks from Sunday night time till September 13.
However the various was a number of extra months of the present restrictions.
“That’s a six-month technique that’s merely not going to work. Due to this fact, now we have to do extra and do extra proper now,” he mentioned.
“Six weeks versus a a lot, a lot slower technique that takes as much as six months.
“I’m not ready to just accept that or settle for days and days and days of lots of of instances and an increasing number of dying.
“These are vital steps and never taken evenly.”
Below Stage 4, the Stay at Home orders in metropolitan Melbourne will probably be enhanced.
‘Now we have to do extra and do extra proper now.’
This implies Melburnians won’t be able to go additional than 5 kilometres from their dwelling.
Leisure exercise will not be allowed and train is proscribed to at least one hour per day with teams no larger than two.
From 8pm on Sunday there will probably be a curfew for all residents and the one causes for individuals to go away their houses exterior of the hours of 8pm and 5am is for caregiving or work.