Coronavirus Australia: Melbourne locks down tower blocks as cases rise

Sun Online Desk

5th July, 2020 10:04:24 printer

Coronavirus Australia: Melbourne locks down tower blocks as cases rise

 

Authorities in the Australian city of Melbourne have confined people living in nine housing estate tower blocks because of an outbreak of coronavirus.

The 3,000 or so residents of the blocks are being told not to leave their homes for any reason for at least five days.

At least 23 cases of infection were found on two estates in recent days, BBC reported.

The state of Victoria recorded 108 new cases on Saturday, its second-biggest daily increase. Australia as a whole has seen 104 coronavirus deaths.

There have been at least 8,362 infections nationwide.


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