Wednesday, 5th August, 2020

Victoria’s weekend announcement of added measures to counter COVID-19 reinforces what a challenge the world is facing in combatting the virus and also how quickly a promising outcome can so easily be derailed. Melbourne has moved into Stage 4 lockdown (roughly equivalent to NZ’s Level 4) and imposed a curfew. Regional Victoria is moving to Stage 3 restrictions. As a result, a quarter of Australia’s population is facing fairly restrictive conditions. Read the full report here.