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Regional Victoria’s coronavirus cluster grows, but country lockdowns unlikely – ABC News

Daniel Andrews has rejected calls for regional lockdowns, despite a growing number of COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, a Federal MP has blasted “marshmallow soft” checkpoints as concern among locals rises.

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The State Government has all but ruled out the need for regional lockdowns as the number of coronavirus cases across country Victoria continues to climb.
Key points:

  • The Victorian Government says there’s no need to lockdown regional areas yet
  • There are calls for lockdowns in some regions to help with contact tracing
  • Chief Medical Officer Brett Sutton says regional lockdowns will be considered if community transmission get out of control

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