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Two weeks into Melbourne’s lockdown, why aren’t COVID-19 case numbers going down? – Micky News

Fourteen days after Melbourne was put back into lockdown, the latest daily tally of 484 new cases in Victoria makes for dispiriting reading. Why have the numbers stubbornly refused to go down, despite Melburnians being confined to their homes for all but non-…



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The first lockdown, imposed nationwide in March and April, was largely successful in containing the coronavirus. However, the subsequent relaxing of restrictions, a lack of adherence to social distancing and a breach in hotel quarantine led to a second wave of infections in Melbourne. Lockdown conditions were reintroduced on July 9 after the daily case count rose to 191.
Addressing the media today, Premier Daniel Andrews said a “dramatic improvement” was needed in aspects of the public’s …

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