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Victorian restrictions working but I’m aware of ‘profoundly challenging’ isolation: Sutton – The Age

After 303 new cases on Saturday, Brett Sutton said he was aware isolation of ban on home visits was a burden ‘some people will really struggle with’.

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Home visits have been banned in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire since stage three restrictions began on July 8. An easing of stage four on September 13 would mark almost 10 weeks and Professor Sutton acknowledged a period of isolation that long would be particularly difficult for some Victorians.
“We certainly always balance: what are the benefits – psychological, health-wise – in terms of easing of restrictions?” Professor Sutton said on Saturday.
“Its profoundly challenging to be on your own. F…

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