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‘We can’t keep living like this’: COVID-19 state of emergency opens political divide – The Age

Are Victorians willing to remain in a perpetual, state of emergency until a COVID vaccine is found?

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Victorias Public Health and WellBeing Act, the law under which a state of emergency was first declared on March 16, contains a six-month limit.
The state of emergency triggers Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton’s extraordinary powers to make legally binding directives about when we can leave our home, who can go to work and whether we must cover our faces in public.
Premier Daniel Andrews says Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton will need his extraordinary powers until a vaccine is found.Credit:W…

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