This website stores cookies on your computer. These cookies are used to improve your website experience and provide more personalized services to you, both on this website and through other media. To find out more about the cookies we use, see our Privacy Policy. We won't track your information when you visit our site. But in order to comply with your preferences, we'll have to use just one tiny cookie so that you're not asked to make this choice again.

Melbourne records 14-day average case total of less than 50

The Australian city of Melbourne has recorded a 14-day case average total of less than 50. That's for its entire population of nearly 5m.


The current total means the city has met the benchmark set by authorities to begin a phased reopening. However this figure will need to stay under 50 on 28 September for the easing to be given the go-ahead.

Melbourne was placed under lockdown for a second time in July after a steep rise in cases.

If the average daily case total remains under 50, construction sites, manufacturing plants, warehouses and childcare facilities will be able to reopen.

However a curfew will remain in place and people will only be allowed to move in a 5km (3 mile) radius around their home.

Victoria state, where Melbourne is located, currently has less than 1,000 active cases. The state has recorded 737 deaths since the pandemic began.


Source: BBC

Share This Post

related posts


On Top