Melbourne joins Sydney in lockdown as COVID cases rise

NSW’s COVID-19 outbreak forces a lockdown extension and Vivid Sydney to postpone, whilst Victoria plunges into it’s fifth lockdown.
Vivid Sydney

Sydney and Melbourne will both be in lockdown from today – the first time since the pandemic began that Australia’s two largest cities have simultaneously closed up shop.

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews announced on Thursday 15 July that the state would be plunged into a five-day snap lockdown, starting at midnight Thursday and ending at midnight on Tuesday 20 July. The decision came after a rise in COVID-19 cases linked to NSW’s Delta outbreak in Sydney.  

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Giselle Bueti has written for publications such as The Advertiser, The Adelaide Review, RIP IT UP, BMA magazine and Yewth Mag. Previously, Giselle worked as Arts Editor for The AU Review and Content Growth Editor at ArtsHub. She is based in Melbourne, Victoria.