A localised lockdown of Melbourne’s coronavirus hot spots is likely, the Herald Sun reports.

A four-week localised lockdown of certain Melbourne suburbs is being considered, government officials had leaked to the newspaper.

“The Herald Sun understands the health authorities and ministers are finalising details of a geographical lockdown limiting the movements of residents living in about 10 suburbs across the city’s north, west and south east,” the newspaper reported today.

Crisis Talks Underway

The Victorian government “is in crisis talks” right now, 3AW said on their 1pm Tuesday news bulletin.

There is an increase of 64 cases in Victoria today, slightly down from 75 yesterday, Ten News reported on Twitter.

The Age newspaper also reported the number after government leaks.

Ten also said health authorities have been locked in detailed discussions since early this morning, trying to figure out a way forward for Victoria.

The data still being analysed and decisions on exactly what to do being made, however the Herald Sun believes the government will move to lockdown certain suburbs in and around greater Melbourne.

Sources told The Herald Sun newspaper that localised lockdowns are now likely, with details being developed in the crisis talks in Melbourne and would soon be announced.

Updates to come.

Suburban Testing Blitz

The Victorian government is sinking significant resources into a testing blitz in certain suburbs of Melbourne.

800 Federal Government support staff and ADF members are also involved in working to mitigate the spread in Melbourne.

According to Vic Health, a number of priority suburbs have been identified:

  • Keilor Downs
  • Albanvale
  • Sunshine West
  • Maidstone
  • Hallam
  • Broadmeadows
  • Brunswick West
  • Fawkner
  • Reservoir 
  • Pakenham

More details at the link:

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/response-outbreaks-covid-19