Breaking: Metropolitan Melbourne will be put under a curfew.

The city will enter drastic stage 4 restrictions as cases surge.

  • Curfew between 8pm and 5am
  • Not allowed beyond 5km from home for essential shopping + exercise
  • Max 2 people for outdoor exercise
  • Only one person allowed to shop
  • Restrictions in place for 6 weeks

People will not be able to leave home run from 8pm to 5am every day.

“The only reason to be out of your home between the hours of 8pm and 5am is to get care, to give care, or to go to and from work or be at work. We can no longer have people visiting others. We can no longer have people simply out and about for no good reason whatsoever,” Premier Andrews said.

Victorian Premier statement

The premier said police and the ADF would be ramping up its enforcement of the lockdown and it was time for people to “change their behaviour”.

“There’s a number of different ways in which we can do that. I have gone to the notion of additional ADF and police and public health teams that will be doing more and more door knocking,” Mr Andrews said.

“That just means it’s much more likely that if you take the gamble to not be where you should be, that you will be found out and fined. 

“We’ve always reserved the right for those who are the most flagrant breaches of these rules, breakers of these rules, to take it through the courts and have the much bigger fine, not the smaller on the spot fine. 

“$1652 is not a small amount of money and you can be fined multiple times.”

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Ryan is Contributing Editor