Residents in nine of Victoria’s biggest public housing towers are waking up after their first night in strict lockdown. No one is allowed out of the blocks, in Flemington and North Melbourne, for five days in an effort to quell the spread of coronavirus.
Almost 30 cases were identified in the flats, just north of the CBD.
Yesterday, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews also announced two new postcodes would be added to the lost of those with stay at home orders.
The growth in cases has remained “unacceptably high” he said, with 106 new infections announced yesterday.
But residents in some of the affected blocks, who are not allowed to leave their homes for five days, have lased out at authorities claiming the lockdown on some of the city’s most vulnerable was not fair.
Australia has recorded a total 8165 cases of COVID-19, with 3216 in New South Wales, 2469 in Victoria, 1065 in Queensland, 443 in South Australia, 607 in Western Australia, 228 in Tasmania, 108 in the Australian Capital Territory and 29 in the Northern Territory.
Australia’s coronavirus death toll is 104.
Originally published as ‘This is not fair’: trapped Victorians