Victoria has recorded six new cases of coronavirus on the first day of its fifth lockdown of the pandemic.
The lockdown was announced late on Thursday and will restrict Victorians to a 5km bubble around their homes, with a few exceptions, and effectively limit trips to solo visits to the shops for essentials and exercise.
Ten new cases were recorded in the 24 hours to midnight. They are all linked to current outbreaks. Four of the cases in the official tally on Friday were revealed on Thursday including two infections from an exposure site at the Geelong versus Carlton game at the MCG on July 10.
A deal was struck on Thursday night between the federal and Victorian governments on financial support for the latest lockdown.
“These are very trying days, not just for the people of Victoria, but for the more than 5 million people across New South Wales who this morning are also subject to lockdown orders,” he told the Seven network.