Australia's Victoria state considering 4-wk lockdown after COVID-19 surge -The Australian

07 Jul 2020 / 11:07 H.

    SYDNEY, July 7 (Reuters) - Australia's second-most populated state Victoria is considering a four-week lockdown after recording the biggest one-day surge in new COVID-19 cases, The Australian newspaper reported on Tuesday.

    The number of COVID-19 cases in the Victorian capital of Melbourne has surged in recent days, prompting authorities to enforce strict social-distancing orders in more than 30 suburbs and put nine public housing towers into complete lockdown.

    State Premier Daniel Andrews is considering a four-week lockdown after the number of new cases hit 191, The Australian reported. Victoria has not published an official tally yet. (Reporting by Colin Packham; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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