A large group of people in protective outfits were seen walking together on July 7 at a public housing estate in the Melbourne suburb of Flemington after several buildings were locked down due to an outbreak of COVID-19 .
Nine public housing towers in Melbourne’s northern suburbs were placed under lockdown by the state government on July 4 after a cluster of cases was discovered in the apartment buildings. Police and health workers were also seen going door-to-door inside one of the estates.
On July 8 the lockdown was expanded to the city’s entire metropolitan area. The state’s border with New South Wales was also closed at midnight.
Victoria recorded 134 new cases of COVID19 on July 8, bringing the total number of cases to 2,824, according to state health authorities. Credit: eseomar via Storyful