Melbourne, Australia is currently in its sixth lockdown despite a grand total of 5 people being in hospital due to the alleged Covid-19 disease in the whole state it resides in, Victoria. Now the Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews has announced new stricter lockdown measures in response to the public finding loopholes in the current tyrannical rules.
The rules around donning face coverings will tighten even further as Premier Daniel Andrews announced that Melburnians will no longer be allowed to remove their face masks if they’re out of the house and drinking alcoholic beverages in public.
The move comes in response to reports over the weekend of people flouting lockdown restrictions with venue crawls and big outdoor gatherings.
A number of other lockdown rules are changing too, with stay-at-home conditions extended until at least 11.59pm on Thursday, September 2, a curfew put in place between 9pm–5am and permits required to leave the house to go to work and to universities.