134 new Covid-19 cases in Victoria as state enters lockdown

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134 new Covid-19 cases in Victoria as state enters lockdown

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 8 Jul 2020, 4:51PM

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has assured the people of Melbourne they have the full support of the rest of the country as they prepare to go into a six week lockdown.

Strict measures will be re-imposed in Australia's second largest city from midnight tonight.

Morrison recognises this is a hard call on the city.

He says it's tough and it will test and strain people, but they've done it once before, so can do it again.

There are 134 new covid-19 cases in Victoria.

Melbourne enters six weeks of lockdown after yesterday's record of 191 new cases.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says nobody wants to go back into lock-down, but that's the reality of the situation.

He says if they all work together - as painful and frustrating and difficult as it may be - they'll be able to make it to the other side.

Australia has recorded a total 8708 cases of COVID-19, with 3252 in New South Wales, 2958 in Victoria, 1068 in Queensland, 443 in South Australia, 621 in Western Australia, 228 in Tasmania, 108 in the Australian Capital Territory and 30 in the Northern Territory.

Australia’s coronavirus death toll is 106.