Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is today set to reveal which industries will be shut down as the state struggles to contain its coronavirus outbreak.
Follow all the latest news in our live blog.
By Simon Smale
What are Victoria’s restrictions?
By Nicholas McElroy
Victoria flags restrictions to workplaces
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews will announce more restrictions for businesses today.
Areas of concern for health authorities include abattoirs, which have been linked to some of the state’s biggest outbreaks, as well as distribution centres and construction sites.
On Sunday, Mr Andrews said the business restrictions would fall into three broad categories:
- Business largely as normal: This will include shops like supermarkets, butchers, greengrocers, takeaway food outlets and pharmacies
- Reduced total output: These businesses may be instructed to reduce output, which would result in fewer shifts and therefore less contact between workers
- Businesses that will close: Some businesses will be told to move to a work-from-home model. If they cannot, they must stop operating
By Simon Smale
Coronavirus live updates blog, Monday August 3
Good morning and welcome to the ABC’s live coronavirus updates blog for this Monday.
I’m Simon Smale and I’ll be taking you through what is shaping up to be a very busy day, with Melbourne getting to grips with its new restrictions and the rest of the country keeping an eye open on their respective case numbers.
As always, I’ll be here to answer your questions as best I can – although I cannot get to all of them – and keep you updated with all the press conferences and breaking news as it happens.
I am prone to the odd gif as well, so you’ll have to put up with that for the duration of the morning.
Anyway, let’s get on with things.