Victorians wake up to fourth lockdown and four new local cases.
It's day one of Victoria's fourth COVID-19 lockdown and authorities are urging people to get vaccinated to ensure this is their last.
Four new local cases have been detected, bringing the Whittlesea cluster to 30.
Reported yesterday: 4 new local cases and 2 new cases acquired overseas (currently in HQ).— VicGovDH (@VicGovDH) May 27, 2021
- 17,223 vaccine doses were administered
- 47,462 test results were received
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Victoria's seven-day, statewide shutdown kicked in just before midnight on Thursday. People are now only able to leave home for five reasons - to shop for food and essential items, provide or receive care, exercise, work or study if they are unable to from home, and to get vaccinated.
Victoria's seven-day lockdown has thrown local businesses into crisis, with thousands of dollars worth of food thrown away and no safety net of JobKeeper.— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) May 27, 2021
How is your business coping with the lockdown? #9Today @IzaStaskowski pic.twitter.com/W7fB3pL0wo
To allow more Victorians to get the jab, those aged 40 to 49 are now eligible for the sought-after Pfizer vaccine.
"The vaccine is really our only ticket out of this," Health Minister Martin Foley said.