— With AAP.
One Melbourne tower will remain in "hard lockdown".
Residents at one Melbourne public housing tower will remain in "hard lockdown" for another nine days, with fears almost a quarter of the residents could have coronavirus.
Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton on Thursday confirmed residents in the 33 Alfred Street tower in North Melbourne will remain in self-isolation, after 53 people there tested positive to COVID-19.
"We need to recognise that there might be 20 to 25 per cent of individuals in that particular tower who end up developing coronavirus and potentially more," Professor Sutton told reporters.
"So that has, much like an aged care facility, been designated as everyone requiring quarantine."