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The World’s Most Locked Down City, Melbourne, Is Set Up To Open Again!

Oct 19, 2021


Melbourne, the most locked-down city in the world since the start of the pandemic, is set to have restrictions on leaving home and its nightly curfew listed as of October 22nd. 

According to Astro AWANI, Australian officials on Sunday (October 17th) said restrictions in Melbourne were set to lift this week. 

the world’s most locked down city, melbourne, is set up to open again!Photo via The Guardian

Melbourne is the world’s most locked down city clocking nearly 9 months under hard stay-at-home orders for the city’s 5 million people. 

But while the coronavirus cases keep rising in Victoria state, of which Melbourne is the capital, double vaccination rate for the population is set to reach 70% this week, allowing for the ease in restrictions. 

Premier Dan Andrews said on Sunday: “Today is a day where Victorians can be very proud of what they have achieved. But just as we have vaccinated in record numbers and in record time, all of us know that this is not over yet.

“There’s still a little way to go and we have just got to see this thing through, push on, push through, get vaccinated,” he said. 

the world’s most locked down city, melbourne, is set up to open again!Photo via BBC

Australia, once a champion of COVID-zero strategy in managing the pandemic, has been moving towards living with the virus through extensive vaccinations, as the Delta variant has proven too difficult to curb.

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat