Melbourne headed for new lockdown

From Domain:

The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald can confirm that Victoria will announce 64 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday.

That number is down from Monday’s 75 cases.

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said on Monday that he was worried numbers would go up this week as results from the door-to-door suburban testing blitz in hotspot suburbs come through.

The Victorian government was meeting this morning to discuss local lockdowns. The government is expected to reveal more on that possibility, along with more details on the 64 cases, this afternoon.

SA has abandoned reopening the border. QLD will remain shut to Victorians but open to other states from July 10.

Welcome, Victorians, to your new Chinese economy.


David Llewellyn-Smith
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  1. Vic housing market is gonna get slaughtered, already falling hard and now confidence will be in the toilet and no amount of stockpiled Sorbent will fix that.

  2. The fed broke it. Now, they own it.MEMBER

    There’s always one poor performer on every project I’ve worked on that lets the team down. This is no different. Every other state could manage Hotel quarantine except Victoria.

    • Nope. Hotel quarantine is fundamentally flawed. Because people are not careful enough, and those in quarantine have no real incentive to be careful, in fact the opposite.

      It will break in several states, just give it time.

      • That’s why some states are monitoring and enforcing the hotel lockdown – so there is a way to make it work and it requires you to base your activity on your exact presumption – the buggers can’t be trusted. Vic just couldn’t do this because it would somehow be unfair FFS.

        • Agreed, it can work if enforced by tough and suspicious people. I tend to think part of the problem is hotel staff aren’t that careful either. But mostly those in quarantine will sneak out / bribe / etc.

        • Segregate Victoria

          Hotel quarantine should be enforced and secured by the military.

          Victoria has cost their economy billions because the security guards getting $23 per hour didn’t follow the rules.

      • Torchwood1979

        If we don’t have similar outbreaks in other states before Christmas I’ll be very surprised. It only takes one infected person and the level of complacency up here in sunny QLD is growing by the week.

    • It’s so frustrating having a poor performer on the team. The only solution is to become the poor performer, and the let the people who are usually carried carry you for a while.

  3. Torchwood1979

    I’ll just sit here in my comfy Brisbane home, drink XXXX with my mates and point and laugh at Victorians because we know it can’t happen here. Ha ha ha

  4. mikef179MEMBER

    So a Victorian can go to NSW and then from there to Qld?

    I’m happy to sit here in Perth closed off from the rest of the country, but opening more and more internally and barely even thinking about coronavirus.

  5. Peter SMEMBER

    What is so disappointing for the tourist and airline industries as well as so many other jobs, is that the borders were about to come down in August. A very few careless and ignorant people in Victoria have effectively stymied any hope of recovery for another 4-6 months, keeping hundreds of thousands of Australians out of the workforce.

      • As far as I’m aware, Mr Cannon-Ball’s area of expertise is (at least nominally) engineering collaboration tools like Jira, yet like so many of his ilk he seems to have an opinion on every damn subject under the sun outside his (nominal) field, and he further somehow thinks we should all collectively bow down before his incredible immenseness because he obviously Knows Everything About Everything and we need to Shut Up and Listen To Him For Our Own Good.

        I wonder what it would take for him to get the message that everybody else in the country thinks he’s an arrogant loudmouthed c0ckhole, his opinions (outside of engineering collaboration tools) are worthless and stupid and we all wish he would just fck off. Any ideas?

        • drsmithyMEMBER

          Which of his ideas about investment in renewable energy, energy storage, energy-efficient housing, advanced manufacturing techniques, electrified transport infrastructure do you disagree with, and why ?

          • Everything because of the lack of contribution vis a vis tax payment.
            Wants to enjoy the fruits of a developed economy while not paying a fair share.
            Or are we all for aggressive corporate tax minimisation now?

        • blacktwin997MEMBER

          I believe that the actual power and misguided self-belief resides in his sentient man bun. Lop that sucker off and he’ll be as helpless as a Sharepoint administrator on Labour day!

          Either way that cnut should FRO and just be happy that he’s duped a gullible public into listening to his haphazard warblings upon subjects as varied as he is unqualified to comment upon.

        • DominicMEMBER

          There are plenty like him — JK Rowling, for instance. A billionaire writer of fantasy books and (until recently) a poster-child for progressivism. The more money you have, the more your opinions (on just about anything) matter.

  6. the funny thing is … Victorian government measures were the most strict and the longest lasting while number of cases per million was quite low
    and at the end they “failed” to suppress the virus …

  7. on a positive side Victoria is likely to build herd immunity first and get over this glorified common cold before other states …

    look what is happening in Europe at the moment, almost all successful countries are seeing start of the second wave … Italy, Spain, UK, … have not to worry about that

    • Bwaaaaahahahah

      Yes if they’re really lucky they’ll be like the US within a few months and they will be through this by 2022! Won’t that be awesome. Not.

      Fck off Doc-not-a-doc.

        • That’s lucky is it?

          And if they are unlucky they’ll be like Perth? No virus. No worries?

          Yeah what an awful position to be in. Much rather have mass deaths and a brutal recession like in Europe. Agreed, let the virus rip.

          • just wait for Perth to get its “share” unless they want to stay fully isolated from the rest of the world forever (no flights or interstate travel)
            even than, if isolated forever, they can expect virus to get in, if no other way than via bio-terrorism

          • Yeah … nah … think we might be smarter to wait for some medical advances rather than just leaping into the crocodile enclosure right now on your say-so Doc.

          • bolstroodMEMBER

            Arrow , can you tell me what is wrong with this ;
            10,000,000 cases of CV world wide.
            500,000 deaths ww
            = 1 in 20 cases dies
            that is 5% death rate.

          • Bolstrood I’m not even sure if you are suggesting a 5% death rate is a lot, or not a lot?

          • Ajaydee73MEMBER

            The number of actual cases is 10-20 higher than the tested/confirmed cases. The death rate is well below 1%. Eg the number of estimated cases in the US a week or so ago was 20 million or more. With deaths at the time of 120,000, the death rate is 0.6% or less. The death rate appears to be falling as well. Perhaps from better treatment, perhaps from a weakening virus (an overly fatal virus won’t spread as well if it kills the host too fast).

          • “ The number of actual cases is 10-20 higher than the tested/confirmed cases. “

            Ah yep. Some made up numbers. Great tactic. Very credible.

          • bolstroodMEMBER

            Ithink 5% is a lot.
            Nothing like the Black Death of course, but worrying none the less.

    • Common cold! Yeah right, why is it some Australia’s think they know better than the shear mass of international research etc etc

      You are bad doctor espousing this tin foil conspiracy BS.

    • billygoatMEMBER

      Herd immunity …. more like Heard immunity. Folk are so quick to parrot & regurgitate everything they hear in ‘the socials’ MSM radio, TV, magazines, books & movies. My favourite is the world wide phenomena of newly minted COVID corona experts and epidemiologists who flooded the world ‘stage’ even though vir a$$ is brand new thing – less than 12 months in existence.
      Did somebody say Charlatans???

  8. SnappedUpSavvyMEMBER

    what type of suburbs are these in hellbourne: The Melbourne suburbs with the highest number of new cases are Broadmeadows, Fawkner and Auburnvale.

  9. cuturhairMEMBER

    If memory serves me correctly, this means that 50% of the Macrobusiness team will be in lockdown, right?

    Speaking for myself, thank goodness the bogans of Sunshine West got their act together and avoided the latest sh!tlist.

  10. Ajaydee73MEMBER

    Bring in the Chinese military to weld Victorians into their houses. We must not stop until the state is so bankrupt that it will be begging for One Belt One Road money.

  11. BradleyMEMBER

    I got booted off the Guardian again last week for pointing out how Victoria was the weak link in the chain and how they had better pick a NRL team to follow. The venom I attracted was massive and obviously the moderators come mainly from there. I see this lockdown caused by disrespectful Jimmys as karmic retribution.

  12. BornwildMEMBER

    Will be interesting to see how things go. Lockdowns are bearable when you know everyone is going through the same experience, not when you see people in other parts of the state, other states living it up.

  13. Hadron CollisionMEMBER

    Wasn’t MB decrying QLDs alleged instrangience on borders recently (not DLS)

    Bad judgement
    Evidently not undestanding the epidemiology of covid19

    Qld premiere looking a genius

    • I am GrootMEMBER

      The polls suggest she has had majority support for her stance, though hard to say how successful the Victorians only exclusion from 10 July will be.

    • I’ve been lured to watching sky news snippet of the anti chyna stuff by Hong konger mate who keeps posting it,

      I would say 85% of people here in QLD are satisfied with The premier, the other 15% probably have skin in the game in business / real estate on the coast tourist spots

      Most of the haters prob watch those sky news tards

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