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An epidemiologist weighs in on whether a lockdown will be announced today

Neil Mitchell
Sign on roadside which says 'stay home, stop the spread'

An epidemiologist who worked on the modelling the Andrews government used to justify its restrictions during the second COVID-19 wave doesn’t think a lockdown will be called in Victoria today.

Victoria recorded 10 new COVID-19 cases yesterday.

Professor Tony Blakely says he doesn’t think the information currently available would justify a lockdown.

“I’m reasonably hopeful, but not confident that we’ll get through this without a lockdown. ” he told Neil Mitchell.

“If they do, say if more cases pop up today which are occurring amongst people who weren’t in isolation … I think it would be for five days.

“That would be enough, I hope, to extinguish all chains of infection.”

Press PLAY below to hear Professor Blakely’s analysis of the situation

Neil Mitchell
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