Victoria has formally announced the implementation of stage four restrictions in Melbourne as spike coronavirus outbreaks.
The state confirmed 671 new COVID-19 incidents, and seven deaths on Sunday.
Premier Daniel Andrews said more controls were required, as it would take up to six months for the three-stage lockout to avoid the virus spread.
“That’s a six-month strategy that is simply not going to work. Therefore, we have to do more and do more right now.”
More restrictions come into effect for Melbourne on Sunday in the form of a curfew.
“Going to a mate’s place, visiting friends, being out and about for no good reason, all that will do is spread this virus,” Andrews said.
“And therefore that curfew will apply from 8pm tonight.”