The state of Victoria in Australia has declared a state of disaster in order to curb the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the populated state.
At the moment the state of Melbourne has already issued a stay at home order to contain the rise of cases which are still a distance away from being contained.
Victoria alone has on Sunday alone confirmed its highest new cases at 671 with the number of deaths rising by seven.
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Even though the new measures are to avoid thousands of people from interacting, they are not working fast enough to bring the numbers down.
In Melbourne, a 8 pm to 5 am curfew has been put in place starting Sunday with those allowed to move are those going to work or in need of medical attention.
The measures will bring to an end exercises and limit education to online classes.Shopping will also be limited to purchasing essential goods.
Restaurants will however remain open and limited to take away only. Supermarkets will also remain open for the time being.
The federal government of Victoria noted the measures are a bit tough but important for the well-being of peoples health.
Greg Hung, Australia Health Minister seconded the notion saying it is necessary if peoples lives are ro be saved during the pandemic.