4 Aug 2020

Kiwis caught up in Melbourne lockdown

From Morning Report, 8:15 am on 4 August 2020

Thousands of shops, factories and offices across Melbourne are closing on Thursday for six weeks after Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews ordered them to shut to stop the spread of coronavirus.

One million workers in Australia's second-biggest city will have to stay at home.

Supermarkets, food stores, liquor shops, petrol stations, pharmacies can stay open, but there are warnings of food shortages in the weeks ahead.

For Hannah Findlay, this is just a month and a half extension on the lockdown she has already been living.

Mike Burnell and his partner are expecting a baby, so they are taking every precaution to be safe.

New Zealander Brett McCullough works as a builder in Melbourne and says even though he will likely have no income for the six weeks, it needs to be done.