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Melbourne's stage 4 lockdown forbids residents travelling more than 5km from home during their daily hour of exercise. Fine for those in leafy suburbs, but not for those with less greenery nearby.
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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has declared a state of disaster and an 8pm-5am curfew for Melbourne for the next six weeks. Meanwhile, the rest of the state moves to stage 3 restrictions.
Eating at a restaurant and want to stay COVID safe? Check to see if staff are sanitising surfaces, wearing masks, using contactless payment, and spacing out customers.
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Victoria recorded 484 new cases on a day when COVID-19 should have been firmly on the decline if the latest lockdown was working. It's time to contemplate even stricter measures for longer-term gain.
Melbourne isn't the only place suffering under a second lockdown. It's happening across the world as the virus surges in countries that were initially successful in flattening the curve.
A survey conducted in April revealed more than half the participants flouted social distancing rules to go shopping for non-essential items, and visit friends or family.
Temporary and tactical urbanism offers simple, low-cost solutions to make streets and other public spaces both safe and sociable during this time of physical distancing.
COVID-19 has upturned uses of public spaces that we took for granted. Will shifts in the regulation of these spaces lead to a change in thinking about who “owns” the city?
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A report by Australia's leading universities envisages the next stage of Australia's coronavirus response: either eliminate COVID-19 and then reopen for business relatively quickly, or proceed more gradually.