Front Burner

Life under Melbourne's stringent COVID-19 lockdown

The city of Melbourne, Australia, is currently under some of the strictest pandemic lockdown measures in the world. Today, we try to understand how a country — one of the first to flatten the curve — is now in the grips of a second wave of COVID-19.

The city of Melbourne, Australia, is currently under some of the world's strictest pandemic lockdown measures. Residents have to be home by 8 p.m., and anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 can expect frequent, unannounced visits by police to ensure they're staying home.

Today, on Front Burner, we speak to Melissa Davey, Australian bureau chief for The Guardian, to find out how a country — one that had so quickly flattened the curve early on in the pandemic — is now in the grips of a second wave of COVID-19.

 

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