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Ten Melbourne postcodes put into lockdown

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews addresses the media

10 VICTORIAN POSTCODES AND SUBURBS IN LOCKDOWN:

The following postcodes will return to stage three restrictions from 11.59pm on Wednesday night until at least July 29:

* 3012 - Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray

* 3021 - Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans

* 3032 - Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore

* 3038 - Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens

* 3042 - Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie

* 3046 - Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park

* 3047 - Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana

* 3055 - Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West

* 3060 - Fawkner

* 3064 - Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickelham, Roxburgh Park, Kalkallo

FOUR REASONS FOR RESIDENTS TO LEAVE THEIR HOME:

* To buy food and supplies.

* To receive medical care or provide care.

* To exercise (only two people within a group).

* To work or study if you cannot from home.

WHAT WILL CLOSE?

* Gyms, indoor sporting venues, play centres, cinemas and entertainment venues.

* Beauty parlours.

* Golf, community sport and recreational activities including fishing.

* TABs in pubs.

* $5000 grant will be available to affected businesses.

* Home auctions to be online only and inspections by appointment.

WHAT WILL STAY OPEN?

* Cafes, clubs, pubs and restaurants - restricted to home delivery or takeaway services.

* Supermarkets.

* Retail - subject to density rules.

* Hairdressers.

* Schools will return as planned from July 13.

HOW WILL IT BE ENFORCED?

* Regular police patrols.

* Anyone found outside their home without a reason will receive an on-the-spot fine of $1652; non-essential businesses face $9913 fine.

* Police stationed at main transport corridors in and out of affected suburbs.

© AAP 2020

Photo: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews addresses the media during a press conference in Melbourne, Monday, May 11, 2020. (AAP Image/Daniel Pockett)