Lockdown! Victoria's big move to try and stop coronavirus
- Publication Date |
- Jun 30, 2020
- Episode Duration |
Victoria has again forced large parts of Melbourne into lockdown, in an attempt to try and halt the spread of coronavirus.
Listing postcodes in so-called "hot zones" where restrictions will apply, Victoria's Premier Daniel Andrews says the "extraordinary steps" were necessary to contain a surge in infections.
The orders effectively place some suburbs back under the same restrictions from the start of the pandemic.
So will it help stop the spread?
On today's show:
* Why are people in Melbourne being forced back into lockdown?
* As cases rise in Victoria, why aren't we seeing more people in hospital like what happened the first time?
* There hasn't been a treatment or vaccine for SARS and MERS, why do we think there will be one for coronavirus?
* There are antiviral drugs for HIV, could we see a similar approach for coronavirus?