An epidemiologist weighs in on whether a lockdown will be announced today
An epidemiologist who worked on the modelling the Andrews government used to justify its restrictions during the second COVID-19 wave doesn’t think a lockdown will be called in Victoria today.
Victoria recorded 10 new COVID-19 cases yesterday.
Professor Tony Blakely says he doesn’t think the information currently available would justify a lockdown.
“I’m reasonably hopeful, but not confident that we’ll get through this without a lockdown. ” he told Neil Mitchell.
“If they do, say if more cases pop up today which are occurring amongst people who weren’t in isolation … I think it would be for five days.
“That would be enough, I hope, to extinguish all chains of infection.”
Press PLAY below to hear Professor Blakely’s analysis of the situation