Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced Victoria will shut down to all non-essential services over the next 48 hours to try and combat the spread of coronavirus.

In a statement, Andrews said “Victorians will still be able to go to the supermarket, the bank, the pharmacy and other essential stores, like petrol stations and convenience stores. Freight, logisitics and home delivery are also considered essential and will remain open.’’

Schools will close from Tuesday.

Full statement below.