It has been revealed that the Victorian government will push for harder measures in Australia when the National Cabinet meets on tonight.
Victoria will join New South Wales to push for a lockdown of all non-essential activities. This will include closing down businesses for a period of time.
Victoria will also push for a shut down of schools from Tuesday. It has been reported that if the National Cabinet can not agree, the state will go ahead on their own.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a press conference on Sunday morning that he had moved the meeting to this evening after thousands of people flocked to Bondi Beach despite social-distancing measures.
It is also being reported that the premiers could be considering closing borders, though it is unconfirmed. Morrison said that premiers ‘may have to take far more draconian measures to enforce social distancing’.
BREAKING: Victoria and NSW will push for a lockdown of non-essential activities, including businesses. No going to restaurants, no going to pubs.
Victoria will also push for schools to be shut from Tuesday. If not agreed by National Cabinet tonight, Victoria will go it alone.
— Andrew Probyn (@andrewprobyn) March 22, 2020