(WLAX/WEUX) – The world’s most locked-down city is expected to re-emerge into a more open world next week.
Melbourne, Australia will become a free-to-roam city again, on October 22nd.
Government leader of Victoria, Australia, Daniel Andrews said today, the lockdown will be lifted as Melbourne hits the milestone of 70 percent of its population fully vaccinated.
Andrews said “I am very pleased to announce from 11:59 pm this Thursday, when we will hit the seventy percent mark, the lockdown lifts. There will be no restrictions on leaving your home. There will be no curfew.”
Melbourne’s five million people have been under six lockdowns for a total of 263 days, or nearly 9 months since March 2020.
Hospitality venues will reopen Friday but with heavy capacity restrictions.
Retailers will re-open once 80 percent of eligible Victorians are fully vaccinated. That’s expected by the end of October.