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Victoria’s suburb lockdown restrictions to split some communities down the middle

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Lockdown restrictions across Victoria will split some communities right down the middle.

Thirty-six suburbs across ten postcodes will be impacted by a return to stage three restrictions order.

The new measures come into place from midnight on Wednesday.

For some areas, however, major arterial roads divide suburbs from one another.

Postcodes of Melbourne suburbs are seen on a television screen as Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaks to media during a press conference in Melbourne on Tuesday.
Postcodes of Melbourne suburbs are seen on a television screen as Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaks to media during a press conference in Melbourne on Tuesday. Credit: JAMES ROSS/AAPIMAGE

It means one side of the road will be impacted by the lockdown orders while the other side isn’t.

For example, one side of the road on busy Grantham Street is Brunswick West, which will be locked down.

The other side of the road is Brunswick, which is unaffected.

Others have taken to Twitter to draw criticism with the design of Victoria’s suburban layout, saying their neighbours are unaffected by lockdown while they are.

One resident on the outskirts of Travancore wrote on Twitter he feels it’s unfair he will be impacted by the restrictions.

“My literal neighbours aren’t in lockdown. The shape of our postcode is a freaking mess,” he said.

“How is this even a postcode”.

Travancore shares the 3032 postcode with hotspot Highpoint – about four kilometres away – meaning it has also been locked down despite no confirmed cases.

Premier Daniel Andrews announced the reintroduction of restrictions on Tuesday.

“If we do not do this now, then I won’t be locking down 10 postcodes, I will be locking down all postcodes,” Andrews said.

Impacted suburbs are in the postcodes: 3038, 3064, 3047, 3060, 3012, 3032, 3055, 3042, 3021, 3046.

Story: Seven News

Written by: Daz

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