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Second lockdown ordered for Melbourne suburbs following fortnight of Covid-19 increases

Coronavirus hot spots in Melbourne's inner north and west will be put into lockdown in an effort to contain the spread of the deadly disease.

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It marks two weeks of double digit cases, prompting neighbouring states in Australia to delay reopening their borders with Victoria. Source: 1 NEWS

Victoria recorded 64 new cases of Covid-19 today, which takes it to a fortnight of consecutive double-digit increases.

A majority of cases have been through community transmission, prompting Premier Daniel Andrews to announce a lockdown of hot spot postcodes from 11.59pm on Wednesday until at least July 29.

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Those postcodes are: 3038, 3064, 3047, 3060, 3012, 3032, 3055, 3042, 3021, 3046.

People in those postcodes will only be able to leave their homes for four reasons: for care or caregiving, to exercise, to purchase food and other essential items, or to go to work or school.

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More than 1400 people in the state of Victoria are infected with Covid-19. Source: Breakfast

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said police would be stationed in the affected postcodes with "booze bus style" checkpoints to make sure the lockdown is being enforced.

He also couldn't rule out lockdowns in further postcodes should the outbreak worsen.

Flights into Victoria will also be diverted to other states and an inquiry will be held into the hotel quarantine process.