Non-essential Melbourne businesses shut to curb virus
MELBOURNE — Non-essential businesses in Australia’s second-biggest city were ordered Monday to close as officials struggle to control a growing coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne.
Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews said most retail outlets in Melbourne would be required to shut down from midnight Wednesday into Thursday, while sectors including meat production and construction would be ordered to scale down operations from Friday.
The announcement came as the state recorded 429 new infections and 13 deaths from the virus Monday.
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