Lockdown has officially begun in Victoria after new restrictions came into effect at 6pm tonight (8pm NZ time) with a state of disaster declaration.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has said “today is by far the hardest day” as he announced 671 new cases of Covid-19 and seven deaths along with new unprecedented stage four restrictions.

Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews. Photo / Getty Images

The premier declared a state of disaster from 6pm in addition to the state of…

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