Regional Victoria calls for a ring of steel around Melbourne

Federal member for Mallee Dr Anne Webster has written to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, calling for him to implement a ring of steel around Melbourne so the regions can be freed from lockdown.

“Nobody’s denying the seriousness of the Delta strain, however, what we need is a ring of steel,” she told Sky News Australia.

“I noted that the premier was quite committed to the NSW premier to be able to do that around Sydney but what we need is for him to do it around Melbourne.

“Regions should be able to get on with our lives. If there were tracing in sewage … then certainly testing and contact needs to occur in the towns and only when there are cases should localised towns be locked down.”