In the next 48 hours, NSW and Victoria will both implement a shutdown of all non-essential services in their states.
Victoria Premier Dan Andrews and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced their respective plans to enforce state-wide shutdowns to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, with Victoria and NSW being the worst-hit states by the pandemic in Australia.
It is understood Berejiklian and Andrews will be pushing for a nation-wide shutdown at the National Cabinet meeting on Sunday evening, which will include Prime Minister Scott Morrison and state and territory leaders.
Here is exactly what we know about the respective shutdowns.
On Sunday, Premier Andrews announced, “school holidays will be brought forward in Victoria, starting on Tuesday 24 March”.
This means children in Victoria will attend school on Monday, March 3, before all schools are shut down in Victoria.