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The streets of Melbourne are deserted because residents stay at home to slow down the spread of the corona virus

Incredible photos have captured the desolate streets of Melbourne as the city goes through a second block in an attempt to stem the spread of the corona virus.

The whole of Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire are under phase three restrictions for six weeks after Community broadcasts of COVID-19 in Victoria have skyrocketed in recent weeks.

By rearranging the locking measures, people can only leave their home for four essential purposes: groceries, daily exercise, giving or receiving care, and going to school or work.

Due to strict sanctions, the normally crowded CBD streets are eerily deserted, as residents followed Prime Minister Daniel Andrews’ advice and stayed home as the second wave of the pandemic grows across the state.

The iconic Hosier Lane, Bourke Street shopping street and Flinders Street Station were all devoid of human activity on Sunday morning.

A lone pedestrian crosses the road on Bourke Street in Melbourne CBD on Sunday during phase three closure measures

A lone pedestrian crosses the road on Bourke Street in Melbourne CBD on Sunday during phase three closure measures

Bourke Street has been reduced from a once bustling urban environment to a desolate landscape when Melbourne residents stayed at home to stop the spread of the corona virus

Bourke Street has been reduced from a once bustling urban environment to a desolate landscape when Melbourne residents stayed at home to stop the spread of the corona virus

Bourke Street has been reduced from a once bustling urban environment to a desolate landscape when Melbourne residents stayed at home to stop the spread of the corona virus

People can only leave their home for four essential purposes: groceries, daily exercise, to give or receive care, and to go to school or work.  In the photo: a lonely man with a face mask crosses Bourke Street with shopping bags on Sunday

People can only leave their home for four essential purposes: groceries, daily exercise, to give or receive care, and to go to school or work.  In the photo: a lonely man with a face mask crosses Bourke Street with shopping bags on Sunday

People can only leave their home for four essential purposes: groceries, daily exercise, to give or receive care, and to go to school or work. In the photo: a lonely man with a face mask crosses Bourke Street with shopping bags on Sunday

Melbourne's Flinders Street Station is completely devoid of any human activity on Sunday as Victoria registered 278 new cases of coronavirus

Melbourne's Flinders Street Station is completely devoid of any human activity on Sunday as Victoria registered 278 new cases of coronavirus

Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station is completely devoid of any human activity on Sunday as Victoria registered 278 new cases of coronavirus

Street art on Hosier Lane saw no pedestrians on Sunday, as locals followed Prime Minister Daniel Andrews' advice and stayed home

Street art on Hosier Lane saw no pedestrians on Sunday, as locals followed Prime Minister Daniel Andrews' advice and stayed home

Street art on Hosier Lane saw no pedestrians on Sunday, as locals followed Prime Minister Daniel Andrews’ advice and stayed home

Victoria registered 278 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday – a seventh consecutive day of triple increases, with the national death toll reaching 108 after a man died in his seventies.

Queensland, on the other hand, which only reopened its borders last Friday after more than three months, reported another day without new cases on Sunday. Three people are currently fighting COVID-19.

NSW, the largest state in Australia, registered five new cases until 8pm on Saturday, but authorities are concerned about the transfer by the community, especially a cluster from a Sydney pub.

An 18-year-old employee was confirmed as the sixth case in The Crossroads Hotel cluster, which led to the NSW chief health officer significantly expanding the self-isolation advice to all people visiting from July 3-10.

“Without using the obvious pun, we are certainly at a crossroads in NSW,” Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian told reporters.

She said NSW had the option to oppose the community transfer or follow the Victoria road, therefore the number of flights from abroad would be limited and returning travelers would be charged for hotel quarantine.

Melbourne's Collins Street with no traffic and pedestrians while residents stay away to stop the second wave of coronavirus

Melbourne's Collins Street with no traffic and pedestrians while residents stay away to stop the second wave of coronavirus

Melbourne’s Collins Street with no traffic and pedestrians while residents stay away to stop the second wave of coronavirus

A lone pedestrian wearing a protective face mask crosses the footpath outside Flinders Street Station on Sunday morning

A lone pedestrian wearing a protective face mask crosses the footpath outside Flinders Street Station on Sunday morning

A lone pedestrian wearing a protective face mask crosses the footpath outside Flinders Street Station on Sunday morning

Residents stay at home to prevent Victoria's second wave of coronavirus outbreaks from spreading further across the country.  Pictured: an empty Hosier Lane in Melbourne

Residents stay at home to prevent Victoria's second wave of coronavirus outbreaks from spreading further across the country.  Pictured: an empty Hosier Lane in Melbourne

Residents stay at home to prevent Victoria’s second wave of coronavirus outbreaks from spreading further across the country. Pictured: an empty Hosier Lane in Melbourne

CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AUSTRALIA: 9,553

Victoria: 3,560

New South Wales: 3474

Queensland: 1,070

Western Australia: 634

South Australia: 443

Tasmania: 228

Australian Capital Territory: 113

Northern Territory: 30

TOTAL CASES: 9,553

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES: 1287

KILL: 107

“What we need to do is protect our citizens and place resources where they are most needed, and that is in community tracing. I want our health officials to be focused on what they are good at. ‘

Prime Minister Andrews reiterated the need to follow lockdown rules in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell region to curb the spread of the virus.

“This is no ordinary Sunday. The next six weeks are no ordinary winter, ” he told reporters in Melbourne on Sunday.

“We all have to play our part, we cannot ignore the conditions we face. Nobody wanted to be in this position, but here we are. ‘

The 278 COVID-19 cases on Sunday followed at 216 on Saturday and a record 288 infections on Friday. The state registered more than 1,000 cases in the past week.

Aside from the state’s woes, 11 of the cases are linked to Brunswick Private Hospital, eight to Alfred Hospital and two to Box Hill Hospital.

Eleven people also tested positive in a single aged care home.

Mr. Andrews also confirmed preparations for year 10 students in the closed areas of the Melbourne metropolis and Mitchell will return to online learning from July 20 to at least August 19.

“We can’t have the best share of 700,000 students, as well as parents who move to and from school and move through the community, as if there is no closure,” he said.

The national cabinet decided on Friday to halve the number of inbound international flights to reduce the pressure on hotel quarantine systems and force returning Australians to pay for their hotel quarantine.

A lone pedestrian walks past closed businesses and closed shops on Center Place in Melbourne on Sunday morning

A lone pedestrian walks past closed businesses and closed shops on Center Place in Melbourne on Sunday morning

A lone pedestrian walks past closed businesses and closed shops on Center Place in Melbourne on Sunday morning

A woman wearing a protective face mask waits for a tram on Bourke Street on Sunday during phase three foreclosure measures

A woman wearing a protective face mask waits for a tram on Bourke Street on Sunday during phase three foreclosure measures

A woman wearing a protective face mask waits for a tram on Bourke Street on Sunday during phase three foreclosure measures

“We think this is fair,” Berejiklian told reporters in Sydney.

Residents of Australia abroad have had three or four months to think about what they want to do. What we need to do is protect our citizens and place resources where they are most needed, and that’s in community tracing. ‘

Labor leader Anthony Albanese supports the national cabinet’s decision to halve the number of inbound international flights, but hopes that no one will endanger its health by delaying a return to Australia due to quarantine costs.

“I am sure governments will apply a common sense principle there,” he told the Sunday Agenda Sky Agenda program.

Federation Square is completely empty on Sunday as locals stay away to curb Victoria's second coronavirus outbreak

Federation Square is completely empty on Sunday as locals stay away to stem Victoria's second coronavirus outbreak

Federation Square is completely empty on Sunday as locals stay away to stem Victoria’s second coronavirus outbreak

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