Melbourne introduced a citywide curfew last month as it battles a surge in Covid-19 cases. Photo: EPAMelbourne introduced a citywide curfew last month as it battles a surge in Covid-19 cases. Photo: EPA
Melbourne introduced a citywide curfew last month as it battles a surge in Covid-19 cases. Photo: EPA

From Australia to India and the Philippines, are coronavirus lockdowns working?

  • The state of Victoria has one of the world’s harshest restrictions on movement, while citizens in European capitals are patronising bars and restaurants
  • While lockdowns saved lives, they also inflicted huge social and economic costs – and experts say we will not know the full impact, good or bad, for decades

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Melbourne introduced a citywide curfew last month as it battles a surge in Covid-19 cases. Photo: EPAMelbourne introduced a citywide curfew last month as it battles a surge in Covid-19 cases. Photo: EPA
Melbourne introduced a citywide curfew last month as it battles a surge in Covid-19 cases. Photo: EPA
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