From Sunday 8pm, the state capital officially endured 246 days of restricted movement over six lockdowns since March 30, 2020.
Lockdown 1: March 30 to May 12, 2020 — 43 days
Lockdown 2: July 8 to October 27, 2020 —111 days
Lockdown 3: February 12 – 17, 2021 —5 days
Lockdown 4: May 27 – June 10, 2021 — 14 days
Lockdown 5: July 15 – 27, 2021 — 12 days
Lockdown 6: August 5 – October 26, 2021 — 82 days
Dublin, Ireland was in second place with 227 days and London, UK, at 201 days.
Melbourne to ‘officially’ become the most locked down city in the world on Monday
But while most cities in the world have been freed from lockdown laws, Melbourne’s stay-at-home restrictions will remain in place until the state hits 70 per cent double jab with a COVID-19 vaccine.
This means Melburnians may spend a total of 267 days in lockdown before restrictions are lifted, which is projected to be around October 26.
When the state hits 80 per cent double dose, around November 5, more restrictions will be lifted including up to 10 visitors inside a home and 30 visitors outdoors, pubs, clubs and entertainment venues to reopen with a capacity limit.
Premier Daniel Andrews on Thursday hinted the roadmap and ending restrictions could be reassessed if residents continue to flout rules.
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“So we are not having to revise any of our roadmap targets at this stage. And I don’t want to do that. I want to hit them,” he said.
“What I’m saying to every Victorian is if we continue to see this sort of behaviour we will continue to see these numbers. This is not about one day. If you get this each day, every day for a week, all of a sudden you are putting avoidable pressure on all sorts of different systems, most notably our public hospital system.”
The state recorded 1,220 COVID-19 cases on Sunday and three deaths – a slight drop from Saturday’s record 1,488 cases and up from Friday’s 1,143 cases.
The results came from more than 71,200 tests were received, bringing the total number of active cases to 11,785.

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