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Melbourne 'ring of steel' to be reinforced


Authorities will ramp up roadblocks between Regional Victoria and Metro Melbourne as restrictions ease, including the check point at Hopetoun Park on the Western Freeway near Bacchus Marsh. 

Premier Daniel Andrews has warned drivers travelling out of the stage four lockdown zone to expect longer wait times as police tighten checkpoints.
He said more cars would be stopped at roadblocks with an exact percentage expected to be outlined today. 
With restrictions easing from 11.59pm tonight in Regional Victorian it is feared that freedom starved Melbourne residents could flock to pubs and shops outside of the lockdown zone, threatening the decline of active coronavirus cases in regions such as Ballarat.

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