Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap WATCH to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LISTEN to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LATEST NEWS to start the live stream.

LISTEN
Watch
on air now

Create a 6PR account today!

You can now log in once to listen live, watch live, join competitions, enjoy exclusive 6PR content and other benefits.


Joining is easy.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Will a harsher lockdown work?

Article image for Will a harsher lockdown work?

A University of Queensland virologist says the Stage Four lockdown measures being imposed on Victoria have the best chance of working to combat the growing COVID-19 threat.

A nightly curfew is now in effect for Melbourne and the Victorian government is set to announce which businesses will need to shut their doors.

Professor Ian MacKay says defeating the virus still comes back to keeping people apart from each other.

“Whether that’s by putting something in front of them like a mask to help reduce that transmission likelihood or just keeping people physically distant, which most effectively is keeping them off the road, out of the clubs and pubs and away from school and work.

“That’s really the ultimate best way to defeat a virus that relies on us for growth and transmission.

“If we can starve it of those people, it won’t transmit anymore.”

Listen to the full interview:

Liam Bartlett
Advertisement