Hi Melbourne - I'm in the USA. They didn't do a proper lockdown. Lots of people died and are dying. We are allowed to go out but no one wants to, because it isn't safe. The economy is opening up slower, because it isn't safe. What Melbourne is doing is good and brave.
It isn't just protecting Melbournians. It is protecting the whole country. Following it through right to the end, so it works and you can open up the pubs is good and brave.
I know it has been mismanaged, and harder than it needed to be... but that doesn't negate that it needs to be done good and proper so that everyone can dance in sweaty rooms and kiss strangers again.
It's amazing what everyone is doing and I just wanted to say good job guys! Good job!