Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews Closes National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum -
Dan Andrews, photo by Ros O'Gorman

Dan Andrews, photo by Ros O'Gorman

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews Closes National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum

by Paul Cashmere on March 16, 2020

in News,Noise Pro

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has announced that Melbourne Museum and the National Gallery of Victoria have closed until further notice.

In a statement the Premier of Victoria Dan Andrews has announced:

Bit of a long one – and a late one. But there’s a lot going on, and I want to make sure everyone has all the latest information.

Earlier today I spoke with the Prime Minister and other state and territory leaders in a special meeting of the National Cabinet.

A few big decisions came out of that meeting – namely increased travel restrictions and stricter isolation requirements for people entering Australia.

From midnight tonight, people arriving in Australia must self-isolate for 14 days – regardless of where they’ve come from. No exceptions. No cruise ships will be allowed to dock for the next 30 days.

You might have also heard the term ‘social distancing’ used a bit lately. That means exactly what it sounds like – increasing the distance between people to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.

As part of ramping up that effort, non-essential gatherings with more than 500 people attending will be banned. Big public venues including the NGV and Melbourne Museum will also be closed temporarily.
As you’ll be aware, we’re a way off this pandemic hitting its peak – so we’re using this time here and now to prepare as much as we can.

Today we announced an elective surgery blitz to get a whole lot of non-emergency procedures done and dusted – allowing our hospitals to focus on the COVID-19 response.

We’re also rolling out 140 new hospital beds – including 12 intensive care beds.

And we’re making sure our front-line health workers have extra protective equipment to keep themselves and their patients safe. That’s crucial – and common sense.

I’ll keep you posted over the next couple of days but in the meantime take care, be kind – and please wash your hands.

I know I’ve said this a fair bit recently, but we really are stronger when we come together.

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook



Related Posts

Because the Night at the Malthouse Theatre
The Malthouse’s ‘Because The Night’ Immersion Experience Could Be Theatre’s Future

Its 2021 and we are back at the theatre … but its different. ‘Because The Night’ has jumped forward in time with a production that immerses the audience into the story. The ‘choose your own adventure’ aspect of the performance makes it something you may want to see again, just to see an alternative perspective.

21 hours ago
Shaun the Sheep's Circus Show photo by Prudence Upton
Take The Kids To Shaun The Sheep’s Circus Show

Shaun The Sheep’s Circus Show is a show for kids accompanied by adults so Brisbane’s Circa has gone to great lengths to create a children’s show adults can find fun.

21 hours ago
Bob Evans photo by Tajette OHalloran
Bob Evans Releases ‘Tomorrowland’, His First Album In Five Years

Bob Evans has released a new album ‘Tomorrowland’, landing five years after his fifth album ‘Car Boot Sale’.

2 days ago
Baker Boy at NIMAs 2019 photo by David Hancock
ANNOUNCEMENT: National Indigenous Music Awards To Return In 2021

The National Indigenous Music Awards are proud to announce that 2021 will see the return of Australia’s biggest First Nations gala music gathering at their traditional home, the Darwin Amphitheatre on August 7. The night will once again be broadcast via NITV and online platforms and incorporate contributions from across the country, building on last year’s record-breaking audience and bringing the magic of the night to the living rooms and phones of all Australians.

2 days ago
Kylie Minogue Disco
Kylie Minogue Is Planning An Extended Disco Release

Kylie Minogue is working on a new extended edition of her latest album Disco.

2 days ago
Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer Mornington 2019 photo
Red Hot Summer’s Second Bribie Island Show Sells Out

Red Hot Summer’s second show in Bribie Island is a sellout a month ahead of the event signaling Australian music fans are getting back into live music.

3 days ago
The Rubens
The Rubens Expands 0202 Tour

The Rubens reactivated 0202 tour has expanded. Sydney, Torquay, Adelaide and Fremantle have new shows.

3 days ago