Current (Labour) Victorian Government appears to be executing its own agenda to prolong the lockdown and increase the power grab for its bureaucracy.
Common sense requires that:
1/- Authority should close down or restrict and lift the standards on activities that spread the disease (age care, dayhealth care, meat work) while leaving alone activities which carry little risk (construction using heavy equipments).
1a/- Each occupation/specialty should be evaluated against its occupational benefits and risks.
1b/- Health care cannot be shut down but its usage should be reduced to lend available capacity to pandemic care.
1c/- Health care service should increase their anti-contagion measures.
1d/- Health care receivers should try to reduce their demands on the system.
1e/- Victorian authority should not promote unnecessary usage of its other services like home care, child minding.
1f/- Meat works which have high contagion rate need be reorganized immediately even at the cost of temporatory closing down. The state can go without fresh meat for a long while.
2/- Location and time of outbreaks should be clearly publicized to facillitate tracing. Sharing of information like in South Korea, New South Wale is necessary for trust in authority. Hiding of information put question on the honesty and sincerity of authority.
2a/- In the past Vietnam had successfully used its century old practice of painting white with lime any infected house. Presently Vietnamese authorities don’t hesitate from fully locking down any infected street blocks but the lockdowns are less severe for surrounding suburbs and even less for larger cities containing the suburbs. This method of graduated lockdown from ground zero keeps people away from infected area while allows un-infected areas to have near normal life.
2b/- Areas to be isolated should be street blocks with physically visible delimiting lines. It should not be replaced by any half baked high tech measure which only enrich bureaucrats with connection to phone makers.
2c/- Smallest areas to be isolated should be street blocks, not post codes and certainly not cities.
The arrogant government of Victoria must learn from non-White nations.
3/- Contact tracing must be done. New South Wale is doing it and has success in containing every outbreak. The arrogant government of Victoria must learn from New South Wale.
4/- Employees on salary of State and local governments should not be allowed to enjoy the close down of activitities. They should channel their activities to anti-infection measures: Publicizing latest informations on the pandemics, installing sanitizer dispensers at public areas, etc..
5/- Other States and Federal governments can HELP BY NOT GIVING unconditional limitless financial support to the State of Victoria. All financial help should be fully or partly repaid by Victoria in the future.