Jubilant residents of Melbourne, Australia cheered from their balconies and in the streets as the world’s longest COVID-19 lockdown was lifted.
My brother sent this through last night.
Melbourne at Midnight.
We’re finally out of lockdown! pic.twitter.com/XUN6Opmklb
— Gerofied (@Gerofied) October 21, 2021
Melbourne CBD right now pic.twitter.com/RSqCb5ej5j
— Hayden (@haydenww) October 21, 2021
Despite the joy of the lockdown’s end, the city is not the same. Lockdowns have ruined the lives of business owners and employees, not just in Australia, but everywhere.
Was excited to come to Chapel St tonight to cover Melbourne’s reopening for The Latest. But devastated by what I’ve found. Haven’t been here for 18 mths. Barely recognisable. Still, Chapellis is opening in 4 hours and is booked out. @7NewsMelbourne @7NewsAustralia pic.twitter.com/1XC9BZd1te
— Christie Cooper (@ChristieCooper7) October 21, 2021
In the face of lockdowns and mandates, some Aussies have decided to fight back.
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