An estimated 3,000 tenants of 9 separate public housing blocks in Australia were suddenly placed on lockdown Saturday following a declaration by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported, “Dima Abdu and her family had no idea the tower block they live in had been locked down until hours after it was suddenly announced by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on Saturday.”

“My mum called me and said, ‘I’m getting all these missed calls’,” Abdu said. “I realised we were in complete lockdown, as in, can’t go out for exercise, can’t go get groceries or any essentials either — that surprised me.”

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