We all felt a little deflated after the Premier presented his roadmap for exit from lockdown yesterday. Though the number of active COVID-19 cases is decreasing, they are not reducing fast enough for the State Government to ease restrictions when the current lockdown was due to end on 13th September.
It now looks like we won't get any lockdown relief until mid or late October, and then it will only be minor, with some businesses not able to return to some form of ordinary until late November.
I am fortunate that COVID-19 has not overly impacted my family. I would suggest we have been inconvenienced rather than impacted. Nothing of significance will change for us in the next seven weeks. We are safe and comfortable, working from home, and that will continue. We will just need to sit it out.
The State Government has adopted the least-worst option for Victoria, They are not going to be rushed and they will be guided by the medical advice and data. There is no shortage of opinion on why the State Government have got it wrong. They will need to wear their undies on the outside to weather the barrage of criticism coming their way.
Slow and steady wins the race.