After growing concerns around public health, Melbourne’s major attractions and cultural hubs have closed their doors temporarily.
As it stands, the NGV, Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, The State Library, The Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Zoo have all released statements announcing the closures, with several shut until at least mid-April. You can catch Melbourne Zoo live streams here.
Melbourne Zoo has released a statement.
"Our role in the community has not changed. First and foremost, we are still a not-for-profit conservation organisation.
The zoos may be temporarily shut, but our work is not stopping. We’ll do our best over the next few weeks and months to show our supporters that the world hasn’t stopped turning, and that animals can still bring you happiness, even if it is from the comfort of your living room."
Keep up to date with the latest safety measures being enforced in Victoria here.
Simple measures—like washing your hands and social distancing—can be taken to minimise your own risk, along with the risk posed to those around you. While parts of Melbourne take a break, the best thing we can do is take practical steps to look after ourselves and each other so that we can get through this together—and we have no doubt we will.
Stay up to date on the situation with the Victoria State Government here.
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