A host on The Project has gotten emotional discussing the coronavirus restrictions in Victoria as the state rides out a second wave.
Speaking on The Project on Monday night, host Steve Price opened up about how he was feeling, saying this time around it feels “different”.
“I feel really ... I feel sad, I feel anxious,” he said.
“I feel sad for all of the businesses that are not going to recover. I feel very anxious about the state that I have spent much of my life living in that many of the things we take for granted may never come back.”
Price went on to elaborate on what he meant by the second lockdown being different to the start of the pandemic, which saw all of Australia go into lockdown.
“For the first time around, it was sort of a bit unique and we didn't really know what it was going to be like. Now we know what it is going to be like,” he said.
“And you can't see an end. I mean, this is the problem. You can't see an end to this.”
However, for Price it is personal, and he explained he had only seen his mother who is aged in her 80s once this year.
“She's in the zone that anything could happen, and I just feel gutted that I might not ever physically see her again,” he said.
“Aw, Steve,” co-host Carrie Bickmore said.
“You have to have hope that at the end of this we will get on top of it and you will be able to see her.”
On Monday, Premier Daniel Andrews announced for the duration of the Stage Four lockdown, Melbourne’s retail businesses that are not deemed to be ‘essential’ will close.
Retailers will only be able to offer ‘click and collect’ or delivery services, while hardware stores will remain open but not to the general public, only tradespeople.
Supermarkets, grocery stores, bottle shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, banks, newsagents and post offices are allowed to remain open.
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