In Australia, the premier of Victoria state is set to impose stage 3 lockdown restrictions across all of metropolitan Melbourne, the state capital, and the neighboring municipality of Mitchell Shire beginning at 2359 local time (1359 UTC) on 8 July 2020 and continuing until at least 19 August due to a spike in local COVID-19 cases. Under the restrictions, residents must remain in their homes except to perform essential activities, such as to obtain food or medicine, seek medical care, exercise, or for work or educational activities that cannot be conducted at home. All nonessential businesses must revert back to stage 3 restrictions, which suspend in-person services; cafes and restaurants may provide takeout and delivery services only. Travel in and out of the affected areas will be restricted to essential purposes only.