Fears rise over the mental health of tower block residents trapped in 'hard lockdown'

Police are now patrolling the estates which have been described as little different from 'vertical cruise ships' when it comes to COVID-19

Concerns are growing over the welfare of 3000 tower block residents ordered into 'hard lockdown' as public health officials tackle the Melbourne coronavirus spike.

Residents hang signs while under lockdown at a public housing tower in Flemington, Melbourne on Sunday.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews