Professor John Murtagh demands end to Victoria’s ‘harmful’ lockdown

The GP says the harm caused is 'disproportionately enormous' compared with the 'limited good' being done
Professor John Murtagh.

Australia’s most famous GP has signed an open letter demanding an end to Victoria’s stage-four lockdown, claiming it is causing “disproportionately enormous” harm when judged against the good being done in the attempt to contain COVID-19.

Addressed to the state’s premier, Daniel Andrews, and signed by 12 other doctors, Professor John Murtagh’s letter says that while the virus is highly contagious, it is of “limited virulence”.