'That's a billion-dollar-a-week decision. Are you sure?'

Professor Allen Cheng reflects on his advice to put Melbourne into hard lockdown last year

Professor Allen Cheng admits he agonised over what has been dubbed the billion-dollar-a-week decision: the decision to put Melbourne under strict lockdown last year.

Professor Allen Cheng
Professor Allen Cheng.

But he says he only wishes he’d called it sooner.

The Melbourne infectious diseases physician has just