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It's Australia's harshest COVID-19 lockdown yet.

This morning, 3,000 people living in 1,345 units across nine public housing towers in inner Melbourne are starting their second day locked down inside.

They can't leave for food, essential work, or even to stretch their legs.

So why are these people being forced to follow tougher rules than everyone else?

Today on The Signal, we ask why the nine towers have been targeted in particular, and look at how the pandemic is revealing some uncomfortable truths about housing and inequality in Australia.


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Rebecca Bentley, Professor of Social Epidemiology, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne