"I've got better things to do": Why Victorians are ignoring lockdown

Anger continues to grow in the ten Melbourne postcodes that are on lockdown, with some saying that they're not going to follow the rules.

The Stay at Home orders came into effect across 36 Melbourne suburbs in ten postcodes in an effort to stop community transmission of coronavirus.

Residents of these postcodes are not thrilled and plan on not complying with the orders.

“It’s like cutting off freedom,” one woman told 7NEWS.

When asked if she would follow the Stay at Home orders, she simply replied "No."

“I’ve got better things to do,” she said.

Other residents who plan on doing the right thing are frustrated that others already plan on disobeying.

“They’re ignorant and stupid,” one man said, while another said it was “brainless”.

The comments come after a young man said that he was still "hugging and kissing people" despite being in a hot zone.

When asked if he was concerned about passing on coronavirus to an elderly relative, he said he was "not going to stop his whole life for coronavirus".

People who live in the ten postcodes have four reasons to leave their homes, which are for work or for school, for care or caregiving, for daily exercise or to get food and other essentials.

The postcodes have returned to stage three restrictions which means that gatherings are limited to family members or two people and cafes and restaurants are only open for takeaway.

Gyms, swimming pools, cinemas, play centres and other community activities will be closed across the lockdown zones.

This article originally appeared on Over60.