Covid ghost town

A person walks across a foggy and deserted road in Monbulk at 9am on the first day of Stage 4 restrictions. 212762 Pictures: STEWART CHAMBERS

There was an eerie silence around the streets of the Yarra Ranges last week as the region went into Stage 4 restrictions, along with the rest of Melbourne.

The Star Mail sent out photographer Stewart Chambers on the first day of Stage 4 restrictions last Thursday (6 August), to capture the closed businesses and deserted streets around the local towns.