Northern Victorian businesses are facing the reality of lockdown today
Businesses in northern Victoria are today counting the costs of spending the weekend in lockdown.
Thursday's announcement of a statewide lockdown left many operators with little choice but to shut their doors to the community, seeing an entire weekend of revenue go out the window.
Staff were left without work, while pubs and restaurants saw food go to waste.
Echuca Workers general manager Erin Langman said the feeling was far too familiar.
"We shouldn't be used to it, but we are," she said.
"It kicks us in the guts financially every single time - staff wise, supply wise, it just goes on and on."
While premier Daniel Andrews announced on Thursday that areas of regional Victoria may be allowed to exit lockdown early, the announcement of a case in Mildura on Sunday has cast a shadow over theat chance.