Six-month-old baby girl who has only experienced Australia during the pandemic and through lockdowns has adorable reaction to seeing a dog for the first time
- Six-month-old girl born during Covid-19 lockdown sees a dog for the first time
- Adorable moment was captured during a walk on a suburban street in Melbourne
- The infant had spent most of her young life in Victoria’s Covid-19 lockdowns
A baby girl born during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic had an adorable reaction after seeing a pair of dogs for the first time.
The six-month-old was on a walk with her mum through a suburban street in Melbourne, Victoria when they came across a pair of pooches.
Video shows the tiny tot laughing and smiling as she got closer to the dogs.
The baby’s mother revealed it was the first time her daughter had seen a dog as the family has been living in Melbourne throughout the pandemic, which has been in lockdown for more than 200 days.
Footage shows a six-month-old’s adorable reaction to meeting two pooches for the first time
In a touching encounter the baby girl appears overjoyed to meet the pair despite just returning from her six-month-old inoculations.
‘Maybe she’s laughing at me,’ the dog-walker jokes as the infant bursts into a fit of laughter.
The heartwarming scene highlights the impact the state’s harsh and lengthy lockdowns have had on the Victorian community.
Melburnians entered their first lockdown in March last year with August 5 marking the state’s sixth wave of stay-at-home restrictions.
Residents are currently only permitted to leave the home for essential reasons including work or study, exercise, grocery shopping or access to healthcare.
Premier Daniel Andrews had even resorted to the extreme measure of shutting down local playgrounds for two weeks.
The mother revealed her daughter was born during the Covid-19 pandemic as residents spend over 200 days in lockdowns
Mr Andrews unveiled Victoria’s roadmap out of lockdown on Sunday marking October 26 as the day the state is predicted to hit 70 per cent double vaccination.
There will no longer be any restrictions on leaving home, the 9pm-5am curfew will be scrapped and the travel distance extended to 25km.
Fully-vaccinated residents will be allowed to gather outdoors in groups of 10, with pubs, clubs and restaurants to open for 50 double-dosed people outdoors.
Weddings and funerals will resume with a cap on 50 vaccinated guests with hairdressing and personal care services to restart for five vaccinated clients.
Up to 30 visitors could be allowed inside homes by Christmas Day – once 80 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated.
The announcement of the state’s reopening plan comes as Melbourne records 603 Covid cases and one death on Tuesday.