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SYDNEY, AAP – Australia’s share market has closed the final day of the week lower as Victorians prepare for a five-day coronavirus lockdown.

The S&P/ASX200 benchmark index closed lower by 43.4 points, or 0.63 per cent, to 6806.7 on Friday.

The All Ordinaries closed down by 40.8 points, or 0.57 per cent, at 7081.3.

The ASX indices were lower early and continued their descent after the lockdown decision, in response to an outbreak at the Holiday Inn at Tullamarine Airport.

The Aussie dollar was buying 77.48 US cents at 1619 AEDT, higher from 77.36 US cents at Thursday’s close.