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Coronavirus Australia live updates: Victoria reports six new cases and no deaths | Australia news

Good morning, Hundreds more people are expected to be tested for Covid-19 in the northern Victorian town of Shepparton today after three people working in a tyre shop tested positive on Monday. Some people were turned away from testing sites as long queues formed yesterday, but another drive-through testing site has been set up today. …

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Coronavirus live updates Australia: Morrison says it’s time Australians go back to the office | Australia news

I wanted, today, to respond to the latest re-announcement. The latest triumph of marketing and spin over substance from Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg. Today’s re-announcement is about the so-called ‘digital strategy’. But once again, when you look at the detail, it’s more about announcement than delivery. Scott Morrison is always there for the photo …

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More than 450 whales stranded in Tasmania in one of world’s largest recorded stranding events | Environment

Rescuers fighting to save a pod of 270 whales stranded in Tasmania’s west have discovered a further 200 whales about 10km away in the same harbour, which all appear to be dead. The stranding is likely one of the largest on record globally and the worst in Australia’s history. The sighting was made by helicopter …

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Coronavirus live news: France says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measures as global deaths pass 750,000 | World news

Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. My name is Helen Sullivan and I’ll be bringing you the latest from around the world for the next few hours. Get in touch on Twitter @helenrsullivan or via email: [email protected] The UK government has confirmed that six countries, including France, will be removed …

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Regional Victoria stage 3 Covid-19 restrictions and lockdown rules explained | Melbourne

After Victoria recorded another 671 cases of coronavirus on Sunday and seven deaths, premier Daniel Andrews announced a “state of disaster” and sweeping new Covid restrictions across the state. Stage 3 restrictions will be in effect across all of regional Victoria from Thursday 6 August. The Covid-19 restrictions for Mitchell shire, which was already under …

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Coronavirus live news: Melbourne steps up Covid-19 response as South Africa cases top 350,000 | World news

There have been no new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the ACT in the past 24 hours, leaving the ACT’s total at 113. There are five (5) active cases in the ACT. A total of 105 cases have recovered from COVID-19 in the ACT. There are no (0) COVID-19 patients in Canberra hospitals. The number …

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Coronavirus Australia live update: more freedom as NSW and Victoria ease Covid-19 restrictions – latest news | Australia news

1.55am BST01:55 Eleanor Ainge Roy Some news from the other side of the bubble: New Zealand’s new opposition leader Todd Muller is calling on the government to explain to Kiwis why the country remains at level 2 alert, after nine days of no new cases. “Kiwis have made enormous sacrifices to flatten the curve, but …

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Coronavirus live Australia: 1m tests conducted nationally as restrictions eased in NSW, Queensland and Victoria – latest news | Australia news

8.28am BST08:28 Sydney will host the resumption of the coronavirus-affected Supercars calendar, with racing planned to return next month. Supercars have not held a complete race meet since the season-opening Adelaide 500 in February. The Supercars website revealed Sydney Motorsport Park will be the venue of the long-awaited two-day second round on 27-28 June, albeit …

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Coronavirus live news: Spain to allocate time slots for outdoor activities; South Korea reports no new cases | World news

Interpol said it had received reports from police in Ireland, Malaysia, Spain and Britain identifying delivery drivers transporting drugs such as cocaine, marijuana, ketamine and ecstasy. Earlier this month, the Spanish National Police identified and arrested seven people dressed as food delivery drivers in Alicante and Valencia, said Interpol. It added that those involved in …

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Coronavirus live news: cases worldwide near 2 million as Trump repeats WHO funding threat | World news

Positive news from leading public health body in Germany, the Robert Koch Institute, whose head, Lothar Wieler has said the country’s attempts to control the virus’ spread are showing “positive tendencies”. “We cannot yet talk of a containment, but of a slowing down,” Wieler said in his first briefing since the Easter break. According to …

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