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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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Coronavirus live news: UK placed under lockdown as Trump insists nation will ‘reopen’ soon | World news

1.57am GMT01:57 Beijing’s city government is further strengthening quarantine rules for individuals who arrive in China from overseas, as the Chinese capital seeks to minimise coronavirus-related risks, Beijing Daily reported on Tuesday. People wearing protective masks walk in a park in Beijing, China March 23, 2020. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters The paper, the official publication of …

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Australian Open 2020: day one – live! | Sport

4.04am GMT04:04 Second set: Federer 6-3 1-0 Johnson* (*denotes server): Federer is mixing flowing attacking tennis on his own serve with precise error-inducing tennis on Johnson’s. That strategy earns Federer a game to love in a performance that resembled a warm-up for him and the most stress-inducing nightmare for his opponent. 4.00am GMT04:00 First set: …

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NSW and SA fires live: five million hectares burned in Australia’s bushfires – latest updates | Australia news

Labor welcomes Scott Morrison’s decision to provide additional support for volunteer firefighters on the frontline – something he has repeatedly claimed is unnecessary. It’s good that federal public servants will receive the same conditions currently enjoyed by army reservists, but many volunteer firefighters will not be assisted by this decision. Many private-sector workers, self-employed workers, …

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Australia fires: weather bureau says Tuesday was nation’s hottest day on record – live | Australia news

Thousands across Victoria are without power as the state swelters, with just one day of respite from the hot weather before the mercury soars again. Melbourne reached a scorching 39.7C just before 3pm today, while the state’s northwest is expecting to crack the mid-40s, AAP has reported. Power went out out for about 3,000 PowerCorp …

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