Friday, July 30, 2021

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Australia’s government to back Victoria’s strict coronavirus lockdown

Sydney, Australia, July 30, 2020. Reuters / Loren Elliott

Melbourne, August 2 (Reuters) - Australia’s government expressed support on Sunday for the strictest social-distancing measures yet by the state of Victoria in an effort to contain the new coronavirus. The government in country’s second-most populous state is expected to announce that movement and businesses will be severely restricted in the state’s capital Melbourne for at least six weeks from ...

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Australia fears second wave as Victoria state tightens coronavirus controls

A cleaner wipes down a pole in Melbourne's central business district on June 17, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

Canberra, June 22 (Bloomberg) - Australia's second-most populous state has tightened coronavirus controls as a spike in cases triggers fears the nation could be hit by a second wave of infections. Victoria extended a state of emergency by four weeks to July 20, halved the number of visitors allowed in homes to five and delayed a planned increase in the size of gatherings in cafes, ...

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