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Coronavirus Australia live update: 147 new Covid-19 cases nationally as Melbourne prepares for lockdown

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century. Follow the latest newsWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 7.23am BST Anyone with even the mildest of respiratory symptoms or fever in the @SNSWLHD area is being urged to attend a #COVID19 clinic for testing, after a child holidaying in Merimbula tested positive to #COVI...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 134 new Covid-19 cases as Melbourne prepares for lockdown

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century and Melbourne prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest newsWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 5.17am BST Labor’s Julie Collins has responded to the government announcement of 6,100 new home care packages:The additional home care packages announced today by the Morrison ...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: prime minister Scott Morrison holds press conference on Covid-19 response as Victoria records 134 new cases

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century and Melbourne prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest newsWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 4.22am BST AAP has an update on Victorians who live near the South Australian border:People living in cross-border communities will be restricted to a 50km radius inside South ...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: prime minister Scott Morrison press conference to address Covid-19 response as Victoria records 134 new cases

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century and Melbourne prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest newsWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 3.26am BST It’s a two-flag press conference in the prime minister’s courtyard today.In the meantime, we have also been told there will be national Covid-19 update, with deputy ...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Dan Andrews press conference reports 134 new Covid-19 cases

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century and Melbourne prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest newsWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 2.29am BST Dr Kerry Chant says there were eight new cases of Covid-19 diagnosed in NSW in the last 24 hours.Seven were in hotel quarantine.A woman in her 30s from south-western...
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oronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Dan Andrews press conference to address Covid-19 cases and NSW border closure

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century and Melbourne prepares for lockdown. Follow liveWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 1.28am BST As we reported this morning, borrowers who continue to be in financial distress due to the coronavirus economic crisis might be able to get an extra four months moratorium on r...
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Coronavirus Australia update: confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as authorities warn other states of second wave – live news

‘It’s Victoria now, it could be anyone,’ health minister Greg Hunt warns as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century. Follow liveWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 11.29pm BST Daniel Andrews has been on an absolute blitz of the breakfast media programs, both TV and radio.Most of it was what we have been hearing over the last week. 11.11pm BST The Red ...
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Coronavirus Australia: Victoria reports 73 new Covid-19 cases as NSW refuses to accept diverted flights – as it happened

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. This blog is now closedVictoria’s coronavirus spike continuesFull report: 36 Melbourne suburbs return to lockdownInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.12am BST We will leave our live coverage of the coronavirus situation in Australia...
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Coronavirus Australia updates: Victoria reports 73 new Covid-19 cases as NSW refuses to accept diverted flights – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveVictoria’s coronavirus spike continuesFull report: 36 Melbourne suburbs return to lockdownInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 5.28am BST You can trace the daily Covid cases in Australia, here.Nick Evershed updates it as the...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria reports 73 new Covid-19 cases as NSW announces $11,000 fines – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.24am BST Associate Professor Barbara Mintzes from The University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre and School of Pharmacy said if remdesivir does prove effective in treating Covid-19, th...
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Coronavirus Australia update: NSW to fine Victorians up to $11,000 if they enter state from lockdown suburbs – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.07am BST New South Wales health has confirmed the 14 new cases – all are returned travellers.Fourteen new cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, brin...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Melbourne's hotspot suburbs in lockdown as Victoria struggles to contain outbreak – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.24pm BST Meanwhile, Queensland will go into its stage three of easing restrictions a week earlier than planned, with gatherings of up to 100 people allowed at weddings, community conta...
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Coronavirus Australia: Malcolm Turnbull apologises for robodebt as NSW advises businesses 'not to interact' with Melbourne travellers – as it happened

Former PM says he is very sorry scheme has ‘created dismay and distress’, while Woolworths announces mass redundancies. This blog is now closedWoolworths to shed 1,300 jobs as it moves to automationVictorian premier warns of ‘significant community transmission’Follow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 9.13am BST We’ll leave it there for now. Thanks for joining us today. We’ll see you tomorrow. 8.50am BST Let’s take ...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Malcolm Turnbull apologises for robodebt as NSW advises businesses 'not to interact' with Melbourne travellers

Former PM says he is very sorry scheme has ‘created dismay and distress’, while Woolworths announces mass redundancies. Follow live Woolworths announces mass redundancies Victorian premier warns of ‘significant community transmission’Follow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 8.26am BST Fraudsters taking advantage of coronavirus stimulus measures have been put on notice, reports AAP.The tax office is cracking down on peo...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Woolworths to shed 1,300 jobs while NSW advises businesses 'not to interact' with Melbourne travellers

Woolworths says it expects to pay out more than $170m in redundancies, while Daniel Andrews threatens to reintroduce Victorian lockdown. Follow liveWoolworths announces mass redundancies Victorian premier warns of ‘significant community transmission’Follow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 6.25am BST The head of the retail workers’ union has floated giving shopping centre security guards temporary powers to crack down ...
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Coronavirus Australia update: NSW premier advises businesses 'not to interact' with Melbourne travellers amid 17 new Victoria cases – live news

Daniel Andrews threatens to reintroduce statewide lockdown if outbreaks are not contained. Follow liveVictorian premier warns of ‘significant community transmission’ What we know about Melbourne’s coronavirus hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 4.26am BST New South Wales is also overhauling its HSC curriculum in another ‘back to basics’ change.Gladys Berejiklian:The purpose of this is to improve standards ...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria announces 17 new Covid-19 cases and 'significant community transmission' as two Melbourne schools close – live news

Daniel Andrews threatens to reintroduce statewide lockdown if outbreaks are not contained. Follow liveVictorian premier warns of ‘significant community transmission’ What we know about Melbourne’s coronavirus hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.24am BST The press conference ends after a “how is this not pork barrelling” in regards to the primary producer grants.Scott Morrison:I think that’s a pretty offe...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria announces 17 new cases and 'significant community transmission' as two schools close – live news

Brunswick East and Keilor Views schools closed for cleaning after Victorian students tested positive. Follow liveDaniel Andrews warns of ‘significant community transmission’ What we know about Melbourne’s coronavirus hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 1.22am BST Daniel Andrews also details the doorknocking campaign public health authorities are embarking on:There has been very deep engagement with localis...
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Coronavirus Australia update: police to patrol Melbourne hotspots to enforce lockdown rules – live news

Residents in Melbourne’s hotspot suburbs could get a knock on the door as authorities try to contain a potential second wave. Follow liveVictorian police may be sent to hotspots to enforce social distancingWhat we know about Melbourne’s coronavirus hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 12.16am BST Helen Sullivan has the international coronavirus blog up and running Related: Coronavirus live news: Saudi Ara...
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Australia coronavirus news: police to patrol Melbourne hotspots to enforce lockdown rules – live updates

Residents in Melbourne’s hotspot suburbs could get a knock on the door as authorities try to contain a potential second wave. Follow liveVictorian police may be sent to hotspots to enforce social distancingWhat we know about Melbourne’s coronavirus hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.16pm BST The Melbourne Storm are making the move to Sydney “indefinitely” because of the Victorian outbreak.The team has ...
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Coronavirus Australia update: WA eases restrictions as NSW residents urged to avoid travel to Victoria hotspots – live news

Western Australia won’t announce open borders date because of infection spike in Victoria, premier says, while Gladys Berejiklian issues travel warning. Follow liveHigh risk of second wave as workplaces reopen, reports saysFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 6.30am BST About 500 people are arriving in WA every day by air, WA police commissioner Chris Dawson says. Still more are arriving by road or sea. At the mome...
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Australia coronavirus update: NSW residents urged to avoid travel to Melbourne hotspots as Victoria records 16 new cases – live news

Gladys Berejiklian issues warning as Victorian authorities ‘strongly discourage’ travel to and from six Covid hotspots in state. Follow liveHigh risk of second wave as workplaces reopen, reports saysFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 4.22am BST “Congestion-busting beauty”:Today I joined the first drive through of the NorthConnex tunnel in Sydney with @GladysB and @M_McCormackMP.It’s 9km of congestion-busting beau...
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Australia coronavirus news: NSW residents urged to avoid travel to Melbourne as Victoria records 16 new cases – live updates

Authorities ‘strongly discourage’ travel to and from six council areas that are home to most of the country’s new coronavirus cases. Follow liveHigh risk of second wave as workplaces reopen, reports saysFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.30am BST Scott Morrison is asked whether there should be a federal push for paid sick leave, for people who have to isolate, but don’t receive sick leave benefits (Victoria is ...
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Australia coronavirus news: Victorians warned to avoid Melbourne hotspots amid fears of second wave – live updates

Authorities ‘strongly discourage’ travel to and from six council areas that are home to most of the country’s new coronavirus cases. Follow liveHigh risk of second wave as workplaces reopen, reports saysFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.20pm BST The ACT is moving ahead as planned with easing of restrictions. The territory has not had a new case of Covid in quite some time.The Australian War Memorial is reopen...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria's corruption watchdog to investigate branch stacking allegations as state records 21 new Covid cases – politics live

The anti-corruption body is urging anyone with relevant information to reach out; fifteen of the people who have tested positive in Vic are in quarantine. Follow liveState anti-corruption watchdog confirms Victorian Labor investigationCovid-19 infections spike in VictoriaPauline Hanson charged taxpayers for three-day Perth fundraising spreeFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 8.34am BST Parliament is starting to wi...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Labor senator reads names of Indigenous deaths in custody while Victoria records 21 new Covid-19 cases – politics live

Malarndirri McCarthy was commended for adding “humanity” to Aboriginal deaths; fifteen of the people who have tested positive in Vic are in quarantine. Follow livePowerful Senate statement pays respect to First Nations peopleCovid-19 infections spike in VictoriaPauline Hanson charged taxpayers for three-day Perth fundraising spreeFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 7.31am BST The Senate has just passed a Labor mot...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria records 21 new Covid-19 cases as former Vic premier Steve Bracks to address ALP 'culture' – question time live

Fifteen of the people who have tested positive are in hotel quarantine; Steve Bracks says there is ‘great appetite’ for change. Follow liveFormer Vic premier optimistic about tackling ALP ‘cultural issues’Covid-19 infections spike in VictoriaPauline Hanson charged taxpayers for three-day Perth fundraising spreeFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 5.34am BST What does a submarine costume in the Senate look like?Sout...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria records 21 new Covid-19 cases as former Vic premier Steve Bracks to address ALP 'culture' – politics live

Fifteen of the people who have tested positive are in hotel quarantine; Steve Bracks says there is ‘great appetite’ for change. Follow liveFormer Vic premier optimistic about tackling ALP ‘cultural issues’Covid-19 infections spike in VictoriaPauline Hanson charged taxpayers for three-day Perth fundraising spreeFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 4.29am BST Pat Dodson thanks his colleague Malarndirri McCarthy for a...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria records 21 new cases of Covid-19 – politics live

Fifteen of the people who have tested positive are in hotel quarantine, while another works at a hotel. Follow liveCovid-19 infections spike in VictoriaPauline Hanson charged taxpayers for three-day Perth fundraising spreeFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 1.10am BST On the number of Covid cases recorded in Victoria in the last 24 hours - 21, with 15 attributed to returned travelers, Daniel Andrews says:Firstly, ...
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Australian politics live: consular officials talk to Karm Gilespie, Australian man facing death penalty in China – latest updates

Foreign affairs minister Marise Payne says Australian authorities visited the detention centre where the 53-year-old is being held. Follow livePauline Hanson charged taxpayers for three-day Perth fundraising spreeFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.27pm BST The petition to have more arts workers included on Jobkeeper has passed 30,000 signatures 11.05pm BST The government is spending $300,000 updating the r...
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