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Coronavirus Australia live update: NSW records 14 new Covid-19 cases as Victoria reports 288 new cases

Pop-up testing facility to be set up in Sydney hotel car park as Victorian premier says 37,588 tests were conducted in the state yesterday. Follow live news and updatesVictoria records highest national daily Covid-19 total since pandemic beganScott Morrison speaks after national cabinetEight Melbourne public housing towers released to stage three restrictionsFollow our global live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 7.21am BST Due to the heightened publ...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 288 new Covid-19 cases amid Melbourne lockdown

Premier Daniel Andrews says 37,588 tests were conducted in Victoria yesterday. Follow live news and updatesVictoria records highest national daily Covid-19 total since pandemic beganScott Morrison speaks after national cabinetEight Melbourne public housing towers released to stage three restrictionsFollow our global live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 6.19am BST Tasmania was due to open its borders on 24 July, but isn’t opening now until 31 July, i...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Dan Andrews announces 288 new Covid-19 cases in press conference

Daniel Andrews says 37,588 tests were conducted in Victoria yesterday. Follow live news and updatesVictoria records highest national daily Covid-19 total since pandemic beganScott Morrison speaks after national cabinetEight Melbourne public housing towers released to stage three restrictionsFollow our global live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 5.24am BST A reporter asks if the virus is milder in this outbreak, because there is not a proportionate i...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: prime minister Scott Morrison press conference addresses Covid-19 after national cabinet meeting

Scott Morrison says national cabinet discussed the need ‘to protect against complacency in other parts of the country’. Follow live news and updatesScott Morrison speaks after national cabinetEight Melbourne public housing towers released to stage three restrictionsFollow our global live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 4.24am BST This was flagged yesterday. The national medical advice, for places where there is ongoing community transmission is to w...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria announces $534m business support package amid Melbourne lockdown

National cabinet to discuss hotel quarantine as state and territory leaders to consider cap on international arrivals. Follow live news and updatesEight Melbourne public housing towers released to stage three restrictionsFollow our global live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.18am BST I’ve some time trying to establish who’s responsible for screening passengers at airports and what it should involve after Jetstar passengers walked straight off a pl...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: national cabinet to discuss hotel quarantine and Victoria lockdown

State and territory leaders to consider cap on international arrivals as Melbourne infections grow. Follow live news and updatesEight Melbourne public housing towers released to stage three restrictionsFollow our global live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 12.10am BST Reproductive health provider Marie Stopes Australia says it is concerned that telehealth services introduced as part of the coronavirus support package in April could be rolled back in...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Daniel Andrews warns restrictions could be longer than six weeks as Melbourne cases soar

Eight of the nine public housing towers to move to stage 3 restrictions like the rest of Melbourne as Victoria records 165 new cases. Follow live news and updatesVictorian premier Daniel Andrews provides coronavirus updateFollow our global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 9.04am BST Liberal party candidate Fiona Kotvojs has conceded she has lost the byelection in Eden-Monaro to Labor’s Kristy McBain, around four days after the ABC called it for McBain.The Liberals ...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Dan Andrews holds press conference on cases and Melbourne lockdown

Victoria records 165 new cases, with 30 linked to outbreaks and 135 under investigation. Follow live news and updatesVictorian premier Daniel Andrews provides coronavirus updateFollow our global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 8.27am BST Andrews was asked what he did on his birthday (which I believe was the day before yesterday). He said he had dinner at home after a Zoom cabinet meeting.I was at home having a very nice family dinner. Let me indicate to you when t...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Dan Andrews to hold press conference on cases and Melbourne lockdown

Victoria records 165 new cases, with 30 linked to outbreaks and 135 under investigation. Follow live news and updatesFollow our global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 7.28am BST In response to the prime minister’s announcement about the extradition treaty with Hong Kong and the move to grant visas for people coming to Australia from Hong Kong, the Chinese embassy has released this statement: China strongly deplores and opposes the groundless accusations and measur...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 165 new Covid-19 cases as Melbourne enters lockdown

Scott Morrison addresses Australian response to Hong Kong security laws and provides coronavirus update. Follow live news and updatesFollow our global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 5.24am BST There is one more case of Covid-19 in the ACT.A man in his 20s, has been diagnosed- he is a close contact of a previously confirmed case. 5.22am BST The LGA’s with the biggest active case load are Hume - 143 Continue reading...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: prime minister Scott Morrison holds Hong Kong press conference amid Victoria Covid-19 lockdown

PM provides coronavirus update and addresses Australian response to Hong Kong security laws. Follow live news and updatesFollow our global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 4.23am BST Scott Morrison:Our decision to suspend the extradition agreement with Hong Kong represents an acknowledgement of the fundamental change of circumstances in relation to Hong Kong because of the new security law. Which, in our view – and this is not just our view, this is, I’d say, a sha...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: SA makes face masks mandatory for arrivals amid Victoria Covid-19 lockdown

Queensland announces Victorians will be turned away at border as states tries to contain ‘high-risk situation’. Follow live news and updatesSouth Australia announces extra testing and face masks ruleFollow our global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 3.10am BST There will be another national Covid-19 briefing today, at 3.30pm, with one of the deputy chief medical officers - today, it is Dr Nick Coatsworth 3.09am BST Here’s the official announcement from the Vict...
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Jetstar CEO blames NSW Health for failing to screen passengers arriving from Melbourne

Different rules in different states could cause confusion, Gareth Evans says after traveller who flew into Sydney refuses Covid-19 check Jetstar’s chief executive, Gareth Evans, has blamed NSW Health for a failure to screen passengers on a flight from Melbourne to Sydney, saying the Sydney screening was just “a double-check” of one already performed in Melbourne and different rules in different states could “cause confusion”.Jetstar flight JQ520 landed at Sydney airport just before 7pm on Tuesda...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Queensland to turn anyone from Victoria away at border as Melbourne enters lockdown

The NSW premier is expected to announce new restrictions today as the state tries to contain ‘high-risk situation’. Follow live news and updatesVictorians to be turned away at Queensland borderFollow our global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 1.32am BST The Jetstar CEO says things are moving very quickly, and that has meant that it hasn’t always been a smooth process;I think - we’re working very, very hard ourselves, airports, government health authorities, to mak...
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Coronavirus Australia live update: 'extremely high' chance Victoria outbreak has spread to NSW as Melbourne enters lockdown

The NSW premier is expected to announce new restrictions today as the state tries to contain ‘high-risk situation’. Follow live news and updates‘This lockdown seems different’: Melbourne on edgeSenior students to return despite Victorian school clusterFollow our global live blogSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 12.34am BST Oh dear lord. The chief health officer for Queensland, Dr Jeannette Young has just shared an update which strikes fear in this little-Queenslander-who-jus...
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Coronavirus live news: US cases rise by world record 60,000 as Melbourne locks down

Trump’s Tulsa rally ‘likely contributed’ to city’s surge in cases; global infections near 12m; 3,000 miners infected in Chile. Follow the latest updatesUS cases rise by world record 60,000 in one dayScientists join forces to investigate airborne risk of coronavirusTrump criticises Fauci and says US in a ‘good place’ as cases top 3mPence pushes to reopen schools amid fears CDC is bowing to Trump’s demands‘This lockdown seems different’: second time around, Melbourne is on edge 12.33am BST Aus...
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Coronavirus: The Australian community separated by lockdown

The closing of borders between New South Wales and Victoria has separated families in Australia.
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Coronavirus Australia update: 'extremely high' chance Victoria outbreak has spread to NSW as Melbourne locks down – live news

The NSW premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has flagged new restrictions will be announced today as the state tries to contain ‘high-risk situation’. Follow live‘This lockdown seems different’: Melbourne on edgeSenior students to return despite Victorian school clusterSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 11.23pm BST The caps and the Melbourne pause on hotel quarantine has had a flow on affect for some Australians who are still overseas, and were unable to travel home sooner, for one r...
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Morning mail: Melbourne in lockdown 2.0, global Covid-19 cases soar, voices from the towers

Thursday: Victoria’s capital shuts down again – and this time the optimism is gone. Plus, childcare providers told they may have to repay jobkeeperGood morning, this is Richard Parkin bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 9 July. Continue reading...
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'This lockdown seems different': second time around, Melbourne is on edge

The return of stay at home orders has been met with a mixture of resignation and relief, fury and sadnessDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsMelbourne residents will be locked down from midnight on Wednesday. It is both easier and much harder this time around.Easier because remote working routines have already been established and because, this time, we know what to expect. And harder, because...
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Brooklyn Beckham reveals crazy feature in Cotswolds family home

Just when you thought Victoria and David Beckham's beautiful Cotswolds home...
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From warehouses to office space, real-estate markets have been turned upside down. These are the winners and losers.

Offices, hotels, and malls were emptied by the coronavirus. While some are reopening, the disruption has created a new normal.  Big firms are rethinking office needs — and some commercial real-estate deals are being put on ice as financing dries up.  A surge in e-commerce, meanwhile, is fueling demand for warehouse space from companies like Amazon.  For more stories like this, sign up here for our Wall Street Insider newsletter. The coronavirus threw the real-estate world into disarray, as pe...
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Coronavirus live news: new Melbourne lockdown to begin shortly; Iran death toll exceeds 12,000

Melbourne to go into full lockdown again; Bolsonaro taking hydroxychloroquine to cure his Covid-19 infectionWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live 1.24pm BST Victoria’s premier Daniel Andrew is reintroducing restrictions across the city after a record high of 191 cases were recorded on...
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Victoria and David Beckham's son Romeo goes live from unseen bedroom at Cotswolds home

Victoria and David Beckham have been isolating at their country home in the Cotswolds...
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Coronavirus Australia: hours-long queues as more than 50,000 cross NSW-Victoria border after closure

Premier Gladys Berejiklian warns residents along the Murray River could face travel restrictions within NSWWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownNSW-Victoria border closure explained: do I need an entry permit?Full list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersAustralia hotspots map, stats and active casesMore than 50,000 people crossed the border into New South Wales on Wednesday, with hours-long queues forming at checkpoints in Albury-Wodonga as police and residents were hampered by de...
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Apple Stores in Victoria, Australia to Reclose Following Return of Lockdown

Four Apple stores in Victoria, Australia are set to reclose for up to six weeks from July 9, following a spike in coronavirus infections in the state. As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple Highpoint in Melbourne was the first store to reclose on July 2 as the deteriorating health situation prompted a reintroduction of stage three lockdown measures across the state capital. Apple's other retail stores in Victoria will now also reclose. They include , Southland, Doncaster, and Fountain Gate. All four...
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Victoria Beckham's plunging wedding anniversary outfit totally surprised us

Victoria and David Beckham celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary on Saturday, and no...
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Players’ union slams ‘unacceptable’ A-League travel fiasco

Sydney (AFP) – Australia’s footballers’ union lashed out Wednesday at “unacceptable” chaos after three Melbourne-based A-League teams were prevented from leaving Victoria for a second time with borders shutting as coronavirus cases surge. The top... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
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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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