Covid 19 coronavirus: Victorians, businesses react to Melbourne lockdown being lifted

Victorians and local businesses are celebrating the end of a tough two-week lockdown but many are warning there will not be a “snap back” to life as usual. After two weeks under stay-at-home orders, the toughest restrictions in Melbourne were lifted at 11.59pm last night, after just one new virus case was recorded on Tuesday. “This is a good day.

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Surge Covid testing deployed to new area to stop spread of Indian variant

SURGE testing has been rolled out in another area in England as more cases of the Indian variant are discovered. Residents in Calderdale in West Yorkshire will be offered PCR tests whether they are showing symptoms or not. đŸ”” Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates It was last week reported that cases of the Indian Delta variant had

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World's worst Covid outbreaks as experts warn UK won't be safe until virus curbed globally as June 21 freedom on rocks

COVID is still rampaging worldwide as experts have warned the UK won't be safe until the virus is curbed globally. It comes as the UK's much anticipated "Freedom Day" on June 21 is looking on the rocks as fears grow over new variants and the number of vaccinations. đŸ”” Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates Britain's cases have

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Michael Gove in Covid alert after trip to Porto Champions League trip

Michael Gove in Covid alert after trip to Porto: Cabinet member had to abandon Downing Street meeting with Boris Johnson after being ‘pinged’ by NHS app following Champions League final  Michael Gove was notified through NHS Track and Trace that he had come into contact with someone who had tested positive for coronavirus in recent days It is believed it

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Victoria COVID LIVE updates: Restrictions ease for regions, Melbourne starts second week of lockdown

We have made our live blog of the coronavirus pandemic free for all readers. Please consider supporting our journalism with a subscription. 1 of 1 Feds will spend ‘hundreds of millions’ on Victorian quarantine facility Finance Minister Simon Birmingham has confirmed the federal government will spend “hundreds of millions of dollars” helping to build Victoria’s dedicated quarantine facility near Avalon

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Australia hit by Indian Covid variant: Melbourne faces lockdown

Australia is hit by Indian Covid variant outbreak: Melbourne faces lockdown while hundreds are forced to isolate after one infected man sat among 28,000 sports fans at MCG stadium Nine cases of Indian covid variant recorded in Melbourne within past two days  City on high alert after a covid infected man sat among 23,000 football fans  Restrictions – wearing masks;

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Covid surge testing to stop spread of Indian variant deployed in West London

CORONAVIRUS surge testing to stop the spread of the Indian variant has been deployed in West London. Residents in parts of Harrow, Ealing, Hillingdon and Brent will be advised to take a PCR test even if they do not have any Covid-19 symptoms. đŸ”” Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates Local authorities will "shortly confirm" the areas where

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A cyclone in India's western states has complicated efforts to slow down the COVID-19 spread as cases surpass 25 million

India recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic with 4,329 deaths on Tuesday.  The grim milestone comes as the parts of the country were hit with the strongest cyclone on record.  Experts are worried the evacuation of thousands as a result of the storm will cause a rise in cases. See more stories on Insider’s business page. A powerful cyclone

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Offering Covid vaccine to children in wealthy nations

Expert who helped develop Oxford jab says it is ‘morally wrong’ to offer Covid vaccine to children in wealthy nations ahead of high-risk groups in poorer countries Professor Andrew Pollard spoke of an ‘inequity’ in the global vaccine rollout  Said not having vaccine equity around  world was also a risk to health security  Comes as UK secured enough vaccine to offer

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