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Home virus testing could ease lockdowns – 7NEWS.com.au

A UK health agency says testing kits for coronavirus could be sent out to residents to allow people to see if they have immunity and can leave their homes.

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WA borders tighten to keep out Victorians – Australian Associated Press

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Western Australia is tightening its hard borders, further restricting anyone who has recently been in Victoria from entering the state.

Health Minister Roger Cook says the number of exemptions will be significantly reduced under the stricter screening process beginning from midnight on Thursday.

Only specific workers, such as those in the transport and freight industry, and people applying on compassionate grounds will be allowed in.

Those entering WA will be…



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SA in testing blitz on Vic visitors – Australian Associated Press

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South Australia will embark on a COVID-19 testing blitz, targeting anyone recently returned from Victoria as well as anybody with symptoms of the virus.

The move follows the hard closure of the border between the two states and comes amid growing concern over the spike in coronavirus cases in Melbourne.

Anyone who has been in Victoria over the past two weeks is being asked to get tested, regardless of whether they have symptoms or not.

The blitz will also…



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Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact – Australian Associated Press

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* Residents at a North Melbourne public housing tower will remain in hard lockdown for another nine days amid infection concerns as eight other quarantined towers join the rest of Melbourne in stage three lockdowns.

* Victoria has recorded 165 new infections on Thursday with only 30 cases linked to known outbreaks. Six are connected to the states largest cluster of 113 cases at a Truganina high school.

* Australia has 182 new cases with 13…



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