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Fed MP questions Melbourne tower lockdowns – Australian Associated Press

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Melbourne’s severe lockdown of nine public housing towers to contain coronavirus is adding to residents’ disadvantage, says a Victorian federal Labor MP.

Peter Khalil, the member for Wills, grew up in public housing in the 1970s.

“It is upsetting and concerning that during this health crisis the people in our community who are most socio-economically disadvantaged and vulnerable now face a hard lockdown, harsher even than on all other residents,” he…



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England resumes lockdown easing – Australian Associated Press

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered the reopening of the economy in England to resume as data showed a recent rise in COVID-19 infections had now levelled off.

The move highlights the government’s delicate balance between protecting the economy and preventing the virus’s spread, coming at the same time as the announcement of quarantine on arrivals from France and tougher penalties for those refusing to wear masks.

Last month, amid rising case…



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Swans youngster suspended for season, club fined for COVID-19 breach – The Age

Elijah Taylor has been banned for the rest of the AFL season with his club fined $50,000 – half of which is suspended – for breaching COVID-19 protocols.

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Though Taylor’s partner had completed her self-quarantine after arriving from NSW 14 days earlier she was not authorised to enter the resort under AFL protocols and the WA quarantine directions for the Swans.
The $25,000 fine will be included in the club’s soft cap for 2021 at a time when the league is looking to reduce football department spend in the wake of the economic downturn caused by the pandemic.
The Swans stood down club great Tadhg Kennelly this year after the AFL imposed a 37 per c…

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Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact – Australian Associated Press

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* Victoria recorded 372 new cases and 14 deaths on Friday, bringing its death toll to 289 and the national figure to 375.

* A man in his 20s became Australia’s youngest COVID-19 fatality. 

* Infections in Victorian aged care continue to rise, with 2034 active cases across 119 facilities from a total 7877 active cases statewide.

* Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton is confident the state has passed its second wave peak, with the effect of…



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