Australia Covid Dwell Replace: Victoria Seemingly To Face An Extension Of Lockdown As Mysterious Instances Rise; NSW eases restrictions as circumstances rise | Australia information

6:33 p.m. Summertime

Good Morning! It is Justine Landis-Hanley here with the news for Sunday, August 29th.

It is reported today that Victorian authorities will extend Melbourne’s lockdown, which is slated to end this Thursday. The state recorded 64 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, only 36 of which were in quarantine during their infection phase.

All eyes are on a growing “concern” group in Port Melbourne linked to a Woolworth and car wash, with four cases confirmed to date.

But first, let’s take a quick look at the main events of yesterday.

  • NSW had reported a record of 1,035 new local infections and two more deaths on Saturday, bringing the state’s death toll from the current outbreak to 83.
  • Despite growing cases, the Berejiklian government announced a small easing of restrictions starting Friday September 3 to allow couples to marry in the presence of five guests.
  • ACT recorded 26 new cases, 15 of which were in quarantine. It is not yet known whether their lockdown will end on Thursday as planned.
  • Interior minister, Karen Andrews, said Australia’s operations in Afghanistan are complete, with 4,100 people evacuated by Australian forces, and that the government is now focused on relocation.

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