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Strict lockdown extended in Melbourne despite protests

Strict lockdown extended in Melbourne despite protests”

One of the demonstrators was arrested for assaulting police, while others were arrested or fined for breaching health restrictions, Victoria police said in a statement.

"Today's announcement from the Victorian government to extend lockdown arrangements will be hard and crushing news for the people of Victoria and a further reminder of the impact and costs that result from not being able to contain outbreaks of COVID-19", Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement. But from September 13, the 8pm curfew will be extended to 9pm, and exercise will be extended from one hour a day to two.

Outdoor exercise and recreation allowed.

He said further restrictions could be eased from September 28 and the government will consider lifting the curfew entirely from October 26.

Mr Andrews said on Saturday the pathway out of the lockdown "will give us a "COVID normal" that we can lock in so that as we look to Christmas and to 2021 we have every confidence we can have a stable set of rules".

Protesters against a Covid-19 lockdown defied police in Australia's hotspot on Saturday, prompting 15 arrests, even as the state of Victoria continued its gradual improvement in stemming new cases due to the almost five weeks of restrictions.

- India saw another record surge of 90,632 cases in the past 24 hours, as infections spread to smaller cities and parts of rural India. The ministry on Sunday also reported 1,065 deaths for a total of 70,626. "A third wave will mean we can't do the economic fix that people desperately want us to do", he said. India's recovery rate was 77.23%, leading to a decline in fatality rate to around 1.73%, the ministry said.

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"Of course the Federal Government would like to see restrictions in Victoria lifted as soon as it is safe to do so, but at the end of the day these are decisions exclusively for the Victorian Government to determine and the roadmap released today is a Victorian Government plan".

Restrictions could be "reimposed and last much longer" if there was a resurgence of cases.

Retail open, with density and other restrictions, hairdressing open.

Australia has extended a coronavirus lockdown even as cases fall. The figures announced Sunday by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised the country's tally to 21,177 with 334 deaths.

"It is fair to say that Geelong is on close watch and we will monitor the number of cases in the Geelong area".

The restrictions remain a lot tougher in metropolitan Melbourne. South Korea's caseload had risen sharply since early August, with many cases associated with churches, restaurants, schools and an anti-government rally in Seoul.

- China's government on Sunday reported 10 new coronavirus infections, all believed to have been acquired overseas, and no deaths.



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