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Australia records fewest COVID-19 cases in more than 80 days

Australia records fewest COVID-19 cases in more than 80 days”

Average daily cases over the last two weeks in Melbourne, which is on an extended hard lockdown until September 28, continued their downward trend, falling below 45 on Thursday.

Construction sites, manufacturing plants, warehouses and childcare facilities can reopen, allowing more than 100,000 workers to return to their jobs, if the 14-day rolling average is under 50 cases as of September 28.

"We have to see this through".

The state has set a much tougher target of a 14-day average of five cases for lifting a nightly curfew, allowing people out of home for more than two hours a day, and reopening more businesses in Melbourne from Oct 26.

Australia's second-most populous state Victoria, the country's COVID-19 epicentre, on Tuesday reported zero deaths from the virus in the past 24 hours, a milestone not recorded for two months.

The daily average instance number is figured by averaging the amount of new cases within the last 14 days.

The border policy change also came after a drop in confirmed cases in Victoria, which recorded 28 new cases and eight deaths overnight, the lowest spike in about three months.

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"(They were) advising us that if we refused to allow them, we'll be jeorpardising the safety of others and Victoria Police would be putting all Victorians at risk and responsible for the continued spread of the virus.

That is the first time that the case numbers have been in the twenties since the 24th of June.

"The class of people we are representing find themselves in the predicament they're in because of the government's mishandling of the returned travellers and bungled hotel quarantine programme", said Carbone.

It comes as Premier Daniel Andrews indicated some lockdown measures in Melbourne were unlikely to end early, despite the city reaching a key roadmap milestone. Hundreds died in aged care homes as the virus swept through facilities, infecting thousands of residents and staff. Clusters also emerged at schools, abattoirs and hospitals after security bungles at hotels used to quarantine global travellers allowed the virus to leak back into the community.

The federal government has faced growing pressure to lift the cap after it was revealed that more than 25,000 Australian citizens were stranded overseas. And I want to say thank you, and I want to say how proud I am. "There are some heart-wrenching stories", Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack told reporters.

The country's universities depend heavily fee-paying global students, many of whom have been unable to enter Australia since March.



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