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The ABC understands Victoria has recorded more than 650 new coronavirus cases since yesterday, with tougher restrictions expected to be announced by Premier Daniel Andrews later today. Follow live.The ABC understands Victoria has recorded more than 650 new coronavirus cases since yesterday, with tougher restrictions expected to be announced by Premier Daniel Andrews later today. Follow live.

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Melbourne is on the brink of its toughest COVID-19 rules yet while country Victoria faces stage 4 lockdown.Melbourne is on the brink of its toughest COVID-19 rules yet while country Victoria faces stage 4 lockdown.

Victoria is expected to move to more stringent coronavirus restrictions within days.Victoria is expected to move to more stringent coronavirus restrictions within days.

Coronavirus Victoria: Further restrictions being discussed, premier confirms

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Coronavirus Australia updates August 2: Tougher restrictions expected in Victoria; Woman charged after trying to sneak into Queensland; Australia's death toll passes 200; Thousands protest restrictions in Germany

Victoria's Premier Daniel Andrews won't be called on to give evidence when an inquiry gets underway next week into the state's hotel quarantine fiasco. The first witnesses have been revealed, and don't include any government ministers or departmental heads. Three medical experts will instead be called and are expected to reveal almost all of Victoria's second wave can be attributed to the bungled scheme. Victoria's Premier Daniel Andrews won't be called on to give evidence when an inquiry gets underway next week into the state's hotel quarantine fiasco. The first witnesses have been revealed, and don't include any government ministers or departmental heads. Three medical experts will instead be called and are expected to reveal almost all of Victoria's second wave can be attributed to the bungled scheme.

Live updates coronavirus: Victoria braces for stage 4 lockdown after spike in COVID-19 cases, aged care crisis continues; New South Wales battles clusters, Australian death toll jumps to 201Victorians are bracing for tough, new stage four restrictions as community transmission of COVID-19 continues to be too high.

At least 20 people are in isolation as the source of the young man's infection has been traced back to Victoria.At least 20 people are in isolation as the source of the young man's infection has been traced back to Victoria.

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Up to 17 coronavirus deaths and hundreds more cases are expected on yet another tough day for Victoria, as the State stares down the barrel of further restrictions.Up to 17 coronavirus deaths and hundreds more cases are expected on yet another tough day for Victoria, as the State stares down the barrel of further restrictions.

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Australia's COVID-19 death toll has risen to 201, with some state leaders pointing to stricter lockdown measures in the near future. Victoria on Saturday repo...Australia's COVID-19 death toll has risen to 201, with some state leaders pointing to stricter lockdown measures in the near future. Victoria on Saturday repo...

Stricter lockdown nears for virus-hit Vic | Port Macquarie News | Port Macquarie, NSW

Victoria has achieved another grim record this week, with 723 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 deaths. This is more than double the 295 cases recorded Wednesday, and flies in the face of suggestions earlier this week that Victoria may have reached the peak of its second wave.With this spike...

723 New COVID-19 Cases in Victoria Could Reflect More Testing, But Behaviour Probably has Something to Do With It

Australia's second most populous state, Victoria, reported 397 cases of the new coronavirus on Saturday, down by more than a third from Friday, but authorities said they are considering further restrictions as numbers remain worrisome.Australia's second most populous state, Victoria, reported 397 cases of the new coronavirus on Saturday, down by more than a third from Friday, but authorities said they are considering further restrictions as numbers remain worrisome.

Australia's Victoria sees COVID-19 cases drop, still mulling curbs - Reuters

Multiple doctors in Victoria – some of them early in their careers – are currently in intensive care after contracting Covid-19 at work. An emergency department doctor at Northern Hospital in Melbourne’s outer north is in the hospital’s intensive care unit, in a stable condition, on a day when Victoria recorded 627 new cases of Covid-19 and eight new deaths. The state’s premier, Daniel Andrews, on Friday hinted at the possibility of further...

Coronavirus Australia: Victoria reports 627 new Covid-19 cases as multiple doctors in intensive care

Premier says further restrictions and options are being discussed.Premier says further restrictions and options are being discussed.

397 new coronavirus cases in Victoria | The Standard | Warrnambool, VIC

Victoria recorded 397 cases in the past 24 hours.Victoria recorded 397 cases in the past 24 hours.

Victoria records 397 coronavirus cases and three deaths, NSW records 17 and one death | The Border Mail | Wodonga, VIC

The national coronavirus death toll has passed 200 as Victorian authorities consider stricter lockdowns and new cases emerge in other jurisdictions.The national coronavirus death toll has passed 200 as Victorian authorities consider stricter lockdowns and new cases emerge in other jurisdictions.

Australia's coronavirus death toll shoots past 200 while Melbourne braces for tougher lockdown | SBS News

Victoria has recorded 397 new COVID-19 cases today, versus NSW’s 17 (three from hotel quarantine): Some outlets are recording 397 cases for Victoria, but I’ve gone with this source. 41 Victorian COVID-19 patients are in ICU with 24 on ventilators. Three more people have also died (all elderly), taking the state’s death toll to 116.

VIC records 390 new COVID-19 infections vs NSW's 17 - MacroBusiness

Today is the deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic in Victoria with 17 people losing their battle for life and hundreds more infected.Today is the deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic in Victoria with 17 people losing their battle for life and hundreds more infected.

Victoria hit with over 650 new coronavirus cases and a record 17 deaths | Daily Mail Online

A significant drop after state highs on Thursday and Friday.A significant drop after state highs on Thursday and Friday.

Victoria's COVID-19 cases rise by 397; three more deaths | The Stawell Times-News | Stawell, VIC

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We spoke to two experts who explained why the restrictions will work and the virus will be mostly contained to Victoria. We spoke to two experts who explained why the restrictions will work and the virus will be mostly contained to Victoria.

Victoria’s COVID Numbers Might Seem Hopeless. They’re Not, Say Experts

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Australia has recorded its second highest day of new coronavirus infections, as Victoria considers stricter lockdown measures to reduce its spread.Australia has recorded its second highest day of new coronavirus infections, as Victoria considers stricter lockdown measures to reduce its spread.

'A difficult week': Victoria could be in for further restrictions | The Canberra Times | Canberra, ACT

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Victoria recorded 627 new cases on Friday, coming second only to Thursday's total of 723 infections as the biggest single-day case growth in the country, and eight deaths.Victoria recorded 627 new cases on Friday, coming second only to Thursday's total of 723 infections as the biggest single-day case growth in the country, and eight deaths.

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MELBOURNE, Australia: Australian officials were eyeing tighter restrictions in the nation’s second-biggest city Friday as hundreds more coronavirus cases were recorded despite more than three weeks in lockdown. As greater Melbourne passed the halfway point of a lockdown initially intended to last six weeks, Premier Daniel Andrews said the state would be stuck in “limbo” unlessMELBOURNE, Australia: Australian officials were eyeing tighter restrictions in the nation’s second-biggest city Friday as hundreds more coronavirus cases were recorded despite more than three weeks

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Australia’s Victoria state recorded its second-highest day of new Covid-19 infections on Friday as its premier rebuked residents for evading lockdown and raised the prospect of stronger steps to cont…Australia’s Victoria state recorded its second-highest day of new Covid-19 infections on Friday as its premier rebuked residents for evading lockdown and raised the prospect of stronger steps to cont…

Covid-19 soars in Australia’s Victoria despite second Melbourne lockdown

Officials prepare to send Australia's second-largest city into deeper shutdown as Covid-19 cases and deaths rise.Officials prepare to send Australia's second-largest city into deeper shutdown as Covid-19 cases and deaths rise.

Australia's Victoria state recorded its second-highest day of new coronavirus infections on Friday, one day after logging record deaths, as the state's leader flagged the prospect of more rigorous steps to contain the spread of the disease. Victoria, whose capital Melbourne is under a reimposed six-week lockdown, reported 627 new…

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