1. Australia records zero local coronavirus cases for first time since June  CNN
  2. As it happened: Victoria, NSW record zero new cases; Australia on track for internal travel bubble by Christmas; England enters national lockdown with retail, hospitality closed  The Sydney Morning Herald
  3. Coronavirus Australia live news: Australians urged to prioritise mental health as part of Federal Government campaign  ABC News
  4. 'Daniel, you're looking very tired': Premier's mum calls radio  The Age
  5. Thanks Premier Andrews for making this Melbourne Cup one we won’t be able to enjoy  Herald Sun
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Melbourne's skies are still overcast but the mood is buoyant as residents soak up the first weekend of cafes, restaurants and shops being open. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered a sweeping national lockdown for four weeks after a spike of COVID-19 cases. Follow our live coverage here.Melbourne's skies are still overcast but the mood is buoyant as residents soak up the first weekend of cafes, restaurants and shops being open. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered a sweeping national lockdown for four weeks after a spike of COVID-19 cases. Follow our live coverage here.

On the Victorian Premier's first day off in 120 days, an unexpected talkback caller phoned in to ABC Radio Melbourne. On the Victorian Premier's first day off in 120 days, an unexpected talkback caller phoned in to ABC Radio Melbourne. 

Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said the face masks were only useful when Covid-19 transmission was a threat as the state reported zero new Covid-19 cases on Sunday.Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton said the face masks were only useful when Covid-19 transmission was a threat as the state reported zero new Covid-19 cases on Sunday.

Coronavirus Australia: Victorians could soon ditch face masks | Daily Mail Online

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Victoria's new COVID-19 case numbers remain low and if they stay down, Melbourne workers could soon be returning to their offices.Victoria's new COVID-19 case numbers remain low and if they stay down, Melbourne workers could soon be returning to their offices.

Melbourne workers could return to offices by Christmas

Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has flagged a potential rolling back of mandatory mask requirem...

Coronavirus: Victoria records zero new cases for second day as Melburnians celebrate lockdown end

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has hinted Victorian authorities could raise cap limits and density quotas higher than initially planned for some industries...Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has hinted Victorian authorities could raise cap limits and density quotas higher than initially planned for some industries...

Eased Vic rules hint on virus-free day | St George & Sutherland Shire Leader | St George, NSW

By Lidia Kelly MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Voters in Australia's Queensland state went to the polls on Saturday in an election overshadowed by COVID-19, with the Labor government expected to retain power for taking strict measures that have put it at odds with the national government. Today's a really important day and it's about Queenslanders making a choice, Annastacia Palaszczuk, premier of the country's third-most populous state, told local media after casting her vote. It's about who they want to be the premier to actually lead the state. Palaszczuk has adopted stringent anti-virus controls, including the closure of state borders, causing friction with Prime Minister Scott Morrison who wants internal borders open to boost an economic recovery. Morrison, leader of the centre-right Liberal Party, on Saturday backed Palaszczuk's opponent Deb Frecklington, leader of the Liberal National Party of Queensland. Australia needs Queensland to return to the powerhouse state it once was, Morrison said in a video message on Facebook. Results are expected late on Saturday. At the same time, residents in Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne, on Saturday enjoyed their first weekend of relative freedom after an almost four-month lockdown, as coronavirus case numbers continued to dwindle. As Melburnians have flocked to parks, tennis courts, restaurants and shops, officials reported no new COVID-19 cases in Victoria state and no deaths, saying that further tests on an earlier reported case confirmed it was not an infection. That compares to an average daily new cases of around 700 in July and early August, which made it Australia's pandemic hotspot. We need to enjoy our lives after three months of really constrained activity, Victoria Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton told a news conference on Sunday. Some travel restrictions, however, remain and venues including libraries and cinemas remain closed in Melbourne, the state capital. Officials are expected to announce a further easing of restrictions from Nov. 9. Australia has fared much better than many countries in managing the pandemic, recording just over 27,500 cases and 907 deaths since the start of the year. As of Friday, there were just under 200 active cases. The government announced on Saturday it would spend A$500 million ($350 million) over the next three years to help Pacific and Southeast Asian countries roll out vaccination programs to against COVID-19. The government has agreements with Britain's AstraZeneca Plc and Australia's University of Queensland for potential vaccines and has pledged free immunisation to all Australians and donations to regional partners. (Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Jane Wardell and William Mallard)By Lidia Kelly MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Voters in Australia's Queensland state went to the polls on Saturday in an election overshadowed by COVID-19, with the Labor government expected to retain power for taking strict measures that have put it at odds with the national government. "Today's a really important day and it's about Queenslanders making a choice," Annastacia Palaszczuk, premier of the country's third-most populous state, told local media after casting her vote. "It's about who they want to be the premier to actually lead the state." Palaszczuk has adopted stringent anti-virus controls, including the closure of state borders, causing friction with Prime Minister Scott Morrison who wants internal borders open to boost an economic recovery. Morrison, leader of the centre-right Liberal Party, on Saturday backed Palaszczuk's opponent Deb Frecklington, leader of the Liberal National Party of Queensland. "Australia needs Queensland to return to the powerhouse state it once was," Morrison said in a video message on Facebook. Results are expected late on Saturday. At the same time, residents in Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne, on Saturday enjoyed their first weekend of relative freedom after an almost four-month lockdown, as coronavirus case numbers continued to dwindle. As Melburnians have flocked to parks, tennis courts, restaurants and shops, officials reported no new COVID-19 cases in Victoria state and no deaths, saying that further tests on an earlier reported case confirmed it was not an infection. That compares to an average daily new cases of around 700 in July and early August, which made it Australia's pandemic hotspot. "We need to enjoy our lives after three months of really constrained activity," Victoria Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton told a news conference on Sunday. Some travel restrictions, however, remain and venues including libraries and cinemas remain closed in Melbourne, the state capital. Officials are expected to announce a further easing of restrictions from Nov. 9. Australia has fared much better than many countries in managing the pandemic, recording just over 27,500 cases and 907 deaths since the start of the year. As of Friday, there were just under 200 active cases. The government announced on Saturday it would spend A$500 million ($350 million) over the next three years to help Pacific and Southeast Asian countries roll out vaccination programs to against COVID-19. The government has agreements with Britain's AstraZeneca Plc <AZN.L> and Australia's University of Queensland for potential vaccines and has pledged free immunisation to all Australians and donations to regional partners. (Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Jane Wardell and William Mallard)

The nation has marked a five-month milestone in the battle against COVID-19.The nation has marked a five-month milestone in the battle against COVID-19.

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As Victoria goes another day without any new coronavirus cases or deaths, Australia has marked its first 24 hours of zero community transmission since June.As Victoria goes another day without any new coronavirus cases or deaths, Australia has marked its first 24 hours of zero community transmission since June.

Australia marks first 24 hours of no community coronavirus transmissions in almost five months | SBS News

Melbourne's skies are still overcast but the mood is buoyant as residents soak up the first weekend of cafes, restaurants and shops being open. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered a sweeping national lockdown for four weeks after a spike of COVID-19 cases. Follow our live coverage here.Melbourne's skies are still overcast but the mood is buoyant as residents soak up the first weekend of cafes, restaurants and shops being open. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered a sweeping national lockdown for four weeks after a spike of COVID-19 cases. Follow our live coverage here.

Calls are growing for NSW and SA to open their borders to those who live outside Melbourne, after coronavirus was effectively eliminated from regional Victoria this week.

Pressure grows on NSW and SA to open their borders to regional Victoria - bay 93.9 Geelong

Australia recorded zero cases of community transmimssion nationwide for the first time in almost five month, making today National Donut Day.Hell yes.

Australia Had No Community Transmission For The First Time Since June

Australia recorded no new daily coronavirus community infections on Sunday for the first time in nearly five months, health officials said, paving the way for further easing of social distancing restrictions.Australia recorded no new daily coronavirus community infections on Sunday for the first time in nearly five months, health officials said, paving the way for further easing of social distancing restrictions.

Australia records no new COVID-19 cases for first time in five months | Reuters

Victoria’s chief health officer has warned punters to enjoy the Melbourne Cup safely amid concerns of packed venues for the race that stops a nation.Victoria’s chief health officer has warned punters to enjoy the Melbourne Cup safely amid concerns of packed venues for the race that stops a nation.

Victoria COVID: Brett Sutton wants Melburnians to enjoy Melbourne Cup safely

Queenslanders have given Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk the go-ahead to keep managing their state's response to the coronavirus pandemic. The state notched 50...Queenslanders have given Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk the go-ahead to keep managing their state's response to the coronavirus pandemic. The state notched 50...

Thumbs up for Palaszczuk's virus response | Lithgow Mercury | Lithgow, NSW

State records one new case and no deathsState records one new case and no deaths

Coronavirus in Victoria: State records one new COVID-19 case as Melbourne enjoys first weekend out of lockdown | The Courier | Ballarat, VIC

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Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has hinted Victorian authorities could raise cap limits and density quotas higher than initially planned for some industries...Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has hinted Victorian authorities could raise cap limits and density quotas higher than initially planned for some industries...

Eased Vic rules hint on virus-free day | The Murray Valley Standard | Murray Bridge, SA

Victoria's recent COVID-19 results are a real accomplishment, writes John Wren. Victoria's recent COVID-19 results are a real accomplishment, writes John Wren.

Wren's week: Victoria overcomes with Premier Andrews' leadership

In Melbourne, the capital of Victoria state, which had the highest number of cases in the country, residents were enjoying the first weekend of cafes, restaurants and pubs reopening to walk-in customers.In Melbourne, the capital of Victoria state, which had the highest number of cases in the country, residents were enjoying the first weekend of cafes, restaurants and pubs reopening to walk-in customers.

Australia Has No Local Coronavirus Case for First Time in Months

Australia's Victoria state has recorded no new coronavirus cases or deaths for two-days straight. Australia's Victoria state has recorded no new coronavirus cases or deaths for two-days straight.

COVID-19: Melbourne enjoys its first weekend out of lockdown | Newshub

SYDNEY: Australia reported zero new locally transmitted coronavirus cases Sunday, the country's health minister announced, sparking celebrations online of the first "national donut" since June.

Australia records zero new community Covid cases | New Straits Times

Five million residents of Melbourne emerged blinking into the light this week after 112 days of coronavirus lockdown — among the world’s longest and tightest — and they piled in to reopened cafés andFive million residents of Melbourne emerged blinking into the light this week after 112 days of coronavirus lockdown — among the world’s longest and tightest — and they piled in to reopened cafés and

Australia has recorded no new daily coronavirus community infections for the first time in nearly five months, paving the way for further easing of social distancing restrictions.Australia has recorded no new daily coronavirus community infections for the first time in nearly five months, paving the way for further easing of social distancing restrictions.

Australia sees no new cases for first time since 9 June

CANBERRA: Australia has recorded no new locally transmitted coronavirus infection for the first time in five months. In Melbourne, the capital of ...CANBERRA: Australia has recorded no new locally transmitted coronavirus infection for the first time in five months. In Melbourne, the capital of ...

Australia reports no new local COVID-19 cases for first time in 5 months - CNA

The milestone comes as state governments ease domestic travel restrictions.. Read more at straitstimes.com.Australia/NZ News -The milestone comes as state governments ease domestic travel restrictions.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Australia sees zero local Covid cases for first time since June, Australia/NZ News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Residents in Australia's second largest city of Melbourne on Saturday enjoyed their first weekend of relative freedom after an almost four-month lockdown as coronavirus case numbers continued to dwindle.Residents in Australia's second largest city of Melbourne on Saturday enjoyed their first weekend of relative freedom after an almost four-month lockdown as coronavirus case numbers continued to dwindle.

Australia's Melbourne enjoys first weekend out of lockdown as Covid-19 cases dwindle

After 111 days of lockdown, no new cases were reported on Monday. Read more to find out.After 111 days of lockdown, no new cases were reported on Monday. Read more to find out.

Melbourne Emerges Victorious from Lockdown | IE

Politician who led Australia virus lockdown finally takes day offPolitician who led Australia virus lockdown finally takes day off

Politician who led Australia virus lockdown finally takes day off - France 24

Victoria has recorded four new coronavirus cases and two are under investigation to see whether or not they could be false positives. Premier Daniel Andrews o...Victoria has recorded four new coronavirus cases and two are under investigation to see whether or not they could be false positives. Premier Daniel Andrews o...

Vic has no virus deaths, four new cases | The Inverell Times | Inverell, NSW

Victoria has recorded four new coronavirus cases and two are under investigation to see whether or not they could be false positives. Premier Daniel Andrews o...Victoria has recorded four new coronavirus cases and two are under investigation to see whether or not they could be false positives. Premier Daniel Andrews o...

Vic has no virus deaths, four new cases | Cowra Guardian | Cowra, NSW

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says all Victorians will "pay a price" if they don't all play their part. "We're all in this together," he said. “Following the rules, and I know the rules are not fun, but they’re there to keep us open, they are there to keep us safe and if we all play our part in lots of small ways in making good decisions, smart decisions and safe decisions, then we will be able to take another step next weekend and we will be able to take further steps after that. “We will get to Christmas and it will be much closer to a normal Christmas than it might have been, or indeed it will certainly be a much more normal Christmas than it will be if we don’t all play our part.” The state recorded four new cases of COVID-19 overnight, bringing metropolitan Melbourne’s 14-day rolling average to 2.6. There are 80 active cases across Victoria. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says all Victorians will "pay a price" if they don't all play their part. "We're all in this together," he said. “Following the rules, and I know the rules are not fun, but they’re there to keep us open, they are there to keep us safe and if we all play our part in lots of small ways in making good decisions, smart decisions and safe decisions, then we will be able to take another step next weekend and we will be able to take further steps after that. “We will get to Christmas and it will be much closer to a normal Christmas than it might have been, or indeed it will certainly be a much more normal Christmas than it will be if we don’t all play our part.” The state recorded four new cases of COVID-19 overnight, bringing metropolitan Melbourne’s 14-day rolling average to 2.6. There are 80 active cases across Victoria.

DMARGE interviews a Melburnian who moved to Noosa in August, under stage 4 restrictions, to understand what it's like being part of "The Great Migration."DMARGE interviews a Melburnian who moved to Noosa in August, under stage 4 restrictions, to understand what it's like being part of "The Great Migration."

'The Great Migration': Victorian 'Climate Refugees' Seek New Life In Queensland

MELBOURNE, Oct 31 — Residents in Australia’s second largest city of Melbourne today enjoyed their first weekend of relative freedom after an almost four-month lockdown as coronavirus case numbers continued to dwindle. As Melburnians have flocked to parks, tennis courts, restaurants and shops,...MELBOURNE, Oct 31 — Residents in Australia’s second largest city of Melbourne today enjoyed their first weekend of relative freedom after an almost four-month lockdown as coronavirus case numbers continued to dwindle. As Melburnians have flocked to parks, tennis courts, restaurants and shops,...

Australia’s Melbourne enjoys first weekend out of lockdown as Covid-19 cases dwindle | World | Malay Mail