'Donut day': Victoria's daily coronavirus tally back at zero after false positive result rejected  SBS NewsView Full coverage on Google News
Victoria's coronavirus tally for Saturday is back at zero, after a false positive result was rejected. Victoria's coronavirus tally for Saturday is back at zero, after a false positive result was rejected.

Victoria records another coronavirus 'donut day' after false positive result rejected | 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.

Victoria has recorded zero new cases of COVID-19 and zero deaths in the past 24 hours.Victoria has recorded zero new cases of COVID-19 and zero deaths in the past 24 hours.

Coronavirus Victoria: Zero new cases on Sunday

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. 

Melbourne's beleaguered residents are even being told to 'go out and enjoy yourselves', a stark turnaround from the fearmongering of past weeks, after five days in a row of zero new cases.Melbourne's beleaguered residents are even being told to 'go out and enjoy yourselves', a stark turnaround from the fearmongering of past weeks, after five days in a row of zero new cases.

Victoria records zero new coronavirus cases and no new deaths  | Daily Mail Online

It shouldn't be surprising that in the midst of a pandemic we still find ourselves mired in politics, writes Virginia Trioli.It shouldn't be surprising that in the midst of a pandemic we still find ourselves mired in politics, writes Virginia Trioli.

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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

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 Bellingen Shire Courier Sun | Bellingen, NSW

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

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

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.

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)

A single new coronavirus case recorded in Victoria has been reviewed and rejected. "So that's a donut day," the state's chief health officer Brett Sutton twee...A single new coronavirus case recorded in Victoria has been reviewed and rejected. "So that's a donut day," the state's chief health officer Brett Sutton twee...

Victoria scores donut day for virus cases | Yass Tribune | Yass, NSW

'So that's a donut day'. 'So that's a donut day'.

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Victoria has recorded another day with zero new coronavirus cases as Melburnians enjoyed their first weeken...

Coronavirus: Surprise 'donut day' for Victoria after single case revealed to be false positive

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

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

A single new coronavirus case recorded in Victoria has been reviewed and rejected. "So that's a donut day," the state's chief health officer Brett Sutton twee...A single new coronavirus case recorded in Victoria has been reviewed and rejected. "So that's a donut day," the state's chief health officer Brett Sutton twee...

Victoria scores donut day for virus cases | The Armidale Express | Armidale, 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

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

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

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.

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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

It came after the state had three new coronavirus cases on Thursday.It came after the state had three new coronavirus cases on Thursday.

Victoria records four new coronavirus cases, no deaths | October 30 | Bendigo Advertiser | Bendigo, VIC

For 120 days straight, Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews has faced the cameras to tell anxious residents how his government was battling ...For 120 days straight, Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews has faced the cameras to tell anxious residents how his government was battling ...

Victoria Premier Andrews finally takes day off as Melbourne COVID-19 lockdown ends - CNA

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

MELBOURNE: For 120 days straight, Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews has faced the cameras to tell anxious residents how his government was battling Australia’s worst coronavirus outbreak.

Politician who led Australia Covid-19 lockdown finally takes day off | New Straits Times