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Australia renews lockdown after recording new cases of COVID-19

A renewed lockdown was announced yesterday by the Australian government at Melbourne, the country’s capital.

This comes after the city recorded a spurt of 134 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours.

Locals in Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne scramble to bars and restaurants for their last drinks before the city returns to lockdown tonight.

Reports say that there has been a lot of frustration in the Victorian capital, just as the people were getting used to the loose Coronavirus restrictions on life, somewhat returning to normal.

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Authorities have therefore reinstated stay at home orders to the next 6 weeks starting tonight, Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

After the news was announced, the locals trooped to pubs and bars, and many restaurants have been booked as many people are eager to enjoy their last freedom.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison suggested that Australia will look at slowing the return of Australian nationals from overseas in a bid to control the virus.

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By Agnes Melissa Yovo | talksafrica.com

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