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Melbourne’s lockdown extended by another week

The now all-too-familiar phrases “lockdown” and “stay-at-home orders” have been uttered once again by Dan Andrews.

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Victorian government confirms seven-day statewide lockdown as COVID-19 outbreak worsens

The Victorian government is going hard to try and stop the state’s worrying coronavirus cluster from getting further out of control.

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States shut their borders as Victoria readies for five-day snap lockdown

Wondering how the other states and territories have responded to Victoria’s snap lockdown? We’ve gathered all the info we can amid this fast-moving situation.

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South Australia introduces hard border, Qld to reimpose border passes as Melbourne’s COVID-19 outbreak grows

by Huntley Mitchell

Both states are taking no chances on the growing COVID-19 outbreak at the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport quarantine hotel.

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States and territories introduce travel restrictions following Victoria’s COVID case

On a more positive note, South Australia has removed its hard border arrangement with Western Australia.

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Midweek Interview

Life in the time of COVID-19 with MTA’s Anne Lane

This week, we traded slow cooker recipes with an MTA travel advisor. It took us a while to realise she was talking about a type of pot and not someone who takes three hours to make pasta.

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States and territories react to WA’s shock five-day lockdown

by Huntley Mitchell

Just when Australia’s domestic borders looked as if they would soon be free of restrictions, WA has prompted a widespread tightening.

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Tourism

Australia’s international border closure “one of the last things to change”, says chief medical officer

The man in charge of leading Australia’s COVID-19 response isn’t budging on his international travel forecast. At least that means the champagne has more time to chill.

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Aviation

Rex reaffirms commitment to COVID-19 refunds

Unlike some other airlines that are making it difficult to get a refund during the pandemic, Rex has got its passengers’ backs.

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Aviation

Brisbane Airport achieves global COVID-safe accreditation

While the health and safety protocols at Brisbane’s quarantine hotels are being questioned, at least the airport’s got it together.

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Victoria introduces ‘traffic light’ permit system for domestic travel

Dan Andrews has reportedly been playing Duke Dumont’s “Red Light Green Light” on repeat in his office in celebration of this news.

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Northern Territory revokes ‘hotspot’ status for Greater Brisbane, with Queensland to end lockdown

Greater Brisbanites with trips booked to the Top End and the Red Centre have had their prayers answered, as the Queensland government gets ready to end its three-day snap lockdown.

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