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Watch: Vic COVID-19 updateVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews is speaking live with a COVID-19 update at 1pm (AEST).
Multicultural communities split by NSW-Victoria border closure report confusion and information delaysSome multicultural communities in towns along the now-closed NSW-Victoria border have been separated by the closure.
COVID-19 update: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is speaking liveVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews and state health officials are speaking live with a COVID-19 update.
WA borders tighten to keep out VictoriansWestern Australia will tighten its hard border, denying entry to anyone who has been in Victoria recently, and has extended its state of emergency to 23 July.
NSW holding off on tougher restrictions for border towns, but remains on ‘high alert’Gladys Berejiklian says "there is no science-based reason" for the state to change restrictions on the NSW-Victoria border just yet.
Queensland to turn back Victorians while South Australia closes Victoria borderAnyone trying to enter Queensland from Victoria will be stopped at the border and turned around from Friday, while the South Australia-Victoria border has closed.
As Melburnians begin their second lockdown, mental health experts warn it won't be any easier this timeNearly five million people are now under Stage 3 lockdown in Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire as authorities scramble to stop the Victorian outbreak.
Melbourne's second lockdown sparks mental health fearsNearly five million people are now under Stage 3 lockdown in Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire as authorities scramble to stop the Victorian outbreak.
Traffic at NSW-Victoria border in Albury Wodonga as police check drivers for permitsNSW police say about 50,000 vehicles have crossed from Victoria into NSW since the border closure came into effect at midnight. Police have been checking permits for drivers to travel between the two..
Long lines and website hiccups as the NSW-Victorian border closure comes into forceService NSW has apologised after the website allowing people to apply for permits to cross the NSW-Victoria border crashed hours before the closure came into effect.
'Recipe for disaster': How Melbourne's COVID-19 spike could spread across AustraliaExperts have said Victoria's surge in COVID-19 cases needs to be a 'wake-up call' for the rest of Australia.
Victoria border closures won't stop the return of international studentsSBS News understands the federal government won't require the Victorian border to be open for international student pilots to proceed in other states and territories.
Coronavirus infections surge in Victoria with 191 new casesThe spike in infections comes as NSW moves to lock down the border with Victoria in an effort to prevent the outbreak from spreading.
'Mammoth task': Australian Defence Force to help NSW patrol Victoria borderThe Australian Defence Force will assist in what Gladys Berejiklian describes as a "mammoth task" to patrol the NSW-Victoria border when it closes tonight in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19.
Domestic tourism is ramping up on the NSW coast, but Victoria border closure loomsThe New South Wales north coast has been badly affected by coronavirus travel bans and restrictions but has been enjoying a recent return to normality. Those benefitting hope it will last.
NSW ramps up virus defence at Vic borderThe NSW-Victoria border will be closed after Victoria recorded its highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases, with both premiers and the PM agreeing on the move.
ADF to be deployed on NSW-Victoria borderThe Australian Defence Force will deploy between 350 and 500 personnel to patrol the NSW-Victoria border when it closes in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19.
'Everyone's confused and shocked': Questions over permit system as border towns navigate Victoria-NSW border closureThe decision to close the border between New South Wales and Victoria for the first time in a century is expected to affect the regional economies of Albury-Wodonga, Echuca and Mildura.
Australia to seal off 6.6 million people in virus-hit state as outbreak worsens(CNN)Australia will isolate 6.6 million people in the state of Victoria from the rest of the nation at midnight on Tuesday, as authorities take drastic action to control a coronavirus outbreak in the..
Victoria-NSW border to close for the first time in 100 years as Melbourne coronavirus cases hit record daily highThe border between New South Wales and Victoria will close at 11:59 on Tuesday night as coronavirus cases continue to surge in Victoria.
Qantas cabin crew are being recruited to work on Victoria's botched hotel quarantine programStood down Qantas staff can apply for Victorian government jobs to help with the state's trouble-plagued hotel quarantine program.
Coronavirus: Australia to close Victoria-New South Wales borderThe first closure of the border since the pandemic began follows a sharp rise in cases in Melbourne.
NSW-Victoria border expected to close amid Melbourne coronavirus outbreakThe border between New South Wales and Victoria is expected to close from Tuesday.
'Ham-fisted' lockdown of nine Melbourne public housing towers, some without confirmed COVID-19 cases, criticisedThe Victorian government's sudden decision to impose a hard lockdown on the residents of nine Melbourne public housing blocks is causing hardship.
'Ham-fisted' lockdown of Melbourne public housing towers criticised by Victorian Public Tenants AssociationThe Victorian government's sudden decision to impose a hard lockdown on the residents of nine Melbourne public housing blocks is causing hardship.
Chief Medical Officer backs Victoria’s lockdown of ‘vertical cruise ship’ towersActing Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly has backed the Victorian government’s harsh “hard lockdown” of public housing towers.
A group of 3,000 Melburnians have been locked down in public housing towers. But how will authorities manage it?The continued presence of coronavirus in Victoria has prompted officials to, somewhat controversially, lock down nine public housing towers in inner-Melbourne.
Victoria announces rent support for locked-down public housing tenantsThe affected public housing tenants will not be charged rent for the next two weeks, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says.
'This is not fair': Father-of-five inside Melbourne lockdown fears for his childrenA Melbourne father of five under five has told of his concern about the Victorian government's sudden lockdown of his building.
Coronavirus cases are surging in Melbourne. These public housing towers are now in total lockdownThe alarming rise in Victoria's COVID-19 cases, which surged by 108 on Saturday, has prompted an emergency meeting of Australia's top medical officials.
Emergency health meeting on Vic outbreakThe alarming rise in Victoria's COVID-19 cases, which surged by 108 on Saturday, has prompted an emergency meeting of Australia's top medical officials.
Vic father of five in lockdown stressA Melbourne father of five under five has told of his concern about the Victorian government's sudden lockdown of his building.
Concern for vulnerable residents in Melbourne public housing towers in 'hard lockdown' as coronavirus spreadsVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews says the concern is that the "virus can spread like wildfire" in large apartment blocks that have now emerged as new clusters in the state, with concern mounting for..
Victoria reports 108 new coronavirus cases, as 'hard lockdown' announced for nine public housing towersVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews says the concern is that the "virus can spread like wildfire" in large apartment blocks that have now emerged as new clusters in the state.
Authorities searching for signs new coronavirus infections are stabilising in MelbourneHigh levels of virus testing continue in Victoria as authorities monitor whether case numbers are stabilising, while the government fears the economic impacts.
Melbourne virus outbreak under close watchHigh levels of virus testing continue in Victoria as authorities monitor whether case numbers are stabilising, while the government fears the economic impacts.
Queensland to host six AFL teams as all Victorian clubs leave coronavirus-hit stateAll 10 Victorian AFL clubs will leave the state and enter hubs in either WA, NSW or Queensland.
Victoria's top doctor warns the coronavirus death toll could rise due to Melbourne outbreakVictoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has warned the state's second wave of coronavirus could kill more people.
Breaches at Vic hotel quarantine securityClaims have emerged that security guards involved in Melbourne's hotel quarantine received little training and were at times not working designated shifts.
Vic lockdown mayors' welfare concernsMayors in Melbourne's hotspots are worried about the welfare of people and businesses as they enter another lockdown following alarming COVID-19 numbers.
Victorian hotspot residents will be banned from NSW and fined $11,000 if they try to enter stateResidents of Melbourne's coronavirus hotspots have been banned from NSW and will be fined $11,000 if they try to enter the state.
Victoria coronavirus outbreak: International flights into Melbourne diverted as hotel quarantine inquiry beginsInternational flights into Victoria have been diverted for two weeks after a "very significant" number of new COVID-19 cases were linked to quarantine hotels.
How has Victoria's spike in coronavirus cases changed plans to reopen state borders?With the number of coronavirus cases in Victoria spiking, some states and territories have altered their plans to reopen their borders, while others are pressing ahead.
South Australia scraps plan to lift border restrictions on 20 July amid Victoria coronavirus spikeSouth Australia has scrapped plans to lift all its remaining border restrictions on 20 July because of the spike in Victorian cases.
Victoria is considering suburban lockdowns, what could they look like?The Victorian government may lock down "virus hotspots" across Melbourne.
Melbourne testing blitz continues as fears of coronavirus second wave dismissedAustralia's deputy chief medical officer has described the growing number of coronavirus cases in Victoria as concerning but does not represent a second wave.
Victoria introduces mandatory testing for quarantined travellersVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews says the number of quarantined travellers not being tested is being reduced to 15 per cent or less.
Adem Somyurek issues Victoria Labor stern warningFormer Victorian Labor minister Adem Somyurek says he would not take the punishment for his alleged branch stacking lying down.