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Melbourne Resumes Lockdown As COVID-19 Cases Surge

1 month ago   |   By NPR

The premier of Victoria state, Australia's second-most populous, issued a six-week stay-at-home order for Melbourne and closed the border with New South Wales state, effective midnight local time.
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Australia's Victoria state reimposes stay-at-home restrictions over coronavirus outbreak

Australia's Victoria state reimposes stay-at-home restrictions over coronavirus outbreak

1 month ago   |   By RT

Australia's second most populous state of Victoria will reimpose stay-at-home restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and one regional area of the state, Premier Daniel Andrews said. The statement comes after a record daily rise in coronavirus infections.
Victoria reported 191 new coronavirus cases overnight, the biggest since the epidemic began. The state reported its previous high of 127 new cases on Monday.
The restrictions will become effective from Wednesday night and will be in place for six weeks.
Lockdown measures were also reimposed in the country's second biggest city on Tuesday...
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Saturday's Pirates-Reds game postponed

Saturday's Pirates-Reds game postponed

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President Trump orders Chinese owner of TikTok to sell US assets

President Trump orders Chinese owner of TikTok to sell US assets

It remains unclear how the president's orders will affect the app's 100 million U.S. users. Read more ...

Bruins' Tuukka Rask opts out of NHL playoffs after bizarre comments

Bruins' Tuukka Rask opts out of NHL playoffs after bizarre comments

The Boston Bruins will be without their No. 1 goalie for the remainder of the 2020 NHL playoffs. Tuukka Rask announced Saturday that he was opting out of the playoffs with... Read more ...

California heat wave raises wildfire threat, causes rolling blackouts

California heat wave raises wildfire threat, causes rolling blackouts

California's power operator was directed to turn off electricity to approximately 200,000 to 250,000 customers at a time in rotating power outages. Read more ...

Radical? Inspirational? A token choice? What's the truth about Kamala Harris?

Radical? Inspirational? A token choice? What's the truth about Kamala Harris?

Kamala Harris's appointment as Joe Biden's vice-presidential running mate has sparked myriad opinions from all along the political spectrum. But what's true and what's... Read more ...

Cat in active labor found abandoned with newborn kittens in box in New England

Cat in active labor found abandoned with newborn kittens in box in New England

A cat who was in active labor was found abandoned in a box, according to a humane society. Read more ...

Canada-U.S border restrictions extended to at least September

Canada-U.S border restrictions extended to at least September

The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed to non-essential travel for at least another month. Read more ...

Russia starts production of Covid-19 vaccine - Health Ministry

Russia starts production of Covid-19 vaccine - Health Ministry

Production of the Russian vaccine for Covid-19 has been launched, the Health Ministry says. It was dubbed ‘Sputnik V' after the world's first artificial satellite launched by... Read more ...

Donald Trump's brother Robert hospitalized in New York

Donald Trump's brother Robert hospitalized in New York

President Trump's brother Robert has been hospitalized in New York, according to multiple reports Friday. The president's younger sibling, 72, is reportedly “gravely ill” but... Read more ...

'She was crying': Teen still missing as man taken into custody in Florida

'She was crying': Teen still missing as man taken into custody in Florida

An Amber Alert was issued Friday for a 16-year-old girl out of Orange County, Florida. Read more ...