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A strict lockdown in Melbourne, Australia left streets empty and helped the city quash the coronavirus

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Car horns honked in the streets and declarations echoed that people could “get back on the beers”, as residents of Melbourne in the Australian state of Victoria celebrated a double milestone on 26 October.

After 111 days of lockdown – one of the longest and most stringent in the world – Daniel Andrews, the premier of Victoria, announced an easing of restrictions in the city as well as what some called a “double-doughnut day”: one with 0 new coronavirus cases and 0 deaths …



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