Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 43 new Covid cases and nine deaths as NSW reports 10 cases

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7.58am BST

Victoria’s assistant police commissioner Luke Cornelius says responding to anti-lockdown protests in Melbourne has him feeling “a bit like a dog returning to eat its own vomit.”

In comments reported by AAP this afternoon, Cornelius said he was sick of the protests. There’s another proposed for the city on Saturday – a “Melbourne Freedom Walk” – that would need significant police resources, he said.

“I feel a bit like a dog returning to eat his own vomit… I’m sick of it.”

“If people were less selfish and a bit more grown up, we wouldn’t have to keep doing this.”

7.38am BST

Victoria’s inquiry into the state’s hotel quarantine program will hear evidence from the state’s chief health officer Prof Brett Sutton next week.

The inquiry has announced its witness list for next week with Sutton scheduled to appear on Wednesday. Victoria’s police chief commissioner Shane Patton will appear on Thursday.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 43 new Covid cases and nine deaths as NSW reports 10 cases ———

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