Coronavirus Australia live updates: PM announces reopening plan as protesters in Melbourne pepper-sprayed

Scott Morrison announces new reopening plan and aims to get 26,000 Australians stuck overseas home by Christmas, as anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne attracts crowd of about 300 protesters. Follow live

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Back to the United States, and a photo of Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is making the rounds showing bruises and a bandage on his hand.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did not answer questions about his health, only saying there were “no concerns” despite visible bandages and bruises https://t.co/YHrrDvXO5s pic.twitter.com/hJ47xDimxl

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Reports of a Brett Sutton cover-up is not backed up by the documentary trail, revealing a less-than-sinister reading of his actions.

The Victorian media have painted Sutton as attempting to prevent emails that contradicted his sworn evidence to be given to the state’s inquiry into hotel quarantine.

Related: The facts don’t support claims of a Brett Sutton cover-up over emails

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