Coronavirus live news: new outbreak prompts Hong Kong to close all schools; new spike in Melbourne

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Our own Helen Davidson in Australia has reported that Hong Kong is closing all kindergartens, primary and secondary schools early, amid a new outbreak of Covid-19 infections in the city.

Summer holidays will begin early on Monday, authorities announced today, and there will be a review to decide if school can resume the new year as scheduled in August or September. Schools have been given the option of delaying tests planned for next week until later in the year.

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Just in case you’re feeling demob happy as the weekend hoves into view – a cautionary tale: the Australian Associated Press are reporting that a run for KFC in Melbourne has led to a $26,000 (£14,360) lockdown fine for a group of birthday partygoers.

The infringement of stay-at-home directions was discovered after two people ordered about 20 meals at a KFC store in Dandenong about 1.30am on Friday. The large order raised suspicion among ambulance workers at the store, who notified police of their concern.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus live news: new outbreak prompts Hong Kong to close all schools; new spike in Melbourne ———

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