Australia coronavirus live update: Victoria records 11 new Covid cases as Melbourne enters 11th day of lockdown

Victorian authorities expressed confidence before today’s release of latest case numbers that lockdown can be lifted. Follow latest updates

12.16am BST

ABC managing director Daivd Anderson was up at Senate estimates at 9am this morning after he was recalled to be questioned about the end of the Christian Porter defamation suit, which the former attorney general dropped last week.

The MD is expected to be grilled about the details of the confidential agreement with Porter after the Australian reported that Porter would receive “a sum in the vicinity of $100,000 from the ABC” – a claim the ABC denies.

“The ABC has not and will not pay any amount to Mr Porter,” a spokesperson said.

“ABC Managing Director David Anderson has been asked to appear before the Senate Estimates Committee on Monday 7 June and will have the opportunity to respond to a range of issues,” a spokesman said.

“The original reporting on this matter remains unaltered on the public record and we stand by our journalists and the work they do in the public interest.

“Our staff are aware of their responsibilities under the ABC’s Personal Use of Social Media Guidelines and the processes in place to ensure compliance with those guidelines.”

We are also expecting some questions about the ABC social media policy.

12.07am BST

Victoria is reporting 11 new coronavirus cases in the 24 hours to midnight last night.

But the good news is that over 17,000 vaccine dose were administered, and over 24,000 tests were taken.

Reported yesterday: 11 new local cases and no new cases acquired overseas.
– 17,719 vaccine doses were administered
– 24,265 test results were received

More later: https://t.co/lIUrl0ZEco

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Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Australia coronavirus live update: Victoria records 11 new Covid cases as Melbourne enters 11th day of lockdown ———

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