Coronavirus Australia live: stranded Victorians return from Sydney as tourism industry warned international border could be shut all year

Twenty-five of Sydney’s 35 local government areas were downgraded from ‘red’ to ‘orange’ zones on Monday night. Follow latest updates

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Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has also been speaking in Melbourne. He announced that a walkway to the MCG will be renamed Daniher’s Way in honour of Neale Daniher, who has motor neurone disease and has raised millions of dollars to research the condition and support those who contract it.

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Queensland’s chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young says that mask restrictions will ease from Friday, and they will no longer be mandatory other than in airports and on flights.

Part of the reason for this is that Young is comfortable people will wear masks again at short notice if the situation changes.

I would like to see people wearing masks a bit more when they can’t socially distance.

It’s not going to be mandatory, and the reason for that is that I think the response to asking people to wear masks was absolutely fantastic.

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