Coronavirus Australia live update: unemployment rate falls as Victoria records 28 new Covid cases and NSW five

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7.46am BST

Still in Victoria, and the state’s assistant police commissioner Luke Cornelius has said they’re expecting more anti-lockdown protests this weekend.

Cornelius delivered a graphically-memorable quote last week when describing how he felt about the “selfish antics” of protestors.

The organisers of the protest sent an email to us a couple of days ago, wanting to protest.

(They were) advising us that if we refused to allow them, we’ll be jeorpardising the safety of others and Victoria Police would be putting all Victorians at risk and responsible for the continued spread of the virus.

“We don’t want to, we just need to.”

7.15am BST

Folk in regional Victoria haven’t wasted any time getting out and about under eased coronavirus restrictions that came in overnight.

And why would they? Here are some pics from Geelong.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus Australia live update: unemployment rate falls as Victoria records 28 new Covid cases and NSW five ———

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