Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria reports five deaths and 15 new Covid cases as NSW records six

Premier Daniel Andrews hints restrictions will be eased in Melbourne on Sunday as NSW strives to boost testing. Follow all the day’s news live

7.45am BST

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7.37am BST

Australian shares have bounced back strongly after four consecutive days of falls, but the Aussie dollar tumbled, dogged by talk of the Reserve Bank easing monetary policy further.

The S&P/ASX200 benchmark index closed 139.8 points higher, or 2.4%, to 5923.9 on Wednesday, AAP reports.

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