Coronavirus live news: Europe passes 10m cases, Australian cases rise amid border fight

England lockdown expected early next week; US passes 9m infections; New South Wales records four new infections, Victoria one. Follow the latest:

6.52am GMT

In Melbourne, police have arrested protestors objecting to the state’s compulsory mask-wearing law.

A Victoria police spokeswoman told the Guardian that 21 people were arrested for a range of offences including not wearing a mask, breaching public gathering directions, and travelling more than 25km from their homes.

6.20am GMT

A Covid-hit Slovenia has apparently cooled on its famous daughter, Melania Trump, according to this report from AFP:

In 2016 Slovenia’s media followed the US presidential campaign with bated breath, but now the coronavirus pandemic is dominating headlines and crowding out coverage of whether Melania will stay in the White House alongside her husband President Donald Trump after Tuesday’s US election.

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