Coronavirus live news: New Zealand's biggest city back in lockdown as global deaths pass 740,000

WHO warns displacement of people in Beirut risks accelerating spread; four new cases in Auckland; Australia suffers deadliest day

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Australia recorded its deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday and the biggest daily rise in infections in three days, Reuters reports.

Victoria reported 21 deaths – two more than the previous deadliest days earlier this week – and 410 new cases in the past 24 hours. The new cases end a run of three consecutive days with new infections below 400 and dent hopes that a second wave gripping the state of Victoria may be stabilising.

We all know that a week is not the life cycle of this virus … and our experts remain firm in the view that this will drive the numbers down.

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