Coronavirus live news: US cases pass 2.5m as Australia considers new lockdown in Melbourne

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That’s it from me, Helen Sullivan, for the weekend. Thanks for following along!

My colleague Aaron Walawalkar will be bringing you the latest pandemic news for the next while.

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Under the mountains of Mourne close to Castlewellan Forest Park’s lake, a young family were celebrating the liberation of campsites from lockdown in Northern Ireland.

Before the lifting of restrictions on caravan and camping parks in the rest of the UK, the Kon family had driven for an hour from their Newtonabbey home on the northern outskirts of Belfast to this County Down beauty spot.

Related: ‘I’ve been dreaming of this day’: happy campers return to Northern Ireland

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