Coronavirus live news: Victoria declares state of disaster and nightly curfew for Melbourne

Boris Johnson has ordered officials to work-up a plan for avoiding a second national lockdown; Hundreds of ‘mystery cases’ have forced decision in Australian state; South Africa’s cases pass 500,000. Follow the latest updates

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Here are the key developments from the last few hours:

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Boris Johnson has ordered officials to work-up a plan for avoiding a second national lockdown, according to reports.

Prime Minister is considering asking the elderly to shield once again and is mulling lockdown-like conditions for London should there be a second wave of coronavirus infections, The Sunday Telegraph and The Sunday Times said.

TELEGRAPH: PM slams brakes on new Covid freedoms #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/ZmWs0O5Bsm

THE TIMES: PM slams brakes on easing of lockdown #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/07cnVy4rap

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