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Victoria declares state of disaster after spike in cases

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The Australian state of Victoria has declared a state of disaster and imposed new lockdown measures after a surge in coronavirus infections. Under the new rules, which came into effect on Sunday at 18:00 (08:00 GMT), residents of the state capital Melbourne are subject to a night-time curfew. There will be further restrictions on residents' ability to leave home. Premier Daniel Andrews said the new rules will remain in place until at least 13 September//bbc

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