Coronavirus live news: Melbourne under curfew; worldwide cases near 18mBen Quinn (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier)on August 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm

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Hundreds of ‘mystery cases’ have forced decision in Australian state of Victoria; India records nearly 55,000 new cases; UK planning to avoid a second national lockdown;Coronavirus global report: ‘response fatigue’ fears as Mexico hits 9,000 daily casesVictoria announces stage four coronavirus lockdown in MelbourneSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.00pm BST Scotland has recorded its seventeenth day without any new registered coronavirus deaths, as authorities reported 31 new cases.It brings the total number of positive cases to 18,676, according to figures released in the last hour.366,025 people in Scotland have been tested for #coronavirusThe total confirmed as positive has risen by 31 to 18,676 The number of deaths of patients who tested positive remains at 2,491 Latest update ➡️ https://t.co/bZPbrC7f5XHealth advice ➡️ https://t.co/l7rqArSHI2 pic.twitter.com/aD0KblyR0t 2.42pm BST Police have been patrolling the largely deserted city streets of Melbourne after the implementation of a curfew, as authorities in the Australian state of Victoria grapple with hundreds of “mystery cases” of coronavirus.Under the six-week so-called stage 4 lockdown, no one will be allowed to venture further than 5km (3.1 miles) from their home, only one person per household per day will be allowed to go shopping, and only one hour of exercise will be permitted. Continue reading…

Hundreds of ‘mystery cases’ have forced decision in Australian state of Victoria; India records nearly 55,000 new cases; UK planning to avoid a second national lockdown;

Scotland has recorded its seventeenth day without any new registered coronavirus deaths, as authorities reported 31 new cases.

It brings the total number of positive cases to 18,676, according to figures released in the last hour.

366,025 people in Scotland have been tested for #coronavirus

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The total confirmed as positive has risen by 31 to 18,676

The number of deaths of patients who tested positive remains at 2,491

Latest update ➡️ https://t.co/bZPbrC7f5X
Health advice ➡️ https://t.co/l7rqArSHI2 pic.twitter.com/aD0KblyR0t

Police have been patrolling the largely deserted city streets of Melbourne after the implementation of a curfew, as authorities in the Australian state of Victoria grapple with hundreds of “mystery cases” of coronavirus.

Under the six-week so-called stage 4 lockdown, no one will be allowed to venture further than 5km (3.1 miles) from their home, only one person per household per day will be allowed to go shopping, and only one hour of exercise will be permitted.

Continue reading…


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