New restrictions coming for Australian hot spot

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Australia’s hot spot Victoria state on Tuesday reported 374 new cases of COVID-19, its second-highest daily tally.

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews also announced three more deaths, bringing the national death toll to 126.

Andrews said a lockdown in Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, which began two weeks ago, is having an impact.

“You’d like to see numbers coming down. At the end of the day though, we’re not seeing the doubling and doubling again” of cases, Andrews said. “So what that says to me … is that the sorts of measures we’ve put in place are having a direct impact.”

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said military personnel are helping Victorian health authorities deal with the growing caseload.

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Source: Seattle Times