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Vic high-risk workers set for test blitz

A quarter of workers in high-risk industries will be randomly tested for coronavirus each week as part of Melbourne's plan to emerge out of lockdown.

Pandemic causes a million deaths

The global coronavirus death toll has risen past a million according to a Reuters tally, a grim statistic in a pandemic that has devastated the global economy, overloaded health systems and changed the way people live.

Premier defensive as Vic records 10 cases

Premier Daniel Andrews has defended three senior public servants after the hotel quarantine inquiry heard they failed to brief ministers on major problems in the program.

UK eyes tougher COVID-19 restrictions

The British government is mulling tougher restrictions in England to tackle a swiftly accelerating second wave of the novel coronavirus outbreak, possibly outlawing more inter-household socialising.

SA woman ran down violent partner

A judge has been urged to show as much leniency as possible to a South Australian woman who ran down and killed her partner after a long history of domestic violence.