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Vic crackdown will help NSW: Berejiklian

Victoria's state of disaster declaration and Melbourne's hard lockdown will help secure the border with NSW and curb the spread of coronavirus into the state, Premier Gladys Berejiklian says.

Vic Stage 4 business closures, changes

STAGE FOUR BUSINESS CLOSURES AND CHANGES FOR MELBOURNEOPEN FOR ON-SITE WORK WITH COVID SAFE PLAN:* Supermarkets and grocery stores including liquor shops* Fuel retailers* Pharmacies* Post offices* Hardware, building an garden supplies for trade* Specialist stationery for business use* Maternity supplies* Motor vehicle parts for emergency repairs* Locksmiths* Laundry and dry cleaners* Farms* Commercial fishing* Vet clinics, pounds and shelters* Construction of critical infrastructure and services to support those projects* Critical repairs to residential premises where required for emergency or safety* Cafes and restaurants for takeaway* Newspaper and magazine publishing, radio, television and online broadcast* Bank branches* Critical service call...

Virus-hit Vic enters 'state of disaster'

A state of disaster has been declared in Victoria, with harsh COVID-19 restrictions on movement across Melbourne and an overnight curfew to be enforced by police.

Trump says he'll ban TikTok app in US

President Donald Trump has said he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.

US deal for 100 million doses of vaccine

Two major drug companies will supply the US government with 100 million doses of an experimental coronavirus vaccine, as the nation's top health agency predicted that fatalities would rise in the coming weeks.

Maxwell documents released in Epstein case

Documents about dealings between Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein have been publicly released by a US court, where the British socialite faces criminal charges she aided the late financier's sexual abuse of girls.