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Australia posts record daily rise in coronavirus cases – Al Jazeera English

Surge in outbreak in state of Victoria prompts tightening of distancing restrictions in neighbouring New South Wales.

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The Australian state of Victoria on Friday reported a record daily increase in COVID-19 cases as neighbouring New South Wales said it was banning dancing, singing and mingling at weddings as it stepped up efforts to contain a new wave of infections.
Victoria, where nearly five million people in the capital city of Melbourne are now in a six-week lockdown, said it had found 428 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, a record number of daily cases for Australia. 
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