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Australia’s Victoria to ease COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

FILE PHOTO: The first day of a COVID-19 lockdown in Melbourne

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Victoria state will begin easing its COVID-19 lockdown restrictions as planned from Tuesday night, Premier Daniel Andrews said, after the state reported fewer new cases.

People can leave their homes for any reason but several restrictions would remain, including a ban on guests in homes and masks mandatory both indoors and outdoors, Andrews said.

Victoria detected 10 new local cases, down from 11 a day earlier, with all infections linked to the latest outbreak and in quarantine throughout their infectious period.

(Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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