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Australia: Bars and restaurants reopen as Melbourne ends 112-day lockdown01:29

Australia: Bars and restaurants reopen as Melbourne ends 112-day lockdown

Australia, Melbourne
October 27, 2020 at 17:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

Melbourne residents began returning to bars and restaurants on Wednesday after the city ended a strict lockdown imposed in July due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases.

Some venues opened their doors at 23.59 local time with most of them set to reopen on Thursday.

"There's definitely that feeling of relief and release around the city," said Sally Capp, lord mayor of Melbourne, adding that "tonight signals something that is a brighter future for us here in Melbourne."

The decision to end the lockdown was made after no new COVID-19 cases were reported for the first time since June.

Australia: Bars and restaurants reopen as Melbourne ends 112-day lockdown01:29
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Melbourne residents began returning to bars and restaurants on Wednesday after the city ended a strict lockdown imposed in July due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases.

Some venues opened their doors at 23.59 local time with most of them set to reopen on Thursday.

"There's definitely that feeling of relief and release around the city," said Sally Capp, lord mayor of Melbourne, adding that "tonight signals something that is a brighter future for us here in Melbourne."

The decision to end the lockdown was made after no new COVID-19 cases were reported for the first time since June.

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