Earthquake Hits Southeast Australia, Damaging Buildings in Melbourne

The 5.8-magnitude quake damaged buildings in Melbourne, but there were no immediate reports of serious injuries or deaths.

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As the Australian Open plays on, Victoria officials order a ‘circuit breaker’ Covid lockdown.

The tournament will continue without spectators because professional athletes are considered essential workers under the new restrictions in Victoria state.

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Rash of Coronavirus Cases Poses Early Challenge for the Australian Open

With several positive tests among people arriving from abroad, and a strict quarantine, the Australian Open is not going the way organizers expected it would.

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The Coronavirus Is Mutating, and That’s Fine (So Far)

SARS-CoV-2 has been slowly changing in small ways, without getting more dangerous.

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KFC Birthday Party Costs $18,000 in Covid-19 Fines in Australia

“That’s a heck of a birthday party to recall,” said Chief Commissioner Shane Patton of the Victoria police. Officers were led to a house where they found people hiding in the backyard, garage and under beds.

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