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  • 7NEWS Australia published this video item, entitled “COVID-19: Is Melbourne’s lockdown extension actually needed? | 7NEWS” – below is their description.

    While regional areas of Victoria will return to something resembling normality on Friday, residents of Melbourne will remain locked down for another week, after 6 new cases were recorded. But with most cases close contacts of known cases, is a citywide lockdown an appropriate course of action? Infectious diseases expert Professor Peter Collignon weighs in.

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