COVID-19 Update: Freedom Friday for Melbourne; VIC couple face fines & jail for entering QLD | 7NEWS

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    Melbourne’s harsh COVID-19 lockdown has come to an end, but many restrictions remain in place; a Victorian couple face fines and jail for escaping the lockdown and entering Queensland, where they have both tested positive to the virus.

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