COVID-19 Update: Melbourne lockdown looms as cases grow; panic buying returns to stores | 7NEWS

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  • 7NEWS Australia published this video item, entitled “COVID-19 Update: Melbourne lockdown looms as cases grow; panic buying returns to stores | 7NEWS” – below is their description.

    Melbourne is teetering on the edge of a snap lockdown, with more exposure sites identified overnight and state borders shut; while panic buying is back as frantic shoppers stockpile toilet paper and dry foods.

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