COVID-19 Update: Melbourne’s lockdown limbo; second aged care home records infection | 7NEWS

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  • 7NEWS Australia published this video item, entitled “COVID-19 Update: Melbourne’s lockdown limbo; second aged care home records infection | 7NEWS” – below is their description.

    Victoria is bracing for a second week of lockdown with a surge in cases casting doubt on the state’s snap shutdown ending on Thursday; and two aged care facilities have recorded infections, with three workers and a resident testing positive.

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