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  • Victoria has recorded another 273 cases of coronavirus in the state and one death, as the Government confirms prep to year 10 students in locked-down areas will return to home learning from July 20.

    The person who died overnight was a man in his 70s, Premier Daniel Andrews said this morning.

    Mr Andrews said there were 57 Victorians with coronavirus in hospital, including 16 people in intensive care.

    There are now 1,484 active cases of coronavirus in Victoria.

    Mr Andrews said from July 20, prep to year 10 students in mainstream state schools in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire would return to remote learning until at least August 19.

    Victoria’s VCE and VCAT students are returning to schools for face-to-face learning tomorrow, and specialist schools will also remain open.

    All students in regional Victoria, outside of the Mitchell Shire, will return to school in person as normal from tomorrow.

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    00:00 Vic Premier, Daniel Andrews – Case numbers and death details
    02:30 Lock down
    04:00 Front line workers
    06:00 Schools – at home learning and other logistics
    13:05 Deputy Premier, James Merlino
    18:00 Chief Health Officer, Prof Brett Sutton
    31:00 Questions – Daniel Andrews

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