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Victorians could find out new rules today

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Victorian Daniel Andrews, whose state has the toughest restrictions and where more than 70 per cent of all new cases have been found in the past week, is set to announce any potential easing in the rules today.

Protests of lockdown measures saw 10 people arrested in on Sunday.

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Anti-vaxxers and Victorians fed up with the coronavirus lockdown broke social distancing rules to protest in Melbourne’s CBD on Sunday. Scott Barbour

On Sunday, announced wide-scale easing of COVID-19 movement restrictions from Friday, as she looks to kick-start the country’s largest economy as the threat of COVID-19 recedes.

The move came as Western Australian Premier revealed that his state, which has already moved ahead of the rest of the country in easing restrictions, will ease the rules even further around indoor and outdoor gatherings from May 18.


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Welcome to s live coronavirus blog, where we’ll be bringing you breaking news all day.

Here’s what you need to know this morning:

There were 14 more COVID-19 cases detected on Sunday, an increase of 0.2 per cent to 6939. There are 676 active cases.

The death toll stands at 97, with no fatalities reported for five days.

Globally, more than 4 million people have tested positive for the virus and almost 281,900 have died, according to research by .

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