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Coronavirus: Australia’s Melbourne enters snap lockdown; Philippine cinemas, theme parks to resume soon

The second-most populous city in Australia will enter a five-day snap coronavirus lockdown, authorities said on Friday, barring spectators for much of the Australian Open tennis tournament.A fresh Covid-19 cluster linked to a quarantine hotel in Melbourne, the capital of Victoria state, reached 13 cases as of Thursday midnight, as authorities rushed to quash the spread of the virus. All of those infections were linked to the highly contagious UK variant.Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews announced…

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