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Melbourne counts economic cost of coronavirus lockdown, offering harsh lesson to other cities

As countries across the globe grapple with the prospect of renewed lockdowns, the Australian city of Melbourne offers a stark lesson on the costs of bringing the coronavirus under control.The city of 5 million people on Wednesday emerged from one of the world’s strictest and longest lockdowns that shuttered businesses and confined residents to their homes for more than three months.While infections have dropped from a daily peak of about 700 in early August to just two new cases on Wednesday,…

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