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Melbourne lockdown lifts as second wave of Covid-19 is eliminated

By Donna Lu

A strict lockdown in Melbourne, Australia left the streets empty and helped the city eradicate the coronavirus

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Car horns blew in the streets and declarations confirmed that people “can drink beer again” as residents of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia celebrated a double milestone on October 26th.

After 111 days of lockdown – one of the longest and strictest in the world – Daniel Andrews, the Prime Minister of Victoria, announced a relaxation of restrictions in the city as well as a so-called "double donut day": one with 0 new coronavirus cases and 0 Deaths …