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Australia’s Melbourne to allow residents to leave city, despite stubborn virus outbreak

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s second largest city will allow its five millions residents to travel more than 25 kms (15 miles) from home and end mandatory masks wearing outdoors from Friday, despite the city fighting a stubborn COVID-19 outbreak. Melbourne exited a two-week hard lockdown late last week, its fourth since the pandemic began, after an outbreak that has seen about 100 cases since May 24. “Victoria is at its best when we are all together … the state will come back together from tomorrow night”, Victoria state Acting Premier James Merlino told reporters on Wednesday. Although cas…

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