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Vic premier urges compliance as cases rise

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has urged residents not to search for lockdown loopholes as the state recorded its sixth consecutive day of a triple-digit rise in coronavirus cases.

Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS* Victoria has recorded 288 new coronavirus cases, the biggest daily increase of any state since the pandemic began, with over 1,000 active infections up from 60 last month.

New virus cases linked to Sydney pub

Two recent COVID-19 cases have been linked to a pub in southwest Sydney, with the venue temporarily closed and authorities searching for a third person who could have spread the infection.

Flights cut to ease pressure on quarantine

Australians wanting to return home from overseas will have to wait longer after the government halved international flight arrivals to ease pressure on hotel quarantine systems.

Victoria records 288 new coronavirus cases

Victoria has recorded Australia's biggest daily increase in coronavirus cases, as the state's chief health officer seeks to reassure people the outbreak isn't spiralling out of control.

Indoor airborne virus spread possible: WHO

The World Health Organisation is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions - after more than 200 scientists urged the agency to do so.

One Melbourne tower stays in lockdown

Residents of one Melbourne public housing tower will remain in hard lockdown for another nine days, with fears a quarter of them could have coronavirus.