Morning mail: Melbourne lockdown, Afghan evacuation plea, my neighbours the Whitlams

Posted by on June 6, 2021 4:55 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Monday: Victorians await Covid case update with lockdown due to lift on Thursday. Plus: when Gough and Margaret moved in down the road

Good morning. It’s Monday 7 June: Melbourne is still in a coronavirus lockdown, a lot of people are in favour of mandatory vaccines for frontline workers, and Meghan and Harry have had another baby. This is Imogen Dewey with the main stories to start your week.

Two further cases of local Covid-19 transmission – a resident and a nurse at an aged care home – were identified yesterday in Victoria in addition to the two infections officially recorded by the state, as Western Australia was put on alert when a returned overseas traveller tested positive after leaving hotel quarantine. Labor leader Anthony Albanese yesterday called for purpose-built quarantine facilities in every state before the next election, saying, “We can’t afford to keep having these lockdowns.”

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