Other states and territories have recorded few or zero cases in recent weeks and are continuing to reopen their economies, but Prime Minister Scott Morrison told residents not to become complacent.
Victoria state, of which Melbourne is the capital, recorded 422 coronavirus cases on Thursday – a dip from a record peak of 484 on Wednesday, but its 18th consecutive day of triple-digit rises.
Reigning Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka pulled out of a warm-up tournament for the opening Grand Slam of the year Saturday with an abdominal injury, casting a shadow over her preparations.
The Blacks Cap, chasing a massive 488 to win, were dismissed for 240 in the evening session of the fourth day with Lyon taking 4-81 and Blundell last man out for 121.
The judges, who will give their verdict on Aug.21, can decide to reject the appeal, order a retrial or acquit Pell, the Catholic Church’s most senior convicted child molester.
The Serbian fourth seed overcame an early wobble to romp past unseeded American Tommy Paul 7-5, 6-1, 6-2 on Rod Laver Arena in style.
Fans from the Melbourne Victory stand rushed into the pitch simply after the 20-minute mark at AAMI Stadium.
The state of Victoria reported 322 new infections and 19 new deaths on Monday, with 14 of the deaths connected to outbreaks at aged-care facilities.
Premier Daniel Andrews said in a statement on Thursday that “Melbourne — and surrounding Victoria — will join Sydney in locking down, bringing the total number of Australians under stay-at-home orders to around 12 million."