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Created On: 10/26/2020 06:58 AM
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RustyTruck

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Melbourne Australia that is...

(CNN)Melbourne, the city at the epicenter of Australia's coronavirus epidemic, will move out of lockdown this week after the Victoria state health department on Sunday reported no new cases and no deaths due to the virus for the first time in more than four months.

Announcing the relaxation of restrictions at a news conference on Monday, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said starting on Tuesday at 11:59 p.m., Melbourne residents will be allowed to leave their homes and most businesses in the state can reopen with restrictions on the number of people.
"With 0 cases and so much testing, we are able to say that now is the time to open up. Now is the time to congratulate every single Victorian who has stayed the course," Andrews said.
The remarkable milestone of no new cases comes just months after Andrews declared a "state of disaster" to stem an outbreak that saw as many as 725 people in the state test positive for the virus in a single day.

The steep decline in cases has allowed the government to lift major social distancing measures that have been in place for weeks.
As cases began skyrocketing this summer, Andrews put in place the type of strict anti-epidemic measures that governments in Western Europe and the United States have been hesitant to enact out of fear of damaging the economy and trampling on civil liberties.
From a public health standpoint, Andrews' decision appeared to have worked. While cases in Europe continue to skyrocket to record-breaking levels and US President Donald Trump's chief of staff said the United States "will not be able to contain the pandemic," Victoria appears to have done just that.


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 10/26/2020 08:06 AM
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Pagerow

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At one point, the White House had more positive COVID cases than:

Australia,

New Zealand,

Malaysia,

and Taiwan...

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 10/26/2020 08:13 AM
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Central Floridave

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Well, Ya know, if you just stop testing there will be no more new cases.
 10/26/2020 08:23 AM
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wtf

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Originally posted by: Central Floridave

Well, Ya know, if you just stop testing there will be no more new cases.

Yup - it's like if we just quit testing for pregnancy, there will no more births.


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 10/26/2020 08:34 AM
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RustyTruck

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More people running around unmasked at Satellite Publix yesterday than I've seen since the onset.

This is a really bad time for people to slack off. All the signs indicate a local spike is already showing.

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 10/26/2020 10:52 AM
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Cole

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Eight news cases yesterday in Monroe County. Eight and with zero deaths.

They still have mandatory mask use. Thousands of tourists pour in per week and many are from hot spots, yet they have a total of eight positive tests.
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