Victoria has recorded nine new cases and no deaths. But a coronavirus cluster linked to a Melbourne butcher shop in Chadstone may be a super-spreading event, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has warned.
US President Donald Trump, who is in hospital with COVID-19, received supplemental oxygen and is now being treated with a powerful steroid amid indications that his lungs may have suffered some damage. But Trump could be released from hospital as early as Monday (tomorrow, US time). His Democratic opponent Joe Biden has tested negative for the virus, his campaign says.
NSW and Queensland residents are enjoying a public holiday today after both states recorded no new local cases. Many regional Victorians will be allowed to visit the Northern Territory from early November.
Melbourne’s controversial five-kilometre radius rule could remain in place – or even be extended – if Melburnians fail to observe COVID-19 restrictions at beaches and parks. Large, unruly crowds descended on bayside beaches during the weekend’s warm weather.
The global death toll for coronavirus has passed 1,034,000, while the tally of confirmed cases has exceeded 35 million, according to John Hopkins University.