The Royal Arcade shopping precinct in Melbourne, Australia. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Royal Arcade shopping precinct in Melbourne, Australia. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: Melbourne prepares to exit world’s longest lockdown; India hits 1 billion vaccine doses

  • Officials had promised to lift the 262-day lockdown once double vaccination for people aged above 16 exceeded 70 per cent in Victoria
  • The South Asian nation, which has so far reported 34.1 million Covid-19 cases, celebrated the milestone with musical programmes

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The Royal Arcade shopping precinct in Melbourne, Australia. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Royal Arcade shopping precinct in Melbourne, Australia. Photo: EPA-EFE
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