Patrons and staff celebrate the end of Melbourne’s coronavirus lockdown at a steakhouse on Wednesday. Photo: EPA Patrons and staff celebrate the end of Melbourne’s coronavirus lockdown at a steakhouse on Wednesday. Photo: EPA
Patrons and staff celebrate the end of Melbourne’s coronavirus lockdown at a steakhouse on Wednesday. Photo: EPA

Coronavirus: Melbourne parties as 112-day lockdown ends, but health experts urge caution

  • Residents of Australia’s cultural capital were quick to celebrate the city overcoming its second wave of infection, which began in late June
  • Thousands of businesses have reopened, but many are struggling – and infection specialists warn that the lockdown’s end is far from ‘game over’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Patrons and staff celebrate the end of Melbourne’s coronavirus lockdown at a steakhouse on Wednesday. Photo: EPA Patrons and staff celebrate the end of Melbourne’s coronavirus lockdown at a steakhouse on Wednesday. Photo: EPA
Patrons and staff celebrate the end of Melbourne’s coronavirus lockdown at a steakhouse on Wednesday. Photo: EPA
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