Young people in England – and maybe some older ones – have not universally heeded government warnings about not going out and partying in big groups ahead of the new restrictions on gatherings.
Pictures from Leicester Square in central London showed people in large groups enjoying the city’s nightlife.
Here’s our story with that government warning:
Those latest figures from Victoria for the past 24 hours take the state’s death toll to 723 and the national count to 810 since the start of the pandemic.
The state capital, Melbourne, is still under hard lockdown but the restrictions could ease by the end of the month if cases continue to fall. Regional areas of the state are expected to ease its restrictions within days.
They come after another day of protests in Melbourne on Saturday amid growing discontent with the curbs on normal life.
Premier Daniel Andrews said road checkpoints may be stepped up to make sure Melburnians don’t escape to the country.
On Sunday, News Corp media outlets released footage of a woman being dragged from her car by a police officer at a vehicle checkpoint about 45km north of Melbourne.
The footage suggests she had refused to give her name to the officer and was subsequently forcibly removed from the car after refusing to get out herself, saying she felt unsafe.
Victoria records 41 new cases and seven more deaths
The worst-hit Australian state has just released its daily coronavirus numbers.
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- French health authorities reported 10,561 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, a new daily record as the number topped 10,000 for the first time.The latest daily count highlights a resurgence of the disease in France.
- Victoria has recorded 41 new cases and seven deaths on Sunday. The Australian state continues to be in hard lockdown with Melbourne under nightly curfew.
- Oxford University says clinical trials of its vaccine are to resume in the UK. Trials of the treatment under development with the pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca halted last Sunday when a participant fell ill.
- Daily coronavirus cases in Scotland have hit a four-month high, after a total of 221 people have tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours.
- Oxygen supply has grown scarce in parts of India that are particularly hard-hit by coronavirus.
- The Netherlands has reported 1,231 new cases of coronavirus, as well as one further death.
- Athens has become the centre of what senior government officials are calling a “troubling” surge in cases in Greece.
- In England, people have been urged not to have a “party weekend” before the government’s “rule of six” restrictions come into force on Monday.
- Russia reported 5,488 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the tally to 1,057,362, the fourth largest in the world.
Victoria records 41 new cases and seven deaths
The worst-hit Australian state has released its latest daily figure for new cases.