/ 26 May 2021

Meanwhile, in coronavirus news…

• Melbourne recorded 5 new cases of locally acquired COVID yesterday, taking the cluster in the city’s north to 9. A man in his 60s is believed to be the source of the cluster – but it’s not known how he got the virus. One of the cases attended the Collingwood v Port Adelaide game on Sunday – officials are now contacting those who were seated nearby.

• As for the knock-on effects, restrictions for Greater Melbourne have been reintroduced, including mask-wearing and gathering limits. They will be in place until 4 June. The states and territories have myriad responses for people travelling from the city, as we’ve come to expect… And quarantine-free travel from Victoria to Kiwiland has been suspended until Friday at least.

• And because misery loves company, let’s turn to Japan… The US has warned its citizens not to travel to the Olympic host country due to the number of cases there – despite the rate of growth slowing and despite Japan banning most inbound travel. It’s just 2 months before the Games are scheduled to begin…

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