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Masked-up Melburnians were mostly well-behaved at Queen Victoria Market.

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria, NSW record zero new cases; England enters national lockdown with retail, hospitality closed for a month; Australian death toll stands at 907

Melbourne's skies are still overcast but the mood is buoyant on the long weekend, as residents soak up the first weekend of cafes, restaurants and shops being open. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered a sweeping national lockdown for four weeks after a spike of COVID-19 cases. Follow our live coverage here.

  • by Ashleigh McMillan


Martyn Bain has pledged his brain to be studied for CTE after he suffered dozens of concussion playing country football.

'Country footy is way behind': The missing concussion discussion in local level Aussie Rules

The risk of CTE, the degenerative brain disease discovered in Polly Farmer and Danny Frawley, could be greater in amateur footy than in the AFL.

  • by Zach Hope
Melburnians return to Bourke Street this week after eased restrictions.

No office on-switch as CHO predicts workplaces may change forever

On the day Victoria recorded no new cases, Brett Sutton predicted some offices would reopen by Christmas but warned there will be no single day when workers will head back to their desks and that workplaces will be very different.

  • by Ashleigh McMillan and Mathew Dunckley


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