Victoria has recorded eight deaths and 278 new coronavirus cases, a day after the deadliest day of the pandemic with 21 casualties.

Meanwhile, a woman believed to be in her 80s dies in ICU in NSW.

In this update:

0:01 – Three more staff members at the Americold warehouse facility in Auckland, New Zealand have tested positive to coronavirus.

0:47 – Victoria has recorded the lowest increase in new daily cases in two weeks.

4:39 – There’s been another coronavirus-related death in New South Wales.

6:19 – A group of Canberrans stranded in Victoria are finally on their way home after being caught by a sudden change to border controls between NSW and Victoria.

9:34 – Some pandemic health messages aimed at multicultural communities have been issued with ‘nonsensical’ language translation errors.

12:30 – The World Health Organization says it is already seeing an increase of coronavirus cases in Lebanon after the deadly explosion at Beirut’s port led people to forgo protective measures.

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