No Covid-19 deaths reported in Australia for first time in 2 months

People exercising in Melbourne yesterday as Victoria state eased Covid-19 restrictions as case numbers drop. – EPA pic, September 15, 2020.

AUSTRALIA recorded zero new coronavirus deaths for the first time in two months today, as a slowdown in new cases allowed a crippling lockdown in its second-biggest city to be eased.

Just 50 fresh virus cases were reported nationwide – down from peaks above 700 in late July and early August – while no fatalities were registered for the first time since July 13, according to an AFP tally.

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