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Australian News in Punjabi: 21 August 2020

Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrives at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on 21 August. Source: AAP

Presenting the major national and international news stories of today; sports, currency exchange rates and the weather forecast for tomorrow.

In this bulletin...

Victoria celebrates lowest number of coronavirus cases in five weeks...

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces aged care funding boost...

And, New Zealand has reported 11 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases in the country to 105. 

Residents in metropolitan Melbourne are subject to stay-at-home orders and can only leave home for food and essential supplies, work, study, exercise or care responsibilities. People are also advised to wear masks in public.

People in Australia must stay at least 1.5 metres away from others. Check your state’s restrictions on gathering limits. 

If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, stay home and arrange a test by calling your doctor or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080. 

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