Two of the World’s Toughest Coronavirus Lockdowns Ease—Just a Little

One of the World’s Toughest Coronavirus Lockdowns Eases in Melbourne—by a Hair via @WSJ

Two of the World’s Toughest Coronavirus Lockdowns Ease—Just a Little Photo

MELBOURNE, Australia—Israel and an Australian state said they would slowly begin to ease some of the most stringent lockdowns in the world, but the terms highlight the deep global divide over the need for lockdowns to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Australian state of Victoria, which includes Melbourne, said on Sunday that it would ease some of its harshest restrictions, such as forbidding people from leaving their homes for all but a handful of reasons and keeping offices and retail outlets mostly shut, after daily infections...

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