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Good morning.

It’s Calla Wahlquist right here, masking for Matilda Boseley. Welcome to mid-July 2021, it feels disturbingly like mid-July 2020.

There have been a lot of developments in varied coronavirus outbreaks in a single day. Here is what you must know.

Face masks are necessary indoors in Victoria once more, together with in secondary colleges and workplaces. The rule came into force at midnight in response to the eight new Delta variant cases announced yesterday.

Speaking of recent instances, a trainer at Bacchus Marsh, which is about an hour out of Melbourne on the best way to Ballarat, has examined constructive. Later, two extra instances have been reported at Barwon Heads close to Geelong. Students at Bacchus Marsh grammar faculty and Barwon Heads main faculty have been instructed to remain dwelling.

One of the constructive instances was on the similar Carlton v Geelong sport on the MCG on Saturday. More than 40 new publicity websites have been added to the Victorian list in a single day. I’ll undergo a few of them in a minute.

There isn’t any data but about whether or not Melbourne will go into lockdown once more. It could be its fifth. We’re all hoping that’s not wanted.

In NSW, a completely vaccinated nurse working on the Westmead hospital Covid ward has examined constructive to Covid. It’s understood the nurse was carrying full PPE. Quite a few employees members at Liverpool hospital have additionally gone into two weeks’ isolation after a affected person examined constructive.

The lockdown of better Sydney was extended for at least two weeks yesterday. NSW reported 97 new instances yesterday, and the exposure site list has continued to grow.

Quite a few new publicity websites in regional NSW have been introduced final evening. Anyone who was on the Shell Coles Express in South Gundagai from 1am to 1.30am on Thursday 8 July, and the Shell at Jindera from 11.15am to 11.45 am on Saturday 10 July, has been ordered to isolate for 14 days and get examined no matter signs.

The full checklist of NSW publicity websites is here.

In South Australia, authorities have recognized a 3rd Covid web site related to the identical removalists who’ve prompted the outbreak in Melbourne. The removalists did Sydney-Melbourne-Adelaide-Sydney in 48 hours.

The three websites are in Tailem Bend, which is on the Murray simply out of Adelaide. They are the OTR Motorsport Park service station on Dukes Highway, the Coolabah Tree Cafe, and the Shell Coles Express. The full checklist of web sites os here.

South Australian authorities haven’t elevated restrictions, however they’ve flagged that might occur if individuals don’t observe the present guidelines – together with checking in through QR codes.

And lastly, we’ll get employment figures right this moment.

Let’s crack on. You can contact me at calla.wahlquist@theguardian.com or on Twitter at @callapilla.

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