Coronavirus live news: curfew starts for millions in France; restrictions eased in Melbourne

Paris and several other French cities face month of restrictions; numbers soar in Europe amid new lockdowns; Melbourne lockdown eased from midnight with travel distance increased to 25km – follow live

8.14am BST

Hello, I’m taking over the blog and will be with you for the next few hours. If you’d like to draw my attention to anything, your best best is probably Twitter, where I’m KevinJRawlinson.

8.06am BST

Ben Doherty, signing off from an unseasonably gloomy Sydney. I’m handing over to my colleague Kevin Rawlinson in London. Thanks all for your comments (1,054 – industrious for a Sunday!) and correspondence. Be well and look after each other.

As I go, a summary of the global state of play.

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Source: The Guardian
Coronavirus live news: curfew starts for millions in France; restrictions eased in Melbourne