Australia’s Victoria reports record daily number of coronavirus cases

A driver from New South Wales displays a permit at the Gold Coast Highway checkpoint on the Gold Coast, Australia. EPA-EFE/ALBERT PEREZ

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Australia’s second most populous state of Victoria said on Friday the number of its new coronavirus infections had hit a daily record.

State Premier Daniel Andrews, who said 288 new cases were detected in the last 24 hours, urged residents of metropolitan areas of Melbourne to wear masks outdoors.

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