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Melbourne Residents Celebrate Reopening
Residents of Melbourne flocked to cafes, swimming pools and hair salons as coronavirus restrictions began to ease. The Australian city had spent 262 days in lockdown, more than anywhere else in the world.
[cheering] “Today has been — is a great day. We’ve got out of jail. We are so, so happy. These last 11 weeks have been very, very hard on us.” “To all of those who are down there in Victoria today, enjoy the day. It’s going to be tremendous being reunited again and doing all the things you’ve been looking forward to doing. You’ve worked so hard for that, as they have here in New South Wales and the A.C.T. And together the country will open safely, and stay safely open.”
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