Coronavirus live news: England prepares for second lockdown; Victoria and New South Wales record no local cases

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Australia records zero new community cases

It’s official. Australia has recorded a day of no new community cases, for the first time in nearly five months.

With zero new cases in Victoria, and zero community transmissions in NSW, the country recorded no new locally acquired Covid-19 cases in the 24 hours until 8pm yesterday – a feat last achieved on 9 June.

The federal health minister, Greg Hunt, confirmed the statistic with the national incident centre.

Greg Hunt

Advice just in from the National Incident Centre – Zero community transmission cases today Australia wide- the 1st national zero community transmission day since June 9. Thankyou to all of our amazing health & public health workers & above all else the Australian people.

November 1, 2020

Australians are celebrating the milestone – they’re calling it a national donut day – especially after Melbourne eased restrictions last week.

dan nolan

Whoa a national donut day! Hell yeah! No local cases of covid Australia wide. Incredible stuff!

November 1, 2020

However, NSW did record a new case of community transmission late last night, which will be included in tomorrow’s statistics. And there were four cases of overseas-acquired Covid-19 in NSW and one in WA over the past 24 hours.

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Hello, it’s Rebecca Ratcliffe here in Bangkok, taking over from my colleague Naaman Zhou. Here’s an update from Brazil, which is home to the world’s second-deadliest outbreak after the US.

On Saturday Brazil’s health ministry announced 18,947 additional confirmed cases of the coronavirus. A further 407 deaths had also been registered over the past 24 hours.

Brazil has reported more than 5.5m cases of the virus since the pandemic began.

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NSW records no new locally transmitted cases

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Counting to resume in Queensland

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Victoria records zero cases and zero deaths

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