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Australia's second largest city reenters coronavirus lockdown

Melbourne restaurants can provide takeaway only

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) -- Lockdown measures were reimposed in Australia's second biggest city on Tuesday, confining Melbourne residents to their homes unless undertaking essential business for six weeks, as officials scramble to to contain a coronavirus outbreak.

The decision, which affects around 4.9 million people, was announced just hours before the busy border between Victoria, of which Melbourne is the capital, and New South Wales is scheduled to close for the first time in a century.

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