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Coronavirus live news: US nears 5m cases as Australian border closures ramp up

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US approaches horrific milestone; border restrictions tightened in Australian state of New South Wales; Brazil passes 100,000 deaths

Last question in the Andrews press conference and a reporter has sought clarification on whether visiting someone because they were feeling pretty low or stressed is ok under the Melbourne lockdown.

Andrews says it’s about getting and giving care, which is a permitted reason to visit someone else but the threshold is higher than it was at stage three.

Andrews is asked to respond to an “open letter” from the founder of Jim’s Mowing, Jim Penman, who wants gardeners and other outdoor work sole traders to be exempt from the restrictions. He accused Andrews of being a “tyrant” and suggested there was no identifiable case of someone being infected while working alone in someone’s garden.

Andrews says there’s an aggregate risk of people sharing services and moving around the community.

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