Australia coronavirus news: police to patrol Melbourne hotspots to enforce lockdown rules – live updates

Residents in Melbourne’s hotspot suburbs could get a knock on the door as authorities try to contain a potential second wave. Follow live

11.05pm BST

Greg Hunt also acknowledged what a few of you told us yesterday – that testing sites in some parts of Melbourne were having trouble keeping up with demand, or needed to extend their testing hours:

I do know that they were looking to extend hours imminently on those fronts. But around remember, there are multiple testing sites and destinations. For example in the west, you have Alton North, you have Coolaroo, multiple different places where there are either Commonwealth or state testing clinics.

And the other thing is to see if there is another clinic that is you can go to. Because we’ve established well over 100 clinic around the country, collectively.

10.58pm BST

WA is still showing no signs of wanting to open its borders. Mark McGowan said he was considering August, but the Victorian situation has him rethinking even that far off date.

Greg Hunt takes a conciliatory approach while on ABC News Breakfast:

Look, Western Australia is opening up their restrictions very shortly this week, which we welcome.

We are encouraging all states to work to the national plan, and the national plan has three steps which includes the opening of borders.

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