FILE PHOTO: People walk past a cafe after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions were eased for the state of Victoria, in Melbourne, Australia, October 28, 2020.
REUTERS/Sandra SandersMELBOURNE (Reuters) - South Australia was on track on Saturday to end its hard COVID-19 lockdown three days early, recording only one new infection, while other states marked weeks of no new cases or deaths related to the novel coronavirus.
“We are not out of the woods yet,” South Australia Premier Steven Marshall said at a televised press conference.
New South Wales, the most populous state where about a quarter of Australia’s 24-million population lives, marked two weeks of no new coronavirus cases.
Compared to many developed nations, Australia has done far better containing the virus thanks to swift and strict measures.
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