Australia locks down Melbourne as coronavirus cases surge

The Australian state of Victoria has imposed broad restrictions on nearly 5 million people, including in Melbourne, in an attempt to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.

Humanitarian group Oxfam says as many as 122 million people could go hungry this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, warning that up to 12,000 people could die each day from hunger linked to the social and economic impacts of the disease.

More than 12 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, and at least 548,896 have died, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. About 6.5 million patients have recovered.

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