Australia cheers end of Melbourne lockdown

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Cheers rang in in Australia’s second-biggest city as a months-long coronavirus lockdown ended yesterday, contrasting with deepening gloom in Europe where France and Germany were set to reintroduce curbs.

The pandemic has unleashed vast devastation across the global economy and in the absence of a vaccine or effective treatment, countries are being forced to impose widely unpopular COVID-19 restrictions that have sparked violent clashes in Italy.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin