Melbourne to this week ease world's longest lockdown
Financial Express Mumbai|October 18, 2021
Customers enjoy morning coffee as stores begin to open in Sydney earlier this month
LIDIA KELLY

MELBOURNE, WHICH HAS spent more time under Covid19 lockdowns than any other city in the world, is set to lift its stay-at-home orders this week, officials said on Sunday.

By Friday, when some curbs will be lifted, the Australian city of five million people will have been under six lockdowns totalling 262 days, or nearly nine months, since March 2020.

Australian and other media say this is the longest in the world, exceeding a 234-day lockdown in Buenos Aires.

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