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The Increase in the Number of COVID-19 Infected in Australia has Decreased Dramatically

Australia's coronavirus-infected population has declined from 5 to 2%, Health Minister Greg Hunt told a news conference in Sydney today, TASS reported.

More than 313,000 coronavirus tests have been carried out in the country since the first case of infection was registered on January 25, the minister said.

Two Bulgarians in Sydney have been in Contact with a Man who Tested Positive for a COVID-19

We received information from the Australian authorities about two people who were in contact with another person who tested positive for the new coronavirus because they were in the same flight. The flight was from Doha to Sydney. This is what Health Inspector Angel Kunchev said.

Train with 160 Passengers Aboard Derails in Australia

The accident happened near Victoria State.

A train with 160 passengers aboard left the rails in Australia. Two people are reported missing.

It is not clear how many were injured. The train was travelling from Sydney to Melbourne. The accident occurred near Victoria around 7:50 pm local time.

A rescue operation is underway. 18 firefighters were dispatched to the scene.

Australian wildfire smoke stokes health fears in cities

Fire alarms have been sounding in high-rise buildings across downtown Sydney and Melbourne as dense smoke from distant wildfires confuse electronic sensors. Modern government office blocks in the Australian capital Canberra have been closed because the air inside is too dangerous for civil servants to breathe.