Melbourne: Celebrations as city exits sixth lockdown

Melbourne: Celebrations as city exits sixth lockdown

By Semi Turaga
Friday 22/10/2021
Melbourne people celebrating in bars. [image: BBC]

The Australian city of Melbourne has emerged from its sixth lockdown since the pandemic began.

More than five million people have spent more than 260 days under restrictions, with Melbourne dubbed the "world's most locked down city".

BBC News reports this most recent lockdown, which has been in place since August, came to an end after 70% of the city's population received both vaccine doses.

Images from the city's reopening show people celebrating in bars.

Some people on social media reported hearing fireworks and cheering in celebration.

[Source: BBC]



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