With its two week average of cases falling below 50, Melbourne is on track for a month-end relaxation of its lockdown and curfew [James Ross/EPA]

Melbourne looks to be on course to ease out of a strict lockdown and curfew from September 28, as the average number of cases drops. Some 29.4 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 931,454 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Nearly 20 million people have recovered from the disease.

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Wednesday, September 16 03:30 GMT – UN could meet on pandemic, in-person, before year-end

The United Nations could hold an in-person meeting of the General Assembly New York as early as November to discuss the

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