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Coronavirus live updates and news, August 4, 2020

More restrictions are expected to be revealed for COVID-hit Victoria.
More restrictions are expected to be revealed for COVID-hit Victoria.

Victorian Premier Daniels is expected today to reveal more measures aimed at stemming his state's CVOID-19 spike.

He has hinted at a permit system to identify essential workers, with the number of Victorian businesses allowed open to shrink further.

More Australian Defence Force troops also are expected to be deployed in Victoria as the state continues to record hundreds of new coronavirus cases each day.

We'll be keeping an eye not just on Victoria but across the nation as the day - and the press conferences - unfold.

As it stands Australia has 7159 active cases of COVID-19 and 10,420 people have recovered. Sadly, 221 deaths have been attributed to the virus.

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