Australia coronavirus live news: Victoria records no new Covid cases as Melbourne lockdown ends; TGA reveals fatal blood clots case

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A second death ‘likely linked’ to AstraZeneca vaccine blood clots has been recorded, but experts say benefits still outweigh risks of extremely rare condition; plus one man has died and thousands of homes around Victoria are without power after wild weather. Follow live

‘Extremely rare’: second death ‘likely linked’ to AstraZeneca vaccineCovid Victoria restrictions explained

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Star swimmer Maddie Groves has pulled out of the Australian Olympic swimming trials just days before the event begins in Adelaide, saying her last-minute withdrawal should be a lesson to “all misogynistic perverts in sport”.

Groves, who won two silver medals at the Rio Games five years ago, was aiming to reach her second Olympics at the national trials, which start this weekend and run for six days. But the 26-year-old butterfly specialist, also a two times Commonwealth Games gold medallist, announced her decision not to compete in a social media post on Wednesday night.

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11.51pm BST

There is a bit of confusion on the airport front when it comes to Victoria to NSW travel.

Just had NSW Cross Border Commissioner James McTavish on our program. He says Melbournains within 25km of the airport are allowed to travel to NSW via air for work purposes provided they fill out a declaration and haven't been to a hotspot

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