Australia scrambles to prevent 2nd COVID-19 wave after 1st death in a month

Australia reported its first COVID-19 death in more than a month on Wednesday, as concerns about a second wave of infections saw thousands of people queue, sometimes for hours, to be tested for the virus.Australia has so far escaped a high number of casualties from the new coronavirus, with slightly more than 7,500 infections and 103 deaths, aided by strict lockdown measures and physical distancing rules.State Premier Daniel Andrews has asked for military personnel to help operate pop-up test centres and enforce a 14-day quarantine requirement for anyone coming from overseas, a spokesperson said.The lockdown in Victoria was being lifted more slowly, but authorities there believe the increase in new cases stemmed from family get-togethers attended by people with mild symptoms.

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