Coronavirus live news: Victoria awaits lockdown decision; anti-mask protests held in Europe

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews to detail pathway out of lockdown; thousands attend protests against coronavirus measures in Croatia and Italy. Follow the latest updates

12.53am BST

Melbourne could remain under stage-four restrictions until mid-October, according to modelling from the University of Melbourne, which suggests if restrictions are lifted before the 14-day average drops below 25 new cases a day there would be a third wave of infections.

The modelling was released by the Victorian government in the lead-up to a much-awaited press conference by the premier, Daniel Andrews, on Sunday which will set out the plan for moving the state out of lockdown.

Related: Melbourne’s stage-four restrictions could last until mid-October, modelling suggests

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Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.

My name is Helen Sullivan and I’ll be bringing you the latest updates from Australia and the rest of the world for the next few hours.

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