Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

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* Victoria has entered day three of its seven-day snap fourth lockdown, with five new cases unearthed among 45,000 tests.

* A female aged care worker at a facility in Melbourne's northwest is among the five.

* The woman worked at Arcare Maidstone and may have worked on two days - May 26 and 27 - while infectious. The facility has been placed into lockdown and residents are self-isolating.

* Her case is currently unlinked to other COVID-19 cases.

* Acting Premier James Merlino has again declined to comment on the prospect of a lockdown extension, saying no decision has yet been made and no threshold exists to trigger such an extension.

* More than 17,700 vaccinations were administered in Victoria on Saturday. However scores of Melburnians queuing for the jab have faced long waits after technical issues crippled booking systems.

* Restrictions again sparked protest rallies, with at least 14 people arrested in Melbourne on Saturday.

* The federal government says it won't provide financial support to businesses affected by the lockdown, which is expected to deliver a $2.5 billion hit to the Victorian economy.

* Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas has meanwhile announced a $250 million business support package, including $190 million for small and medium firms and $40 million for hospitality venues.

* Federal opposition leader Anthony Albanese says the Morrison government must also introduce financial support, while ACTU leader Michele O'Neil has called for JobKeeper 2 to be launched.

* There were 15,989 tests conducted and 7162 vaccine doses administered in NSW on Saturday, with five new virus cases detected in quarantine.


* The AFL is working through contingency plans for a rejigged round 12, with the Richmond-Essendon 'Dreamtime at the G' match expected to be in Perth.

* Melbourne Storm have shifted their next home game to Queensland, while NRL boss Peter V'landys says the opening State of Origin match is unlikely to go ahead at the MCG.


* Australia has reported five new locally-acquired virus cases on Sunday, all in Victoria.

* There have been at least eight new overseas-acquired cases recorded in hotel quarantine: five in NSW, two in Queensland and one in Victoria.

* The national death toll is 910: Victoria 820, NSW 56, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 7, SA 4, ACT 3 (Two Queensland residents who died in NSW have been included in the official tolls of both states).


* Cases: at least 169,763,203

* Deaths: at least 3,529,355

* Vaccine doses administered: at least 1,836,961,055.

Data current as of 1300 AEST on May 30, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.

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