Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Image: AP/Salvatore Di Nolfi)

Victoria's surge continues sees a new surge, but Melbourne still looks a lot better than plenty of other places. Another dire pronouncement from the World Health Organisation. And the race to develop a vaccine sees some more success.

Saliva test misses infections

Victoria is struggling with its recent COVID-19 scare. The 75 new infections recorded yesterday, 74 of which were locally acquired, was the fourth-highest daily total in the state for the whole pandemic.

With health authorities admitting they’re starting to get stretched, mandatory face masks and localised lockdowns are now on the table.