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Breaking news and updates Australia: August 2, 2020

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8:05pm Aug 2, 2020

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The metropolitan Melbourne area has started its first daily coronavirus curfew as part of Stage 4 restrictions announced earlier today by Premier Daniel Andrews.

The curfew will come into effect each night from 8pm until 5am in a bid to stem the COVID-19 crisis gripping the city and Victoria.

By Jonathan Kearsley09:14

Contact Harald has been developed by RMIT Health Transformation Lab in Melbourne and Safedome, a Bluetooth tracking company that has developed apps that claim to be able to use Bluetooth to find your phone, wallet or keys.

Developers have said Contact Harald is a workplace alternative to the federal government’s COVIDSafe app.

People are given a card which records interactions via Bluetooth when people spend two minutes within two metres of each other. (The COVIDSafe app registers contact between two users who spend 15 minutes within 1.5 metres of each other.)

If someone tests positive to coronavirus, the card information can then be added into the software and close contacts identified.

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