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10:20 Lockdown restrictions continue to tighten in Victoria

Metropolitan Melbourne is under curfew from 8pm until 5am with people only allowed to leave their homes for one hour's exercise within five kilometre of their homes every day. Victoria's premier, Daniel Andrews, has announced three tiers of restrictions including supermarkets, bottle shops, pharmacies, news agencies, post offices, butchers and bakeries remaining open during level 4 lockdown while other businesses must close from Wednesday night. Karyn speaks about the rapid changes with New Zealander Craig Cherry who's lived in Melbourne for the past 20 years.

A group of police and soldiers patrol the Docklands area of Melbourne on August 2, 2020, after the announcement of new restrictions to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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10:30 What happens if New Zealand goes back into lockdown?

Border controls and strict isolation and quarantine protocols for arrivals have helped mitigate the threat of Covid-19 in New Zealand but for these restrictions to fully protect us they must catch each and every case of coronavirus infection. Professor of Law at Otago University, Andrew Geddis, speaks with Karyn about New Zealand's response to identifying Covid-19 including general community testing and contact tracing so that an outbreak is caught early.

Professor Andrew Geddis

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10:45 Microsoft eyes up Tiktok as Trump threatens ban

Over the weekend US president Donald Trump threatened to ban the wildly popular social media app TikTok, expressing concerns about national security due to the app's Chinese origins. Tech giant Microsoft has made moves to acquire Tiktok, which has around 800 million active users and would put it in direct competition social media titans such as Facebook, Twitter and Reddit. Tech commentator Paul Spain joins the show to discuss the latest developments.

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