Victorians wake to first morning under sixth lockdown

Victorians are waking to their first morning under the state's sixth coronavirus lockdown.

There are now more than 16 million Australians across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland under stay-at-home orders as the highly contagious Delta variants shows no signs of being contained.

The snap lockdown in Victoria will be in place for at least seven days after the state recorded seven new COVID-19 cases.

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The normally busy intersection of Flinders and Swanston streets outside Flinders Street station in Melbourne.

Residents now have just five reasons to leave their homes include purchasing foods and supplies, exercising for up to two hours, giving care, essential work and education or getting a COVID-19 test or vaccination.

Shopping and exercise must be done within 5km of households.

Face masks will remain mandatory at all indoor and outdoor areas that are not homes.

There are now an estimated 10,000 people in isolation after contact tracers identified at least 80 exposure sites.

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They include a meat processing site and a Virgin Australia flight from Sydney to Melbourne on August 2.

Just three of yesterday's cases were linked to a known outbreak.

It's feared a mystery case from Sydney may have sparked Victoria's latest coronavirus infection, having an illegal visitor when they were meant to be isolating.

A pop-up testing clinic will be offering Pfizer vaccines in what's believed to be a first for Victoria. That will be located at the Al-Taqwa College in Truganina, where a teacher worked while infectious with the virus.

Overnight, police made 15 arrests following a late-night anti-lockdown protest through Melbourne.

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Video of the rally showed people, many of them maskless, walking through the city last night and chanting "Free Victoria", "sack Dan Andrews" and "no more lockdown".

Another video appeared to show police using pepper spray to deter some protesters, who began to gather about 7pm.

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