efe-epaSydney, Australia

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Australian city of Melbourne continue to increase, with 725 new infections and 15 deaths recorded in the state of Victoria on Wednesday, despite the city's 5 million inhabitants being placed under lockdown and a night curfew.

The government of Victoria, which announced a six-week lockdown in its capital, Melbourne, on Jul. 9, ordered a night-time curfew in the city, which has been in effect since Sunday due to an increase in COVID-19 infections, which have risen to around 10,000 since the beginning of July. EFE-EPA