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It’s a new week and it could prove crucial to Canberra’s COVID-19 recovery. Daily infection rates have remained in single digits for three consecutive days, but the reopening of the territory will be put to the test on Tuesday. Authorities have given the green light for Canberra Racing Club to host 1,000 players in Thoroughbred Park on Melbourne Cup Day. With COVID still circulating in the community and high and ever-increasing vaccination rates, the event could set the tone for the era after the lockdown in Canberra. ACT Health registered seven new cases on Sunday. There are still 210 active cases in the area. There are nine people hospitalized with the virus, five of whom are in intensive care, five of whom are in need of ventilation. Meanwhile, quarantine-free travel will begin between ACT and most parts of Victoria and NSW from today. The live blog appears below this article, and it sometimes takes a moment to appear. READ MORE COVID-19 NEWS: Our coverage of the health and safety aspects of this outbreak of COVID-19 in ACT and lockdown is free for all to access. However, we rely on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, sign up here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support. You can also sign up for our newsletters for regular updates.

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