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See the week that was around regional Australia between July 12 and July 18

It's been another tough week for regional Australia as Victoria joined Greater Sydney, the Central Coast and the Illawarra in a COVID-19 lockdown.

It's hard to believe it was just a week ago, our own Ash Barty had won Wimbledon overnight and Australia was celebrating.

While this outbreak has made everything stop for a while, our stories continue. You can see what happened in our regional cities in this week that was. Hint: it's not all COVID-19 news.

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