Tag Archives: quarantine

COVID live updates: No ‘magic number’ when it comes to vaccinations: Victoria’s Acting Premier James Merlino

New exposure sites listed in NSW Anyone who attended the following new venue of concern at the times listed is a close contact and must immediately call NSW Health on 1800 943 553, get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result: Tempe – Salvos Stores, 7 Bellevue …

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COVID live updates: Australia’s first local mRNA coronavirus vaccine trials will start ‘within months’

1hhour agoSunSunday 20 JunJune 2021 at 2:24am By Michael Doyle 97 per cent of contacts at Whittlesea and Port Melbourne outbreaks have been cleard. 98 per cent of West Melbourne outbreak contacts have been cleared. 1hhour agoSunSunday 20 JunJune 2021 at 2:17am By Michael Doyle Finally, we are live in …

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COVID live updates: Australia’s first local mRNA coronavirus vaccine trials will start ‘within months’

39mminutes agoSunSunday 20 JunJune 2021 at 2:24am By Michael Doyle 97 per cent of contacts at Whittlesea and Port Melbourne outbreaks have been cleard. 98 per cent of West Melbourne outbreak contacts have been cleared. 46mminutes agoSunSunday 20 JunJune 2021 at 2:17am By Michael Doyle Finally, we are live in …

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COVID live updates: CMO Paul Kelly says Australians who have had first AstraZeneca dose should not cancel second dose

CMO encourages people to get second AZ dose We’re hearing from Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly on the changes to the AstraZeneca vaccine advice. He said people should feel “very confident about what we do know about this vaccine … which is that it is very effective”. “The other important message …

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COVID live updates: NSW and Victoria to give coronavirus updates at 11:00am

Questions from the audience Could anyone tell me what the definition of a ‘casual contact’ is as mentioned in the NT statement? -Sydney sider Morning, Sydney sider. As you mentioned, any person in the Northern Territory who has been identified as a “casual contact” by New South Wales health authorities must isolate, …

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Federal government backs Victorian proposal for purpose-built coronavirus quarantine hub

An artist impression of a quarantine hub.

The federal government is backing a Victorian plan to build a purpose-built coronavirus quarantine facility in the state. Key points: The federal government is understood to prefer building a facility near Avalon Airport Victorian officials are yet to sign the memorandum of understanding put forward by the Commonwealth A call for …

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The coronavirus mystery case that holds the key to Victoria getting on top of its outbreak

A man wearing a face mask and a beanie walks his dog in quite Melbourne CBD streets.

It’s been a week since four locally acquired COVID-19 cases in Melbourne’s north were uncovered, ending three months of no community transmission across the state. Victorians have fallen back into old habits as the state reaches the midway point of a seven-day circuit-breaker lockdown and as case numbers have crept up past …

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