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    SA to get first AstraZeneca virus vaccines

    South Australians will be the first in the nation to get the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine option. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed the batches that arrived from overseas recently have…
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    Slow rollout for Victoria COVID vaccines

    Victoria's COVID-19 vaccinations are rolling out slowly, with less than a third of the supplied doses being administered. According to federal figures, only 30 per cent of Victoria's doses were…
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    More than 10,000 NSW residents vaccinated

    In just a week more than 10,000 people in NSW have received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine. Phase 1a of the nation-wide vaccination program began last Monday, with healthcare and border…
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    Mask, gathering rules relaxed in Victoria

    Victoria's mask rules and social gathering restrictions will be eased and workers can return to the office, as the Holiday Inn outbreak is declared under control. Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed…
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    Vic records fifth day with no COVID cases

    The Health Department confirmed there were no new local or overseas acquired cases recorded on Wednesday, following 20,201 tests. There remain 20 active cases of COVID-19 in the state, a decrease in…
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    Bells toll as US reaches 500k COVID deaths

    The United States has crossed the staggering milestone of 500,000 COVID-19 deaths just more than a year since the coronavirus pandemic claimed its first known victim in Santa Clara County,…
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    Snap five-day Vic lockdown to end on time

    Victoria's five-day lockdown will end on time, with authorities confident the "circuit breaker" has contained the Holiday Inn outbreak. Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed the snap lockdown would lift…
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    Mix of virus vaccines for people over 70

    A combination of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines will be used on Australians aged over 70 who don't live in residential aged care. Australia has access to enough Pfizer doses for 10 million…
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    No new cases as Vic awaits lockdown call

    Victoria has recorded no new cases of coronavirus, emboldening hopes of the state's snap five-day lockdown ending. The Health Department on Wednesday confirmed the state reported no new COVID-19…
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    AstraZeneca vaccine approved in Australia

    Australia's medical regulator has approved a second coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for millions of jabs to be administered in coming months. The Therapeutic Goods Administration on Tuesday…
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    Exposure sites key to ending Vic lockdown

    The lifting of Victoria's five-day "circuit breaker" lockdown in the wake of a coronavirus outbreak will depend on how many more exposure sites emerge, state health authorities say. Overnight on…
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    Victoria records two coronavirus cases

    Victoria has recorded two new cases of coronavirus on the third day of its "circuit breaker" lockdown. The Health Department on Monday confirmed one of the cases is locally acquired, while the other…
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    Victoria lockdown new rules and exposure sites

    VICTORIA LOCKDOWN NEW RULES * From 11.59pm Friday all of Victoria will lock down, going to stage 4 restrictions until 11.59pm Wednesday. * During the five day lockdown there will only be four reasons…
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    Victoria in 5-day lockdown from 11.59pm

    Victoria will enter a five-day lockdown in an effort to contain the Holiday Inn coronavirus outbreak, which now totals 13 cases. Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed the state will enter the lockdown at…
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    Victoria's Holiday Inn cluster grows to 13

    There are fears Victoria's COVID-19 outbreak could spread interstate after an infected person spent more than eight hours at an airport cafe. The Brunetti cafe in Terminal 4 at Melbourne Airport was…
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    SA locks out greater Melbourne residents

    South Australia has locked out travellers from greater Melbourne after further COVID-19 cases were linked to a hotel quarantine outbreak in Victoria. The lockout came into effect from 12.01am on…
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    Medical device may have caused Vic cluster

    A medical device could be to blame for a COVID-19 outbreak at the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport, which now totals three cases. The two latest cases confirmed on Tuesday are a returned traveller,…
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    China accused of frustrating virus inquiry

    A federal government backbencher has accused China of deliberately frustrating an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. A World Health Organisation-led team who spent almost a…
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    Vic hotel quarantine case taken to ICU

    A person in hotel quarantine in Victoria infected with coronavirus has been transferred to intensive care. Premier Daniel Andrews said on Tuesday the person was a returned traveller, not a community…
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    Confidence steadies ahead of COVID vaccine

    Australians appear to need an injection of good news to lift their mood, which may come from a successful rollout of the coronavirus vaccine. Consumer confidence is consolidating after recovering…