Australia news live: over-50s eligible for AstraZeneca Covid vaccine; medical chief did not advise jail time for people returning from India

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12.20am BST

New Zealand has apologised for using Twitter to source oxygen tanks for a critically ill worker at its High Commission in New Delhi, reports Ben McKay from AAP.

The official “@NZInIndia” account kicked off a puzzling exchange on the social media website on Sunday.

Please open the gates and save a soul on time.

They should have been using the normal channels and protocols.

We are trying all sources to arrange for oxygen cylinders urgently and our appeal has unfortunately been misinterpreted, for which we are sorry.

12.12am BST

We are expecting a press conference with Western Australia premier Mark McGowan in the next hour or so, where we should learn what Covid-19 restrictions will be sticking around while health authorities work to contain a small hotel outbreak.

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