Australia news live: Tennis Australia will pay for quarantine; dead students estates to be pursued for Hecs debt

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  • 11.19pm GMT

    New Zealand public health officials are facing an uphill battle against complacency in the fight to keep the country free of community transmission of coronavirus.

    Use of the Covid-19 tracer app recording check-ins at public places in the event of an outbreak has plummeted in the months since November, when Covid-19 was last recorded locally.

    11.12pm GMT

    There were no new local Covid cases and one case in hotel quarantine in Queensland.

    Thursday 21 January – coronavirus cases in Queensland:

    • 0 new locally acquired cases
    • 1 overseas acquired case
    • 23 active cases
    • 1,300 total cases
    • 1,708,693 tests conducted

    Sadly, six Queenslanders with COVID-19 have died. 1,261 patients have recovered.#covid19 pic.twitter.com/zIi8c5sqdF

    Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Australia news live: Tennis Australia will pay for quarantine; dead students estates to be pursued for Hecs debt ———