Both new coronavirus cases are linked to current outbreaks
- Australia’s vaccine rollout numbers: progress state-by-state
- Victoria Covid-19 exposure sites; NSW exposure sites
- Victoria’s lockdown restrictions explained
Less than three per cent of Australians over 16 have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus but health chiefs are tipping numbers will soar in coming weeks.
The sluggish national rollout of jabs continues to spark concern with Melbourne in the grips of another lockdown-inducing outbreak, reports Matt Coughlan from AAP.
There are multiple strains and we will continue to see COVID adapt and mutate – that’s what these viruses do…
We’re likely to see other strains emerging. The sooner we can get the world vaccinated, the less likely it is that it can mutate.
We are just waiting on a press conference from the AFP and prime minister on massive international drug bust operations and arrests across Australia and New Zealand.
We heard from the NZ police just before:
[There were] 37 search warrants resulting in the arrest of 35 people who are appearing before the court today on serious drug dealing, money laundering and other conspiracy-type charges.
To date we’ve seized during the course of these operations about 8.6kg of meth that came in through the border. Yesterday, we recovered about 20kg of methamphetamine, over $1 million in cash, four firearms, multiple kilos of iodine and we restrained about $3.7 million of assets to date.
Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Australia news live: Victoria reports two new Covid cases; renewed calls for Biloela family to be resettled ———