Coronavirus live news: Greece limits AstraZeneca jab to under 65s; close contacts of Melbourne hotel worker test negative

Greece becomes latest EU nation to limit vaccine; Israel, Lebanon ease lockdowns; all contacts of Melbourne hotel quarantine worker, who contracted UK strain and put Australian Open at risk, test negative. Follow live

11.03pm GMT

New Zealand’s health authorities say they have detected a fifth positive case of coronavirus from a quarantine hotel.

The person had spent 14 days in the hotel before spending a further five days in isolation at home in Hamilton on the north island. For that reason, authorities think the risk to the community is low.

An individual who had been a guest at the managed isolation facility at the Pullman Hotel and has been isolating at home in Hamilton since 30 January has tested positive for #COVID19

Read the full update at https://t.co/CtNJnlAoBg

10.46pm GMT

More than 23,000 people in Victoria were tested for coronavirus over the past 24 hours, with no positive results returned.

That will be a huge relief for the Australian state, where the Australian Open tennis tournament is about to start.

Yesterday there were 0 new cases reported. 23,227 test results were received – thank you for getting tested. #EveryTestHelps us #StaySafeStayOpen.

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