Good morning, and welcome to Saturday’s live blog. I’m
Cait Kelly, and I will be taking you through the news coverage this morning.
I am coming to you from Melbourne, where I think a fair few people will be waking up dusty this morning. The city spent its first full night out of lockdown on Friday after reaching 70% full vaccination of the population aged 16+.
Premier Daniel Andrews has flagged more easing of restrictions could happen as soon as next weekend.
Andrews confirmed the state was on track to reach 80 per cent by next weekend - two weeks ahead of schedule - which would mean an extra easing of restrictions.
He said he would hold a press conference “quite soon to clarify what we hope can happen at the end of next week”.
In Sydney, the city is about to enjoy its second weekend out of lockdown, after recording 345 new Covid-19 cases, five deaths.
In news that will make a lot of separated families happy (like mine) Tasmanian premier Peter Gutwein announced all vaccinated interstate and international arrivals can enter the state without a need for quarantine from 15 December.
And according to one report, Australia’s booster program could begin as early as next week.
Over the weekend Pfizer is expected to submit the necessary data to the Therapeutic Goods Administration to enable speedy approval of booster doses.
Over the next few hours, I’ll bring you the latest, and we’ll an eye on Covid numbers and any other developing stories.
Let’s get into it.
Source : https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/australia-news-live-update-nine-deaths-1750-covid-cases-in-vic-as-melbourne-emerges-from-lockdown-332-cases-two-deaths-in-nsw/ar-AAPQf7K295