Australia Covid live news update: Dan Andrews reveals Victoria roadmap; NSW reports 1,083 cases, 13 deaths; restrictions to ease in western Sydney


Victorian premier reveals roadmap out of lockdown as state records 507 new cases and one death; NSW records 1,083 cases and 13 deaths; ACT records 17 new cases; Gladys Berejiklian announces restrictions to ease in western Sydney LGAs ‘of concern’ and NSW pools to reopen; no new cases in Qld; 24 new cases in New Zealand. Follow updates live

4.38am BST

Daniel Andrews is asked if there are any plans to expand the Pfizer vaccine to over 60’s in line with decisions made by other states. In short, no:

We’re not going to be making those changes. I wish other states well, they are in a different position, they don’t have outbreak, so all the stuff I have been talking about, the urgency and traffic driven by cases, I’m not critical if Anastasia or whoever has done that, we won’t be doing that, and I think people who are in their 60s and older, they understand they have a job to do to protect themselves and protect everyone, they have a perfectly good vaccine, there will be exceptions to that for history and medical reasons, don’t be guided, don’t get medical advice from anyone other than your doctor or pharmacist, or a nurse vaccinated state clinic. Make an informed choice, but for heaven‘s sake, take the vaccine available today. Don’t wait a month, don’t wait a week because it may not be there, it simply may not arrive.

4.33am BST

A clear graphic here on when kids in different grades will go back to school @theheraldsun pic.twitter.com/Swc0TJOhrQ

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