Australia Covid live news updates: ACT enters lockdown as three more cases confirmed; NSW records 345 cases and two deaths
ACT begins seven-day lockdown; more restrictions for NSW as state confirms 345 new local cases and two deaths; high court declines to hear Murugappan family case; Queensland reports 10 new cases; Victoria records 21 new cases. Follow all the day’s news
- Tighter restrictions for some Sydney LGAs after state records 345 new cases
- NSW cases easing in some LGAs but rising overall as virus spreads further
- ACT enters lockdown after Canberra records first locally acquired case in more than a year
- Restrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; borders
- Hotspots: NSW and ACT; Vic; Qld
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We’ll leave it there for now. Here are today’s main developments:
This is an important story from Lorena Allam, who has obtained data on vaccination rates for Aboriginal people in Western NSW.
Less than 20% of the Aboriginal population aged 16 and over in western NSW had received one dose of any vaccine, and only 8% were fully vaccinated, according to the peak body representing Aboriginal community-controlled health organisations, Naccho.