/ 25 February 2021

Meanwhile, in coronavirus news…

• A doctor has been stood down from the COVID-19 vaccine program after giving overdoses of the Pfizer medication to 2 elderly people at a Brisbane aged care home yesterday. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said the doctor had not completed the required vaccination training and an investigation is underway. Both the 88-year-old man and the 94-year-old woman have shown no signs of an adverse reaction.

• NSW residents can wedge their thonged feet back into their dancing shoes. From Friday, residents can dance at weddings and host 50 visitors at their homes. Drinking when standing at indoor venues will also be allowed from 17 March – St Patrick’s Day – if there are zero locally-acquired cases recorded over the coming 3 weeks.

• And Kiwilanders are in the sights of NSW, Victorian and Queensland health officials as the Auckland outbreak of the virus sits at 8 cases with restrictions on travel introduced yesterday. That’s despite our Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly announcing the resumption of quarantine free travel for New Zealanders on Saturday.

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