Oh Victoria as Aussies roll up their sleeves
Victoria has broken NSW’s record for new daily COVID infections after reporting 1,763 new local cases and 4 deaths yesterday. It’s a large jump from the state’s previous high of 1,488 cases last Friday, and health officials are blaming banned AFL grand final gatherings for the spike. “COVID is everywhere in metropolitan Melbourne,” Victoria Health’s Kate Matson warned, and “significant community transmission” between strangers is a concern. Premier Daniel Andrews said the state remains committed to the national plan to start lifting restrictions once 70% of the eligible population is fully vaccinated. That’s due to happen for Victoria at the end of the month. Speaking of milestones, 80% of Aussies aged 16yo and over have now received at least one jab. Oz is set to hit the target of getting 70% of its eligible population fully vaccinated by the end of the month.
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