NSW has recorded 239 new local COVID cases. It comes as Queensland recorded nine new cases of virus, as parts of the state wake up to the first day of a strict lockdown. SEE THE LATEST UPDATES.
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Parts of Queensland will go into a snap lockdown from 4pm after a spike in cases linked to a school cluster. It comes as NSW records 210 new local cases. SEE THE LATEST COVID UPDATES.
Taxi and rideshare services into Sydney's CBD have been banned on Saturday and up to 1000 police officers are ready to intervene in an anti-lockdown protest.
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NSW has recorded one death, a man in his 60s from southwest Sydney, and 210 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, with many infectious in the community.
The WA Premier says the NSW Government is taking a ‘very arrogant and inadequate approach’ to its deadly outbreak, as new cases hit a record high and the defence force was called in to help today.
NSW has made a formal plea to the Australian Defence Force for 300 army personnel as Sydney’s COVID-19 crisis escalates.
NSW has recorded another shocking day of case numbers while the premier revealed a sad truth about a superspreader funeral at Pendle Hill.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says life at Christmas will be more normal for the nation than it is now, despite Sydney staring at another four weeks of lockdown.
Residents of an apartment building in Sydney’s west will be locked in for two weeks after multiple cases of COVID-19 were reported.
NSW has reported 145 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths. SEE THE LATEST UPDATES.
Queensland Health has listed 37 new COVID-19 exposure sites on the Gold Coast and Brisbane after they were visited by infectious case over the past two weeks.
Scott Morrison has hosed down calls to divert vaccines to NSW from states like WA, saying extra vaccines are not the solution to Sydney’s outbreak.
A woman with no pre-existing conditions has died on a dire day for the State, which recorded 141 new COVID-19 cases overnight.
Immunisation experts have advised all adults in greater Sydney to now get any available COVID-19 vaccine, including AstraZeneca.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has accused other states of abandoning Sydney to a ‘growing’ virus disaster — comparing hoarding Pfizer supplies to withholding firefighters from a bushfire.
The Prime Minister has confirmed the Delta-ravaged state will not be granted additional Pfizer vaccines after NSW declared its COVID-19 outbreak a ‘national emergency’. But there is a change of tack.
The WA Government is not prepared to hand over its share of jabs to virus-hit NSW, with Mark McGowan adding that Sydney’s outbreak could be controlled if the city was locked down properly.
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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has sensationally called for a ‘ring of steel’ to cut Sydney off from the rest of the country as cases surge.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has declared NSW’s outbreak a ‘national emergency’ as the state recorded 136 new infections and one death overnight. SEE THE LATEST UPDATES.
Residents more than 750km from Sydney’s Covid crisis are on alert after the virus was detected in the sewage system, despite no known cases in the area.
NSW has recorded another 136 new cases of the coronavirus and one death, as the lockdown of Greater Sydney approaches the four-week mark.
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