Thursday, August 5, 2021

Daniel Andrews extends Victoria’s state of emergency another four weeks

Premier Daniel Andrews says he has extended Victoria’s state of emergency and state of disaster for another month, giving police continuing powers to enforce the Chief Health Officer’s directions.

Meanwhile, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt says he is “quietly becoming more hopeful and optimistic” about a COVID-19 vaccine being rolled out for Australians in the first half of 2021.

However, elsewhere in Western Australia and South Australia no news cases have been found.

In the neighbouring New Zealand, two COVID-19 cases were reported.

There are now 97 active cases in the country. One case was in Waitematā, which is an area to the north of Auckland CBD, while the other is in hotel quarantine.
28 of the active cases are in Waitematā, with 39 in quarantine.
There are three people currently in hospital.

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