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9.30pm GMT

Victoria has recorded no new regionally acquired circumstances for the 19th day in a row, however six in resort quarantine.

There have been 11,806 exams carried out yesterday.

Yesterday zero regionally acquired circumstances have been reported, 6 in resort quarantine. It’s been 19 days for the reason that final regionally acquired case. 11,806 take a look at outcomes have been acquired #EveryTestHelps.
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9.27pm GMT

NSW well being minister Brad Hazzard has been talking on ABC24 concerning the anniversary of the primary coronavirus case in Australia.

Host Michael Rowland stated it was a 12 months of highs and lows – with one main low when it comes to the NSW authorities’s administration of the virus being the Ruby Princess fiasco.

Look, there was clearly the evaluate on the time, Michael, and I believe that each single subject that has occurred has been a studying expertise, it doesn’t matter what state or territory. However once you begin with a virus that’s such a harmful virus, we haven’t had a pandemic for 100 years, so this has been a 12 months of learnings for everyone, and I believe the general public well being physicians have labored enormously exhausting.

Look, clearly the inquiry and the evaluate advisable sure modifications, however these modifications are largely been applied. I believe each single day we’re nonetheless studying, and I hope when the brand new vaccine comes out, we are going to nonetheless perceive that it may not be so simple as vaccines of the previous the place you actually did really feel fairly assured that odds have been you weren’t going to get the actual illness, whereas early indications are that this specific – the assorted vaccines produced, whether or not it’s the protein ones or the brand new novel MRA vaccines, you want nonetheless must be cautious. You should still get the illness, however not as sick. There are learnings each day and it’ll proceed, so long as this virus is circulating as it’s internationally. Sixteen hundred folks died yesterday in England and greater than three,000 within the US, nonetheless a really harmful virus and can proceed to be for a while.

However till we get the vaccine, and even after we get the vaccine, the best way it’s going in the mean time, we’ve to be very, very cautious.

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