Australia has gone a week without a single community transmission of Covid-19, as other nations across the world continue to buckle under the strain of the virus and its ever changing mutations.
While a day without any local cases may seem impossible for other countries battling the virus, for Australia it is slowly becoming the new normal.
But experts are now fearing the Australian government has backed the wrong horse when it comes to vaccines, after not putting in a single order for the highly-effective Moderna jab.
Instead, the government has bought 53.8 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and only enough of the Pfizer jab to protect five million Australians.
NSW recorded three Covid-19 cases on Sunday all of which are in hotel quarantine, meaning the infected are returning citizens, after the state contained recent outbreaks in the Northern Beaches and Berala in Sydney's west.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
In Victoria, the state has gone an incredible 18 days without a single community transmission case following fears the Northern Beaches cluster would completely ruin their long standing streak after it spread across the border.
A group of bikini-clad women are seen enjoying the warm temperature on Sunday at St Kilda beach in Melbourne (pictured) as Australia recorded an entire week without a single new coronavirus case
St Kilda Beach in Melbourne was packed on Sunday as the state records no community transmission of Covid-19 for the 18th day in a row
After enduring a hard three-day lockdown in Brisbane, Queensland also recorded zero new cases of Covid-19.
The rest of the country have continued to record no community transmission as the virus is once again under control.
There is now a total of just 129 active cases of Covid-19 nationally with the rest in hotel quarantine as Australians enjoys some normalcy.
Most Australians will have the AstraZeneca vaccine and others will have access to Novavax, with just five million citizen getting Pfizer.
Moderna, of which Australia has zero orders for, and Pfizer have proved to be the most effective in clinical trials.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The reason for the government's failure to secure a Moderna order has been shrouded in mystery, with the nation's top doctor Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly only hinting that the company had been unwilling.
Victorians dressed up on a scorching hot day on Sunday in St Kilda, Melbourne, with restrictions eased to allow people to dine, drink and party - in stark contrast to huge swathes of the world
A group of friends cool down in the water at St Kilda beach after the state records zero cases of Covid-19 for the 18th day in a row
A health care worker tests people at a COVID-19 drive through testing clinic at Murarrie in Brisbane, Queensland (pictured) after the state brought its quarantine outbreak under control
In the meantime, beaches around the country were packed over the weekend with restrictions eased many weeks ago, in stark comparison to the strict lockdowns experienced across Europe.
The same cannot be said for Australia's friends, including the UK and the US, who are recording huge numbers of Covid-19 cases and deaths.
In the past 24 hours, the United Kingdom recorded a massive 33,652 new Covid-19 cases and has suffered a total 97,518 deaths.
The situation is even more dire in the United States, where its Centre for Disease Control predicts there will be 465,000 to 508,000 total COVID-19 deaths by February 13.
So far, 417,000 deaths have been attributed to the deadly respiratory virus.
Brazil recorded almost double that of the UK total with 62,334 cases in the past 24 hours and a total of 216,445 deaths since the pandemic began.
Emergency staff carry a patient outside Royal London Hospital on January 22 (pictured) as the country suffers a brutal lockdown and a spike in deaths
A medical worker stands outside of a mobile COVID-19 testing lab in Brooklyn as the city begins to run low on the vaccine doses on January 22 (pictured). New York City was one of the places worst hit when the pandemic began
Theater for the New City, aka TNC, in Manhattan's East Village remains closed following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on January 22 (pictured). In Australia, life is continuing