Covid-19 Australia: NSW records 239 new cases as outbreak grows

Covid-19 Australia: NSW records 239 new cases as outbreak grows
Covid-19 Australia: NSW records 239 new cases as outbreak grows

* A three-day lockdown has been imposed in Queensland's southeast, including the harshest restrictions the state has yet seen, after six local cases were recorded.

* It includes 10km travel restrictions for people in Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Noosa, Somerset and the Lockyer Valley.

* NSW has seen another death from COVID-19, after a man in his 60s died at home in southwest Sydney, as the state recorded 210 local cases with at least 32 in the community while infectious.

* The ADF has deployed another 300 personnel to help police with isolation and welfare checks, in addition to 250 already working in quarantine enforcement.

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the Astra Zeneca vaccine is 'making a comeback' and is vital for the country to reach agreed upon jab rates of at least 70 per cent.

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* Delegates at the Australian Medical Association's national conference have renewed calls for a no-fault vaccination indemnity scheme, which has not been finalised by the federal government.

* Finance Minister Simon Birmingham said he was confident the states would not decide to go it alone with future lockdowns once agreed vaccination rates had been achieved.

* Mining magnate and former federal politician Clive Palmer has announced he will launch a High Court challenge to Scott Morrison's vaccine passport proposal.

* Australia's Acting Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd said concern was high within the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, which met on Saturday, around the continuing outbreak in Sydney and latest lockdown forced by new cases in Queensland.

* Professor Kidd said Australia had reached a

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