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    SA to get first AstraZeneca virus vaccines -sharenews

    South Australians will be the first in the nation to get the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine option. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed the batches that arrived from overseas recently have been tested and given the tick of approval. They are being…
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    1 year on from Tassie's first COVID case

    Tuesday marks a year since Tasmania's first coronavirus case was identified, and we're being assured the vaccine rollout is proceeding as planned. 1159 Tasmanian front line workers have received their first dose of the Pfizer jab. Health Minister Sarah…
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    Slow rollout for Victoria COVID vaccines -sharenews

    Victoria's COVID-19 vaccinations are rolling out slowly, with less than a third of the supplied doses being administered. According to federal figures, only 30 per cent of Victoria's doses were injected in the first week of the vaccination program. It comes…
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    More than 10,000 NSW residents vaccinated -sharenews

    In just a week more than 10,000 people in NSW have received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine. Phase 1a of the nation-wide vaccination program began last Monday, with healthcare and border workers the first to be jabbed with the Pfizer vaccine. "NSW…
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    Mask, gathering rules relaxed in Victoria -sharenews

    Victoria's mask rules and social gathering restrictions will be eased and workers can return to the office, as the Holiday Inn outbreak is declared under control. Premier Daniel Andrews has confirmed that from 11.59pm on Friday, up to 30 visitors will be…
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    Vic high risk declaration removed despite new cases

    Victoria has broken its six-day run of no cases of coronavirus with two new locally acquired infections. The people are primary close contacts of pre-existing cases, and are already in quarantine. About 16,500 test results have been received in the past 24…
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    Vic records fifth day with no COVID cases -sharenews

    The Health Department confirmed there were no new local or overseas acquired cases recorded on Wednesday, following 20,201 tests. There remain 20 active cases of COVID-19 in the state, a decrease in five since Tuesday. Thousands, however, remain in…
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    Bells toll as US reaches 500k COVID deaths -sharenews

    The United States has crossed the staggering milestone of 500,000 COVID-19 deaths just more than a year since the coronavirus pandemic claimed its first known victim in Santa Clara County, California. In a proclamation honouring the dead, President Joe Biden…
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    Snap five-day Vic lockdown to end on time -sharenews

    Victoria's five-day lockdown will end on time, with authorities confident the "circuit breaker" has contained the Holiday Inn outbreak. Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed the snap lockdown would lift at 11.59pm on Wednesday as planned, after the state recorded…
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    Mix of virus vaccines for people over 70 -sharenews

    A combination of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines will be used on Australians aged over 70 who don't live in residential aged care. Australia has access to enough Pfizer doses for 10 million people, with aged care and disability residents among the first…
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    Clinic hours extended, more high-risk venues

    Tasmania's list of high-risk locations across Melbourne continues to grow. The number of potentially exposed venues, including tram routes and an airport bus link, has risen to 33. Recently-arrived Victorians have been urged to check the list on…
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    No new cases as Vic awaits lockdown call -sharenews

    Victoria has recorded no new cases of coronavirus, emboldening hopes of the state's snap five-day lockdown ending. The Health Department on Wednesday confirmed the state reported no new COVID-19 cases on the final day of its five-day "circuit breaker"…
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    AstraZeneca vaccine approved in Australia -sharenews

    Australia's medical regulator has approved a second coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for millions of jabs to be administered in coming months. The Therapeutic Goods Administration on Tuesday approved the AstraZeneca vaccine for people aged 18 and over,…
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    Exposure sites key to ending Vic lockdown -sharenews

    The lifting of Victoria's five-day "circuit breaker" lockdown in the wake of a coronavirus outbreak will depend on how many more exposure sites emerge, state health authorities say. Overnight on Monday, two more sites were revealed. They include Sacca's Fruit…
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    Victoria records two coronavirus cases -sharenews

    Victoria has recorded two new cases of coronavirus on the third day of its "circuit breaker" lockdown. The Health Department on Monday confirmed one of the cases is locally acquired, while the other is a returned traveller in hotel quarantine. The total…
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    Victoria lockdown new rules and exposure sites -sharenews

    VICTORIA LOCKDOWN NEW RULES * From 11.59pm Friday all of Victoria will lock down, going to stage 4 restrictions until 11.59pm Wednesday. * During the five day lockdown there will only be four reasons to leave home - shopping for essentials, caregiving,…
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    Victoria in 5-day lockdown from 11.59pm -sharenews

    Victoria will enter a five-day lockdown in an effort to contain the Holiday Inn coronavirus outbreak, which now totals 13 cases. Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed the state will enter the lockdown at 11.59pm on Friday. People will only be able to leave their…
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    Victoria's Holiday Inn cluster grows to 13 -sharenews

    There are fears Victoria's COVID-19 outbreak could spread interstate after an infected person spent more than eight hours at an airport cafe. The Brunetti cafe in Terminal 4 at Melbourne Airport was listed as an exposure site early Friday morning, after being…
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    Victorian pinged for no mask at NW airport

    A Victorian man has been fined for not wearing a mask at Burnie Airport. Police were undertaking COVID compliance duties on Monday at about 8:30am when they spotted the 51-year-old enter the terminal without using a mask or face covering. Officers say he was…
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    SA locks out greater Melbourne residents -sharenews

    South Australia has locked out travellers from greater Melbourne after further COVID-19 cases were linked to a hotel quarantine outbreak in Victoria. The lockout came into effect from 12.01am on Thursday, South Australian time. Returning SA residents, people…

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VICTORIA LOCKDOWN NEW RULES

* From 11.59pm Friday all of Victoria will lock down, going to stage 4 restrictions until 11.59pm Wednesday.

* During the five day lockdown there will only be four reasons to leave home - shopping for essentials, caregiving, essential work or education, and exercise for two hours a day.

* People must stay within five kilometres of home.

* Masks must be worn everywhere except in the home and visitors to households are not permitted.

* Schools will close for four days and higher education will be closed, but childcare and early childcare centre centres and playgrounds will remain open.

* Places of worship are closed unless for broadcast of services and weddings not permitted unless on compassionate grounds.

THE HOLIDAY INN OUTBREAK

* Thirteen COVID-19 cases have been linked to the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport, with hundreds of close contacts in isolation.

* Genomic sequencing results for a resident and a worker at the Holiday Inn infected during the outbreak have confirmed the virus is the B.1.1.7 strain - the highly infectious UK variant.

* There are currently 19 active cases with 24,209 test results received up till midnight Thursday.

* The Jetstar terminal (Terminal 4) at Melbourne Airport has been added to the list of exposure sites, and anyone who was there on Tuesday February 9 between 04.45am and 2.00pm must get tested and isolate for 14 days.

* Five new locally acquired cases were reported on Thursday.

* Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton suspects the virus spread via a nebuliser, used by one of the family members in hotel quarantine at the Holiday Inn.

* The Holiday Inn closed until further notice for "terminal cleaning", with about 135 staff at the hotel stood down, told to isolate at home and get tested.

* NSW authorities are currently contacting about 7,000 people who have entered NSW after visiting Victorian exposure sites.

* In addition, NSW authorities say anyone who attended any terminal at Melbourne Airport on February 7 and 8 must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

COVID-19 CASE EXPOSURE SITES

Friday, February 5

* PJ's Pet Warehouse, Sunbury, 3.37pm - 4.10pm

* Bakers Delight, Sunbury Square Shopping Centre, 3.40pm - 4.15pm

* Aldente Deli, Sunbury Square Shopping Centre, 3.45pm - 4.23pm

* Sushi Sushi, Sunbury Square Shopping Centre, 3.53pm - 4.28pm

* Asian Star, Sunbury Square Shopping Centre, 3.57pm - 4.30pm

Saturday, February 6

* Cellarbrations, Sunbury, 6.17pm - 7.02pm

* Sunny Life Massage, Sunbury Square Shopping Centre, 4.30 - 6.30pm

Sunday, February 7

* Cellarbrations, Sunbury, 5.44pm - 6.19pm

Tuesday, February 9

* Brunetti, Terminal 4, Melbourne Airport, 4.45am - 1.15pm

* Commonwealth Bank, Glen Waverley, 1.30pm - 2.15pm

* HSBC Bank, Glen Waverley, 2.15pm - 3.30pm

Visitors to the following venue at the specified times at get tested and isolate until receiving a negative result:

Friday, February 5

* Sunbury Square Shopping Centre, 3.40pm - 4.30pm

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