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    PM, premier urge calm after NSW clot death

    Scott Morrison and Gladys Berejiklian have warned against rushing to conclusions after the death of a NSW woman who developed blood clots a day after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. The NSW premier…
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    COVID-19 found in Brisbane hospital ward

    Engineering consultants are inspecting a Brisbane hospital's infectious diseases ward after traces of coronavirus turned up in testing there, one week after it was deep cleaned. The Princess…
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    Qld man aged in his 80s dies from COVID-19

    Australia has recorded its first COVID-19 death for 2021 after a man in his 80s died in a Brisbane hospital. Health minister Yvette D'Ath said the Australian man succumbed to the disease on Monday…
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    Second case of rare blood clots identified

    Australia's medicine regulator has identified a second case of rare blood clots believed to be linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine. The Therapeutic Goods Administration released a safety alert…
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    US breaks daily vaccine record with 4.6m

    The US continues to make rapid strides with its vaccination programme, announcing that health care workers have carried out more than 4.6 million vaccinations in one day. "A new record," Cyrus…
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    Under-50s AstraZeneca jabs on hold in Tas

    Tasmania has halted first-dose injections of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for people aged under 50 years, following federal health advice. The decision comes after Prime Minister Scott Morrison…
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    Australia's vaccine rollout plans in chaos

    Australia is facing a major delay in its coronavirus vaccine rollout after new bombshell advice plunged the program into chaos. Health supremos have recommended not administering the AstraZeneca…
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    Port Kembla Ruby Princess 1 year 'Anniversary'

    Today April 6 marks the 1st Anniversary of the arrival of the cruise ship Ruby Princess at Port Kembla Harbour. The ship originally docked in Sydney, and led to an increase in the number of COVID19…
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    Time to Park the beef and get on with vaccination rollout

    Shadow Health Minister Ryan Park has offered some advice to some high powered political colleagues. The Member for Keira has called on the state and federal governments to end their war with each…
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    SA moves to ease some virus measures

    South Australia has eased some COVID-19 restrictions despite the growing virus outbreak in Queensland. SA has declared the greater Brisbane area a coronavirus hotspot, preventing people travelling…
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    Shellharbour Hospital steps up fight against Coronavirus

    Shellharbour Hospital has come online as part of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination rollout, a week after the hub at Wollongong Hospital opened. The first jabs were administered at the hospital's clinic…
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    Port Kembla frontline workers offered COVID19 jab

    Up to 35 frontline Port Authority workers at Port Kembla will be among the first to receive a COVID 19 vaccine at Wollongong Hospital. The Port Authority of NSW announced today, that over 800…
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    Illawarra polly calls for quarantine guards to be hired full-time

    Shadow Health Minister Ryan Park wants the state government to ensure all hotel quarantine security guards are employed full-time so they don't have to work across multiple venues. The Member for…
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    SA to get first AstraZeneca virus vaccines

    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…
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    Slow rollout for Victoria COVID vaccines

    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…
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    More than 10,000 NSW residents vaccinated

    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…
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    Mask, gathering rules relaxed in Victoria

    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…
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    Vic records fifth day with no COVID cases

    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…
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    Bells toll as US reaches 500k COVID deaths

    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,…
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    Snap five-day Vic lockdown to end on time

    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…