Australia Covid live news update: NSW reports 1,533 cases and four deaths as Victoria and ACT infections climb
Victoria records 190 cases and the ACT 32; Moderna vaccine gets green light for people 12 and over; more than 1,000 families asked to isolate after Queensland girl tests positive. Follow live
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Sutton says he understands the frustration people feel about the lockdown. He says any move to open up will be done gradually.
We know that people are more than fed up, they are absolutely challenged by the lockdown that has gone for weeks and weeks.
I think we’ve seen that here. I think that’s the challenge that New Zealand and the ACT will face. We threw absolutely everything at it.
Brett Sutton says the slight dip in case numbers on Saturday is not evidence of a trend. The numbers will fluctuate, he says, but the overall trend is not good for Victoria.
The overall trend is a slow and steady increase, that’s why vaccination is so critical, as is following the rules.