Australia Covid live news update: Scott Morrison says ‘rules are rules’ as Novak Djokovic visa cancelled; more than 71,000 new cases nationwide
Prime minister says ‘there are no special cases’ as Australian Open champion’s visa cancelled by Australian Border Force; NSW records 34,994 Covid cases and six deaths; new mask rules for Victoria as state reports 21,997 cases and six deaths; Queensland records 10,332 cases and one death, South Australia 3,070 cases, Tasmania 751. Follow developments live
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Karen Andrews, home affairs minister, did give a hint of how things might play out.
AAP reports that, before Novak Djokovic’s arrival, she said that while the Victorian government and Tennis Australia may allow a non-vaccinated player to compete in the Australian Open, it was the federal government that dealt with border entry requirements.