Australia Covid live update: NSW hospitals brace for cases surge; Morrison faces questions over Father’s Day travel exemption

Posted by on September 6, 2021 7:45 pm
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Gladys Berejiklian under pressure over modelling showing state’s health system to be ‘overwhelmed’ by Covid cases; rapid antigen tests approved for use at home. Follow the latest updates live

12.45am BST

Finally, the Victorian numbers are here! (And apparently were reported yesterday?)

Victoria recorded 246 local Covid-19 cases overnight. So far 90 are linked to known outbreaks.

Reported yesterday: 246 new local cases and 0 new cases acquired overseas.
– 32,300 vaccine doses were administered
– 43,858 test results were received

More later: https://t.co/lIUrl1hf3W#COVID19Vic #COVID19VicData [1/2] pic.twitter.com/o6QzckBMUf

12.40am BST

Another except from Australian of the Year, Grace Tame’s, interview with ABC radio this morning, in which she was fairly critical of the government’s summit on women’s safety.

“A whole portion of the Summit yesterday was dedicated to unpacking the Respect @ Work report, which I think is quite odd, considering [the Federal Government] really didn’t get behind the bulk of it – what of it that matters, anyway.”

@TamePunk, Australian of the Year

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