Covid Australia live update: NSW to send mounted police into south-west Sydney to enforce lockdown as state records 38 new cases

Posted by on July 8, 2021 3:44 am
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New coronavirus cases for NSW and Queensland as South Australia ends border restrictions with WA and NT, and Sydney remains in lockdown. Follow the latest updates, live

8.39am BST

Sex crimes detectives in New South Wales have submitted a brief of evidence to prosecutors over allegations made against the state MP Gareth Ward.

NSW police confirmed on Thursday that a brief had been submitted to the state’s director of public prosecutions following an investigation into alleged “sexual violence-related offences against a 39-year-old man”.

Related: NSW sex crimes police submit evidence to prosecutors in case involving MP Gareth Ward

8.25am BST

Just on the extra vaccines for NSW, here is what the Queensland health minister says (through a spokesman – I asked if they had asked for any extra vaccines):

During Victoria’s outbreak, the Morrison government provided Victoria with an extra 100,000 vaccines.

When Queensland experienced community transmission, our request for additional Pfizer vaccine doses was denied by the Morrison Govt.

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