Gutted Andrews demands more vaccines, says snap lockdowns new normal

Original article by Paul Sakkal
The Age – Page: Online : 6-Aug-21

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has defended the state’s seven-day state-wide COVID-19 lockdown, which began at 8pm on 5 August and comes just nine days after the last one ended. Andrews contends that without swift action the state would have been looking at a much longer lockdown, given that the vaccination target of 80 per cent of the population is unlikely to be reached until late in 2021. Victoria has recorded eight new locally-acquired cases in the last 24 hours, although two were reported late in the day and will be included in the case numbers for 6 August. There are now 82 COVID-19 cases in Victoria. Meanwhile, the state government will request additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine from its federal counterpart.


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