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Australia Covid live update: NSW records 239 new cases as Queensland reports nine on first full day of lockdown Australia Covid live update: NSW records 239 new cases as Queensland reports nine on first full day of lockdown
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Guardian Australia’s data editor, Nick Evershed, has been crunching the numbers on the Sydney outbreak and says things are “well and truly worse than the first wave”.
And here’s a state by state comparison.
Firstly, NSW cases by isolation status.
And then Victoria by isolation status.
Revenue from speed cameras in regional NSW and Sydney’s western suburbs has jumped since the NSW government decided to remove warning signs from mobile speed cameras last year, figures from Revenue NSW show.
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An important correction to an earlier post: this is Andrew Hoy’s eighth olympic games. He is has competed in more Olympic games than any other Australian athlete.
Three members of Australia’s Bali Nine, who have served 16 years behind bars, should be forgiven and allowed to walk free one day, prison and justice ministry officials say.Three members of Australia’s Bali Nine, who have served 16 years behind bars, should be forgiven and allowed to walk free one day, prison and justice ministry officials say.
The three, who are jailed in Bali, are serving life sentences for their role in an ill-fated heroin-smuggling plot and unless they can win a reprieve from Indonesia’s president, will never be freed.The three, who are jailed in Bali, are serving life sentences for their role in an ill-fated heroin-smuggling plot and unless they can win a reprieve from Indonesia’s president, will never be freed.
As Indonesia’s 17 August Independence Day approaches, when remissions are traditionally announced, the trio’s jail governors and justice officials have sent glowing reports to Jakarta, recommending they be given a chance at life outside prison.As Indonesia’s 17 August Independence Day approaches, when remissions are traditionally announced, the trio’s jail governors and justice officials have sent glowing reports to Jakarta, recommending they be given a chance at life outside prison.
The final decision rests with president Joko Widodo, who, in 2015, ordered that 34-year-old Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, 31, be executed by firing squad.The final decision rests with president Joko Widodo, who, in 2015, ordered that 34-year-old Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, 31, be executed by firing squad.
Matthew James Norman, 34, and Si Yi Chen, 36, are held in Bali’s Kerobokan prison while Scott Rush, 35, is in the Bangli Narcotics jail in Bali’s north.Matthew James Norman, 34, and Si Yi Chen, 36, are held in Bali’s Kerobokan prison while Scott Rush, 35, is in the Bangli Narcotics jail in Bali’s north.
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NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian and her mask: a photo essay.NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian and her mask: a photo essay.
Victoria has tweaked its vaccine rollout to ensure more people are able to get their first shot of the Pfizer vaccine.Victoria has tweaked its vaccine rollout to ensure more people are able to get their first shot of the Pfizer vaccine.
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The message is to go out and get vaccinated as soon as you are able to do so in Australia. But what do you do if you are talking to a friend or family member who is hesitant to get a vaccine. How can you reassure them?The message is to go out and get vaccinated as soon as you are able to do so in Australia. But what do you do if you are talking to a friend or family member who is hesitant to get a vaccine. How can you reassure them?
We asked Guardian Readers how they have been speaking to their loved ones about vaccine hesitancy. The most common response was: you just need to show them the data, absent any spin. The science will sway them.We asked Guardian Readers how they have been speaking to their loved ones about vaccine hesitancy. The most common response was: you just need to show them the data, absent any spin. The science will sway them.
You can read all their responses here.You can read all their responses here.
Western Australian health authorities are still monitoring nine active cases of Covid-19 on the cargo ship MV Darya Krishna, which docked in Fremantle this week.Western Australian health authorities are still monitoring nine active cases of Covid-19 on the cargo ship MV Darya Krishna, which docked in Fremantle this week.
Two are in hospital, including one in ICU; one is in hotel quarantine and six are still on board the vessel. There’s also another positive case on another ship, the MV BBC California, who is also isolating on board their ship.Two are in hospital, including one in ICU; one is in hotel quarantine and six are still on board the vessel. There’s also another positive case on another ship, the MV BBC California, who is also isolating on board their ship.
WA authorities are also still monitoring a situation in which a Queensland man travelled to Perth from Brisbane via plane on 18 July without a permit. The man was turned around and flew back on 20 July and tested positive to Covid on 27 July.WA authorities are also still monitoring a situation in which a Queensland man travelled to Perth from Brisbane via plane on 18 July without a permit. The man was turned around and flew back on 20 July and tested positive to Covid on 27 July.
In a statement, WA health said:In a statement, WA health said:
Just 867 people were tested for Covid in WA yesterday, and 6,301 people received a vaccine dose.Just 867 people were tested for Covid in WA yesterday, and 6,301 people received a vaccine dose.
Let’s go back to Sydney now, to an incident that was referenced by deputy NSW police commissioner Mick Willing at this morning’s press conference.Let’s go back to Sydney now, to an incident that was referenced by deputy NSW police commissioner Mick Willing at this morning’s press conference.
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Time for another quick Olympics interlude.Time for another quick Olympics interlude.
While all that was happening, six-time Australian Olympian Andrew Hoy and his beautiful horse Vassily de Lassos have completed the cross country. Clear and incredibly fast – 7:35, 10 seconds inside the time and the fastest on course so far.While all that was happening, six-time Australian Olympian Andrew Hoy and his beautiful horse Vassily de Lassos have completed the cross country. Clear and incredibly fast – 7:35, 10 seconds inside the time and the fastest on course so far.
That puts Australia in the running for a team medal if they jump clear in showjumping.That puts Australia in the running for a team medal if they jump clear in showjumping.
Victoria’s chief health officer, Brett Sutton, says that only 10 of the 204 people who tested positive to Covid-19 in Victoria between 12 and 28 July were fully vaccinated, and a further 15 had received at least one dose.Victoria’s chief health officer, Brett Sutton, says that only 10 of the 204 people who tested positive to Covid-19 in Victoria between 12 and 28 July were fully vaccinated, and a further 15 had received at least one dose.
It’s a small sample size not a full analysis, Sutton says, but it provides a moment in time snapshot “and does tell us something”.It’s a small sample size not a full analysis, Sutton says, but it provides a moment in time snapshot “and does tell us something”.
To Victoria now, where the acting Covid-19 commander, Naomi Bromley, has been speaking.To Victoria now, where the acting Covid-19 commander, Naomi Bromley, has been speaking.
Victoria recorded four locally-acquired cases yesterday. All of them are linked to known outbreaks and have been quarantining.Victoria recorded four locally-acquired cases yesterday. All of them are linked to known outbreaks and have been quarantining.
Two of the new cases are household contacts of patrons of Ms Frankies restaurant, one is a social contact of a case linked back to the Young and Jackson’s cluster, and one is a hosuehold contact of someone who attended the Wallabies game at AAMI park.Two of the new cases are household contacts of patrons of Ms Frankies restaurant, one is a social contact of a case linked back to the Young and Jackson’s cluster, and one is a hosuehold contact of someone who attended the Wallabies game at AAMI park.
There are eight people in hospital in Victoria, including three in ICU and one on a ventilator.There are eight people in hospital in Victoria, including three in ICU and one on a ventilator.
Bromley says public health teams are still investigating the “upstream and downstream risks” associated with the case of the person who worked at Covid testing centre at Moonee Valley Racecourse, to determine where they may have acquired the virus. All of their contacts from potential acquisition sites have been tested, all negative to date.Bromley says public health teams are still investigating the “upstream and downstream risks” associated with the case of the person who worked at Covid testing centre at Moonee Valley Racecourse, to determine where they may have acquired the virus. All of their contacts from potential acquisition sites have been tested, all negative to date.
For the outbreak as a whole, about 1,200 people were cleared as primary close contacts and left isolation yesterday, about 5,000 remain in isolation.For the outbreak as a whole, about 1,200 people were cleared as primary close contacts and left isolation yesterday, about 5,000 remain in isolation.
If Queensland’s 72-hour snap lockdown works to control the Delta outbreak there, just as the two-week lockdown in Victoria appears to have controlled the Delta outbreak in Melbourne, will Berejiklian concede that she should have called a lockdown earlier?If Queensland’s 72-hour snap lockdown works to control the Delta outbreak there, just as the two-week lockdown in Victoria appears to have controlled the Delta outbreak in Melbourne, will Berejiklian concede that she should have called a lockdown earlier?
Berejiklian:Berejiklian:
A reporter asks if Berejiklian underestimated the Delta variant.A reporter asks if Berejiklian underestimated the Delta variant.