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Australia news LIVE: Victoria records four local COVID-19 cases as state’s sixth lockdown begins; NSW, Queensland cases continue to grow

NSW is reeling after the deadliest day of its current outbreak, Victoria has gone from recording zero cases earlier this week to a statewide lockdown and Queensland’s outbreak continues to grow.

  • by Broede Carmody

Healthcare

Queensland chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young and Deputy Premier Steven Miles at a government COVID-19 update amid the strictest lockdown faced by south-east Queensland on Thursday.

Lockdown lifts if Qld does ‘something special’. Experts cannot see it

Queensland authorities are becoming more hopeful the lockdown can be lifted on Sunday as planned, but experts warn specific targets still need to be met.

  • by Stuart Layt
Premier Daniel Andrews has called another lockdown for Victoria.

Lockdown six needed to tackle mystery cases

Contact tracing is no longer enough to contain an outbreak of the Delta variant – people who have contracted the virus just can’t be found fast enough.

  • by Catherine Bennett
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