A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office said, on Monday, that the Pfizer vaccine in Australia meets strict standards for safety, quality and efficacy, and the vaccine has been approved in Australia for people aged 16 and over.
The The first vaccinations are expected in late February The first 1.4 million doses will go to a priority group that includes quarantine and border workers, front-line health workers in high-risk environments, elderly care workers, disabilities and residents. This will be implemented in hospitals, with the government aiming for 80,000 doses per week.
After that, 14.8 million doses will be allocated to elderly people 70 years of age and over and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents over the age of 55. Young people with underlying medical conditions and a disability; Critical and high-risk workers including defense, police, ambulance, firefighters and meat will also be vaccinated as part of the second phase:
The President of Mexico tests positive for Coronavirus
Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has become the latest world leader to contract Covid-19.
“I regret to inform you that I am injured,” the 67-year-old politician declared on Twitter Sunday evening.
“Symptoms are mild but I’m getting medical treatment. As always, I am optimistic,” added Lopez Obrador, a populist nationalist who has come under fire for his handling of the pandemic and his decision to avoid face masks.
Mexico is going through a particularly difficult period, with hospitals in several states reaching their limits. The average daily number of Covid deaths in the country last week exceeded that of neighboring Brazil, where more than 1,000 deaths are recorded every day.
According to the number of official deaths in Mexico, nearly 150,000 people have died so far from Covid there, the fourth highest number in the world. But many believe that the lower test rates mean that the true number of deaths in Mexico is higher than in Brazil, where 217,000 deaths have been recorded.
Lopez Obrador said that while receiving treatment, he will stay in the presidential palace in Mexico City, which has been under a red alert status due to COVID since last month.
More now from New Zealand.
More than 36 guests at the Pullman Hotel in central Auckland, where the infected woman has been under government-run isolation, are being held for longer in their rooms while the source of the newly confirmed local infection is being investigated. Almost all of the hotel’s 200 employees have been tested
Although health authorities suspect the virus has been directly contacted – meaning person-to-person contact – they have not ruled out air or surface contact.
Hundreds of people line up to get tested in Wangari, Northland and Auckland. Test results for these people will know tomorrow. The general manager also said that many people who were asymptomatic or had been in contact with the infected woman were lining up for tests – and asked to go home so that close contacts could be prioritized.
The Covid-19 Response Minister said news is spreading on social media of an imminent lockdown. He said that this was “false news” and “totally untrue.”
Community status has been confirmed in New Zealand
A community case of Covid-19 has been confirmed in New Zealand, with the genome sequencing determined to be of the South African type of virus.
Investigators believe the 56-year-old contracted the infection from a colleague at the Pullman Hotel, as she was under government-run isolation.
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