Good morning everyone, it’s hump day so go make yourself a double shot long black and settle in, because we have a big morning of news ahead of us.
Matilda Boseley here, and let’s jump right in.
NSW and Victoria are both on the edge of hitting vaccination milestones. (Not the all-important double dose vaccine targets, but the less significant, but still exciting, single-dose goals.)
Four out of five NSW residents aged over 16 are likely to have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by the end of the day – which for the non-mathematically minded means 80%.
This is important because it all but guarantees NSW will meet the reopening target of 80% double-dose coverage in the coming months.
Some 79.5% of the over-16 population in NSW had come forward to get at least one jab by Tuesday, and 47.5% were fully vaccinated.
Melburnians are also on the edge of a (slight) increase in freedoms with Victoria expected to hit its 70% single-dose vaccination target on Friday.
When this occurs they will get an extra hour of outdoor activity and the 5km travel radius will be expanded to 10km. Look it isn’t much, but I’ll take what I can get.
In other news, Singapore Airlines seem to have cancelled dozens of flights in recent days, potentially trapping thousands of Australians overseas. We don’t have that many details get but someone from the airline is expected to speak to the media soon and I’ll bring you all the updates when I can.
With that, why don’t we jump into the day?
Source : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2021/sep/15/australia-covid-updates-live-nsw-victoria-coronavirus-vaccines-gladys-berejikilian-scott-morrison?page=with:block-614114c58f08001fa2d19bb4295