July 29, 2021

Coronavirus live news: Scott Morrison and chief medical officer get second vaccine dose; US administers first vaccine dose to more than 100m

Germany warns cases could hit Christmas peak by April; Australia records first local Covid case...

Germany warns cases could hit Christmas peak by April; Australia records first local Covid case in more than two weeks; Poland reports rise in daily cases

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12.54am GMT

“Don’t go to other sources, they’re not reliable”, says Morrison. This is perhaps the closest he’s gotten to parliamentary (and former party) colleagues sharing misinformation about the pandemic. The department of health has recently launched a new website to counter misinformation about Covid and vaccines.

12.45am GMT

Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison and chief health officer, Paul Kelly, are addressing media.

The NSW hotel worker who tested positive had received the first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination, but there is a lag time between vaccination and developed immunity, says Kelly. It’s the state’s first community acquired case in 55 days.

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