Melbourne Press Conference on 3 January 2022, on new sotrovimab units, health programs, Indigenous smoking rates and vaccination rollout

Media event date:  3 January 2022 Date published:  4 January 2022 Audience:  General public GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to be able to announce that the Australian Government has secured and purchased an additional 45,000 units of sotrovimab. Sotrovimab is one of the world’s leading treatments for mild to moderate COVID for people who might otherwise …

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Melbourne press conference on 3 January on new sotrovimab units, health programs, Indigenous smoking rates and vaccination rollout

Date published:  3 January 2022 Audience:  General public GREG HUNT: I’m delighted to be able to announce that the Australian Government has secured and purchased an additional 45,000 units of sotrovimab. Sotrovimab is one of the world’s leading treatments for mild to moderate COVID for people who might otherwise develop severe conditions. It has a …

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SA border restrictions: Vaccination rates for Sydney and Melbourne LGAs

Sydney and Melbourne residents have been left out by a newly announced border rule that’s been dubbed “ludicrous”, amid calls for it to be ditched. A newly announced South Australian border rule has been dubbed “ludicrous” and unfair, as the state government comes under pressure to ditch the confusing requirement. Premier Steven Marshall earlier this …

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Minister Hunt’s Press Conference in Melbourne on 14 November 2021 on new cancer treatment, COVID-19 booster shots and vaccination rates

Media event date:  14 November 2021 Date published:  15 November 2021 Audience:  General public GREG HUNT: Good Morning everyone. I’m joined today by Kirsten Pilatti, the CEO of the Breast Cancer Network of Australia, and Pia who’s a local breast cancer survivor and thriver, here from the Mornington Peninsula. Our message is very simple: if …

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Melbourne Cup to begin, NSW COVID cases grow, Victoria COVID cases grow, Australia vaccination rate nears 80 per cent, G20 summit ends, COP26 Glasgow summit to begin

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says Scott Morrison should apologise to French President Emmanuel Macron, saying the way he ended the $90 billion submarine deal was “shameful”. Mr Turnbull accused the PM of “elaborately and duplicitously” deceiving France when he abandoned the multi-billion dollar contract in favour of an agreement to build nuclear submarines with …

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Ballarat hits 80 per cent vaccination mark as it braces for Melbourne influx

Almost every council area in the Ballarat and south-west region has passed the target of 80 per cent of its residents aged 16 and over having been fully vaccinated, just days before regional Victoria and Melbourne become one again. This article contains content that is no longer available. Ballarat passed 80 per cent mark early this …

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Singapore Airlines announces daily flights from Melbourne, Sydney for vaccinated travellers from November 8

Vaccinated travellers can fly to Singapore from November 8. Photo: iStock Singapore Airlines has announced two daily flights from Melbourne and Sydney to Singapore following the opening of a new vaccinated-only travel lane on November 8. Scoot, Singapore Airline’s low-cost subsidiary, will also operate a daily service from Melbourne, and four services a week from Sydney. SIA will operate three Airbus A350-900s …

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