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COVID-19 update: NSW announces lockdown for Hunter Valley

Newcastle residents are tested at a drive through collection centre in Adamstown, Newcastle, Thursday, August 5, 2021. Source: AAP Image/Darren Pateman

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 5 August 2021.

  • Hunter Valley region goes into lockdown from 5 pm
  • All new cases in Brisbane linked
  • Victoria records mystery infection and new cases
  • Prime Minister confirms extra Pfizer COVID-19 doses for NSW

New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 262 new locally acquired cases and five deaths. Four people who died were not vaccinated, while the fifth person had received one dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

New restrictions will be introduced for Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Port Stephens, Singleton, Dungog, Muswellbrook and Cessnock from 5 pm today until 12.01 am on the 13th of August.

Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant urges people from Armidale and Dubbo to get tested as virus levels in sewage systems have risen.

NSW authorities plead with everyone to get vaccinated. Find here the list of vaccination clinics.

Queensland 

Queensland has recorded 16 new locally acquired cases, all linked to the existing cluster.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles says 12 of these cases in Brisbane have been isolated for their entire infectious period. With 79 active cases, the end of the lockdown on the 8th of August remains uncertain.

Find here the COVID-19 vaccine information in your language.

Last 24 hours around Australia
  • Victoria records six new locally acquired cases, including a Melbourne teacher who may have been in community while infectious. Her case is under investigation.
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirms NSW will receive an extra 180,000 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the week of the 16th of August.

 

 

Quarantine, travel, testing clinics and pandemic disaster payment

Quarantine and testing requirements are managed and enforced by state and territory governments:

If you want to travel overseas, you may be able to apply online for an exemption. Click here for more information about the conditions to leave Australia. There are temporary measures for international flights that are regularly reviewed by the government and updated on the Smart Traveller website.



Visit the translated resources published by NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service:

COVID-19 Vaccination Glossary
Appointment Reminder Tool.


Testing clinics in each state and territory:

NSW 
Victoria 
Queensland 
South Australia 
ACT 
Western Australia 
Tasmania
Northern Territory 


Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory:

NSW 
Victoria 
Queensland 
South Australia 
ACT 
Western Australia 
Tasmania
Northern Territory

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