This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 30 July 2021.
- Soldiers will join NSW Police to enforce health orders.
- Victorian authorities find link in mystery case.
- Brisbane school undergoes deep cleaning after student tests positive for COVID-19.
- Tasmania reopens its borders to Victoria.
New South Wales
NSW has recorded 170 new local cases, with at least 42 of those infections while in the community.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian is urging people to limit contact with other households as the virus continues to spread in households and workplaces.
Police Commissioner Mick Fuller warns people against attending anti-lockdown protests over the weekend saying, “protesters will be met with a thousand officers”.
Also, 300 soldiers will be on the ground from Monday to ensure people are staying home and not mixing with extended families during the lockdown.
The state has recorded three new locally acquired cases, all linked to the existing outbreak who have been isolating while infectious.
Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley says genomic testing shows the mystery case is linked to current outbreaks, but it is still unknown how the person acquired the virus.
Read here the current COVID safe measures.
Last 24 hours around Australia
Queensland health authorities believe the Brisbane student who has tested positive for COVID-19 was infectious in the community for three days, since the 27th of July.
- Tasmania reopened its borders to Victoria from today after a two-week closure.
Quarantine and testing requirements are managed and enforced by state and territory governments:
VIC Travel permit, Overseas travellers and Quarantine
ACT Transport and Quarantine
NT Travel and Quarantine
QLD Travel and Quarantine
SA Travel and Quarantine
TAS Travel and Quarantine
WA Travel and Quarantine
- News and information over 60 languages at sbs.com.au/coronavirus
- Relevant guidelines for your state or territory: NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory, ACT, Tasmania.
- Information about the COVID-19 vaccine in your language.
Visit the translated resources published by NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service:
Testing clinics in each state and territory:
Pandemic disaster payment information in each state and territory: