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COVID-19 update: Regional Victoria re-enters lockdown from today, NSW registers 825 new local COVID-19 cases

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This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 21 August 2021.

  • Victoria records 61 new locally acquired cases, the entire state is now in lockdown 
  • NSW registers the highest record of cases by any state since the pandemic began 
  • Queensland records another day of zero locally acquired cases 
  • ACT records eight new cases, none within the community while infectious 

New South Wales

New South Wales has registered a new record in locally acquired COVID-19 cases with 825 infections and three dead people - an unvaccinated man in his 90s, a fully vaccinated man in his 80s and a woman in her 90s, who had received one dose.  

NSW Police have deployed 1,500 officers to ensure anti-lockdown protests do not occur this afternoon. Trains are skipping major Sydney train stations and taxis and rideshare operators are banned from the CBD.  

Priority COVID-19 Pfizer vaccination appointments are available right now for anyone aged 16 to 39 living in local government areas of concern. 

Victoria 

Victoria has recorded 61 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, 39 were in the community while infectious.  

A significant number of cases have been detected in regional Victoria. Therefore, from 1pm today all regional Victoria has gone into lockdown.  

The rules for regional areas will be the same as those in place for Greater Melbourne, except for the curfew conditions that will not apply to regional Victoria for now. 

Find here the list of exposure sites and the list of vaccination centres

Last 24 hours around Australia 

  • ACT has recorded eight new locally acquired COVID-19 cases and is planning to include adolescents aged as young as 12 in its vaccine rollout before the end of the year. 
  • Queensland has recorded another day of zero local COVID-19 cases and authorities have reinforced the call to people 16 and over to get vaccinated. 

 

Self-Isolation can impact our mental health and wellbeing.
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Quarantine, travel, testing clinics and pandemic disaster payment

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

NSW Travel & transport and Quarantine
VIC Travel permitOverseas 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

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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