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COVID-19 update: Lockdown in Melbourne extended for another week

Health staff monitor people after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Source: AAP Image/Daniel Pockett

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 11 August 2021.


  • Dubbo in regional NSW goes into lockdown
  • In Victoria five cases are under investigation
  • Cairns emerges from lockdown as planned

Victoria

Victoria has recorded 20 new locally acquired cases, out of which five are not linked to known outbreaks. Six cases were in the community while infectious. 

Premier Daniel Andrews says Melbourne’s lockdown will be extended until at least Thursday 19 August.

Find here the list of vaccination centres.

New South Wales 

NSW has recorded 344 new locally acquired cases, with at least 65 in the community while infectious. Two unvaccinated people died due to COVID-19, one man in his 90s and one man in his 30s who had an underlying health condition.

The Dubbo local government area in regional New South Wales will go into a one-week lockdown from 1pm today after two positive cases are recorded in the region.  

Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant says out of 62 people in intensive care, 57 people are unvaccinated, while five have received one dose of the vaccine.

Find here the list of vaccination clinics.

Queensland

Queensland has recorded four new locally acquired cases linked to known outbreaks and quarantined while infectious.

A three-day lockdown in Cairns and Yarrabah will end today at 4 pm but some restrictions remain in place.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young urges children aged 12-15 with serious underlying conditions to register for a vaccine.

Find here how to book your vaccination appointment.

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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