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COVID-19 Update: Melbourne emerges from lockdown as Qantas brings forward resumption of international flights

Melbourne has emerged from the world's longest lockdown, and as vaccination rates continue to rise. Source: AAP

This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 22 October 2021.

  • Victoria records 16 COVID-19 deaths and 2,189 local cases as lockdown ends
  • Qantas brings forward the resumption of international flights
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the government is in the final stages of securing a travel bubble with Singapore.

 

Victoria

Victoria has recorded 2,189 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases as Melbourne emerges from the world's longest cumulative lockdown. There were also a further 16 deaths.

The state is on track to get to 80 per cent double-dosed by 30 October, a week ahead of the original 5 November estimate.

Premier Daniel Andrews said Victoria will scrap its quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated Australians arriving from overseas from November 1st.

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New South Wales  

New South Wales records 345 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases and five deaths as the state prepares for infections to increase post-lockdown.

Speaking at Sydney Airport this morning, Premier Dominic Perrottet said the state was on the "runway to recovery" as Qantas announced it's bringing staff back from next week and putting on more international flights.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the government is in the final stages of securing a travel bubble with Singapore, expected to be finalised in a week or so.

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ACT

Over 84 per cent of ACT residents aged 12 and over are fully vaccinated as the territory recorded 13 new cases.

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Last 24 hours around Australia

  • Queensland recorded no community cases, but there's concern about low vaccination rates in Logan.  Tomorrow is Super Saturday vaccination blitz with over 100 schools participating.

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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