This is your update on the Coronavirus in Australia for 17 November 2021.
The Northern Territory is on high alert after recording six new cases of COVID-19, five of them in the remote community of Robinson River. A lockdown is in place for Katherine and the Robinson River region until at least 6pm on Monday. A mask mandate for all of the Territory has also been introduced.
Premier Daniel Andrews has criticised the "small, ugly mob" who continue to gather outside the Victorian parliament to protest against proposed pandemic laws. Debate on the laws will continue tomorrow.
Pfizer has signed a deal to allow generic versions of its antiviral COVID-19 pill. The pill could help in can be taken as an early at-home treatment to help prevent COVID-19 hospitalisations and deaths.
COVID-19 NEW CASES:
Victoria: 916 cases and nine deaths
New South Wales: 231 and no deaths
ACT: Six new cases and none for Queensland
Quarantine and restrictions state by state:
There are changes to the COVID-19 Disaster Payment once states reach 70 and 80 per cent fully vaccinated: Getting help during Covid-19 from Services Australia in language
- 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: