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Children aged 5 to 11 are now eligible for vaccinations by Queensland. First Annastacia Palaszczuk urged parents to book children, get them vaccinated before school starts and speak to their GP about any issues.
The jabs will be available at state health clinics, general practitioners, and pharmacists.
Queensland recorded 784 new cases. First Annastacia Palaszczuk said they did not see “massive impacts” on hospitals, but urged people to receive their booster shots.
Qld health chief Jean Gerrard says patients are “on the young side”, and that Omicron is the dominant strain in about 75% of cases. There are also some changes in vaccinations for children, more on that in a minute.
Tasmania recorded 35 new cases of Covid-19, a slight decrease from the 44 reported on Boxing Day.
The new daily infections announced on Monday bring the number of active cases in the state to 194, with 116 patients managing their care at home, according to the health department.
One case is in hospital, but authorities say they have been admitted with another medical condition.
The peak of cases comes as new arrivals for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race continue to dock in the state capital.
Tasmania opened its borders to states and territories deemed at risk on December 15, despite the island state not having recorded any cases of Covid.
Xi’an tightens measures as Chinese cases hit highest in 21 months
Chinese city of Xi’an, where 13 million people are currently in detention and confined to their homes, announced tightened restrictions on Sunday as the country recorded its highest number of Covid-19 infections in 21 months.
The country reported 206 new Covid infections on Sunday – the highest daily number since March 2020, according to the National Health Commission.
“In the coming days, a number of cases are still likely to be detected,” Xi’an official He Wenquan warned, Agence France-Presse reported.
The northern metropolis – about 900 km (560 miles) from the Olympic Games venues – reported 155 new Covid patients on Sunday, bringing the total to nearly 500 in recent weeks.
About 29,000 people have been quarantined in hotels, he said.
Residents of Xi’an have already been tested several times, authorities said, and “full” disinfection was due to begin on Sunday evening. Traffic restrictions have also been tightened.
Each household can only send one member to buy basic necessities once every three days, compared to two days under the previous rules. All businesses except supermarkets, convenience stores and medical establishments have been ordered to close.
Now I give you back to the marvelous Samantha Lock, but I’ll come back occasionally with a few updates from Covid.
Samantha Lock here and back with you on the blog as we review all the latest developments on coronaviruses from around the world.
I’ll bring you the news from here in sunny Sydney, so let’s start with a quick look at how Covid is playing out in Australia.
The most populous state in the country NSW recorded three deaths and 6,324 new cases while Victoria recorded three deaths and 1999 new cases.
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