Victorian state of emergency extended four weeks, Vaccine on its way 2021

Updates for Victoria.

  • The Premier announces state of emergency extended four more weeks to 13 September
  • “While these numbers are positive … I don’t want anyone to think we can back off on this,” he says
  • He’s not ruled out taking over more corona-hit private nursing homes
  • He also said COVID-19 will likely be around in some form forever

Vaccine

  • Federal health minister Greg Hunt is “cautiously but genuinely optimistic” that a vaccine will be available by 2021
  • The government is close to signing a deal that would allow production of a vaccine in Australia

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