COVID-19 pandemic

Victoria reports a record 1,438 new COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours, surpassing New South Wales as the epicentre of the pandemic in Australia. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews blames the increase on illegal parties held to celebrate the AFL Grand Final and also announces that the time between doses of the Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine will be reduced to three weeks.

‘Completely avoidable’: About a third of state’s 1438 new cases linked to home visits on long weekend

Sources:  The Age