Two-way travel between Australia and New Zealand begins within hours, and one of the tasks for the federal cabinet is to plot howcan ease further in the coming months. But when the COVID-19 pandemic rages worldwide.
Theand how they are managed would be handled very carefully and in partnership with the states and territories regarding how the quarantine program works.
“But the idea on one, that is not how this will happen,” Mr. Morrison told reporters in Adelaide on Sunday.
“It will be happening cautiously and carefully,on the medical and health protections in place because I’m not going to put at risk the way Australians live today.”
The federal cabinet will meet on Monday, the first of twice-weekly gatherings following the vaccine rollout being thrown into disarray afterrecommended that the AstraZeneca vaccine should only be given to people over 50 after blood-clotting was linked to younger people.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese said the vaccine rollout had been a “debacle”.
“Scott Morrison has had more than a year to prepare for the rollout of the vaccine, but what we have is him giving up on the timetable, giving up onwhat they want to know,” he told reporters in Hobart.
“Australians want to know when they’ll be vaccinated.”
Federal Health Ministerafter some 330,000 jabs were completed in the past week.
He said GPs continue to be the cornerstone of the program. Still, with the states’ firm support going forward, the federal cabinet will consider ways the states can assist with larger.
From Wednesday, Victorians over 70 will be able to attend aand get jabbed without an appointment as the state prepares to scale up its rollout.
“We’ve worked around the clock to find solutions to get vaccines in people’s arms as quickly and safely as possible,” VictorianMartin Foley said.
But Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein, in the heat of an election campaign, is concerned about the federal government’sfor residents and staff at disability and aged care residential facilities.
“We are in a good place, but we cannot afford to go backward,” he said.
The third case linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine was a woman who died from blood clotting last week. The first two.
The nation’s chief nurse Alison McMillan recognizes there could bevaccination but encourages anyone with concerns to talk to their health professional, GP, or nurse practitioner.
HomeKaren Andrews, who was recently the minister of science and technology, offered some hope for vaccine support in the future.
Shecan manufacture an mRNA-type COVID-19 vaccine like Pfizer’s but cannot produce it at scale.
Theis recommended for people under 50, a treatment for which the government has secured 20 million doses, but they won’t arrive until late in the year.
Ms. Andrews said it is “absolutely” possibleand that work is already underway to try and make its production possible at scale.