Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Sunday that his government had secured an additional ten million doses of the Covid-1 vaccine as the country battled a third wave of epidemics. Morrison announced that one million doses of Modern from EU member countries would arrive by next week and go directly to local community pharmacies across the country.
“This means that everyone between the ages of 12 and 59 can go to a community pharmacy where Modern is being vaccinated,” he said.
Newly acquired Covid 1 new Covid-1 infections were reported in Australia on Sunday morning, bringing the total number of infections to 1,9555.
Meanwhile, the death toll from Corona has risen to 1,084 across the country.
Of the new cases, 1,262 were from Australia’s most populous state and the current epicenter of the epidemic was New South Wales (NSW), where the health department also recorded seven deaths.
A statement from NSW Health said, “Since June 1, 177 people have died in NSW related to Covid-1.”
Victoria, the second most populous state, reported 392 new local cases, while the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) recorded 15 new infections.
The government also launched a new vaccine campaign on Sunday, targeting those who are hesitant about the dose, which brings together all Australians to decide whether to vaccinate.
According to Health Minister Greg Hunt, 81 per cent of Australians say they are willing to be vaccinated based on the latest research.
To date, around 67 per cent of the Australian population aged 16 and over have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 42 per cent have been fully vaccinated, according to the Department of Health.