Live updates and the latest news on Canberra’s way out of lockdown | Canberra Times


Two people have died with COVID-19 as the territory registered five new cases of the virus within 24 hours until 8pm on Sunday. A man in his 60s and a woman in her 70s died with COVID-19 on Sunday. They had been on intensive care, none of them had been vaccinated. Authorities have given the green light for Canberra Racing Club to host 1,000 players in Thoroughbred Park on Melbourne Cup Day. With COVID still circulating in the community and high and ever-increasing vaccination rates, the event could set the tone for the era after the lockdown in Canberra. Meanwhile, quarantine-free travel between ACT and most parts of Victoria and NSW began from today. One person went to a Tuggeranong school while unknowingly infected with COVID-19 last week. The live blog appears below this article, and it sometimes takes a moment to appear. READ MORE COVID-19 NEWS: Our coverage of the health and safety aspects of this outbreak of COVID-19 in ACT and lockdown is free for all to access. However, we rely on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, sign up here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support. You can also sign up for our newsletters for regular updates.


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