Australia news live: doctor who gave wrong vaccine dose had not completed training, Greg Hunt says
Queensland ends quarantine-free travel with New Zealand as South Australia and NSW ease restrictions. Follow all the latest news and updates, live
Patricia Sparrow, chief executive of Aged and Community Services Australia – the peak body representing church, charitable and community-based providers of aged care – has labelled the vaccine overdose administered to aged care residents in Brisbane “completely unacceptable”.
Sparrow was speaking to ABC TV shortly after health minister Greg Hunt revealed that the doctor who administered the vaccines – which have left two people in hospital – did not undergo Covid-19 vaccine training.
We cannot compromise on the health and safety of these important older Australians.
I think we need to find out exactly what has happened. The government needs to be clear and it needs to take decisive action.”
At this stage we think it is really important that we proceed and proceed cautiously, and make sure that there is no compromise to the health of older Australians.”
Travellers from New Zealand who arrive in Queensland from 6pm local time tonight will have to complete quarantine after the state removed New Zealand’s “safe travel country” status.
According to Queensland Health, the move comes after the AHPPC was told that the level of risk in New Zealand had increased. AHPPC discussed the need to change all flights coming into the country into red flights due to the further community transmission in New Zealand.
Unfortunately, over the past few days New Zealand has been recording some new positive cases, which is why we are closing the border from 6pm.
Anyone who is permitted to travel to Queensland from New Zealand will be required to quarantine on arrival.