Sumary of Australia PM says sorry for vaccine failures amid bleak outlook for Sydney lockdown:
- Australia’s prime minister has apologised for failures in the disastrous coronavirus vaccine rollout as cases in the states of New South Wales and Victoria grew further despite millions living in lockdown.
- One day after notably refusing to apologise for a rollout that has fully vaccinated just 12% of the population since February, Scott Morrison said on Thursday: “I’m certainly sorry we haven’t been able to achieve the marks we had hoped for at the beginning of the year.
- She had previously set an 80% vaccination target for life in the state to return to normal and void future lcokdowns.
- As of Thursday, about 3.2m vaccine doses have been administered in a state that will ultimately require about 16m doses to be fully vaccinated.
- Among the new cases were outbreaks at two residential aged care facilities where staff were unvaccinated.