Sumary of Australia’s daily virus cases pass 2000:
- It is the second day in a row the country has had a record number of daily COVID-19 cases during the pandemic, and comes as the Prime Minister tries to wrangle rogue states back to the national plan to end lockdowns.
- There is a national agreement to reduce the chances of lockdowns at 70 per cent and use only highly targeted restrictions at 80 per cent, a plan some premiers from virus-free states have since distanced themselves from.
- “Lockdowns and lockouts once you get above that 80 per cent vaccination rate, they do more harm than good,” Scott Morrison told 2GB radio on Friday.
- But he ruled out withholding infrastructure or GST funding from Western Australia or other hardline states because it would punish people.