Sumary of TGA approves rapid antigen self tests; severe storms sweep parts of NSW – as it happened:
- Here’s what we learned today: Severe thunderstorms have swept Sydney and parts of NSW, causing lightning strikes and power outages.
- Andrew Forrest delivered a National Press Club address lashing out at “rare, fear-mongering” politicians who were resisting net zero targets by 2050. He said Scott Morrison should split from the Nationals if he faced continued opposition.
- Victoria reported a national record of 2,297 Covid-19 new cases overnight, and 11 deaths, but is still on track to reopen at 70% double dose targets.
- The federal health minister, Greg Hunt, has confirmed Pfizer will be allowed to make its case to the TGA for five-to 11-year-olds to be vaccinated with its Covid-19 vaccine.
- It came as the TGA approved rapid antigen tests for home use.
- And the Labor member for Holt, Anthony Byrne, has resigned his position as deputy chair of the federal parliamentary joint committee on intelligence and security.
- Thunderstorms lashing NSW have seen hailstones larger than five centimetres fall and even a tornado warning issued, AAP reports.
- Ausgrid (@Ausgrid) Power is currently out to customers in Arncliffe, Bardwell Valley, Bexley and surrounding suburbs.