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Can our health system handle the rollout?

The corona crisis has brought out the best in our nation’s leaders, both political and bureaucratic. But it has also exposed their weaknesses.

Fifth active case of COVID-19 in ACT hotel quarantine

The ACT has a new positive COVID-19 case: a teenage boy, ACT Health confirmed this afternoon, bringing the number of active cases to five.

ACT’s first AstraZeneca vaccinations ‘a real milestone’

Doctors at Canberra Health Services were given the ACT’s first AstraZeneca vaccinations at the Garran Surge Centre this morning.

Two new cases of COVID in hotel quarantine

The ACT has recorded two new cases of COVID-19 in hotel quarantine in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of active cases to four.

Pfizer and AstraZeneca to share Garran Vaccination Hub

The rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Canberra is set to begin sooner than expected and will be administered at the same location as the Pfizer jab.

Updated: ‘Weak positive’ COVID-19 cases identified in hotel quarantine

Two returned travellers in hotel quarantine have returned weak positive test results for COVID-19, the ACT Government has announced.

Hotel quarantine ends for Canberra’s returned travellers

The ACT continues to have zero active Coronavirus cases, as all bar one of 166 returned travellers from the Government-facilitated flight to Canberra on 8 February completed their mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine...

First Canberrans are vaccinated against COVID-19

The ACT received its first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine today; among the first were a nurse and a woman of 86.

Update: ACT Government pages affected in Facebook ban

Today social media giant Facebook blocked Australian media sites from sharing news stories; however, ACT Health and ACT Government sites have also been blocked from view.

Call to increase Covid-19 testing rates in Canberra

Canberra residents should get tested for COVID-19, ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Kerryn Coleman recommended today, after viral fragments were found in Belconnen wastewater last week.

Covid-19 viral fragments found in Belconnen sewage

ACT Health is urging the community to get tested for COVID-19 if they have even the mildest of symptoms, with fragments of the virus being detected in ACT’s wastewater (sewage) for the first time.

Five new Walk-in Health Centres to ease pressure on overrun emergency departments

A new Walk-in Centre in Coombs is set to open in less than six months, on 1 July, to serve the growing population of Molonglo Valley.
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