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Canberra registers 31 new Covid cases – ACT makes Pfizer and Moderna vaccines available to people over 60

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Canberra registers 31 new Covid cases – as ACT makes Pfizer and Moderna vaccines available to people over 60










Canberra has registered 31 new coronavirus infections as the ACT opens Pfizer and Moderna vaccine bookings to those over 60.

There is a source for 17 of Thursday’s infections, while at least that number was also contagious in the community.

Only six have been confirmed to have been quarantined the entire time.

Canberra has recorded 31 new coronavirus infections as ACT opens Pfizer and Moderna vaccine bookings for over-60s (stock image)

Meanwhile, the ACT has opened the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to people 60 and older.

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has urged people to bring their booking forward to speed up the vaccination process.

“Past appointments are available and we’d like to give everyone the chance to at least get a first dose before we get out of lockdown in mid-October,” he told reporters.

Companies affected by the lockdown will also receive extra financial support.

The payments, funded 50-50 by the territory and federal governments, are intended to help businesses through to mid-October, when the ACT vaccination rate will reach 80 percent.

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