Canberra records an additional 25 cases of COVID-19 | The Canberra Times

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The ACT registered another 25 cases in the 24 hours to 20 hours on Wednesday, bringing the total active cases to 191 for the capital. It is the highest number of new cases since it was 28 on October 21st. There are three people in a hospital. One of them is ventilated in intensive care. This is unchanged from Wednesday’s update. The vaccination of ACT residents aged 12 and over reached 96.8 percent, according to ACT Health. There were 2035 negative tests on Wednesday. There have been 262 new cases recorded in NSW in the past 24 hours and unfortunately there have also been three deaths. Today’s numbers come as Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews announces his “return to normal” for the fully vaccinated in that state. Victoria will reach its target of 90 percent of the population over the age of 12 fully vaccinated either on Saturday or Sunday this week, Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said on Thursday morning. As a result, the rules will be relaxed at 23:59 on Thursday. MORE COVID-19 NEWS: There will be no limits for visitors in the home and no limits or density limits in hospitality. The vaccinated economy will remain, as will masks in some high-risk settings, including retail. This will mean that unvaccinated people still face great limitations on their movements. Mr Andrews said masks in retail will hopefully remain only for another month. NSW has recorded an additional 262 new cases of coronavirus and three deaths in the past 24 hours. In another sign, with the country opening up, Australia will launch its first tourism campaign since the pandemic outbreak this weekend. As of Sunday, fully vaccinated Singaporeans can arrive in Australia without quarantine provided they return a negative COVID-19 test beforehand. Tourism Australia has launched a campaign to encourage travel from the city-state with around $ 1.5 billion to the Australian economy. “It won’t make up for the loss of an international but, of course, it’s a great start,” managing director Phillipa Harrison told the Nine Network on Thursday. “[Singaporeans] Australia is well known. They travel far and wide around Australia. “That’s why we’ve returned to the market with our first conversion brand campaign in quite some time, convincing them to come back.” Australians received the green light earlier this month to travel to Singapore. – with AAP Our coverage of the health and safety aspects of this COVID-19 explosion in the ACT is free for anyone to access. However, we depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you can, please subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support. You can also sign up for our newsletters for regular updates. Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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