Australia live Covid news update: Northern Territory races to trace case; NSW begins first weekend of regional travel

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Two dormant aft Tasmania shooting

Two men person died and a pistillate is successful infirmary aft suffering gunshot wounds astatine a Tasmanian location with 2 children inside.

Police were called to a spot connected William Street successful Devonport aft reports of shots fired astir 1am connected Saturday.

One woman, 2 men and 2 children were recovered inside.

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Health workers are racing to find the root of the Northern Territory’s archetypal outbreak of Covid-19 successful the assemblage aft a 2nd idiosyncratic was diagnosed with the virus.

A three-day lockdown successful Katherine is underway and a lockout successful Greater Darwin is scheduled to past until midnight connected Sunday, arsenic interaction tracers analyse a traveller from Queensland.

The caller lawsuit is housemate of an unvaccinated antheral successful his 20s who was diagnosed successful Katherine, 320km southbound of Darwin, connected Thursday.

This play is the archetypal since restrictions person lifted on question from Greater Sydney to determination NSW for afloat vaccinated people.

On Friday, the West Australian premier, Mark McGowan, announced the state’s borderline restrictions volition stay successful spot until 90% of its 12-and-over colonisation is afloat vaccinated. Australia passed the 80% double-vaccinated people yesterday.

NSW recorded 249 caller Covid cases and 3 deaths connected Friday, while Victoria recorded 1,343 cases and 10 deaths. Among the cases were 2 Melbourne Cup attendees who subsequently tested positive. The ACT recorded six caller cases and 1 death.

Also connected Friday, Tasmanian premier Peter Gutwein announced radical from low-risk areas volition nary longer request to supply a antagonistic Covid-19 trial earlier travelling to Tasmania from 15 December.

Updated astatine 9.21pm GMT