Federal Health Secretary Greg Hunt has defended a Victorian health worker who dumped doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine last week

The comments came as Victoria saw no new cases of coronavirus on Sunday and New Zealand began the first day of a seven-day lockdown on Auckland after a mysterious case emerged
The number of active cases in Victoria dropped to 15 on Saturday as an additional 149 vaccines were administered across the state

Meanwhile, the health department issued a warning for the Lilydale area after viral fragments were discovered in sewage

Healthcare company Aspen Medical confirmed Friday that 25 unused vials of the vaccine at St Vincent’s Care Services in Werribee were discarded after it could not be confirmed that they were consistently stored at the correct temperature

Mr. Hunt said the worker did everything right to act as he did when the integrity of the doses concerned was uncertain

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â ???? The worker in question should be praised. In principle, as we have said in many interviews, we will put safety above everything else, unless we are absolutely certain about the integrity of the cans, and that is exactly what happened hereâ ????

The health department said hospitals across Victoria received 149 vaccinations of COVID-19 on Saturday in total, since the program began on Jan. February 3762 vaccine doses administered nationwide

On the other side of the Tasman, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a seven-day lockdown on Auckland on Saturday evening after a “secret” emerged Case with a man who roamed the community for a week when he should have been isolating

From 6 a.m. on Sunday, all schools have switched to distance learning Anyone who can work from home has to do so, and businesses can only work for online purchases or click and collect

New Zealand did not register new cases of coronavirus on Sunday Ms Ardern urged Auckland residents to stand firm as the city tries to break the chain of transmission

â ???? We have thankfully been without loss of life from COVID-19 for some time, but that is still the main reason why we take these strict short and sharp measures COVID is killing peopleâ ????

Victorian Government Secretary Richard Wynne said anyone coming from New Zealand must be quarantined for 14 days

Mr. Wynne also praised new initiatives by the Australian Federal Police to monitor anti-vaccine activists who may be disseminating misinformation in the course of their protest against the introduction of the vaccine

“We think this is an important initiative by the federal government because there is no way we can try to undermine a really important initiative, which is to vaccinate people”???? Mr. Wynne said

More than 100 anti-vaccination protesters gathered at the election office of Health Secretary Greg Hunt outside Melbourne on Saturday to launch a “democratic political movement” founded on advancing conspiracy theories and regaining a vague idea of ​​freedom that they say was stolen

On Sunday the health department announced that virus fragments had been detected in the sewage in the Lilydale area

They challenged residents of 10 suburbs in the far east who had “even the mildest symptoms of COVID-19” or who moved to areas from Jan. Had visited February to get tested

The suburbs are Lilydale, Chirnside Park, Coldstream, Kalorama, Olinda, Montrose, Mt Dandenong, Mt Evelyn, Yarra Glen and Yering

The virus fragments were in an inlet to the Lilydale sewage treatment plant in an on 25 Sample taken in February detected However, it was not known to anyone in the area recently had COVID-19

Residents of Melbourne’s west were put on alert Saturday after coronavirus fragments were discovered in the sewage catchment of 11 suburbs earlier this week

The rules for wearing masks announced on Friday have been relaxed amid new restrictions in VictoriaCredit: Getty Images

Faint fragments were found in the Taylors Hill, Plumpton, Hillside, Sydenham, Delahey, Caroline Springs, Burnside Heights, Kings Park, Albanvale, Burnside and Deer Park wastewater catchment areas

The Ministry of Health announced on Saturday that further tests had confirmed the existence of the virus fragments and asked anyone in the west of the city with symptoms of COVID-19 to get tested

Although fragments may indicate a historical case of viral “shedding”, they have been linked to active cases in the past

Collecting restrictions and wearing masks have been eased amid new restrictions that went into effect in Victoria overnight on Friday

Prime Minister Daniel Andrews announced relaxed restrictions allowing up to 30 people in private gatherings and 100 people in outdoor gatherings, 75 percent of office workers and masks only to wear in high density environments such as public transit and supermarkets

The announcement came after two cases were recorded on Friday Both were in close contact with existing Holiday Inn cluster-related cases that were already isolated and posed no threat to the wider community

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