The four-square-metre rule will continue to apply. Ms Berejiklian said there would be no changes to the amount of people allowed in homes, but she flagged the state's chief health officer Kerry Chant was advising it be reduced to 10 in the near future.
County Judge Barbara Canales clarified that statistic Saturday night, saying the 85 infants are an accumulation of the county's numbers over the course of the pandemic. However, for many others, particularly older adults and individuals with existing health issues, the highly infectious virus can lead to severe symptoms and become deadly.
The move comes after the AIIMS Ethics Committee gave its nod for the human clinical trials of Covaxin on July 18. CSL has only been granted the manufacturing rights to produce a vaccine for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. The UAE trial is a partnership between Sinopharm, a Chinese vaccine manufacturer, Abu Dhabi-based artificial intelligence and cloud computing company Group 42, and Abu Dhabi's health department.
Leading vaccine major Serum Institute of India has said that it is hoping to develop a Covid-19 vaccine by the year-end. "AIIMS will conduct trials on 100 volunteers out of a total of 375 persons". "With the full support of local authorities, cutting-edge technologies provided by our partner G42 Healthcare, and high-quality services and support from the medical and clinical entities, we will jointly contribute to the battle against Covid-19 worldwide".
Those between 18 and 55 years of age, with no heart, kidney, liver, or lung illness, and no uncontrolled diabetes or hypertension, will be eligible to participate in the study. Dr. Kizzmekia S. Corbett, who is a viral immunologist and leader of a team that developed the vaccine at the infectious disease institute, said "It exceeds all expectation".
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said 57 of the new cases were from known sources, one was in quarantine and 370 were under investigation. "I want to be really clear with residents and with the broader community that that lockdown doesn't end for every single resident", said Mr Andrews.