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Brazil deaths top 3,000 for second day; Germany must suppress virus now or risk losing control, Merkel aide says; Queensland, Australia authorities say infected man had not hosted party

More than half a million Australians have now been vaccinated against Covid, with the rollout boosted by the AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured in Melbourne.

AAP: The first of 50 million Australian-made AstraZeneca doses have been distributed and more will be on an ongoing basis, Health Minister Greg Hunt said.

Queensland authorities say a man who later tested positive for Covid-19 had not hosted a party while he was supposed to be isolating, drastically reducing the potential for a cluster in the state to expand.

On Saturday, the man was said to have hosted 25 people while he was supposed to be isolating after receiving a Covid-19 test. But it was revealed on Sunday that only five people had seen the man during this period, and most of them were his housemates.

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