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NSW records 644 cases, four deaths; greater Sydney lockdown extended to end of September, curfew in hotspots; 55 local cases in Victoria – as it happened

NSW has recorded 644 local cases and four deaths; Sydney lockdown extended until end of September; Victoria reports 55 new local cases; ACT chief minister Andrew Barr calls on colleagues to stop presenting 70% or 80% vaccination targets as ‘freedom day’. This blog is closed

Here are the main stories on Friday, 20 August:

The Queensland government could be a step closer to introducing euthanasia laws in the state, AAP reports:

A parliamentary committee that delved deeply into the views of Queenslanders has recommended a landmark bill on assisted dying be passed. The proposed legislation will now go to parliament for debate.

The health and environment committee considered the opinions of 6,000 people and organisations who made submissions or appeared at five public hearings across the state.

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