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NSW reports six deaths on worst day of pandemic so far; Victoria extends lockdown – as it happened

NSW prison outbreaks grow; ACT reports 13 new cases and New Zealand 83. This blog is now closed

With that, we’ll wrap up the live blog for the day.

Here’s a recap of today’s news:

There’s a bit more information about the Covid outbreaks at two prisons in NSW.

At the NSW Covid update today, we heard there 31 infections associated with Parklea correctional centre, with the prison in Sydney’s north-west now under a strict lockdown.

All those inmates have been isolated and tested by Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network (JH&FMHN) for Covid-19 as part of health protocols.

Corrective Services NSW is taking every precaution to protect staff and inmates, and prevent transmission of the virus.”

Breaking: Up to SIX correctional officers at #Bathurst Jail are COVID positive. Some to be included in tomorrow’s numbers but some tested positive back on Thursday (which is confusing). #nswcovid @abcnews

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Read the original article at The Guardian

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