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Victoria extends vaccine mandates to more than 1m workers after 1,143 Covid cases and three deaths

Authorised workers, including retail staff, faith leaders and professional sportspeople, must have first dose by 15 October and second by 26 November

Victoria has expanded mandatory vaccinations to more than 1 million workers who will be required to get a first dose by mid-October to continue working on site.

Key unions were in talks with the state’s health department late Friday about the new rules. Guardian Australia understands they were not told about the decision to expand the mandate ahead of the premier Daniel Andrews’ announcement.

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