Australia Covid live update: NSW braces for another day of high cases, Katie Hopkins’ visa cancelled
More shops close and construction shuts down in Sydney, while Victoria faces anxious wait for decision on lockdown. Follow the latest updates live
- Gladys Berejiklian relaxes south-west Sydney rules on workers
- Australians believe states managing Covid pandemic better than Canberra, study finds
- Daniel Andrews has no plans to lift Victoria lockdown early, as new case recorded in Mildura
- NSW hotspots; NSW restrictions
- Vic hotspots; Vic restrictions;
In other news, this morning far-right British personality Katie Hopkins will be deported after the Australian government cancelled her visa overnight.
She had arrived in the country on the request of Channel 7, joining the cast of Celebrity Big Brother, but she was quickly dumped from the show have posted a video from her hotel quarantine rules where she bosted about flouting the facilities Covid-19 safety protocols.
I thought that it was shameful. The fact that she was out there boasting about breaching quarantine was appalling. It was a slap in the face for all those Australians who are currently in lockdown, and it’s just unacceptable behaviour. So, personally, I’m very pleased she’ll be leaving…
The Australian Border Force acted quickly to make sure that the visa on which she entered was cancelled. There was a bit of a process to follow with that. We will be getting her out of the country as soon as we can possibly arrange that. So I’m hopeful that it will happen imminently.
Hello and welcome to the new week. It’s Matilda Boseley here, ready to bring you all the news this frosty Monday morning.
Construction sites have ground to a halt across greater Sydney today, as tougher Covid-19 restrictions begin.