NSW records no new COVID cases

Four new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases were reported

"The health minister contacted me this morning to say she has a sore throat, so she has gone to get a COVID test", Ms Palaszczuk said. The NSW government was asked to rollout 300,000 vaccinations to the groups in [phase] 1A and 1B. "The fact that we do not have any unlinked community transmission in the south-east or in our state is absolutely encouraging news".

"The Federal Government was asked and is responsible for 5.5 million people and they have rolled out 50,000".

"We have and continue to work closely with NSW Health to ensure the health and safety of our staff, customers and our community".

He said NSW last week expected 13,000 doses from the commonwealth but actually got 45,000 doses.

'And now, less than a few days later, there's a press report saying we haven't distributed them all.

"If you are going to win a war, you can't have the tanks and artillery dropped at the airport and (then be) told about it".

"We are asking everybody, if you live in those four local government areas, feel free to travel within those areas but we would ask for you to reconsider your plans if you were planning to go to other parts of the state".

Federal Trade Minister Dan Tehan reassured states and territories second doses of the vaccine would be there when they need it.

Another minister, David Littleproud, said he wants states, particularly his home state of Queensland, to "pull their finger out" as frontline workers wait for the jab.

According to federal figures, NSW had used only half of the 190,610 doses it had received, and Queensland was at 55 per cent.

"So, we need to brace ourselves", NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

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When it comes to the coronavirus vaccine rollout, the federal and state governments have divvied up responsibilities, with the Commonwealth responsible for some sectors, including aged care, while states would take care of others, such as frontline health workers.

Mr Morrison said in January that he wanted four million people to be vaccinated by the end of March.

Mr Hazzard took the opportunity to hit back at the federal government, saying their own vaccine rollout had been less than flawless.

Concerns are also growing about what will happen to community immunity if states don't have the second dose available.

NSW wants the federal government to apologise to all state and territory governments.

Overall, the levels of compliance across the state has been "fantastic", Mr Gollschewski said.

The debate came as the NSW areas of Byron, Ballina, Lismore and Tweed were put on "extra high alert" with new social restrictions until the end of Easter.

'We're on track for our first dose for everyone by October, ' he said.

"So those two clusters look like they've all been worked through and all of the cases are linked and we do not have any other cases out in the community anywhere in Queensland that are unlinked".

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and the state's health authorities are due to decide on a possible extension of the lockdown this evening, but previously warned a further escalation of cases could see the directive pushed back.

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