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'Ending Australian lockdowns at 70% vax rate not prudent'
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'Ending Australian lockdowns at 70% vax rate not prudent'
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Canberra, Sep 19 (TIWN) Andrew Barr, Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), said on Saturday that the region's coronavirus lockdown may not necessarily end when 70 per cent of adults are fully vaccinated as the country continues to battle the third wave of the pandemic.

Barr said that it "would not be prudent" to lift Canberra's lockdown when the ACT reaches the vaccine milestone if Covid-19 was still prominent in the community, reports Xinhua news agency.

The National Cabinet, which consists of Prime Minister Scott Morrison and state and territory leaders, in July signed off on a government roadmap out of the pandemic.

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