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Greg Hunt and Gladys Berejiklian say vaccine could help ease restrictions | The Border Mail



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Mass immunisation through the COVID-19 vaccine should lead to fewer border closures and state-enforced restrictions, government leaders say. On Monday, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said as daily COVID cases reduce and vaccination rates in Australia and around the world increase, the government should be able to progressively reduce restrictions in the country. Speaking outside Canberra Hospital’s COVID-19 surge centre, Mr Hunt said COVID precautions remain important because the pandemic is not over, but the vaccine marked a significant step. “Our goal is to get to a situation where we can protect the population against serious illness, hospitalisation and death, so facilities like this… won’t be required,” he…

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