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3.32am BST

With that, I shall pass you over the amazing Nino Bucci who will be on the blog for the afternoon.

See you tomorrow everyone!

3.21am BST

Another Covid-19 free day for the ACT!

ACT COVID-19 update (6 July 2021)
▪️ Cases today: 0
▪️ Active cases: 0
▪️ Total cases: 124
▪️ Recovered: 121
▪️ Lives lost: 3
▪️ Test results (past 24 hours): 997
▪️ Negative tests: 244,611
▪️ Total COVID-19 vaccinations: 92,671

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