Australia coronavirus live news: TGA reveals fatal clotting case; one dead in Victoria floods

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A second death ‘likely linked’ to AstraZeneca vaccine blood clots has been recorded, but experts say benefits still outweigh risks of extremely rare condition; plus one man has died and thousands of homes around Victoria are without power after wild weather. Follow live

‘Extremely rare’: second death ‘likely linked’ to AstraZeneca vaccineCovid Victoria restrictions explained

10.51pm BST

The New Zealand government has cited the 15,000 close contacts of Covid-19 as it extends a ban on Victorians using quarantine-free travel.

Covid-19 Minister Chris Hipkins said New Zealand’s pause to “green zone” travel from Melbourne will continue until Thursday June 17, reports Ben McKay from AAP.

While the overall risk to New Zealand is low, today’s advice from New Zealand public health officials is that the travel pause should continue...

The government is taking a precautionary approach in continuing the pause, which will be reviewed again next Wednesday.

10.43pm BST

Just on those Victorian floods, reporters Naaman Zhou and Soofia Tariq have all the updates from across the state.

The commander of the Victorian State Emergency Service, David Baker, said on Thursday evening that while the rain was easing the flood danger remained “dynamic”.

Baker said it had been “the busiest 24-hour period in Victorian SES history”.

Related: Victoria wild weather: man dies in Gippsland flood waters as SES records ‘busiest 24 hours’ ever

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