Australia Covid live news update: Scott Morrison speaking; NSW records 124 new cases; 26 cases in Victoria and two in SA

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4.54am BST

Morrison says that since he made comments on 28 June saying that people who were not yet eligible for the Pfizer vaccine could ask their GPs about AstraZenena, there have been 76,595 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine administered to people under the age of 40.

4.52am BST

It was quick, but it was there. Morrison:

Now, as I said yesterday, I take responsibility for the vaccination program. I also take responsibility for the challenges we’ve had. Obviously some things within our control, some things that are not. And I am keen to ensure as we have been over these many months that we’ve been turning this around. I’m sorry that we haven’t been able to achieve the marks that we had hoped for at the beginning of this year. Of course I am. But what’s more important is that we’re totally focused on ensuring that we’ve been turning this around.

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