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South Australia’s rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine is Australia’s slowest, according to federal data | Instant News

The most recent data from the federal government pointed out that South Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout was the slowest in the country, with the state managing only 57 percent of the vaccine that has been allocated.

To date, 1.1 million doses of vaccine have been given to Australians, with 37,656 of them delivered to SA on April 12.

That’s even though South Australia received 79,990 doses.

According to the data, Tasmania and ACT have given 100 percent of the doses they have given to date.

Labor health spokesman Chris Picton slammed the government’s so-called “safe and stable” approach and called for vaccine efforts to be “scaled up”.

“The worst performance domestically needs to be fixed immediately to get back on track.”

South Australia has provided 37,656 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, as of 12 April 2021.(

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Government says data is ‘misleading’

Health Minister Stephen Wade said vaccinate South Australia the launch was actually the third fastest in the country, and “aligned” with the “state share of the national population”.

“When you add up the doses given by doctors, and the Commonwealth care of the elderly, we are actually superior per capita,” he said.

Mr Wade said the federal government had sent excessive doses of the vaccine to SA, which had diverged launch figures.

“Before Easter we received 14,000 doses of vaccine in just two days, and we were only expecting 7,000,” he said.

“We’re not complaining about receiving a dose … but it leads to a misleading impression.”

Health Minister Stephen Wade looked over the camera.
Health Minister Stephen Wade said the launch of the COVID-19 SA vaccine was the “third best” in Australia.(

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Mr Wade said a total of 89,762 doses had been given in SA when calculating those dispatched at Commonwealth primary and elderly care facilities – whose administrations are governed by federal government.

Alwyndor Aged Care residents in Hove still haven’t received the vaccine.

General manager Beth Davidson-Park said she was concerned about the speed of distribution, which she said was slower than they had expected.

“Family and closest relatives have asked, usually the more concerned about Mum or Dad’s well-being,” he said.

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Alwyndor Aged Care General Manager Beth Davidson-Park.

The AMA said the launch was ‘not as bad’ as the data suggested

Australian Medical Association (AMA) SA President Chris Moy acknowledged there were some logistical problems with the state’s vaccine rollout.

“But there is still a proportion where, if we can be more efficient in getting the vaccine to our frontline workers, it will be better.”

Dr Moy said while several front lines workers have turned down AstraZeneca’s jab because of concerns about blood clots, he doesn’t expect it to have a significant impact on the state’s vaccine rollout.


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Federal Government, Sindh allowed PHF to hold junior camps in Karachi | Instant News

KARACHI: The federal and Sindh governments have allowed PHF to organize junior team training camps with strict implementation of the Covid-19 SOP, ‘The News’ learned on Monday.

The third and final phase of the Pakistani Junior team training camp will be held at the Abdul Sattar Edhi hockey stadium in Karachi. This will start in three to five days, said a PHF official.

Informed sources said that the PHF has contacted the federal government for permission. There is less than two months before the teams compete in the Junior Asian Cup as scheduled for early June in Dhaka.

A top PHF official when contacted confirmed that PHF had received permission to organize a training camp. PHF has started preparations, he added. PHF sources did not say how long the training camp would last.

“Let’s see how the training camp goes during Ramadan. PHF will discuss this with team management as several days of rest are also required before the Asian Cup,” the official said.

It is important to mention here that the federal and Sindh governments have also granted permission to PCB to host a Pakistani women’s team training camp at Moin Khan Cricket academy in Karachi. It starts on Monday.

The third phase of Pakistan’s junior hockey team training camp was scheduled to start April 7, but was postponed due to the third wave of Covid-19. The camp commander and head coach of Pakistan’s junior Olympics, Danish Kaleem, said it was very important for Pakistan’s junior boys as other teams have played bilateral series to prepare for the Asian Junior Cup. “We can no longer delay at the training camp,” he told the correspondent.

He further said that rigorous and rigorous training will be given to the players. “We train the children by paying attention to the timing of the event. Since this is the last stage, it will be the toughest exercise,” he added. Denmark further said that after celebrating Eid, a series of training matches with Pakistan Whites will be held which will be the last stage of this training camp.


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The lucky escape exposes Australia’s biosecurity weaknesses | Instant News

Traces of foot and mouth disease and African swine fever found in packages of illegally imported pork have revealed how easily a devastating disease can enter Australia if the biosecurity system is not repaired.

“Fortunately, in this case the infringing product was detected at the border, but all it takes is one package missed to put Australian farmers’ productivity, profitability and ultimately market access at serious risk,” said NFF Chief Executive Tony Mahar.

Mr Mahar said there was little doubt that Australian agriculture remained vulnerable to pest or disease attacks as biosecurity systems became increasingly outdated and continued to be underfunded.

“The entry of new pests and diseases has the potential to bring many agricultural industries to their knees, not only harming farmers and society but the economy as a whole.

“Biosecurity is the key to controlling domestic weeds and pests and most importantly, maintaining and expanding our export markets.

“The cost of a single pest or disease outbreak is estimated to be conservatively in excess of $ 50 billion.”

Last year, the Government failed to implement the biosecurity import levies recommended by the Biosecurity Charges Steering Committee. In the run-up to this year’s Federal budget, the NFF is asking the Government to direct $ 400 million over four years toward expanding and modernizing Australia’s much-needed biosecurity system.

“This commitment will ensure sufficient long-term funding for a national biosecurity system, targeting risk-creating activities and communications to give our trading partners confidence in Australia’s pest and disease free status.

“The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the devastating effects that a biosecurity outbreak can have,” Mahar said.

The NFF is also supporting new funding for the development of a long-term trade strategy; climate change research; implementation of the National Agricultural Manpower Strategy and the revival of regional food and fiber manufacturing. See the NFF’s 2021-2022 Federal Budget Submission here.

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The SC asked for comment from the federal government, others | Instant News

KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to federal legal officers and private respondents about the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s claim for the restoration of an 8-hectare area near Jheel Park in PECHS into an amusement park.

Harming the Sindh High Court order that restrained KMC and KDA from demolishing the owners of 106 housing units near Jheel Park, KMC proposed that land intended for recreational purposes could not be sold for residential purposes. Lawyers have argued that the Supreme Court has ordered the return of all garden facilities to their original positions.

The KMC advisor proposed that section 52A of the KDA Order, 1957 specifically prohibited the conversion of amenity plots to residential or commercial purposes and that sub-lease deeds in favor of the respondent were executed by someone, who had no right to do so and sued. The respondent’s right on the basis of the lease deed was misunderstood.

The three-member SC chair led by Supreme Court Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed after the initial petition hearing observed that the points raised in the petition required consideration and issued notices to federal legal officers and private responders and summoned their comments.

Private respondents have opposed the attempt to dismantle the dead by the Karachi City District Government of their settlement unit on the land marked Special D (Survey Sheet No.35 / P / 1) Block 2 PECHS.


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The PTI is unhappy with the ECP barring federal ministers from contesting elections in NA-249 | Instant News

Pakistani leaders Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Karachi on Thursday criticized the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for not allowing the party’s two federal ministers to take part in elections for the upcoming general election in the electoral district of Baldia City, NA. -249, in the city.

After the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has sent Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) leader to run a party election campaign and woo Pashtun voters in constituencies for its candidate, former federal minister Miftah Ismail, for future by -poll, branch PTI Karachi also invited two federal ministers – Murad Saeed and Sheharyar Afridi – to support its candidate by speaking at rallies and meeting Pashtun elders in constituencies.

However, the PTI plan was damaged after the ECP on Wednesday banned federal ministers from participating in the PTI election campaign for the NA-249 by-election to be held on April 29.

“The ECP’s objection is only to PTI because the electoral body has no voice over the violations of other political parties, including PML-N, in NA-249,” said PTI President Karachi and MPA Khurrum Sher Zaman, who expressed unhappiness over ECP’s decision to stop federal ministers from participating. in the election campaign.

In a statement, Zaman said stopping Saeed, the federal minister for communications, from a campaign intended to provide oxygen to the opposition. “Murad Saeed exposes the black act of the opposition,” he said.

The PTI MPA said that leaders of rival political parties, including PML-N, continued to arrive in the constituencies. “The ECP should focus on its work rather than acting on such biases,” he said.

A PTI leader from the West District said party leaders at NA-249 had organized several activities in Saeed’s Pashtun constituency. “Saeed is a popular young party leader from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and has the ability to mobilize the Pashtun vote in the constituency to support the PTI candidate, Amjad Afridi,” PTI president Karachi told The News.

However it is interesting to note that Federal Minister of Railways Azam Khan Swati visited the PTI candidate’s office at NA-249 and also met with community elders in the constituency to conduct a campaign.

In the past two weeks, PML-N’s central leadership sent party KP chairman and former federal minister Amir Muqam, former deputy chairman of the National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi, former MPA of Shangla Rashad Khan and other leaders to help Ismail win the by-election. The PML-N leader from KP addressed the party’s election meeting, visited the Pashtun neighborhood in Baldia City and met with community elders to get support for Ismail.


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