New South Wales records 97 new covid-19 cases with 29 of those infectious in the community;
Queensland has recorded one new locally acquired COVID-19 case with the highly contagious Delta strain;
Queensland has also declared Victoria as a hotspot;
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced the state will be going into a snap 5-day lockdown;
A heavy, seasonal forecast of snow is expected to fall on the Alpine areas in Victoria and New South Wales this weekend with predicted cold fronts; Yesterday Indonesia reported a record of 54,500 cases of COVID-19, overtaking India as Asia’s epicentre of the virus.