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PM says his 'bulldozer' approach has served Australia well with COVID

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has used his description of himself as a “bulldozer” to defend his record on COVID, saying it served Australia well – despite the country’s pandemic death rate edging closer to 8000. InDaily’s Stephanie Richards reports from the election campaign trail.

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Health Minister Chris Picton during a visit to the Royal Adelaide Hospital soon after the election. Photo: Tony Lewis/InDaily
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No imminent change to isolation mandate for COVID-positive South Australians

Maintaining isolation requirements for COVID-positive South Australians will be “essential into the winter months” to protect the community, the Health Minister has declared while introducing a Bill to Parliament to allow existing restrictions to stay in place when special emergency powers lapse.