Australia's vaccine rollout brought forward.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia's vaccine strategy has been brought forward.
Speaking from Canberra on Thursday, Morrison said vaccination of high priority groups will begin in "mid to late February", earlier than the March timeline previously laid out by his government.
Among the first to be vaccinated will be healthcare workers, quarantine and border workers and aged-care staff and residents.
Morrison said the plan is to have 80,000 people receive the Pfizer vaccination a week, with the goal of having four million people vaccinated by the end of March.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration is expected to grant approval to the Pfizer shot later this month, with other vaccine approvals to follow.
Two new cases in Queensland.
A Brisbane quarantine hotel worker has tested positive for coronavirus.
The worker is a woman who worked at the Grand Chancellor hotel in Brisbane and her infectious period started on January 2, Queensland's Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said.
Thursday, 7 January – coronavirus cases in Queensland:— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) January 7, 2021
*No new community acquired cases reported overnight.
• 2 new cases - one is overseas acquired, one is a worker in hotel quarantine
• 20 active cases
• 1,265 total cases
• 1,542,176 tests
• 1,234 recovered#covid19 pic.twitter.com/qNcoYApp5i
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the woman developed symptoms yesterday and was tested the same day.
"This is in addition to our regular testing with out cleaning staff in hotel quarantine," she said.
"This cleaner did everything right."
Queenslanders are urged to get tested if they have any symptoms.
The state's second new case is a child who travelled from the UK and is in hotel quarantine.