Scott Morrison says return to zero Covid unlikely, lockdowns after 70 per cent vaccination do 'more harm than good'

Doug Dingwall
Updated August 23 2021 - 10:51am, first published August 22 2021 - 10:00am
Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos
Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

It is highly unlikely the nation will return to zero Covid cases despite strict lockdowns attempting to control the spread of the Delta variant, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Parliamentary bureau chief

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' parliamentary bureau chief. He writes about government and federal politics, and has an interest in integrity, industrial relations and foreign affairs. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award for his reporting. Contact him on

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