A man in his 20s has returned a positive result to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.
"If you are one of the 40 per cent or so of Canberrans who don't have private health insurance and given the government's clear disdain for you and your healthcare needs, do you wonder why you would ever vote for the Labor or Greens parties ever again?" writes JON STANHOPE.
A community group is leading the way to encourage Canberrans to look after their mental wellbeing after a difficult year.
"It's easy to misunderstand the focus of the more sensible parts of the media on failure to deliver on promises rather than failure to deliver on vaccines," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.
"Listening to whingers complain about hotel rooms and the food delivered for them gets up my nose. And drawing a prison comparison is hyperbole. Anyone who has been in a prison must have been cringing at such a ludicrous comparison," writes MICHAEL MOORE.
Anyone in the ACT who has been to New Zealand on or after February 6 needs to get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate immediately, urge ACT Health.
COVID-19 may leave a long-lasting impression on its victims – not just the most severely affected or the elderly and frail, writes respiratory virus infection expert PETER WARK.
“Vaccines available in Australia have been widely used in places such as Italy, the US and the UK. Had there been disastrous side effects, these would have become obvious through the multi-millions of people who have already been vaccinated,” writes MICHAEL MOORE.
"The minister’s response does not evince any concern about the distressing and disproportionate impact of the government’s effective cut to health services on poorer members of our community," says JON STANHOPE in reaffirming the government's long-term neglect of the ACT health budget.
Restrictions for travellers coming from Greater Sydney including the northern beaches, Central Coast and Wollongong to Canberra have been extended by a further week.
"When asked about ambulances being put on to small suburban streets with the local school being right there, the response was all about how wonderful the ambulance drivers are – and how they are well trained," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN.
"Remember how last year’s Easter felt bizarre because the country was in election mode? How normal that seems, now everything is surreal, with the nation 'holidaying' in this peculiar, unpleasant limbo, writes MICHELLE GRATTAN.
ACT residents will be able to seek a vaccine jab for the prevention of coronavirus in due course from their local practitioners.
"At the end of 2018-19, there were 132 public hospital beds fewer than the number projected in the ACT Health Capital Asset Development plan of 2008 as the minimum required to meet the needs of the ACT community," writes columnist JON STANHOPE.
Fears over one of two vaccines in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus has been dismissed by government authorities in Canberra.
Cartoonist PAUL DORIN continues his rib-tickling over toilet paper.
Lake Tuggeranong will remain all but closed over "extreme levels" of blue-green algae.
Another cartoon from the wry eye of PAUL DORIN.
"In addition to healthcare workers, we need to thank the myriad of public servants and other workers who also play a key role in ensuring we get through this pandemic," writes political columnist MICHAEL MOORE.
Most vaccinations are obscured from prying eyes, delivered behind a bed screen or a surgery curtain.