National security committee meets to consider a request for oxygen from India as new Covid-19 cases there topped 350,000 on Monday. Follow all the latest news and updates, live

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Good morning, it’s Matilda Boseley here ready to take you through this lovely Tuesday morning. (Especially lovely for readers in Perth who are waking up to a lockdown free city.)

While yesterday things were focused inwards at our states, today the main anxieties seem to be stemming from beyond our shores. Specifically from the subcontinent of India, which has managed to set a world record for new Covid-19 cases, every day for the last five days.

If those additional measures are recommended, we will take them with the heaviest of hearts but without any hesitation.

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