Top News of the Day || Is The US Developing A Global Distribution Plan For Covid-19 Vaccines?

Lets get straight to 'today’s top news of the day' from kalkine TV live from Sydney.

• First big news. A ship carrying 12 Covid-19 infected crew members is anchored off the coast of QLD’s’ sunshine coast. Health workers are due to offer medical assistance when the ship is due to dock at the port of Brisbane today. The QLD health workers will be taking full precaution including wearing full PPE gear. 

• Moving on to the next news. A Fatal truck crash on Sydney’s M7 Highway at 6.30am this morning has left one truck driver dead after attempts to treat his critical head injuries failed. The other was also killed after being trapped in his cabin. This is causing major delays for Northbound traffic on the M7 which remains closed and Northbound traffic on the Hume Motorway.

• And now, lets have a look at this news. Police are investigating after a man died while he was being arrested in Melbourne on Tuesday evening. Police say officers approached the man, who was walking in traffic in High Street around 11:40pm, and tried to get him off the road. Police started CPR before paramedics arrived, but the 32-year-old died at the scene. The Homicide Squad and Professional Standards Command are investigating the incident. 

• Moving on. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US is working quickly to develop a plan for global distribution of its vaccines, adding that a plan should be in place within days. His remarks come a day after the Biden administration announced the US planned to ship millions of AstraZeneca vaccine doses overseas to help countries that are still struggling to vaccinate their populations. 

• And finally. Weather forecasters are warning of a high-impact weather event on the way for south eastern Australia next week. Early predictions show the possibility of a cut-off low, that’s when pools of cold air become 'cut off' from the belt of westerly winds that flow between Australia and Antarctica. 

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