COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic on 16 August

People spread out in a park while waiting for their appointments outside a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park during a lockdown to curb the spread of an outbreak in Sydney, Australia, August 16, 2021.  REUTERS/Loren Elliott - RC226P9Z4ECE

Sydney recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic, as people queued for vaccines at the Olympic Park. Image: REUTERS/Loren Elliott - RC226P9Z4ECE

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