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Stunning Olyroos win in Olympics soccer; National Cabinet to talk vaccines

A stunning Marco Tilio goal sealed Australia's win over Argentina in the soccer at the Olympics last night.

It was also good news for Australia's softballers who came back in style with a 1-0 victory over Italy.

Coming up tonight is the opening ceremony of the Toyko Olympics, as things officially kick off. There is much speculation about who will carry the Olympic flame for the final few steps to light the stadium's cauldron.

Sticking with sport and Australia's second one-day international against the West Indies in the Caribbean was postponed in bizarre circumstances after one of the host's backroom staff tested positive for COVID-19.

The teams had been named, the captains had tossed up and Australia were ready to bat when a halt was dramatically called to proceedings.

Back on home soil and NSW is bracing for more bad COVID news today as Premier Gladys Berejiklian prepared the state for higher COVID-19 case numbers.

The number of sites of concern is heading towards 100 with the Seppeltsfield Winery in the Barossa Valley and a TAFE college in Adelaide among the latest to join the list.

In Victoria, 41 workers at a Melbourne hospital have been temporarily stood down after a fellow staffer worked a shift while infectious with COVID-19.

All three states are expected to hold press conferences today with the latest COVID figures.

National Cabinet will also meet today and should give a clearer picture about vaccine availability for the rest of the year.

The meeting comes as doctors warn the continuing spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, especially in Sydney and Melbourne, could demand tougher restrictions.

Expect a press conference from Prime Minister Scott Morrison once cabinet is over.

The federal government is also awaiting a decision by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee that could label the Great Barrier Reef an endangered natural site.

The vote is expected on Friday night AEST.