Australia reinstates COVID-19 restrictions in Sydney after new ‘mysterious’ case

Australian officials reinstated social distancing measures in Sydney as New Zealand partially suspended the pair’s “travel bubble” on Thursday, amid fears an Indian variant case of COVID-19 could spur a … Read More

Australia allows flights from New Zealand without quarantine as coronavirus cases fall

Hundreds of New Zealand plane passengers started arriving in Sydney on Friday as part of a new trans-Tasman travel bubble amid a rapidly falling growth rate in cases at the … Read More

Australia’s ‘extreme’ 2nd lockdown curbed coronavirus — here’s what it took

As Canada’s coronavirus cases continue to climb, many health experts are warning the public that a second lockdown may be around the corner. And as Canadians prepare for a potential … Read More

Australia to allow more citizens abroad to return as coronavirus cases ease again

Australia said on Friday it would increase the number of citizens allowed to return home each week to 6,000 as it manages to get new COVID-19 infections under control. Prime … Read More

Australia sees lowest rise in coronavirus cases in over 3 weeks

The rate of new COVID-19 infections in an Australian hot spot slowed on Thursday, officials reported, raising hopes a second wave of the coronavirus is being brought under control. Victoria … Read More

Australia reports deadliest day of coronavirus pandemic as cases escalate

Australia recorded its deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday and the biggest daily rise in infections in three days, denting hopes that a second wave gripping the state … Read More

Australia’s Queensland closes state border in attempt to stave off 2nd coronavirus wave

Australia’s Queensland state on Wednesday said it would close its border with New South Wales state to hold back a second wave of COVID-19, while the country’s second-largest city Melbourne … Read More

Melbourne declares disaster, enforces curfew as coronavirus cases spike

Victoria state, Australia‘s coronavirus hot spot, announced on Monday that businesses will be closed and scaled down in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. Victoria Premier Daniel … Read More

Australia sends emergency medical teams to coronavirus-ravaged nursing homes

Australia has sent defense and emergency medical teams, usually deployed to disaster zones, to aged care homes in the city of Melbourne to help contain the country’s worst outbreak of … Read More

‘No dancing, no singing’: Australia coronavirus measures increase as surge spreads

Australia’s Victoria state on Friday reported a record daily increase in COVID-19 cases while neighbouring New South Wales said it was banning dancing, singing and mingling at weddings as authorities … Read More

Coronavirus: Australia tightens restrictions after new COVID-19 outbreaks

Australian states on Tuesday tightened restrictions on movement as authorities struggle to contain a fresh outbreak of COVID-19 in the country’s southeast that is starting to spill into other areas. … Read More

Australia may restrict return of citizens from abroad amid coronavirus surge: PM

Australia will likely slow down the return of its citizens from abroad, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday, as it grapples with a fresh outbreak of the coronavirus that … Read More

South Korea’s capital eyes stronger restrictions as coronavirus cases climb

South Korea has reported 42 new infections of COVID-19 as infections steadily climb in the greater capital area, forcing authorities to consider stronger social restrictions. The figures announced by the … Read More

Australia, once nearly free of coronavirus, reports worst case surge in 2 months

Australia’s second most populous state is deploying ambulances and mobile test centres in a coronavirus testing blitz, and will use the military in quarantine operations, as the country recorded the … Read More

Australia on track to be largely rid of coronavirus by July, official says

Australia is on course to have largely eradicated the coronavirus by July, a public health official said on Wednesday, as the country’s most populous state announced the removal of restrictions on … Read More

Coronavirus: Large Memorial Day crowds trigger warnings in the U.S.

Big crowds turned out for the Memorial Day weekend in the U.S. amid warnings from authorities about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge … Read More

Australia homicide detectives probe coronavirus deaths on cruise ship, seize ‘black box’

Australian police said on Thursday they have taken the “black box” of a cruise ship which disembarked hundreds of passengers infected with the coronavirus in Sydney, as part of a … Read More

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