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 to continue using AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine despite blood clot case

Australia will continue its COVID-19 inoculation program with AstraZeneca, health officials said on Saturday, after a blood clotting case raised concern about the safety of the vaccine. A 44-year-old man … Read More

Australia latest country to probe link between AstraZeneca vaccine, blood clotting

Australia is investigating whether a blood clotting disorder case recorded on Friday is related to the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd said. Australian media reported … Read More

Growing COVID-19 cases linked to Australian Open travel force players into quarantine

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley has ruled out any change in the best-of-five set format for men’s singles matches at the season-opening tennis major as three more COVID-19 cases … 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

Coronavirus can survive up to 28 days on some surfaces — but heat makes a difference: study

The novel coronavirus can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces such as glass, stainless steel and banknotes, an Australian government research agency has found. The study said … 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 expects to receive doses of potential COVID-19 vaccine early next year

SYDNEY- Australia expects to receive its first batches of a potential COVID-19 vaccine in January, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, as the number of new daily infections in … 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

‘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

Decade-long research project results in app to help women escape domestic abuse

A joint project involving input from experts in Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand has resulted in an app described as is “the first interactive safety decision aid.” … 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 suffers from worst recession in 30 years as coronavirus recovery begins

Coronavirus has done to Australia what even the global financial crisis couldn’t: abruptly end a record growth run and help trigger a deep recession from which the country will take … 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

China won’t respond to pleas to ease tension after call for coronavirus probe: Australia

Australia said on Monday China remains unresponsive to its weeks-long pleas to ease tensions between the two trading partners that escalated after Canberra called for an international enquiry into the … Read More

Australian leaders use courts, coronavirus fears to block anti-racism protests

By Colin Packham Reuters Posted June 4, 2020 11:30 pm Updated June 4, 2020 11:32 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ … Read More

With low coronavirus figures, Australia wants exemption to British quarantine rule

Australia, after bringing its coronavirus outbreak largely under control, said on Friday it is seeking an exemption from a requirement that travellers arriving in the U.K. quarantine for 14 days … Read More

Coronavirus tracing app proves popular in Australia, with more than a million downloads

More than a million Australians rushed to download an app designed to help medical workers and state governments trace close contacts of COVID-19 patients, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s approval … 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

Coronavirus: Australia reports sustained slowdown in COVID-19 infection rate

Australia reported a sustained fall in the rate of new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, but officials urged people not to become complacent and stressed the need for further strict social … Read More