COVID-19 Australia

  • Have your say on the state of lockdown

    Have your say on the state of lockdown0

    Victorians in lockdown are waiting patiently for good news as coronavirus cases remain stubborn and stalled in low double figures. There were 12 new COVID-19 cases recorded again on Tuesday, bringing metropolitan Melbourne’s 14-day average to 10. It is a long way from the number Premier Daniel Andrews told Victorians was required to reopen under

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  • Ugly lockdown clash erupts as Orthodox Jews gather

    Ugly lockdown clash erupts as Orthodox Jews gather0

    Ugly scenes erupted in Melbourne over the weekend when a group of Orthodox Jews practising their faith were confronted by people accusing them of breaking lockdown rules. Fiery footage showed worshippers, understood to be the Satmar Hasidic group, leaving the Adass Israel School, in south Melbourne, on Saturday night. One of those filming the group

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  • Daniel Andrews, Peta Credlin face off over Chris Eccles’ shock resignation

    Daniel Andrews, Peta Credlin face off over Chris Eccles’ shock resignation0

    Daniel Andrews and Tony Abbott’s former chief of staff Peta Credlin have faced off yet again, this time over the shock resignation of the Victorian Premier’s right hand man. Credlin, a Liberal insider and Sky News host, grilled Mr Andrews over Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet Chris Eccles’ departure – the second

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  • Ignoring Nov. 1 opening date will cause irreparable harm

    Ignoring Nov. 1 opening date will cause irreparable harm0

    Queensland business owners have warned the state’s Premier that if she delays the opening of the border past November, multiple industries will cause irreparable harm to the economy. On Sunday, Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles said the government will review its decision to open its borders to NSW at the end of the month. The

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  • Nations Australians may be able to fly to soon during COVID-19 pandemic

    Nations Australians may be able to fly to soon during COVID-19 pandemic0

    Australia is in discussion with nations including Japan, South Korea and Singapore about the possibility of reopening international holiday travel. Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed the talks over the past week, that have also included some South Pacific nations. He told reporters in Queensland on Sunday that the plans would build on an existing agreement

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  • Pregnant woman misses medical appointment due to closure

    Pregnant woman misses medical appointment due to closure0

    A heavily pregnant woman missed a crucial check-up for her unborn child after being denied entry into Queensland from NSW due to the state’s tough coronavirus border restrictions. Rosalie Stubbin is seven months pregnant and was supposed to travel to Cairns in far-north Queensland for an appointment with her GP booked for Wednesday, October 7.

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  • ‘Mathematically impossible’ to reach target by next Sunday

    ‘Mathematically impossible’ to reach target by next Sunday0

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has said it is now “mathematically impossible” for Melbourne to reach its goal to easing restrictions as previously hoped by next Sunday. “I tried to be as clear as I could with people that it did not look likely to me or to any of the team that we’ll get below

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  • High-risk countries Australians could be banned from visiting for years

    High-risk countries Australians could be banned from visiting for years0

    Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham says he hopes Australia will have a two-way travel bubble with New Zealand by the end of next year. However Aussies could be banned on travelling to countries in Europe and America for years unless an effective coronavirus vaccine is found. From next Friday, NSW and the Northern Territory will begin

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  • Victoria, Qld, NSW COVID-19 updates

    Victoria, Qld, NSW COVID-19 updates0

    Melbourne’s less than two weeks away from its next step out of lockdown, but new modelling suggests there’s “less than a 50 per cent chance” it’ll reach its target.  In order to progress to step three of the roadmap out of restrictions, the Victorian capital requires a rolling 14-day average of five daily cases or

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  • Case number that would lock Sydney down

    Case number that would lock Sydney down0

    At the beginning of this week it seemed that Australia’s coronavirus nightmare was slowly coming to an end. Victoria’s cases continued to drop, even to single figures on Wednesday, and NSW’s 12-day streak of no local transmission looked as if it could continue indefinitely, raising the prospect of the nation’s state borders finally reopening. But

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  • Low testing numbers, Sydney cluster grows

    Low testing numbers, Sydney cluster grows0

    Health authorities in NSW are concerned over low testing numbers as a Sydney coronavirus cluster grew by four cases today. The state recorded a total of 10 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours — with five of those coming from hotel quarantine and five being locally acquired and linked to a known cluster. Four

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  • QLD border reopening decision still in limbo over NSW cases

    QLD border reopening decision still in limbo over NSW cases0

    Despite NSW still contact-tracing one of the state’s new mystery coronavirus cases, Queensland has kept hopes alive that it will reopen their border on November 1. There were fears that Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk would squash existing plans to allow NSW residents to travel north within weeks after a flare-up of cases in Sydney. Last Friday,

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  • What you need to know when travelling Australia

    What you need to know when travelling Australia0

    Remember when you could just book a flight, reserve a hotel room, pack a bag and you were on your way? This year, our much-needed summer holidays and trips to see the family will be far from that easy. Apart from the very significant matter of whether or not we’re allowed to enter certain states

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  • NSW health minister Brad Hazzard slams deadline rule

    NSW health minister Brad Hazzard slams deadline rule0

    NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has blasted Queensland’s deadline for NSW contact tracers as “complete rubbish”, calling for compassion for residents. The 48 hour deadline set by the Queensland government for contact tracers to find the source of NSW’s recent mystery cases and allow the border to reopen is almost up. Queensland has said it

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  • Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk lashed for ‘cruel’ requirements for NSW

    Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk lashed for ‘cruel’ requirements for NSW0

    Australia’s leaders engaged in a bitter war of words again on Thursday as the nation grappled with new coronavirus cases and potential border closures. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was in the firing line as Prime Minister Scott Morrison and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian lashed their political colleague for her strong stance on keeping the NSW-Queensland

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  • Northern Territory removes Sydney from COVID-19 hotspot list

    Northern Territory removes Sydney from COVID-19 hotspot list0

    Greater Sydney will finally be removed from the Northern Territory’s coronavirus hotspot list for the first time since July 17. The easing of restrictions means that from midnight tonight, more than five million Sydney residents – or anyone who has recently spent time in the NSW capital – will be able to enter the NT

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