Has Covid Cost Australia Its Love for Freedom?

Has Covid Cost Australia Its Love for Freedom?

SYDNEY, Australia — In the war against the coronavirus’s Delta variant, few if any democracies have demanded as much of their people as Australia.In the middle of the latest lockdowns, the police in Sydney gave hefty fines to three moms with strollers chatting in a park. Melbourne’s playgrounds were wrapped in police tape, and traveling … Read more

Future pandemic modelling in Australia to factor in increased severity of Covid Delta variant | Coronavirus

Future pandemic modelling conducted in Australia will take into account the Delta variant of Covid being more severe and deadly, epidemiologists say.In a briefing on the Doherty Institute modelling that informs the national reopening plan, researchers said on Monday that evidence pointing to Delta’s increased severity has emerged since the initial modelling was conducted. Prof … Read more

The great Australian holiday gamble: can we Covid-proof our travel plans? | Australia holidays

Travel is on the mind for many Australians at the moment, whether as a form of lockdown escapism, or an actual escape for those who aren’t currently stuck at home.But given how suddenly states can impose travel restrictions, and fluctuating caps on international arrivals, booking an interstate or overseas trip in the next year carries … Read more

Covid-19 vaccine Australia rollout tracker by state: total number of people and per cent vaccinated, daily vaccine doses and rate of progress | Australia news

Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout began in late February. Here we bring together the latest figures to track the progress of the rollout and Covid vaccination schedule. The data shows the total doses given in Australia, people vaccinated in Australian states and the percentage of the population who have received one dose or are double dose … Read more

Australia buys additional 1 mln doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

Australia buys additional 1 mln doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

A lone passenger sits at a tram stop on a mostly-empty city centre street on the first day of a lockdown as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra SandersCANBERRA, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Australia has purchased an additional 1 … Read more

Mine worker tests positive for COVID-19 in South Australia after arriving on flight from Sydney

Grounded Virgin Australia aircraft

South Australia has recorded one new local case of COVID-19, in a mine worker who flew in yesterday from Sydney.Key points:The worker went straight into quarantine at the Atura Hotel at Adelaide Airport, per company policyHe received his positive test result late on Friday nightAuthorities are also monitoring the situation in Queensland after cases were identified thereHe arrived … Read more