Hobart braces for three-day lockdown after COVID hotel quarantine breach

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein gestures in front of a sign saying "keep on top of COVID".

The ABC understands the Tasmanian government is meeting with Public Health to discuss further COVID measures including a short, sharp three-day lockdown in the south.The government will hold a COVID press conference at 2:30pm AEDT.It comes after a 31-year-old man flew into Hobart from Melbourne on Monday without the appropriate border pass.He was taken to a quarantine … Read more

Students, staff on quarantine order can return to class if they have negative Covid-19 ART results, Parenting & Education News & Top Stories

Students, staff on quarantine order can return to class if they have negative Covid-19 ART results, Parenting & Education News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Students and staff  under quarantine orders can return to school from Monday (Oct 11) if they feel well and get a negative antigen rapid test (ART) result for Covid-19 the day before. With the new rules, quarantine orders, leave of absence or approved absence will no longer apply for primary and secondary schools, and … Read more

Queensland records zero locally acquired cases of COVID-19, two detected in hotel quarantine

Queensland records zero locally acquired cases of COVID-19, two detected in hotel quarantine

Queensland has recorded zero new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as authorities look into contact tracing efforts after an infected traveller transited through Brisbane Airport on their way to the Northern Territory.Key points:The traveller spent four hours in transit at Brisbane Airport while infectiousPremier Annastacia Palaszczuk is confident Queensland has ticked over to 60 per cent with a … Read more