ACT records 15 new COVID-19 cases as restrictions ease slightly and school holidays begin

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The ACT has recorded 15 new COVID-19 cases, at least seven of which spent part of their infectious period in the community and eight currently unlinked to other known cases or clusters.Eight people are currently in hospital with the virus, and one of those remains in intensive care requiring ventilation.Only two of the new cases were in quarantine … Read more

Victoria records 510 local COVID cases and one death ahead of slight ease in restrictions

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Victoria has recorded 510 new locally acquired COVID-19 cases and one death, as the state prepares for a slight easing of restrictions.Key points:Of the new cases, 386 are yet to be linked to known outbreaksFully vaccinated people in Melbourne and Ballarat will get slightly more freedoms when restrictions ease tomorrowThe ninth COVID-19 death of the current … Read more

Victoria’s COVID restrictions are changing again. Here’s what they will be from 11:59pm Friday

Victoria's COVID restrictions are changing again. Here's what they will be from 11:59pm Friday

As Victorians hit the target of having 70 per cent of those aged over 16 single-dosed with a COVID-19 vaccine, some small changes are coming into effect.Here are all the new rules and restrictions from 11:59pm on Friday, September 17.Melbourne and Ballarat: MasksMasks must be carried at all times and must be worn both indoors … Read more

Live Breaking News: NSW, Victoria lockdown easing restrictions and rising Covid cases

Live Breaking News: NSW, Victoria lockdown easing restrictions and rising Covid cases

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced a surprise eased restriction as a reward for NSW reaching a major vaccine milestone.Hello and welcome to Wednesday’s live Covid coverage.NSW hospitality leaders are calling on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to provide more guidance around the plan to reopen pubs and restaurants to vaccinated residents, with fears owners could be exposed … Read more

COVID-19: Council adds Uruguay and removes six countries from the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted

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Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council updated the list of countries, special administrative regions and other entities and territorial authorities for which travel restrictions should be lifted. In particular, Uruguay was added to the list and Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, … Read more