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Australia has no new locally-acquired cases – as it happened

Queensland to consider hotel alternatives after quarantine infections. This blog is now closedState by state restrictions explainedCovid hotspots Victoria; NSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsNSW and Sydney trend map: where cases are rising or falling 7.25am GMT With that, we’ll be closing the blog for today. Here’s a recap of the day’s big news stories: 7.21am GMT Organisers of the Invasion Day rally in Melbourne have told participants to wear a mask at all times and stay in groups of no ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Queensland politics, Brisbane, Victoria, Melbourne, Western Australia, Australian economy, Spring Street


Coronavirus Australia live update: SA couple rescued in outback after changing travel route due to Covid restrictions

NSW and Victoria record no new cases as Queensland considers using mining camps for quarantine. Follow all the updates, liveState by state restrictions explainedCovid hotspots Victoria; NSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsNSW and Sydney trend map: where cases are rising or falling 7.21am GMT Organisers of the Invasion Day rally in Melbourne have told participants to wear a mask at all times and stay in groups of no more than 100, ten metres apart, to comply with Covid-safe rules.Details of the...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Oregon, US, Australia news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Queensland politics, Brisbane, Victoria, Melbourne


Coronavirus Australia live update: US tennis player who tested positive for Covid allowed on flight to Australian Open

Tennys Sandgren returned a positive result after taking a PCR test on Monday but was still allowed to board a charter flight to Melbourne; NSW and Victoria record no new Covid cases. Follow all the updates, liveState by state restrictions explainedCovid hotspots Victoria; NSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsNSW and Sydney trend map: where cases are rising or falling 4.15am GMT Four recent travellers to South Australia may have quarantined at Brisbane’s Grand Chancellor Hotel, now shut down ove...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Business, Australia, US, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Queensland politics, Brisbane, Victoria, Melbourne, South Australia


Coronavirus Australia live update: NSW and Victoria record no new Covid cases; Qld considers quarantine in mining camps

NSW issues alert for Brisbane’s Hotel Grand Chancellor amid fears UK virus strain may have crossed border. Follow all the updates, liveState by state restrictions explainedCovid hotspots Victoria; NSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsNSW and Sydney trend map: where cases are rising or falling 12.20am GMT Victorian premier Dan Andrews has flagged that the government is working to reduce red zones to certain local government areas in Sydney, rather than the entire greater Sydney region. This woul...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Queensland politics, Brisbane, Victoria, Western Australia, Australian economy, Brad Hazzard


Coronavirus Australia live news: Queensland to consider quarantining returned travellers in mining camps after UK strain hotel outbreak

NSW issues alert for Brisbane’s Hotel Grand Chancellor amid fears UK virus strain may have crossed border; Victoria and Queensland record no new Covid cases. Follow all the updates, liveState by state restrictions explainedCovid hotspots Victoria; NSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsNSW and Sydney trend map: where cases are rising or fallingFollow the global coronavirus live blog 11.21pm GMT So the big thing that had to happen in Queensland last night was the massive task of moving 129 (potenti...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Victoria, Western Australia, Australian economy, Yvette D'Ath, Jeannette Young, Coronavirus


Coronavirus Australia live news: NSW issues hotel alert amid fears UK virus strain may have crossed border

NSW Health is urging anyone who has been at Brisbane’s Hotel Grand Chancellor as a returned traveller or worker to immediately get tested and isolate 8.28pm GMT Good morning all, Matilda Boseley here ready to take you through all the important news this Thursday. If you see anything that you think belongs in the blog, make sure you send it through to me on Twitter @MatildaBoseley or by email on [email protected] will prepare a report for the Coroner after the death of a ...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Brisbane, Victoria, Western Australia, Australian economy, NSW Health, Venus Bay, Coronavirus, Matilda Boseley


Australia news live: NSW records five new locally acquired Covid cases as Qld records one

NSW premier concerned over low testing levels as state grapples with growing number of mystery cases; partner of a Brisbane hotel quarantine cleaner who contracted new Covid-19 strain tests positive. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Covid hotspots NSW; Qld hotspots; Victoria hotspotsState by state restrictions explainedFollow the global liveblog 12.23am GMT NSW conducted only 14,700 tests yesterday, which health minister Brad Hazzard says is not good enough. We’ve seen some incre...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian police and policing, Brisbane, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Western Australia, Western Australian Politics, NSW, Brad Hazzard, Berala, Coronavirus


Australia news live: Palaszczuk provides Qld Covid update; McCormack defends Craig Kelly's right to post misinformation

Partner of a hotel quarantine cleaner who contracted new Covid-19 strain tests positive; acting PM says ‘facts are sometimes contentious’ when asked about MP’s Covid posts. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Covid hotspots NSW; Qld hotspots; Victoria hotspotsState by state restrictions explainedFollow the global liveblog 11.27pm GMT Victorians are no longer required to get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result when entering Queensland says, Dr Young. We do not req...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian police and policing, Brisbane, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Western Australia, Western Australian Politics, McCormack, Craig Kelly, Jeannette Young


Australia news live: second case of UK Covid strain in Qld; McCormack defends Craig Kelly's right to post misinformation

Husband of a hotel quarantine cleaner who contracted new Covid-19 strain tests positive; acting PM says ‘facts are sometimes contentious’ when asked about MP’s Covid posts. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Covid hotspots NSW; Qld hotspots; Victoria hotspotsState by state restrictions explainedFollow the global liveblog 10.20pm GMT Yesterday we saw some comments from the WA premier Mark McGowan telling NSW that it should be pursuing an elimination strategy, suggesting they were ma...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian police and policing, Brisbane, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Western Australia, Western Australian Politics, NSW, WA, McCormack


Australia news live: partner of Brisbane hotel cleaner tests positive for UK Covid variant; SA bushfire prompts emergency warning

Buildings threatened and livestock lost in blaze; NSW reports four new local cases; child who flew out of Victoria tests positive overseas for coronavirus. Follow the latest updatesCovid hotspots NSW; Qld hotspots; Victoria hotspotsNSW reports four new local casesSouth-east Queensland lockdown to endState by state restrictions explainedFollow the global Covid liveblog 7.24am GMT A spokesman for Fire and Rescue NSW has just confirmed to Guardian Australia that there were no people on board a ...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Cricket, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Queensland politics, Brisbane, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne


Australia news live: Brisbane and south-east Qld Covid lockdown to end at 6pm Monday

No new local cases in past 24 hours, Queensland premier says in coronavirus update. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 11.25pm GMT Queensland chief health officer Jeannette Young has been asked if one more UK variant case would be enough to send the city back into lockdown. It depends where it is found. If we find one of these people we have put into quarantine in their home and we find them positive... then no it wouldn’t because they are there in quarantine. We are doing that in...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Cricket, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Queensland politics, Brisbane, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne


Australia news live: Queensland awaits Covid lockdown update; Victoria records no new cases; next 14 days 'pivotal' for NSW

Queensland premier to give update at 9am as Brisbane enters day three of snap lockdown. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 9.54pm GMT Melburnians are set to swelter today as the city braces for the hottest day in more than a year (and I say this from a place of authority as I’m currently typing this blog sitting in front of a fan on full blast and it isn’t even 9am). This comes as the state’s north-west is on high alert for bushfires.The temperature is set to hit 38C in Melbourne ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Cricket, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Queensland politics, Brisbane, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Liberal party


Australia news live: Queensland awaits news on coronavirus lockdown; next 14 days 'pivotal' for NSW

Victoria records no new Covid cases; Queensland premier to give update at 9am as Brisbane enters day three of snap lockdown. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 9.23pm GMT Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is speaking with ABC News Breakfast now. He was asked how Queensland’s lockdown and other border closures have affected Australia’s economic recovery:We have this new strain. It is more infectious, and the Queensland government took a prudent course of action, which was a short, ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Queensland politics, Brisbane, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Josh Frydenberg, ABC News Breakfast, Coronavirus


Locked-down Brisbane records no new Covid cases as NSW enters 'mopping up' phase

Hopes high that three-day snap lockdown in Queensland can be lifted on Monday night Queensland recorded no new cases of Covid-19 on day two of Brisbane’s snap three-day lockdown, and a new case linked to the New South Wales northern beaches cluster has not stopped tough stay-at-home restrictions being lifted.Fears about the spread of a highly transmissible United Kingdom variant of the virus in Queensland have, so far, not translated into any new locally acquired cases. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia news, United Kingdom, Queensland, New South Wales, Brisbane, Victoria, NSW, Coronavirus, COVID


Queensland Covid hotspots: list of Brisbane and regional Qld case locations

Here are the current coronavirus hotspots and case locations in Queensland and what to do if you’ve visited themCovid hotspots in VictoriaCovid hotspots in NSWQueensland authorities have released a list of hotspots where Covid-positive people have visited while infectious.More detailed information is available on the Queensland government website. This list will be updated as more locations are added or removed. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Brisbane, Coronavirus


One new case in Australia as woman released from hotel quarantine tests positive for Covid variant

NSW records a single case, with Victoria and Queensland both reporting none, as Brisbane enters three-day lockdownFollow our live blogWhy the delay? The nations waiting to see how Covid vaccinations unfoldBrisbane’s Covid lockdown: everything you need to knowAustralia’s state by state restrictions and lockdown rulesNSW hotspots; Victoria hotspots; Queensland hotspotsA single case of community-transmitted Covid-19 has been recorded in Australia on Saturday, but concern remains about a woman relea...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Brisbane, Victoria, Coronavirus


Covid variant that prompted Brisbane lockdown may become dominant type of infection

The case of the Queensland hotel quarantine worker with the B117 variant has authorities concerned as it’s more infectiousA variant of Covid-19, which has triggered a snap lockdown in greater Brisbane and prompted the federal government to announce new testing requirements for travellers, may become the dominant variant circulating globally, virology and infectious diseases experts say.The Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, announced a three-day lockdown of greater Brisbane after a hotel...
Tags: Health, UK News, Australia news, Queensland, Brisbane, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Coronavirus


Brisbane lockdown: three-day shutdown called to contain Covid variant

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says rapid action needed after hotel cleaner tests positiveBrisbane’s Covid lockdown: everything you need to knowQueensland hotspots, NSW hotspots; Victoria hotspots; Follow the global coronavirus live blogThe prime minister, Scott Morrison, and state leaders say Queensland has acted in the interests of all Australians by ordering a snap lockdown in greater Brisbane to contain the spread of the UK variant of coronavirus, despite only one case having been ...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Brisbane, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Coronavirus


Brisbane lockdown: three-day shutdown called to contain UK Covid variant

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says rapid action needed after hotel cleaner tests positiveFollow the Australia live news blogQueensland hotspots, NSW hotspots; Victoria hotspots; Follow the global coronavirus live blogThe prime minister, Scott Morrison, and state leaders say Queensland has acted in the interests of all Australians by ordering a snap lockdown in greater Brisbane to contain the spread of the UK variant of coronavirus, despite only one case having been recorded.Other stat...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Brisbane, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Coronavirus


Australia coronavirus news live: masks mandatory on all flights; international arrival caps reduced in NSW, WA and Queensland

NSW records four new locally acquired cases as Daniel Andrews calls for daily testing of quarantine hotel workers. Follow all the latest news and updatesNSW hotspots; Victoria hotspots; Queensland hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus live blog 2.34am GMT Chief medical officer Paul Kelly is also clarifying that any Covid-19 vaccination will not be mandatory. Kelly and Morrison have both drawn comparisons with other vaccination programs, such as that for measles.In this case I think the word ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Brisbane, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, Paul Kelly, Morrison, Kelly, Coronavirus


Australia coronavirus news live: national cabinet meets; Tasmania and Northern Territory ban Brisbane travellers

NSW records four new locally acquired cases as Daniel Andrews calls for daily testing of quarantine hotel workers . Follow all the latest news and updatesNSW hotspots; Victoria hotspots; Queensland hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus live blog 1.33am GMT Marshall says the national cabinet has adopted South Australia’s suggestion for pre-flight testing. Masks are also now mandatory on all domestic and international flights.I’m very pleased to announce that our suggestion from South Australi...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Brisbane, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Marshall, Steven Marshall, Coronavirus


Brisbane lockdown: three-day shutdown called to contain dangerous UK Covid variant

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says rapid action needed after hotel cleaner tests positiveFollow the Australia live news blogQueensland hotspots, NSW hotspots; Victoria hotspots; Follow the global coronavirus live blogResidents of greater Brisbane have been hit with a snap three-day lockdown in an attempt to prevent the spread of the highly infectious UK variant of coronavirus.Queensland’s premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, announced the lockdown on Friday morning – from 6pm on Friday to ...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Brisbane, Victoria, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Coronavirus


Australia coronavirus news live: Brisbane to go into three-day lockdown to contain UK Covid variant; national cabinet to meet

Leaders to agree on new rules for aircrew and quarantine staff to ward off community transmission. Follow all the latest news and updatesNSW hotspots; Victoria hotspots; Queensland hotspotsCovid restrictions state by stateFollow the global coronavirus live blog 10.26pm GMT The three-day lockdown also applies to anyone who has been to the greater Brisbane area since 2 January but has since moved elsewhere in the state.So, if you were in greater Brisbane even briefly any time from 2 January on...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Brisbane, Victoria, Young, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Greater Brisbane, Coronavirus


Queensland hotel quarantine worker contracts UK strain of Covid prompting aged care lockdown

Fears the Queensland case could spark an outbreak come as Victoria records no new cases of coronavirus and NSW records oneFollow the latest news on our live blogNSW hotspots; Victoria hotspotsCovid restrictions state by stateA Queensland hotel quarantine worker has contracted the highly infectious UK strain of Covid-19, prompting the state’s health authorities to send aged care homes in parts of greater Brisbane into lockdown.The cleaner, a woman in her 20s, was working at a hotel that contained...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Brisbane, Victoria, Coronavirus


Australia coronavirus news live: Morrison says vaccinations to begin in mid-to-late February as Queensland quarantine worker tests positive

High priority groups will begin receiving the vaccine earlier than anticipated; NSW south coast holiday locations on high alert; cricket crowd flocks to Sydney Test. Follow all the latest news and updatesNSW hotspots; Victoria hotspotsCovid restrictions state by stateFollow the global coronavirus live blog 2.18am GMT Morrison was asked if he had considered restricting travel from the UK.He says that is being considered by the AHPPC at the moment and they will provide their recommendation to ...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Cricket, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Morrison, Australian foreign policy, Coronavirus


Australia news live: NSW records three new Covid-19 cases and other infections detected outside Sydney northern beaches

Gladys Berejiklian gives coronavirus update; three shops in Sydney’s CBD and two supermarkets in eastern suburbs were visited by people who have tested positive. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveSydney New Year’s Eve restrictions explainerCovid hotspots NSWAustralia border restrictionsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 12.31am GMT Gladys Berejiklian believes Cricket Australia should consider moving Brisbane’s cricket test, as opposed to moving Sydney’s test, if the Queensland...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Victoria, Cricket Australia, NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus


Coronavirus Australia live news: NSW records 15 new cases as 'final call' on Christmas to be made on Wednesday

All new Covid cases are linked to the existing northern beaches cluster after 38,000 tests were conducted. Follow all the latest news and updates, live NSW Covid hotspotsSydney Covid restrictions explainedAustralia border restrictions: new state and territory rulesFollow our global coronavirus live blog 1.30am GMT The border closures and restrictions are also wreaking havoc with the country’s sporting calendar. Already the Sydney to Hobart has been cancelled and now the Sydney cricket Test i...
Tags: Health, Australia, India, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Liberal party, Tasmania


Sydney cluster jumps to 17 as WA requires NSW visitors to isolate - as it happened

People on Sydney’s northern beaches urged to stay home as Queensland and South Australia consider border restrictions. This blog is now closedNSW coronavirus hotspots: Sydney and regional Covid case locationsNew Zealand: Ardern unveils Covid vaccine deals as economy reboundsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 8.31am GMT We are going to wrap up the live blog for today, but we will be back again for Friday. In case you missed it, here’s some of what made the news this Thursday 17 December:...
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Coronavirus Australia live: Sydney Covid cluster jumps to 17 as WA requires NSW visitors to isolate

People on Sydney’s northern beaches urged to stay home as Queensland and South Australia consider border restrictions. Follow latest updatesNSW coronavirus hotspots: Sydney and regional Covid case locationsNew Zealand: Ardern unveils Covid vaccine deals as economy reboundsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 8.12am GMT We have basically quoted it in full already but here’s the release about the northern beaches.pic.twitter.com/Pa42fJy7gZ 8.00am GMT The stay-at-home request for people ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, South Australia, Western Australia, Australian economy


Coronavirus Australia live: NSW records six local Covid cases as Queensland and South Australia consider border restrictions

State breaks 12-day streak of no local transmission after Sydney airport driver tests positive and five cases emerge on the northern beaches. Follow latest updatesNSW coronavirus hotspots: list of Sydney and regional Covid case locationsNew Zealand: Ardern unveils Covid vaccine deals as economy reboundsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 4.25am GMT AAP is reporting that anti-Adani activists have staged sit-ins at two Queensland bank branches over the Indian miner’s controversial coal pro...
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