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Australia news live: Emirates to resume flights; tennis player tests positive to Covid-19

Airline will fly to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane from Monday; Spanish star Paula Badosa has coronavirus. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsState-by-state restrictions and lockdown rules explainedFollow the global coronavirus liveblog 8.35pm GMT Here is the press release from Emirates regarding its decision to resume flights. Do the company know something we don’t about what is going to happen with international arrival caps at national cabinet lat...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Dubai, Brisbane, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, South Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Northern Territory


Australia news live: NSW, Victoria and Queensland report no new Covid cases; Tennis Australia will pay for quarantine

Coronavirus restrictions to ease in Brisbane tomorrow; Scott Morrison rebukes Cricket Australia for dropping Australia Day reference. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsState-by-state restrictions and lockdown rules explainedFollow the global coronavirus liveblog 12.15am GMT Shares in pure-play coalminer Whitehaven Coal are down by almost 3% this morning – but the fall is unlikely to be related to Joe Biden’s new executive order committing the US to ...
Tags: Health, Australia, US, America, Australia news, Joe Biden, Paris, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Australian Open


Victoria, NSW and Queensland record no local cases – as it happened

Two tennis players have tested positive, but hard lockdown of those who shared flights remains. This blog is now closedTennis Australia confirms it will pay for players’ quarantine as cases linked to Australian Open riseNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsState-by-state restrictions and lockdown rules explainedFollow the global coronavirus liveblog 7.18am GMT That’s where I will leave you for today. Here’s what we learned: 6.24am GMT In US news, outgoing president Donald Trump has used his ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, White House, US, Australia news, Joe Biden, Australia sport, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania


Coronavirus Australia live: Victoria, NSW and Queensland record no local Covid cases as three new cases linked to Australian Open

Two tennis players have tested positive, but hard lockdown of those who shared flights remains. Follow latest updatesNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsState-by-state restrictions and lockdown rules explainedFollow the global coronavirus liveblog 1.27am GMT A $7bn funding injection into social housing would address surging homelessness caused by the pandemic, advocates say.This just in from AAP:Social housing advocates fear a surge in homelessness stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, and are u...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australia sport, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Australian Open, Scott Morrison, South Australia


Coronavirus Australia live: Victoria, NSW and Queensland record no new local Covid cases as two tennis players test positive

Two positive Covid tennis cases reclassified as cases of ‘viral shedding’ from previous infection, but hard lockdown of those who shared flights remains. Follow latest updatesNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsState-by-state restrictions and lockdown rules explainedFollow the global coronavirus liveblog 12.28am GMT I am just catching you up on a press conference that NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has given on the mid-north coast.She has, somewhat predictably, again made comments about the app...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australia sport, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Australian Open, Scott Morrison, South Australia


Coronavirus Australia live: Victoria records 14 days with no local Covid cases as two tennis players test positive

Two positive Covid tennis cases reclassified as cases of ‘viral shedding’ from previous infection, but hard lockdown of those who shared flights remains. Follow latest updatesNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsState-by-state restrictions and lockdown rules explainedFollow the global coronavirus liveblog 11.24pm GMT A reader has been in touch to thank me for alerting them to the travel vouchers being released in Victoria this morning and to say the website is working well, despite crashing duri...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australia sport, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Australian Open, Scott Morrison, South Australia


Coronavirus Australia live news: three of four Covid cases found in Victoria hotel quarantine linked to Australian Open

Stranded Victorians return from Sydney as NSW reports no new community transmission cases. Follow latest updatesNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus liveblog 12.17am GMT We are talking a lot about Covid-19 vaccines ahead of Australia moving ahead with its vaccination program next month, so I think it is worth reflecting on the global perspective (outside of those Norway deaths, which we have heard a lot about this week): Related: WHO: just 25 Covid vaccine doses a...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Norway, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Berala


Coronavirus Australia live: three of four Covid-19 cases found in Victorian hotel quarantine linked to the Australian Open

Stranded Victorians return from Sydney as tourism industry warned international border could be shut all year. Follow latest updatesNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus liveblog 11.34pm GMT Andrews says that some of the positive cases recorded in the past few days in hotel quarantine have been reclassified as “shedding”, rather than positive cases. He said more details would be released by the health department. 11.32pm GMT Andrews says that of the 10 local gove...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy, Andrews, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Coronavirus


Coronavirus Australia live: stranded Victorians return from Sydney as tourism industry warned international border could be shut all year

Twenty-five of Sydney’s 35 local government areas were downgraded from ‘red’ to ‘orange’ zones on Monday night. Follow latest updatesVic borders open; NSW records no local casesNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspots; Victoria hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus liveblog 9.35pm GMT The New York Times’ tennis writer reckons the tone of Australian Open quarantine coverage is worth noting:The tone of the coverage down under... #AusOpenpic.twitter.com/vDrHKaGw2K 9.32pm GMT Australia’s richest ma...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, New York Times, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy, Andrew, Australian Financial Review


Some Victorians in Sydney allowed to return home as Daniel Andrews rejects tennis players' demands

The Victorian government has downgraded most parts of Sydney to ‘orange’ but is standing firm on quarantine for the Australian OpenThousands of Victorians stranded in Sydney will be able to return to their home state after border restrictions were eased for most parts of Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Wollongong. Twenty-five out of 35 greater Sydney council areas have been downgraded from “red” to “orange” as of 6pm Monday, Victorian premier Daniel Andrews announced on Monday. Continue reading.....
Tags: Health, Australia news, Tennis, Sydney, Daniel Andrews, Blue Mountains, Coronavirus, Wollongong Twenty


Covid hotspots NSW: list of Sydney and regional coronavirus case locations

Here are the current coronavirus hotspots in New South Wales and what to do if you’ve visited themAustralia’s Covid restrictions and lockdown rules – state by stateNSW Covid cases map; Vic hotspots list; QLD hotspots listDownload the free Guardian appNew South Wales health authorities have updated a list of hotspots Covid-positive people have visited while infectious.Those who attended some locations must isolate immediately for 14 days after you were last there, others must monitor for symptoms...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Sydney, South Wales, Vic, Coronavirus


Coronavirus Australia live: Australian Open tennis player tests positive; Victoria opens border to most of Sydney as NSW records no local cases

Victoria premier Daniel Andrews says people in most of Sydney can apply for a permit to travel to the state while 10 LGAs still remain in red zones. Follow latest updates liveAustralian Open disarray; Vic borders open; NSW records no local cases NSW hotspots; Queensland hotspots; Victoria hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus liveblog 2.04am GMT Here’s a little more Australian Open content, as that’s probably the issue that is simmering along the most today. Firstly, Victorian opposition lea...
Tags: Health, Google, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Australian Open, Smith, South Australia, Daniel Andrews


Coronavirus Australia live: Australian Open tennis quarantine disarray; Victoria opens border to most of Sydney as NSW records no local cases

Victoria premier Daniel Andrews says people in most of Sydney can apply for a permit to travel to the state while 10 LGAs still remain in red zones. Follow latest updates liveAustralian Open disarray; Vic borders open; NSW records no local cases NSW hotspots; Queensland hotspots; Victoria hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus liveblog 12.16am GMT We have another development in the “will the government condemn Craig Kelly” imbroglio. Here are some of the many good things we have written about...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Australian Open, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory


Coronavirus Australia live: Australian Open tennis quarantine disarray; health department chief says overseas travel unlikely this year

Seventy-two tennis players who flew to Melbourne frustrated they are unable to leave their hotel rooms to train. Follow latest updates liveAustralia’s international borders unlikely to reopen this yearNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspots; Victoria hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus liveblogHunt reassures Australians over vaccine rollout Chaos hits Australian Open with competitors confined to hotelsAustralia’s year of Covid – from the first case to the first doughnut dayNSW records six new local ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Australian Open, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy


Coronavirus Australia live: Australian Open tennis quarantine disarray as attention turns to Pfizer vaccine concerns

Seventy-two tennis players who flew to Melbourne frustrated they are unable to leave their hotel rooms to train. Follow latest updates liveNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspots; Victoria hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus liveblogHunt reassures Australians over vaccine rollout Chaos hits Australian Open with competitors confined to hotelsAustralia’s year of Covid – from the first case to the first doughnut dayNSW records six new local Covid cases, including worker at hospital 9.18pm GMT This ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Pfizer, Melbourne, Tasmania, Australian Open, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia


NSW records six new local Covid cases, including healthcare worker at Sydney hospital

Gladys Berejiklian urges more people to come forward for testing as alerts issued for Concord hospitalNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspots; Victoria hotspotsFollow the coronavirus liveblogAustralia’s year of Covid – from the first case to the first doughnut dayNew South Wales recorded six new cases of locally acquired Covid-19 on Sunday, including a healthcare worker in the radiology and cardiology ward of a western Sydney hospital.Testing numbers in the state have also dropped, and the chief healt...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Greg Hunt, South Wales, Concord, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus, Kerry Chant, COVID


Family fear for dying Australian man stranded in Ireland as Emirates cancels flights

John Jobber, who is suffering from end-stage renal failure, prostate cancer and dementia, had a ticket for a March flight homeFollow today’s coronavirus live blogState by state restrictions explainedCovid hotspots Victoria; NSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsNSW and Sydney trend map: where cases are rising or fallingIt was John Jobber’s dying wish to visit the UK, spend time with family and say his goodbyes before returning to Australia and entering palliative care.The trip was meant to last four ...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Australia news, Ireland, Queensland, Airline Industry, Sydney, Victoria, Samantha John, Coronavirus, John Jobber


Covid hotspots NSW: list of Sydney and regional coronavirus case locations

Here are the current coronavirus hotspots in New South Wales and what to do if you’ve visited themAustralia’s Covid restrictions and lockdown rules – state by stateNSW Covid cases map; Vic hotspots list; QLD hotspots listDownload the free Guardian appNew South Wales health authorities have updated a list of hotspots Covid-positive people have visited while infectious.Those who attended some locations must isolate immediately for 14 days after you were last there, others must monitor for symptoms...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Sydney, South Wales, Vic, Coronavirus


Australia news live updates: NSW reports no new local Covid cases, as Queensland denies hotel quarantine breach

Madison Keys drops out of Australian Open and Andy Murray in doubt after testing positive for Covid. All the latestNine days without a local Covid case in VictoriaAndy Murray tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of Australian Open 12.27am GMT Berejiklian has given a bit more details on the testing rates the state will need in order to ease restrictions:Dr Chant has said we would like to see the number two in front or even higher. That has been the target but as high as possible. We don’t expect...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, Andy Murray, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy, NSW


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


Australia live news: CMO Paul Kelly rejects Liberal MP Craig Kelly's Covid claims; Queensland orders hundreds to restart quarantine

Annastacia Palaszczuk calls for hotel quarantine rethink after cluster discovered; NSW records one new community case. Follow all the latest news and information, 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 5.23am GMT The challenge is to make sure that the community knows where to get good health information and knows how to recognise crack...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Queensland politics, Guardian, Victorian politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Liberal


Australia's chief medical officer defends AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine amid efficacy concerns

Australia has secured 54m doses of the vaccine some experts say is inferior to Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine, which Australia has bought just 10m doses ofCovid hotspots Victoria; NSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsNSW and Sydney trend map: where cases are rising or fallingFollow the Australia coronavirus live blogAustralia’s chief medical officer, Prof Paul Kelly, and infectious diseases experts have defended securing 54m doses of a Covid-19 vaccine made by Oxford University and the pharmaceutical company...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Pfizer, Oxford University, Paul Kelly, Stephen Turner, Coronavirus, New Zealand Society for Immunology Prof


Australia live news: Queensland orders hundreds to restart quarantine over fears of UK Covid variant

Annastacia Palaszczuk calls for hotel quarantine rethink after cluster discovered; NSW records one new community case. Follow all the latest news and information, 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 12.22am GMT So while the Mount Druitt Hospital case has been genomically linked to the Berala cluster, we still don’t know exactly how ...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, National party


Australia live news: McCormack under pressure over Covid misinformation; Victoria records no new cases

Doctors call on acting PM to stop MPs spreading medical misinformation; NSW races to solve 14 mystery cases. Follow all the latest news and information, liveState by state restrictions explainedCovid hotspots Victoria; NSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsNSW and Sydney trend map: where cases are rising or falling 9.10pm GMT It’s the news I look forward to every 8.04am. Victoria records zero new locally acquired cases. It’s not quite the “triple doughnuts” that we have come to know and love, as ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, National party, Daniel Andrews


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...
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