Tag Archives: COVID-19

St George Illawarra Dragons sack Paul Vaughan over COVID-19 breach

The St George Illawarra Dragons have terminated the contract of prop Paul Vaughan for his breach of NRL biosecurity guidelines, and handed out more fines to the 12 teammates he hosted at his house on the weekend. The league had already fined Vaughan $50,000 and banned him for eight matches for hosting a party at his Shellharbour home on Saturday night during the ...

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Greater Sydney lockdown extended for another week

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has extended Greater Sydney’s lockdown for seven days after the state recorded 27 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. The lockdown will be extended until 12:01am on July 17 for anyone in Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, and the local government areas of Wollongong and Shellharbour. The social distancing restrictions imposed on all other parts of the ...

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Australia to slash traveller intake, PM announces pathway out of COVID-19

By: Nick Bonyhady National cabinet has agreed on a pathway for Australia to move from trying to suppress COVID-19 to living with the disease once enough of the population is vaccinated, but in the short term, there will be a 50 per cent reduction in passengers arriving in the country. Prime Minister Scott Morrison made the announcement on Friday morning, ...

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Australia Covid update: new cases jump to 35 in NSW as government weighs extending Sydney lockdown

By: Mostafa Rachwani New South Wales has recorded another 35 new locally acquired Covid cases, as premier Gladys Berejiklian warned that the next couple of days were “critical” in deciding if the lockdown will be extended or not. It comes after the premier confirmed two of the new cases were in a Sydney aged care facility, and also hit out at a ...

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Barnaby Joyce fined $200 for not wearing mask in breach of COVID-19 health orders

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has been fined by NSW Police for failing to wear a mask, in breach of public health orders. Officers from New England Police District were called to a petrol station in Armidale after the tip-off that Mr Joyce was not wearing a mask. Police confirmed that Mr Joyce was issued with a $200 fine at 8:00am on ...

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Restrictions extended for another week as Bondi Covid-19 cluster grows

By: Sahar Mourad NSW is set to endure another week of restrictions as the Bondi Covid-19 cluster grows. The state recorded a further five cases of the virus in the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday night – two of them were announced on Sunday. After 8pm, NSW Health was informed of a further seven new locally acquired cases which ...

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Victoria records two new local COVID cases, possible source for Delta cluster found

Victoria has recorded two new locally acquired cases of coronavirus, with around 83 active cases in the outbreak. Both new cases are linked to the current outbreak. One is a child linked to the West Melbourne outbreak, and the other is a close contact of a case at Arcare Maidstone. The child diagnosed yesterday is a student at North Melbourne ...

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Melbourne COVID-19 outbreak grows as Victoria records six new local cases

Victoria has recorded another six local COVID-19 cases, bringing the cluster in Melbourne’s north to 15. The Department of Health had reported 10 new local cases in the 24 hours to midnight, and Acting Premier James Merlino revealed another case had been identified on Wednesday morning. Mr Merlino said all of the new cases were close contacts of the cases that have already ...

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Virgin CEO calls for open borders, even if ‘some people may die’

By: Stuart Layt Virgin Australia’s chief executive has called for the country’s borders to be reopened before the stated goal of mid-2022, saying it made long-term sense, even if “some people may die”. Speaking at a business lunch in Brisbane on Monday, Jayne Hrdlicka said she did not agree with the current stated reopening date of “mid-2022” put forward by ...

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Greg Hunt defends Qantas’s pre-flight COVID tests in India amid calls for it to be reviewed

By: Steven Schubert Health Minister Greg Hunt has rejected concerns about the COVID-19 tests being used by Qantas in India to screen passengers trying to return to Australia. The ABC revealed a lab that tested passengers before the weekend’s flight had its accreditation suspended in April, sparking other Australians trying to get home from India to call on the company to reconsider ...

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