Tag Archives: COVID-19

No Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for Australia as sector calls for compensation scheme

By: Rachel Clun Australia will not buy the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to boost the nation’s immunisation arsenal because it is too similar to the AstraZeneca drug, but Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he hopes the majority of the population will be immunised by the end of the year. Health Minister Greg Hunt’s office confirmed on Monday the federal ...

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New Zealand records COVID-19 case linked to Auckland hotel quarantine outbreak

By: Summer Wooley New Zealand has recorded another case of COVID-19 linked to an outbreak at an Auckland hotel quarantine facility. The Ministry of Health confirmed the case is a worker at the Grand Millennium and had previously been identified as a close contact of the case reported on Thursday. The new case has been in self-isolation at home since being identified as ...

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Detailed new plans for the Covid vaccine rollout reveal when YOU will actually get the jab as the program lags behind schedule

By: Sahar Mourad Australians over the age of 50 will be able to get the vaccine against Covid-19 from June, the federal government has finally revealed. The 678,000 Australians included in the phase 1a rollout of the vaccine would have received their second dose by June. From March 22, the rollout for the 6.1 million Australians under the phase 1b will begin ...

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Queensland issues COVID update after first night in lockdown

By: Summer Wooley Queensland has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 overnight as the state continues the battle to contain the more transmissible UK variant of the virus. “Very good news overnight. We have had zero new cases. So congratulations, everyone,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told reporters on Saturday. “Of course, we are monitoring the situation very closely over the next ...

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Greater Brisbane locked down: Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk makes shock COVID announcement

By: Elizabeth Daoud Greater Brisbane will go into a hard three-day lockdown after one local case of COVID was recorded on Thursday. The area, which includes Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and Redlands, will go into lockdown from 6pm Friday to 6pm Monday. Residents will only be allowed to leave their homes for one of four essential reasons – essential work, health or compassionate care, exercise ...

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NSW records 18 new COVID-19 cases as restrictions are tightened

The state of NSW has recorded a further 18 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced nine of the new cases are linked to the existing cluster in Avalon in the Northern Beaches. She announced six other cases are an extended family which is now known as the Croydon cluster. “All six are members of the same family, extended family ...

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Woolworths Carols in the Domain to have no audience

Woolworths Carols in the Domain has for the first time since its launch announced there will be no audience. The exciting family event which was due to be held at Sydney’s Domain at the Aware Super Theatre on December 18 and 19 will go ahead without an audience and instead broadcast on Channel 7. The decision comes due to the ...

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Sydney’s Northern Beaches to go into immediate lockdown due to COVID-19 cluster

  The Northern Beaches will be placed into lockdown from 5pm Saturday to help manage the COVID-19 cluster. The state recorded 23 cases on Saturday, 10 of which were announced on Friday. This brings the total outbreak to 39 as health officials scramble to find the source. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said two of the cases are under investigation, but suspects ...

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South Australia records just one new COVID-19 case as cluster grows

South Australia recorded just one new COVID-19 case overnight. The cluster has now reached 20 with Premier Steven Marshall warning there are thousands of more tests being done. “The good news is that overnight there’s been just one new infection,” Mr Marshall said on ABC radio. “The advice was go hard and go early, and get on top of this ...

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Australia records zero community transmission of COVID-19

Australia has finally recorded zero community transmission cases for the first time in five months. In the space of 24 hours from Friday 8pm to Saturday 8pm, the country recorded zero cases which were locally acquired. The last time the country recorded zero transmission of COVID-19 was on June 9. All cases recorded on Sunday are already in quarantine undertaking ...

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