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Friday, February 26, 2021

Melbourne begins 3rd lockdown due to cluster

MELBOURNE, Australia — Melbourne, will begin its third lockdown on Friday due to a rapidly spreading COVID-19 cluster centered on hotel quarantine. The five-day lockdown...

Australia OKs Pfizer vaccine, to begin in Feb.

SYDNEY — Australia’s medical regulator has approved use of its first coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for inoculations to begin next month. The Therapeutic Goods...

Australian Open arrivals hit by 3 COVID-19 positive tests

Three coronavirus cases have been detected among charter flights carrying tennis players, coaches and officials to Melbourne for the Australian Open, forcing 47 players...

Australia moves up vaccination start to February

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia is advancing the start of its coronavirus vaccination program to mid-February, with plans to inoculate 15% of the population by...

Australian states reimpose travel restrictions

SYDNEY — More Australian states and territories are reimposing travel restrictions to prevent the spreading of the coronavirus from new outbreaks in New South...

Sydney beach suburbs in lockdown as cases rise

SYDNEY — Sydney’s northern beaches will enter a lockdown similar to the one imposed during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March as...

Sydney Northern Beaches coronavirus cluster grows to 17

Authorities are searching for the source of an emerging COVID-19 cluster in Sydney’s northern coastal suburbs. Australia’s largest city had gone 12 consecutive days...

Australia hosts first group of overseas students since virus

DARWIN, Australia — Australia has welcomed its first group of international students to arrive since the coronavirus pandemic began, with more due to follow. A...

International flyers may soon need to get virus vaccinations

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — International air travel could come booming back next year but with a new rule: Travelers to certain countries must be...

Victoria hits 3 weeks without virus

MELBOURNE, Australia — Once hard-hit Victoria has gone three weeks without a new COVID-19 case for the first time since February. There are two just...
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