Are there any risks of sharing data from COVID check-in apps for governments?

The pandemic has posed governments with various challenges, not just in terms of the health crisis but also in terms of managing the population. Several countries have made it a standard procedure to launch COVID check-in apps for the purpose of en...

Can COVID-19 vaccines help protect from Omicron variant?

Highlights Omicron is a highly divergent variant with a greater number of mutations. Numerous studies and analyses are underway to assess the effectiveness of vaccines on Omicron, a variant of concern. The WHO has suggested that the global COV...

ATAGI reduces booster shot gap as Omicron cases rise

Highlight ATAGI recommends shortening the time gap of receiving a booster shot from six months to five months in Australia.  The increasing cases of Omicron variant in Australia have led ATAGI to this recommendation. ATAGI prefers to ...

What’s going on with Omicron?

Highlights Several African and Eastern countries have been struggling to cope up with the effects of the pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic will never be universally over if some countries move on with the booster shot; and other countries are ...

Moderna’s COVID-19 booster gets TGA’s provisional approval

Highlights Moderna's COVID-19 jab gets provisional approval from TGA. Provisional approval is for use on Australians aged 18 and above. ATAGI is now considering a final approval for Moderna’s vaccine. Amidst the worrying Omicron sur...

Omicron cases touch 37 in Australia

Highlights After the delta variant, the new variant Omicron poses a significant health risk across the world. Various countries are reporting daily surge in Omicron cases. On Tuesday, Chief Health Officer Paul Kelly informed a parliamentary co...

Will the Wuhan-born coronavirus continue to impact our lives in 2022?

When will Covid-19 end? When will life come back to normal? Will we ever get rid of the masks and the fear that this pandemic has induced upon us in the last two years? There are numerable questions around coronavirus with no definite answer insight....

Queensland reopens border from 13 Dec for fully vaccinated travellers

Highlights Fully vaccinated travellers from the hotspots like Greater Adelaide, ACT, parts of norther Territory, Victoria, and New South Wales will enter Queensland through air and road. The borders will open from 13 December 2021, at 1:00 am. ...

Can Omicron cause more damage than other COVID-19 variants? the latest findings

Highlights The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently flagged the coronavirus strain B.1.1.529 (Omicron). WHO scientists are of the view that the people who previously contracted COVID-19 have an increased risk of reinfection with this varian...

Australia eases Covid 19 travel restrictions from Dec 1

  • Nov 26, 2021 AEDT
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Highlights Australia to welcome tourists from 1 December. Fully vaccinated Japanese and Korean travellers can travel to Australia without needing to seek a travel exemption.  Students and skilled workers, along with humanitarians, can co...