Covid-19

COVID-19 Scare: Rising cases hit Australian healthcare system

 COVID-19 Scare: Rising cases hit Australian healthcare system

Highlights,In Australia, COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals hit a record high with over 5,433 people hospitalised,The healthcare system is under severe strain with the rising number of cases and healthcare workers going into isolation,In response to ...

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Lockdown to end soon? NSW inching closer to 70% vaccination milestone

Lockdown to end soon? NSW inching closer to 70% vaccination milestone

Highlights  NSW will start reopening the state after three months of COVID-19 lockdown. Australia is set to start vaccine passport services within weeks. Airline stocks continue to be battered. Australia’s most populous provinc...

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COVID-19 upturn stalls reopening of Australia’s travel bubble with New Zealand

COVID-19 upturn stalls reopening of Australia’s travel bubble with New Zealand

The reopening of Australia NZ travel bubble has received another setback after New Zealand’s Minister for COVID-19 Response Chris Hipkins brushed off the possibility of resuming quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia in the near future....

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Victoria reports worrying spike in COVID-19 infection

Victoria reports worrying spike in COVID-19 infection

Highlights The state of Victoria reported fresh 324 cases on Wednesday, including one coming in from abroad. The state has administered over 37,000 doses of vaccine so far. Melbourne is facing its sixth consecutive lockdown. The state of ...

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How feasible is travel ban amidst Australian tourism woes

How feasible is travel ban amidst Australian tourism woes

Highlights  Australia has extended its international travel ban until mid-December, intending to fully vaccinate 80% of its adult population by then.  Export revenue from international education plunged 28% in one year, according to A...

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COVID-19: Victoria lockdown stretched by three weeks

COVID-19: Victoria lockdown stretched by three weeks

Highlights  Melbourne lockdown has been extended by another three weeks. The government is shifting its focus on fast-tracking vaccination rather than zero-COVID19 plan. The state reported 120 cases yesterday. The Victorian state gov...

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Asia Pacific markets close in green

Asia Pacific markets close in green

Highlights Most APAC markets began the week on a positive note. Australia recorded an unprecedented surge in fresh COVID-19 cases. Investors are keeping track of Meituan results. Asia Pacific shares on Monday closed mostly in the green, w...

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COVID-19: NSW records highest ever single-day tally

COVID-19: NSW records highest ever single-day tally

Highlights  New South Wales has reported the highest number of single day infections. Most cases in the country are locally transmitted. NSW mulls to open up pubs, cafes, and restaurants once 70% of the population is vaccinated. Aust...

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Asia Pacific markets mixed; all eyes on Powell’s Jackson Hole speech

Asia Pacific markets mixed; all eyes on Powell’s Jackson Hole speech

Asia-Pacific shares were trading mixed on Friday as investors remained guarded ahead of the Federal Reserve’s annual Jackson Hole symposium where Fed Chair Jerome Powell will be speaking. In Australia, the benchmark ASX200 pared early losses o...

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APAC markets start the week on a high, major indices surge 2%

APAC markets start the week on a high, major indices surge 2%

Equity markets in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region were rallying on Monday morning after the Hong Kong markets bounced back from last week’s bearish trend. By Monday afternoon, the benchmark Hang Seng Index of Hong Kong was trading 1.78% higher,...

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NSW minister says he has Bell’s palsy after ‘droopy eyes’ at COVID-19 presser

NSW minister says he has Bell’s palsy after ‘droopy eyes’ at COVID-19 presser

New South Wales Minister for Digital and for Customer Service Victor Dominello has stated that he suffers from Bell’s palsy – a medical condition that causes a temporary weakness or paralysis of facial muscles. Dominello took to social m...

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