Covid-19

Australia eases Covid 19 travel restrictions from Dec 1

  • November 26, 2021 08:25 PM AEDT
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Australia eases travel restrictions

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...

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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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Qantas bleeds billion as COVID-19 bites hard

Qantas bleeds billion as COVID-19 bites hard

Flag carrier of Australia, Qantas Airways Ltd (ASX:QAN), has reported massive losses in its earnings as the travel has reduced to the bare minimum amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline reported AU$1.8 billion loss in FY21, compared with AU$124-m...

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Ranked: Five largest tech companies listed on ASX

Ranked: Five largest tech companies listed on ASX

The tech sector is booming globally – and that has been one silver lining amid the dark clouds of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. From soaring share prices to reporting strong numbers, tech companies across the world are having a honeymoon pe...

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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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Downbeat PMI to keep bearish pressure on Aussie Dollar

Downbeat PMI to keep bearish pressure on Aussie Dollar

Downbeat purchase managers index (PMI) figures are likely to take a toll on the already battered Australian Dollar. The country’s manufacturing sector continued to expand in August, with a 14-month low manufacturing PMI score of 51.7, accordin...

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COVID-19 situation worsens in Australia; more gloom ahead?

COVID-19 situation worsens in Australia; more gloom ahead?

The COVID-19 pandemic in the country has taken an ugly turn, as the daily cases have been surging – especially in the financial hub of Sydney. The country on Wednesday reported 747 fresh cases – up from 677 cases on Tuesday. Of the 747 c...

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COVID-19: Sydney extends lockdown, new curbs enforced

COVID-19: Sydney extends lockdown, new curbs enforced

The New South Wales government on Friday extended the COVID-19 lockdown in Sydney and also imposed a nightly curfew in some of the city’s worst-affected suburbs in an attempt to contain the spread of the highly contagious delta variant of coron...

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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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COVID-19 booster shot for immunocompromised people: are there any additional risks?

COVID-19 booster shot for immunocompromised people: are there any additional risks?

Highlights The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended administering COVID-19 booster shots to individuals having weak immune systems. Before the CDC recommendation, the FDA had approved an additional dose for patients ...

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How will the Melbourne lockdown affect the economy?

How will the Melbourne lockdown affect the economy?

Summary Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has extended Melbourne’s lockdown by another week. Yesterday, Victoria recorded 20 newly acquired COVID-19 cases from 41,571 test results. The federal government said the country would reopen agai...

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