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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Crude oil marks worst run in four months as COVID-19 hits demand outlook

Crude oil marks worst run in four months as COVID-19 hits demand outlook

Crude oil prices are witnessing their worst run in about four months as concerns about the softened demand have resurfaced in the global oil market. The prices of Brent Crude Oil Futures for October 2021 have crashed 9.3% in the current month as the...

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Australia set for Moderna rollout next month: Here’s what you should know

Australia set for Moderna rollout next month: Here’s what you should know

The Scott Morrison-led federal government has informed that the Moderna vaccine will be available in Australia by mid-September. This is the third vaccine set to be rolled out in the country after AstraZeneca and Pfizer. The Morrison government woul...

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COVID-19 development: Australia to vaccinate most adults by the end of the year

COVID-19 development: Australia to vaccinate most adults by the end of the year

Summary  The Australian national COVID-19 vaccine task force has declared that Australian adults seeking a COVID-19 shot will likely get one by Christmas. The country is planning to set up travel bubbles with nations that have managed COVI...

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APAC markets open mixed ahead of RBA decision

APAC markets open mixed ahead of RBA decision

The equity markets in Asia-Pacific (APAC) region traded mixed on Tuesday morning as investors are keenly looking out for the Reserve Bank of Australia’s latest monetary policy decision. In Japan, the benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.34% in early...

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COVID-19: Which are three worst-hit geographical sub-regions?

COVID-19: Which are three worst-hit geographical sub-regions?

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is on the brink of surging past the grim milestone of 200 million cases. As many as 199,025,423 have fallen prey to the fast-spreading pandemic. In its one-and-a-half-year reign, the pandemic has claimed 4,240,425 lives...

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What’s impeding global vaccination drive? Debunking myths about COVID-19 vaccines

What’s impeding global vaccination drive? Debunking myths about COVID-19 vaccines

Summary Vaccination has been a game-changing tool in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 3.6 billion people have been successfully vaccinated across the globe. Rising concerns about vaccine safety have triggered countless challenges...

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Worried about COVID-19? Here’s what you can do to stave off the virus

Worried about COVID-19? Here’s what you can do to stave off the virus

In May, when India hit the second wave peak, the world hoped that the virus might have been gone for good. But the tenacious virus seems to have another plan. The virus can beat any mobile phone maker fair and square, when it comes to upgrades. The v...

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COVID-19 fears continue to loom large on Tokyo Olympics

COVID-19 fears continue to loom large on Tokyo Olympics

The fears about a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic are still weighing heavy on Olympics 2020, as officials didn’t rule out the eleventh-hour cancellation. More and more athletes have started testing positive for the virus, and sponsors have...

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Britain’s complete unlock a calculated risk or a wild blunder?

Britain’s complete unlock a calculated risk or a wild blunder?

Summary The UK government has announced easing of almost all COVID-19 restrictions. Experts have sounded alarm on Britain’s unlock strategy, calling it a threat to the world and a potential ground for the emergence of COVID-19 variants th...

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APAC markets open in green; investors watchful of COVID-19 scenario

APAC markets open in green; investors watchful of COVID-19 scenario

The equity markets in the Asia Pacific region seem to have thwarted the bears that gripped the markets on Friday. The regional indices opened in green on Monday morning as investors have started monitoring the COVID-19 situation locally. In Japan,...

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