Covid-19

Why is Australia relaxing border rules despite COVID-19 spike?

  • January 17, 2022 03:21 AM GMT | Manisha
 Why is Australia relaxing border rules despite COVID-19 spike?

Highlights Despite a spike in COVID-19 tally, the Australian government has decided to relax restrictions over movement across borders. The border measures that restricted travellers from highly affected Southern Africa countries to Australia h...

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WA health system receives an AU$1.28 billion boost

WA health system receives an AU$1.28 billion boost

Highlights The Western Australian government invests AU$1.28 billion in health systems after 2021-2022 review. The additional funding assigns AU$398 million to prepare WA for COVID-19 as state plans to reopen its borders. Western A ...

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

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 answe ...

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Global hospitality businesses stare at losses as Omicron fears endure

Global hospitality businesses stare at losses as Omicron fears endure

  • December 05, 2021 03:14 PM GMT | Abhijeet

Highlights Sharp resurgence of Covid cases in European countries has increased the uncertainty France has registered more than 50,000 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Saturday Covid-led cancellations and unwillingness of people has increased ...

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COVID-19: Rapid antigen tests gain traction in Australia

COVID-19: Rapid antigen tests gain traction in Australia

Highlights The popularity of rapid antigen tests (RATs) is growing in Australia. Victoria will buy 2.2 million RAT kits. United States would fork out US$1 billion (AU$1.4 billion) to buy and subsidise 200 million rapid tests. The ...

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What is Rapid Antigen Testing? All you should know about it

What is Rapid Antigen Testing? All you should know about it

A Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) is one of the quickest ways to test if you have COVID-19 infection or not. It is mostly used in situations when a patient needs it for quick clarity. The test is being widely used in the US, European countries, an ...

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How is Australia faring on the vaccination front?

How is Australia faring on the vaccination front?

Anti-lockdown protests have been rocking Sydney and Melbourne since Sunday as lockdowns to contain the COVID-19 spread continue across major Australian cities. Anti-vaccine mandate protests in Sydney and Melbourne got heated on Sunday and ...

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Anti-lockdown protests erupt in Melbourne even as COVID-19 cases spike

Anti-lockdown protests erupt in Melbourne even as COVID-19 cases spike

Highlights Protests against lockdown continue in Australia’s major cities. Cases in Victoria have spiked to a new high. The country reported 11 deaths on Monday. Anti-lockdown protests rocked Australia’s second most po ...

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Did Saudis in US help hijackers? FBI reveals first declassified 9/11 document

Did Saudis in US help hijackers? FBI reveals first declassified 9/11 document

Highlights The FBI has commenced declassifying the files on 9/11 terror attack. The declassifying of the documents coincided with the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks The documents reveal the logistical support provided to two of ...

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NSW reopens from Monday – Do’s and Don’ts of unlock

NSW reopens from Monday – Do’s and Don’ts of unlock

Highlights The roadmap for unlock unveiled for the fully vaccinated citizens on Thursday. NSW is set to cross the 70% double vaccination target. Lockdown orders for fully vaccinated adults will be lifted from Monday. Up to five visit ...

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APAC markets see a muted week; China emerges as outperformer

APAC markets see a muted week; China emerges as outperformer

Highlights  China, Japan markets have outperformed other markets. COVID-19 continues to weigh heavy on Aussie equities. The KOSPI has been the worst performer in the region. In a muted week for the Asia Pacific equities, Chin ...

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