Tag Archives: Melbourne

Coronavirus live: Victoria calls for quarantine rethink; Venezuela receives Sputnik V vaccine

6.29pm EST 18:29 Queensland has reported no cases of Covid-19. Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) Sunday 14 February – coronavirus cases in Queensland: • 0 new cases• 7 active cases• 1,320 total cases• 1,855,311 tests conducted Sadly, six Queenslanders with COVID-19 have died. 1,301 patients have recovered.#covid19 pic.twitter.com/sERtC7xV4W February 13, 2021 6.09pm EST 18:09 It’s still a […]

Australia news live: Morrison urges ‘proportionate response’ to Victorian Covid outbreak amid lockdown fears

We have dealt with [outbreaks]in the last few weeks in Sydney and Brisbane and Perth and so a proportionate response by the Victorian Government – which I understand from what we’ve been hearing this morning and the health minister has been in contact with his counterpart here in Melbourne – a proportionate response that enables […]

Australia news live: NSW issues alert for Melbourne Holiday Inn guests after two more Covid cases

Each of them have been contacted, they are isolating at home. There are several high-risk individuals within that cohort. “Last night as part of our rapid public health response, we arranged for them to be tested after hours, a special run if you like. Five have so far come back negative and the balance of […]

Australia news live: Sydney lockout laws to end; day two of Covid-safe Australian Open

3.37pm EST 15:37 Sydney to remove last of lockout laws The last of Sydney’s lockout laws will be scrapped next month, AAP report. The laws shutting down drinks venues from 1.30am were removed from venues in Sydney’s CBD in January last year but had remained in Kings Cross. From March 8, they will be removed […]

Australia news live: Melbourne quarantine hotel worker tests positive for Covid; NSW issues alert over returned traveller case

Good morning, Matilda Boseley here to bring you all the important news this beautiful Monday morning (although as we shall see, it’s probably more beautiful if you don’t live in Sydney or Melbourne). If you see anything that you think I should be aware of or should be in the blog send me a message […]

Australia news live: WA reports no new Covid cases as national cabinet raises international flight caps

The premier had made comments last year about whether we should be using places like Christmas Island and things like that. And our advice has been very consistent, that those are not conducive to the task. That’s why we’re at Howard Springs. I mean, the national resilience facility there, as it’s called, that was the […]

Daniel Andrews gives Victoria Covid update after Australian Open hotel worker tests positive – politics live

I am always happy to sit down with the prime minister and see if there are some bespoke facilities that can be built. That might give you some greater capacity and might be useful not just for this pandemic but events that could occur in the future. Bushfires, all sorts of different things. Emergency housing […]

Australia news live: Gladys Berejiklian announces no more Covid hotspots in NSW as Asic chairman to stand down

At the peak of this crisis, $250bn worth of loans had their repayments deferred. About three-quarters of those loans were home loans and about a quarter of them referred to SME loans. As of the most recent data, 80% of those home loans where the repayments were deferred, payments have started again, and about 90% […]

Australia news live: Queensland to reopen border to NSW as Australia weighs up NZ travel bubble

New Zealand has been ranked the best performer in managing Covid-19 while Australia is ranked eighth, according to an index published by the Lowy Institute today. The Lowy Institute’s new interactive feature – the Covid Performance Index – looks at how countries and territories have performed in responding to the pandemic. It’s based on crunching […]

Australia news live: NSW considers easing Covid restrictions as vaccine information campaign launches

New South Wales has recorded no new cases of locally-acquired cases of Covid-19 for the 10th day in a row. There are two new cases in hotel quarantine. There were 9,723 tests conducted in the 24-hours to 8pm last night – higher than in previous days but still well below target. NSW deputy chief health […]