Covid-19: Qld imposes strict border rules on Tasmania

Queensland imposed strict border rules on a state that was reeling from Covid-19 after an infected man traveled there and escaped quarantine. Queensland has imposed strict border restrictions that will force travelers from southern Tasmania to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. On Saturday, Chief Health Officer Janet Young announced that the new border rules … Read more

States can reserve COVID-19 vaccines for younger children

US health officials are paving the way for a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign for young children, by calling on state officials to order the doses before the doses are allowed. Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is currently being given to people as young as 12 in the United States. In the next three weeks, federal officials plan … Read more

Queensland reports no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as vaccination clinics open in Bunnings

Queensland has not recorded any new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, as the state turns to a new method of increasing vaccination rates. Treasurer Cameron Dick held a press conference this morning at the Bunnings warehouse in Logan, south of Brisbane. Temporary vaccination clinics will be available for the first time today at 33 Bunnings … Read more

Australia live Covid news update: Victoria has reported 1,993 cases and seven deaths; New South Wales recorded 319 injuries and two deaths. Tasmania lockdown begins | Australia news

6.29pm EDT 18:29 Prime Minister Scott Morrison weighs in on Ames’ stabbing. Scott Morrison (ScottMorrisonMP) He was shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Sir David Amis, who was stabbed and killed in the UK while doing his job, and serving his local community as a Member of Parliament. Our deepest condolences and … Read more

Health authorities are listing new level 1 exposure sites for COVID-19 in Victoria

A photo of a sign on a shopfront saying: "Sorry, closed due to COVID".

New Tier 1 places have been added to Victoria’s list of overnight COVID-19 exposure sites. New sites include: Keysborough Egg Farm between 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on October 5 Direct chemical outlet at Brimbank Shopping Center in Deer Park between 9:30 AM and 6 PM on October 8, between 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM … Read more

Experts say not everyone will need a booster

Originally Posted: 15 OCT 21 02:22 ET Updated: Oct 15 21 15:46 ET By Travis Caldwell, CNN Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Advisers from the US Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously to recommend emergency authorization of a booster dose of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine, and a day later they did so again in order … Read more

Biden admits “we won’t get $3.5 trillion” on a comprehensive investment plan – Mubasher | US news

Joe Biden He acknowledged Friday that the final version of his comprehensive social policy and climate change initiative — often referred to as the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill — would not be $3.5 trillion. We’re not going to get 3.5 trillion dollars. We’ll get less than that,” Biden said, during an event at the Capitol … Read more

Here’s what you need to know on October 15, 2021

Detroit — Michigan reported 8,297 new cases of COVID-19 and 104 virus-related deaths Friday — an average of 4,148.5 cases over the past two days. Friday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 1,081,525, including 21,563 deaths. Those numbers are up from 1,073,228 cases and 21,459 deaths, as of Wednesday. … Read more

Can I travel from Sydney to Melbourne? And what happens when I’m there? Victoria’s new border rules explained

The Victorian government has announced major changes to its cross-border entry policies with New South Wales, as it scrapped quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travelers from red zones. The Victorian announcement came after New South Wales revealed huge changes to its international border arrangements. And with what the health minister called a “transitional anomaly” likely … Read more

One in 60 people suffers from Covid-19 as its spread approaches the peak of the second wave

a One in 60 people in private homes in England contracted Covid-19 in the week to October 9, up from one in 70 in the previous week, according to the latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics. One in every 60 is about 890,000 people. At the height of the second wave in early … Read more