Tag Archives: COVID-19

Melbourne woman tests positive for COVID-19 on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Health Minister says

A woman who travelled from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast while the Victorian capital was in lockdown has tested positive for COVID-19, Queensland’s Health Minister Yvette D’Ath has confirmed. Ms D’Ath said a 44-year-old woman left Victoria on June 1, travelled through New South Wales and crossed the Queensland border on June 5. Victoria’s lockdown had already started by the time the woman ...

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Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdown to lift on Friday as Victorian businesses push for ’snapback’

Melbourne will take its first small steps out of lockdown on Friday, as the Victorian government resists calls from business for a “snapback” to an open economy sooner. The city’s lockdown will end at 11:59pm on Thursday and Melburnians will be able to leave their house more freely, but must remain within a 25-kilometre radius of their home. Outdoor gatherings ...

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Victoria to receive 130,000 additional vaccine doses

By: Tom McIlroy Melbourne’s spike in new COVID-19 cases is already driving bigger uptake of vaccines, with a record 15,816 doses delivered across Victoria in the 24 hours to Wednesday afternoon. A record for doses administered around the country – 104,658 jabs in 24 hours – was also achieved, as data collected by The Australian Financial Review showed about 2 per cent of ...

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Doctors call for better COVID-19 vaccination promotion, warning Australians are ‘sitting ducks’ until they’re vaccinated

By: Jade McMillan Doctors are calling for a more effective communications strategy to convince people to get COVID-19 vaccines, warning Australians are “sitting ducks” until a much larger portion of the population is protected. Vice-president of the Australian Medical Association, Chris Moy, said he was worried too many Australians felt safe from the virus to the point where they were ...

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PM says he never criticised European Union over vaccine supply

By: Olivana Lathouris Prime Minister Scott Morrison has denied criticising the European Union over Australia’s shortfall of COVID-19 vaccines but maintained the government was expecting an extra 3.1 million doses it never received. “Any suggestion that I, in any way, made any criticism of the European Union yesterday would be completely incorrect,” Mr Morrison told reporters this morning. “I simply stated a fact – that 3.1 million ...

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Jacinda Ardern confirms plans for new trans-Tasman travel bubble but says details won’t be released until next month

Australians will have to wait until next month to find out when they can fly to New Zealand again without quarantining, after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said more time was needed to set up a new trans-Tasman travel bubble. Ms Ardern told a press conference in New Zealand today that she would reveal a date for the start of quarantine-free ...

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Australia to give PNG 8000 vaccines to fight ‘major’ COVID-19 outbreak

By: Rachel Clun Australia is working to give one million doses of the internationally-produced AstraZeneca vaccines originally destined for Australia to Papua New Guinea, as the country battles a widespread outbreak of COVID-19. Prime Minister Scott Morrison also announced Australia will send 8000 locally-produced AstraZeneca vaccines to PNG to help immunise health workers, as the local health system struggles to contain the ...

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COVID-19 and Real Estate Markets in Australia – A Review of 2020

  By Mohamad Mourad The onset of COVID-19 in 2020 has produced a number of interesting effects on dynamics in the traditional real estate sectors and real estate markets across Australia in terms of leasing activity and investment activity. This paper is designed to be a summary of the key events and themes surrounding the commercial real estate sector over ...

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