Hotel quarantine workers will be forced to get the COVID jab from May 10 under a new Public Health Order announced today by Health Minister Roger Cook.
Aussies aged between 50 to 69 will receive their COVID-19 jab earlier than expected amid a major rethink of the vaccine rollout program. This is how it will work.
MADURA MCCORMACK, CORMAC PEARSON
Tears of joy, squeals of ‘nanna!’ and embraces transformed the arrivals hall at Perth Airport this afternoon, as loved ones locked eyes and exchanged hugs for the first time in more than a year.
WA travel agents are divided on whether the Trans-Tasman bubble will generate enough revenue to give the struggling sector a much needed boost.
The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts in Australia at 1900 AEST on Monday, April 19, 2021.
Australians over 50 could be vaccinated faster than expected after National Cabinet met today to go over plans to bring forward phases of the rollout, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed.
The first New Zealand arrivals as part of the trans-Tasman travel bubble have touched down in WA — with families embracing after more than a year apart.
India's health system is crumbling under the weight of coronavirus patients, with shortages of beds and oxygen.
Neha Arora and Anuron Kumar Mitra
There have been extraordinary scenes at Queensland airports as the Sunshine State welcomed thousands of Kiwi visitors under life in the new travel bubble.
Jeremy Pierce, Danielle O’Neal
Scott Pendlebury says club operations manager Nick Maxwell wasn’t allowed into WA due to hard border restrictions. Without Maxwell, the use of phones message got “lost in translation”.
Jon Ralph and Sam Landsberger
A COVID-19 infection breach at Royal Perth Hospital has exposed weaknesses in the WA health department's handling of patients, the state opposition says.
Hong Kong will suspend flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines from Tuesday after detecting the N501Y mutant COVID-19 strain for the first time.
Authorities expect "significant demand" for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Victoria, despite links between the jab and potentially deadly blood clots.
British scientists are set to deliberately re-expose people who have already had COVID-19 to the virus to examine immune responses.
A COVID-19 variant first detected in India is being investigated by UK health officials.
Turkey and Pakistan have recorded their highest number of daily coronavirus-linked deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Australia’s sole traders served as a “pilot light” for entrepreneurship during the height of COVID-19 and helped drive the creation of new businesses during the pandemic, according to a new report.
Danielle Le Messurier
Queenslanders are now able to travel freely overseas for the first time since COVID-19 struck – and the two-way travel bubble with New Zealand means even more for Kiwis stuck here.
MADURA MCCORMACK, DANIELLE O’NEAL
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt says a plan to take pressure of GPs and speed up the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations is being considered by the federal government.
The Palaszczuk Government is under pressure to find a local solution to a worldwide shortage of a crucial piece of medical equipment or face delays to elective surgery.
Three staff are in self-quarantine after an infection-control breach involving the transfer of a COVID-19 positive patient at the Royal Perth Hospital.
Three staff members from Royal Perth Hospital are in quarantine after they were exposed to infection during the transfer of a COVID-19 positive captain evacuated from a ship off the Pilbara coast.
The vaccine roll-out is botched, and we’re talking about fairy bread. Little is being done to stop Aboriginal deaths in custody and we’re arguing about a cartoon dog. What’s wrong with this picture?
Jenna ClarkeAssistant Editor
The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts in Australia at 1730 AEST on Sunday, April 18, 2021.
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