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Australia reinstates COVID-19 restrictions in Sydney after new ‘mysterious’ case

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Australian officials reinstated social distancing measures in Sydney as New Zealand partially suspended the pair’s “travel bubble” on Thursday, amid fears an Indian variant case of COVID-19 could spur a significant outbreak. The swift action was taken a day after a 50-year-old man became the first reported local transmission …

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After 111 days, Australia’s second-largest city relaxes coronavirus lockdown – National

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Coffee business owner Darren Silverman pulled his van over and wept when he heard on the radio that Melbourne’s coronavirus pandemic lockdown would be largely lifted on Wednesday after 111 days. Silverman was making a home delivery Monday when the announcement was made that restrictions in Australia’s second-largest city …

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Australia’s ‘extreme’ 2nd lockdown curbed coronavirus — here’s what it took – National

Australia’s ‘extreme’ 2nd lockdown curbed coronavirus — here’s what it took - National

As Canada’s coronavirus cases continue to climb, many health experts are warning the public that a second lockdown may be around the corner. And as Canadians prepare for a potential fall or winter shutdown, experts argue we may want to look at Australia’s strict second lockdown measures in order …

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Coronavirus cases are rising again in some countries. What can Canada learn?

Coronavirus cases are rising again in some countries. What can Canada learn?

New coronavirus hotspots are unfolding around the world — some of which are in countries once lauded for containing the spread. Experts have long warned that the green light to reopen can become a red light at any time. For places like Australia and Spain, as well as a number …

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Australia sends emergency medical teams to coronavirus-ravaged nursing homes – National

Australia sends emergency medical teams to coronavirus-ravaged nursing homes - National

Australia has sent defense and emergency medical teams, usually deployed to disaster zones, to aged care homes in the city of Melbourne to help contain the country’s worst outbreak of the coronavirus. Another hotspot, in inner-city Sydney, forced a senior adviser to Prime Minister Scott Morrison into self-isolation, but the …

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‘No dancing, no singing’: Australia coronavirus measures increase as surge spreads – National

‘No dancing, no singing’: Australia coronavirus measures increase as surge spreads - National

Australia’s Victoria state on Friday reported a record daily increase in COVID-19 cases while neighbouring New South Wales said it was banning dancing, singing and mingling at weddings as authorities struggle to contain a new wave of infections. Victoria, which has forced nearly 5 million people in the country’s second …

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India’s coronavirus cases spike again, bringing total closer to 1 million – National

India’s coronavirus cases spike again, bringing total closer to 1 million - National

India’s number of coronavirus cases jumped by another 28,000 on Tuesday and are fast approaching 1 million. The 28,498 cases reported in the past 24 hours took the national total to 906,752. Cases have jumped by 100,000 in four days. The Health Ministry also reported another 553 deaths in the …

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Australia to close border between 2 largest states as coronavirus cases spike – National

Australia to close border between 2 largest states as coronavirus cases spike - National

Australian authorities were preparing to close the border between the country’s two largest states, as the country’s second-largest city, Melbourne, recorded two deaths and its highest-ever daily increase in coronavirus infections on Monday. The border between the states of New South Wales — home to Sydney — and Victoria — …

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