Category: Australia

McKeon on for Record Haul, Dressel Goes for High Five

TOKYO—Australian Emma McKeon could bow out of Tokyo 2020 on Sunday as the first female swimmer to win seven medals at a single Olympics. No Australian has ever won that many in one Games and Russian gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya, in 1952, is the only woman to have achieved seven in any other sport. McKeon goes […]

Southeast Queensland Residents Forced Into ‘Strictest’ 3 Day Snap Lockdown

Millions of Queensland residents in 11 local government areas (LGA) have been forced into a snap three-day lockdown after six new locally acquired cases of the CCP virus were confirmed in the Australian state. The snap lockdown begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday and encompasses Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, […]

Australia Plans To Deploy The Army To Enforce COVID Lockdown Orders

By Ailan Evans

The Australian government will deploy several hundred soldiers to Sydney to begin enforcing COVID-19 lockdowns Monday following a rise in delta variant infections. The troops were requested by New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller on Thursday to assist in enforcing COVID-19 lockdowns, Fuller announced in a statement. Since June, …

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Police Prohibits Sydney Taxis, Rideshares From Taking People to CBD Amid Potential Protests

Australian police have prohibited taxis, rideshares, and passenger services from driving people to Sydney’s CBD on Saturday, in an effort to stop people from attending any anti-lockdown protests. New South Wales (NSW) Police and the military are seeking to enforce the NSW government’s strict lockdown rules. The prohibited zone will be in force from 9 […]

Police Prohibit Sydney Taxis, Rideshares From Taking People to Potential Protests

Australian police have prohibited taxis, rideshares, and passenger services from driving people to Sydney’s central business district on Saturday, in an effort to stop people from attending any anti-lockdown protests. New South Wales (NSW) Police and the military are seeking to enforce the NSW government’s strict lockdown rules. The prohibited zone will be in force […]

Samoa’s New Leader Confirms Scrapping of China-Funded Port

SYDNEY—The new prime minister of Samoa has confirmed she will cancel a China-backed port project. She hasn’t closed the door to China as she navigates a path for the Pacific nation while a regional competition between Beijing and Washington intensifies. Fiame Naomi Mataafa indicated she would only approve investments that had clear benefits for her […]

Australia deploys army to enforce COVID lockdowns in Sydney

The Australian military is being deployed to enforce coronavirus lockdowns in Sydney after COVID-19 cases have remained high despite restrictions being active for five weeks. Officials in Sydney have ordered mandatory testing and mask-wearing outdoors…

Australia deploys army to enforce COVID lockdowns in Sydney

The Australian military is being deployed to enforce coronavirus lockdowns in Sydney after COVID-19 cases have remained high despite restrictions being active for five weeks. Officials in Sydney have ordered mandatory testing and mask-wearing outdoors…

Australia Imposes 70, 80 Percent Vaccination Targets to Reopen, Lift Restrictions

The Australian government has revealed COVID-19 vaccination targets for the country to ease its restrictions, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison announcing that 80 percent of the population must be vaccinated before the country starts further reopening its international borders. Meanwhile, 70 percent of Australian aged over 16 must be fully vaccinated before stay-at-home orders and related restrictions can have […]

New Nasal Spray Claims to Reduce CCP Virus Infectivity by Over 99 Percent in 30 Seconds: Scripps Research Institute

The developer of a nasal spray is claiming that its anti-viral nasal spray may significantly reduce the infectivity of respiratory and cold viruses, including the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. The data published data on July 27, by the Australian-based company Starpharma claims that its research at the Scripps Research Institute in the United States into astodrimer sodium (SPL7013) […]