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Four new local COVID-19 cases in Victoria all linked to known outbreaks

The last exposure site listed by the health department was Body Fit Training in Altona North. Loading Anyone who visited the tier-2 exposure site on Wednesday between 5.20am and 7am needs to get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result, after a person with COVID-19 attended the venue. …

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‘An endless loop’: Foreign students in food delivery, hospitality battling to get jab

First he called the Victorian coronavirus hotline, which told him he was eligible to get a vaccine at a state hub because he lived in a high-density building. He booked the appointment online, but when he turned up to the Royal Exhibition Building he was turned him away after being …

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COVID carrots and sticks: how business, sport and the arts are grappling with vaccines

Loading Morrison said the country would move on to the second phase of the recovery from COVID-19, allowing for fewer lockdowns or restrictions once 70 per cent of the eligible adult population had been fully vaccinated. While he would not set a timeline, he said he hopes to reach that …

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‘Do not wait’ for Pfizer: New data shows just 1 per cent of Delta cases fully vaccinated

Mr Hunt said that the health data showed that the AstraZeneca vaccine – which is widely available but which some Australians have resisted taking because of changing health advice about the risk of blood clots that can lead to death – is equally effective as Pfizer against the virus. “Either …

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Remote Cape Howe on the ocean front line for climate change

At the windswept eastern tip of Victoria lies a remote marine wilderness on the front line of climate change and the warming of the Australia’s oceans. About 20 kilometres from Mallacoota, Cape Howe Marine National Park interests scientists because of its proximity to the powerful East Australian Current, which travels …

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Simone Biles shows the quiet dignity of refusing to participate

She is 24 years old. Biles is an extraordinary person by any measure, and her decision this week to withdraw from two finals at the Tokyo Olympics was even more extraordinary. Biles cited her mental health as the reason, and told reporters she was suffering from the “twisties”. This is …

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‘The targets are too low’: Health experts warn road map has herd immunity shortfall

Nancy Baxter, an epidemiologist and head of Melbourne University’s School of Population and Global Health, welcomed the fact that governments had set targets for vaccination because “it’s important to give people something to aim for”. “When we are at 70 per cent of those 16 and over, things will definitely …

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Tokyo Olympics LIVE updates: Djokovic withdrawal hands bronze to Barty; Boomers take on Germany

The Boomers have clinched victory over Germany: 89-76. It means they have gone through the pool games undefeated. Australia lead Germany 87-74 with two minutes to play; the Boomers set to continue their unbeaten start to this tournament. And one more twist in the case of the mixed doubles bronze …

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More than 250 PINs, eight arrests as police lock Sydney residents out of CBD amid protest fears

As large numbers of police, including mounted police, gathered in the city and surrounds, a large police operation closed lanes of major roads into the city to stop the flow of traffic – and more than 70,000 vehicles were checked. Police patrol Hyde Park on Saturday, to enforce an exclusion …

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As it happened: Pies smash Eagles, Cats keep Kangas at bay, Bulldogs thump Crows, Queensland games postponed

The AFL has been forced to postpone three Round 20 matches scheduled to be played in Queensland this weekend due to the snap lockdown in Brisbane and south east Queensland. Click here to ready the full story. Lance Franklin.Credit:Getty Images Collingwood caretaker coach Robert Harvey spoke to the media after …

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