Australia extends Covid-19 lockdown in Victoria state – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes SYDNEY: Australian authorities on Monday said Victoria state will extend a Covid-19 lockdown beyond Tuesday despite a slight drop in new infections as the country’s two biggest cities fight to stop the spread of the highly infectious Delta variant. Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews said lockdown rules would not be lifted as cases were still … Read more

Australia extends Sydney lockdown as Covid-19 outbreak nears 900 infections – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes SYDNEY: Australian authorities extended a lockdown in Sydney on Wednesday by at least 14 days, after three weeks of initial restrictions failed to stamp out an outbreak of Covid-19 in the country’s largest city. New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejiklian said restrictions would need to remain in place until at least July 30 after … Read more

Australia’s Covid-19 response team holds urgent meeting amid outbreak – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes SYDNEY: Australia’s Covid-19 response committee is due to hold an emergency meeting on Monday as outbreaks of the highly contagious Delta variant across the country prompted a lockdown in Sydney and renewed restrictions elsewhere. Around 18 million Australians, or around 70% of the population, are now under some form of lockdown or Covid-related restrictions as … Read more

Millions in Sydney wake to coronavirus lockdown – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes SYDNEY: Millions of Sydney residents woke Sunday to the first full day of a two-week coronavirus lockdown, as Australia tried to contain an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant. Restaurants, bars and cafes were shuttered after stay-at-home orders for central neighbourhoods were extended across Sydney and to the coastal and mountainous regions surrounding the … Read more