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Australia moves to seal off virus-hit state as outbreak worsens

by on July 6, 2020 0

Australia will effectively seal off the state of Victoria from the rest of the country, authorities said Monday, announcing unprecedented measures to tackle a worrying surge in coronavirus cases. For the first time since the epidemic began, the border between Australia’s two most populous states — Victoria and New South Wales — will be...

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Thousands march for racial justice in Australia

by on June 13, 2020 0

Thousands of protesters rallied for racial equality in cities across Australia on Saturday despite official warnings the demonstrations could undermine the country’s success in suppressing the coronavirus. The biggest demonstration took place in the Western Australian capital Perth where several thousand people gathered in a park waving “Black Lives Matter” signs and Aboriginal flags....

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2 million Australians have downloaded a coronavirus contact tracing app

by on May 29, 2020 0

A coronavirus contact tracing app has been downloaded more than 2 million times since it was launched in Australia on Sunday.The COVIDSafe app, which is voluntary, is designed to help health authorities trace people who may have come into contact with someone who has Covid-19.By Tuesday midday local time, 2.44 million people had downloaded the app, exceeding expectations, Australian...

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Australia barley exports: Beijing targets Canberra after calls for a coronavirus investigation

by on May 27, 2020 0

It didn’t take long after Australia’s first calls for an international investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic before rumblings of retaliation came from Beijing. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne initially voiced support for an investigation on a Sunday morning television show in late April. Days later, China’s ambassador to Australia Chen Jingye...

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