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World 21 Jul 2021 | 10:54 AM

Australia, under lockdown, sees jump in COVID-19 cases

SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia's two largest states reported sharp increases in new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a blow to hopes that lockdown restrictions would be lifted with more than half the country's population under stay-at-home orders.

World 02 Jun 2021 | 10:22 AM

Australia's Victoria extends Melbourne COVID-19 lockdown for 2nd week

SYDNEY (Reuters) -The Australian state of Victoria extended on Wednesday a snap coronavirus lockdown in its capital of Melbourne for a second week, as it scrambles to rein in a highly contagious variant first detected in India, but will ease some curbs elsewhere.