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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.
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.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian officials reinstated social distancing measures across greater Sydney on Thursday, as they scrambled to find missing tranmission links in a COVID-19 case connected to an Indian variant of the virus.
PETALING JAYA: Ten cases of the South African Covid-19 variant have been detected in Kelantan.
PETALING JAYA: The double mutant Covid-19 strain from India has been detected in the country, says the Health Ministry.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Health Ministry has detected another 30 new cases Covid-19 variants of concern (VOC) in Malaysia - 27 of the South African variant (B.1.351) and three of the United Kingdom (UK) variant (B.117).
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has recorded its first case of the “double mutant” Covid-19 strain originating from India, says the Health Ministry.
PETALING JAYA: Two areas in Sarawak will be placed under the enhanced movement control order (MCO) from Sunday (April 4) to April 17, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand have received their first COVID-19 vaccine deliveries and will begin rolling out inoculations in the coming week, while populous cities of Melbourne and Auckland remained locked down following the emergence of new cases.