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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.

Nation 18 Apr 2021 | 7:00 AM

Country yet to enter fourth wave, says Adham

KOTA TINGGI: The Covid-19 contagion is defined to have entered the next wave when the rate of infection had “flattened” in the current third wave, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.

World 15 Feb 2021 | 1:47 PM

COVID-19 vaccines touch down in Australia, New Zealand, inoculations to start

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.