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SYDNEY/WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday efforts to resume travel between them would take some time, as they make cautious moves to re-open economies largely shuttered by the novel coronavirus.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's state of Victoria saw its highest increase in new coronavirus cases in weeks on Sunday and New South Wales state struggled with a cluster of infections at an aged care facility, as parts of the country began easing distancing rules.
REUTERS (Reuters) - A small coronavirus cluster has emerged at a meat factory in the Australian state of Victoria, health officials said on Saturday, as parts of the country started easing social distancing restrictions after suppressing the infection rate to below 1 %.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's remote Northern Territory will lift all social distancing restrictions by June as it has recorded no cases of coronavirus for three weeks -- the first state or territory in Australia to detail how it plans to restart its local economy.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday bans on international travel and large gatherings would stay in place even as the government eases lockdowns and moves towards a "COVID-safe" economy and society.
PETALING JAYA: Care operators are taking stringent measures such as barring visitors to protect the group most vulnerable to the Covid-19 virus – the elderly.
SYDNEY: Australia’s central bank and government announced support packages that will pump around A$100bil (US$56bil) into the economy, as they seek to cushion the blow from the global coronavirus epidemic.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia urged people on Wednesday to avoid travelling to remote indigenous areas to curtail the spread of the coronavirus epidemic in communities that suffer disproportionately low rates of healthcare and income.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday declared a "human biosecurity emergency" and said the country's citizens should abandon all overseas travel because of the coronavirus epidemic that he warned could last at least six months.