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 2021-11-29 04:26 

Sydney Morning Herald

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McGowan says WA's reopening plan still on track pending emergency meeting...

Premier Mark McGowan says Western Australia's plan to reopen in early 2022 remains on track, despite growing concerns over the emergence of the new Omicron strain of coronavirus....

 2021-11-29 00:49 

Sydney Morning Herald

Markets had become blase about the COVID threat. Omicron changed that in an instant...

Almost out of nowhere, the emergence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has dramatically changed expectations of what 2022 might look like for the world's economies and financial markets....

 2021-11-28 19:57 

Sydney Morning Herald

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Australia news LIVE: Two Omicron COVID-19 variant cases in Sydney; Victoria, NSW consider reintroducing mandatory quarantine...

The Omicron coronavirus variant has been discovered in Australia, NSW and Victoria are considering bringing back extended quarantine for all international arrivals and Queensland's December reopening remains on track....

 2021-11-28 06:20 

Sydney Morning Herald

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'Caught on the hop': Confusion and joy for international arrivals facing Omicron isolation...

People returning from abroad were willing to isolate but feared sudden changes to the rules as governments respond rapidly to the emerging coronavirus variant....

 2021-11-28 01:47 

Sydney Morning Herald

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Qld's December 17 reopening on track, despite new Omicron threat...

The state's health chief says there's no need to change Queensland's plans while the world assesses the new coronavirus variant....

 2021-11-27 21:40 

Sydney Morning Herald

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Coronavirus pandemic LIVE: Urgent testing after Sydney arrivals from southern Africa test positive to COVID-19; Border bans flagged as Omicron variant alarms chief health officers...

Urgent testing has begun to determine if two passengers who arrived in Sydney from southern Africa are infected with the new Omicron COVID-19 variant as Australia has temporarily closed the door to arrivals from nine African nations....

 2021-11-27 18:00 

Sydney Morning Herald

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Revised modelling predicts worst COVID hospital wave could be averted...

Updated Burnet Institute modelling suggests the state's high vaccination rate could save hospital wards from an unprecedented influx of coronavirus patients....

 2021-11-27 09:47 

Sydney Morning Herald

More border bans flagged as Omicron variant alarms chief health officers...

Australia has temporarily closed the door to arrivals from nine African nations, with more border closures possible amid concern from chief health medical officers....

 2021-11-27 06:36 

Sydney Morning Herald

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'Blast them out': Craig Kelly speaks at Sydney protest as thousands rally...

Protesters gathered at Hyde Park to protest vaccine mandates for the second weekend in a row on Saturday....

 2021-11-26 22:58 

Sydney Morning Herald

What we know about Omicron, the new coronavirus variant...

Experts urging caution but not panic while admitting not enough is known about the new variant of concern that is shutting down flights around the world....

 2021-11-26 22:19 

Sydney Morning Herald

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Police hunt protesters who lit flares and damaged buildings as Victoria records 1252 cases, five deaths...

Police are searching for protesters who lit flares, threw objects at police and damaged buildings during demonstrations against vaccine mandates after Victoria recorded 1252 new coronavirus cases and five deaths from the virus on Saturday....

 2021-11-26 01:04 

Sydney Morning Herald

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Susan's Monday marriage will be one of many weekday weddings in 2022...

Brides and grooms to be are scrambling for wedding venues, photographers and caterers as coronavirus restrictions lift, but not celebrations can be squeezed onto weekends....

 2021-11-26 00:50 

Sydney Morning Herald

Australian health authorities investigate new South African COVID strain...

Health Minister Greg Hunt said the country would not hesitate to move swiftly if health experts are concerned about the new coronavirus variant....

 2021-11-25 22:29 

Sydney Morning Herald

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Victoria scraps travel permit system as state records 1362 new COVID-19 cases, seven deaths...

Victoria's travel permit system and the regional 'border bubble' have been scrapped as the state recorded 1362 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths on Friday....

 2021-11-25 19:15 

Sydney Morning Herald

New coronavirus variant a 'serious concern' in South Africa...

B.1.1529 is likely to have evolved during a chronic infection of an immunocompromised person, possibly in an untreated HIV/AIDS patient, said one researcher....

 2021-11-23 18:00 

Sydney Morning Herald

'We lost the trust and faith': GPs blast government's vaccine rollout...

GPs have blasted the federal government over its coronavirus vaccine rollout, saying delayed information campaigns left a "vacuum" for anti-vaxxers to spread dangerous messages....

 2021-11-23 04:37 

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

COVID kills city co-working, but suburbs show signs of life...

One of Melbourne's original tech co-working spaces, York Butter Factory, is the latest victim of the coronavirus pandemic...

 2021-11-23 04:16 

Sydney Morning Herald

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Two years of covering COVID and it finally came calling...

It's ridden roughshod over our lives but when coronavirus arrived in mine the ride was surprisingly gentle....

 2021-11-23 04:15 

Sydney Morning Herald

How COVID shots for kids help prevent dangerous new variants...

The mass vaccination of children could make a real difference to preventing the future spread of the coronavirus, medical researchers say....

 2021-11-22 13:00 

Sydney Morning Herald

Travel high on wish lists amid 'radical shift' in post-COVID consumer behaviour...

More than a third of households who saved money during lockdowns are planning a post-coronavirus holiday, but some spending habits have changed for good....

 2021-11-21 06:02 

Sydney Morning Herald

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So you're vaccinated. How much risk do you really face now?...

The risks of COVID-19 transmission among the fully-vaccinated are greatly reduced. But are they completely risk-free?...

 2021-11-20 18:00 

Sydney Morning Herald

Push to make big pharma give away 10% of their vaccines next pandemic...

In 2011, the international community agreed poorer countries should have access to life-saving vaccines, but it didn't apply to coronaviruses....

 2021-11-20 18:00 

Sydney Morning Herald

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Live-streamed rituals and QR codes: How pagans worship during a pandemic...

How do you join hands in a circle to worship the full moon and maintain social distancing?...

 2021-11-19 23:26 

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

Victoria records 1116 new COVID cases amid first weekend of new freedoms...

Victoria has reported more than 1000 new cases of coronavirus on the first weekend after a further easing of restrictions that take Victorians close to pre-pandemic life....

 2021-11-19 23:26 

Sydney Morning Herald

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Victoria records 1166 new COVID cases amid first weekend of new freedoms...

Victoria has reported more than 1000 new cases of coronavirus on the first weekend after a further easing of restrictions that take Victorians close to pre-pandemic life....

 2021-11-19 18:00 

Sydney Morning Herald

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Are we there yet? The disconnect behind the pandemic bill...

In a week when nearly all remaining COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, the Victorian government was desperately seeking new emergency powers....

 2021-11-19 02:28 

Sydney Morning Herald

With 65,000 COVID cases a day, Germany restricts the unvaccinated...

It's the latest attempt by leaders across the European Union to stem a surge of infections without resorting to more lockdowns....

 2021-11-18 22:27 

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

Vaccinated Victorians wake to new freedoms as state records 1273 new COVID-19 cases...

From today, a Victorian's vaccination status will determine what they can and can't do as the government battles to get its new pandemic laws through parliament....

 2021-11-18 20:01 

Sydney Morning Herald

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Australia news LIVE: COVID restrictions eased in Victoria; Police continue search for William Tyrrell in northern NSW...

The renewed search for missing NSW boy William Tyrrell has entered its fifth day, Victorians are waking up to eased coronavirus restrictions and AstraZeneca has unveiled a new antibody treatment for those who can't get vaccinated....

 2021-11-18 18:00 

Sydney Morning Herald

[ NSW ]

Check-ins to stay for pubs but not malls if COVID cases keep falling...

Low-risk venues such as shopping centres and cafes would be the first to abandon mandatory QR check-ins if coronavirus cases continue to fall....

 2021-11-18 08:03 

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

'So many smiles on so many faces': Restrictions lift for COVID-normal...

Bumping and grinding on the dance floor of nightclubs is back alongside standing up to have a beer at the pub and sweaty mosh pits at gigs....

 2021-11-17 19:52 

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

Australia news LIVE: Search for William Tyrrell continues in northern NSW; Victoria pandemic bill protesters remain outside state Parliament...

A Victorian man has been charged after encouraging anti-lockdown protesters to bring firearms to state Parliament, experts say a second coronavirus booster shot is likely needed and the search for missing NSW boy William Tyrrell continues....

 2021-11-17 08:00 

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

The desperate hunt for rapid antigen tests as shops sell out...

Supermarkets and pharmacies are struggling to keep up with demand for the at-home coronavirus testing kits, with some consumers placed on waiting lists....

 2021-11-17 05:40 

Sydney Morning Herald

The rapid rise and fall of trust during a pandemic...

Faith in doctors and politicians may have dwindled in the second year of the pandemic, but the coronavirus has not shaken the trust of Australians in their nurses, firefighters and paramedics....

 2021-11-17 03:28 

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

What's the plan for managing COVID-19 in childcare?...

Today on Please Explain, political reporter Katina Curtis joins to discuss what should be done to protect young children from the coronavirus....

 2021-11-17 00:54 

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

Pandemic triggers 'mass exodus' of critical care nurses...

Australian hospitals are experiencing a mass exodus of critical care nurses as the coronavirus pandemic stretches healthcare workers further than ever, prompting medical colleges to warn of a pending workforce crisis....

 2021-11-16 22:08 

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

Debate rages over proposed pandemic laws as Victoria records 996 new COVID cases, nine deaths...

Victoria has recorded 996 new coronavirus cases and nine deaths as protesters continue to voice their anger over controversial proposed pandemic laws and the state gets set for restrictions to relax further in the coming days....

 2021-11-15 18:00 

Sydney Morning Herald

More than 10,000 Australians have filed coronavirus vaccine injury claims...

The federal government is facing a hefty bill for rare but significant coronavirus vaccine injuries, with at least 10,000 people planning to claim....

 2021-11-15 08:00 

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

Most Victorian aged care workers on track to meet deadline for mandatory vaccine...

More than 96 per cent of Victoria's residential workers employed at federally run aged care homes have been immunised against coronavirus....

 2021-11-15 01:56 

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

Protesters return to Parliament as handful sleep outside on the steps...

Demonstrators have returned to the steps of Victoria's Parliament House to continue their protest against the government's proposed pandemic laws....

 2021-11-14 20:00 

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

Australia news LIVE: No coronavirus vaccine for under-12s until 2022; Pilbara rocked by aftershocks after earthquake on Saturday...

Children aged 5 to 11 are expected to be eligible for vaccination against COVID-19 from January. Meanwhile, the Morrison government says its 2030 climate target is "fixed" despite the Glasgow climate talks favouring further action....

 2021-11-14 14:01 

Sydney Morning Herald

Austria orders nationwide lockdown for unvaccinated people...

The move prohibits unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people aged 12 and older from leaving their homes, except for basic activities such as working, grocery shopping, exercise or getting vaccinated....

 2021-11-13 18:00 

Sydney Morning Herald

Jabs for under-12s won't start until January, COVID commander says...

The much-anticipated rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to children under 12 won't start until January, according to Lieutenant-General John Frewen....

 2021-11-13 00:40 

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

NSW records 250 new local coronavirus cases, no deaths...

The vaccination rate continues to increase, with 90.8 per cent of the eligible population over 16 doubled vaccinated and 94.1 per cent of people having received their first dose....

 2021-11-11 22:13 

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

Victoria records 1115 new COVID-19 cases as state prepares to introduce construction jab mandates...

From Saturday, staff at building sites across Victoria will be required to have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine to attend work....

 2021-11-11 18:00 

Sydney Morning Herald

Corporate Australia watches and waits on booster shot rules...

The country's largest businesses are waiting for government guidance on the rules they should put in place for coronavirus booster shots....

 2021-11-10 22:11 

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

Victoria records 1313 COVID cases as outdated vaccination data leaves Melburnians stranded...

About 85 per cent of Victorians aged 12 and over are fully vaccinated against coronavirus, and more than 92 per cent in that same aged bracket have received at least one dose of the vaccine....

 2021-11-10 18:00 

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

How the pandemic has changed our commute...

Coronavirus may have killed the daily commute, allowing workers to cut down their hours, change jobs or even switch career paths to save time travelling....

 2021-11-10 04:32 

Sydney Morning Herald

Rodgers fined $20,000, Packers $400,000 for violating COVID-19 protocols...

The penalties come about a week after Aaron Rodgers tested positive for the coronavirus and his subsequent public statements espousing false and unfounded claims about the COVID-19 vaccines and treatments....

 2021-11-09 08:00 

Sydney Morning Herald

Federal funding for 'gold standard' COVID tests in 2022 under review...

Free "gold standard" coronavirus tests could soon be a thing of the past if states don't pick up the tab as the federal government reviews its funding of the screening for next year....

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