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    Vic workplaces to return, mask rules eased

    Victorian workers can start returning to offices from Monday as mask rules are also eased. But Premier Daniel Andrews says 18 people have returned to the state after they were quarantined in…
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    Chief medic calms concerns about vaccine

    Australia's chief medical officer has rejected calls to pause the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine, insisting it is completely effective in preventing serious illness and death from coronavirus.…
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    NSW issues virus alert for Brisbane hotel

    NSW has issued an alert for anyone who has been at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Brisbane, fearing a highly contagious strain of coronavirus may have spread across the border. The quarantine hotel is…
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    US coronavirus deaths hit new daily high

    Coronavirus deaths in the US have hit another one-day high at more than 4300. The country's overall death toll from coronavirus has eclipsed 380,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. The US…
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    NSW still trying to link 14 COVID cases

    Four weeks on from discovering the northern beaches outbreak, NSW Health is still trying to link 14 recent coronavirus cases to known clusters. Five locally-acquired coronavirus cases were reported…
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    Numbers cut on three repatriation flights

    Australians stranded overseas have been dealt another blow, with passenger numbers halved on three repatriation flights because of new caps on international arrivals. There are also reports some…
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    Aust Open qualifying hit by coronavirus

    American Denis Kudla has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Australian Open qualifying tournament in Doha and has been sent to a quarantine hotel. Fourth-seeded Kudla downed Moroccan Elliot…
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    Virus cases low as states clash on borders

    Border closures have sparked fresh tensions between state governments after the end of Brisbane's mini-lockdown led to more travel restriction tweaks. A snap shutdown ended on Monday night after…
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    Victoria introduces new traffic light system for interstate travel

    Victoria will reopen to regional NSW, with the introduction of a new "traffic light" system for interstate travel. Permits designating regions in other parts of Australia green, orange or red zones…
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    Vic premier flags Qld travel advice change

    Victorian travellers to Queensland have been warned they might not be able to return home, as Brisbane locks down for three days. Premier Daniel Andrews says it likely won't be possible for…
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    Brisbane to enter 3 day lockdown

    Greater Brisbane will enter a hard lockdown from 6pm on Friday after a cleaner at a quarantine hotel was diagnosed with the highly contagious UK variant of COVID-19. Residents in the council areas of…
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    Vic virus clean sheet amid test blitz

    Victoria is still trying to identify the source of the state's first mystery COVID-19 case in more than two months, after recording no new infections. The state had no local, interstate or overseas…
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    New COVID alert for South Coast venue

    It was a donut day again yesterday for the Far South Coast with no locally acquired cases of COVID-19 reported. NSW Health says more than 2,300 tests have been conducted in the region since two…
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    Vic case attended Test, Boxing Day sales

    A Melbourne man infected with coronavirus attended the Boxing Day sales at Chadstone Shopping Centre and day two of the Australia-India cricket Test at the MCG. Just where the man acquired his…
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    SA unlikely to move on Vic, NSW borders

    South Australia's transition committee is set to meet again but is unlikely to change coronavirus border restrictions with NSW or Victoria. The committee will meet on Tuesday to consider the latest…
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    Victoria's Black Rock cluster grows to 24

    Victoria's Black Rock coronavirus cluster now has 24 cases, as long queues again confront returned interstate travellers at testing sites across Melbourne. Acting Premier Jacinta Allan confirmed all…
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    Reconsider a trip to the Sydney cricket test Barilaro urges Far South Coast residents

    Acting premier John Barilaro has urged regional residents not to go to the test cricket in Sydney this week. The NSW Government is under pressure regarding its decision to allow up to 24,000…
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    COVID-19 testing clinics open at Bermagui and Eden tomorrow

    NSW Health has started contacting patrons of the following identified venues, advising them to self-isolate for 14 days from when they were last with the confirmed case: Eden Great Southern Hotel 158…
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    Bumper to bumper, Victorians head home before border lockdown

    Cobargo had a message for Victorians heading home last night. Image courtesy Hey Jude Cobargo-Bermagui FB. Far South Coast businesses are being hit hard once again with a mass exodus of Victorian…
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    Southern NSW Local Health moves to visitor screening

    COVID-19 screening is in place for visitors to Southern NSW Local Health District health services. All staff and visitors are required to wear a mask. While visitors from red zones will not be…