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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, will begin its third lockdown on Friday due to a rapidly spreading COVID-19 cluster centered on hotel quarantine. The five-day lockdown will be enforced across Victoria state to prevent the virus spreading from the state capital, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said. The Australian Open tennis tournament will …

Victoria will enter stage four restrictions from 11.59pm tonight until 11.59pm on Wednesday.  Victorians will only be able to leave their homes for one of the four essential reasons, including shopping for necessary goods and services, essential work or education if it cannot be done from home, exercise for two hours per day with household …

Last summer, shortly after the first lockdown was relaxed enough to allow strangers to meet outdoors, Rosie, 35, an editor based in London, joined a man for a first date on Hampstead Heath. “He said: ‘I brought some wine with me, but the glasses are in my flat, round the corner.’ I’d only met him …

About 35.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the United States, according to data published on Thursday by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC reported that 35,203,710 total doses have been administered, about 61 per cent of the 57,489,675 doses distributed. That’s about 1.3 more administered doses reported …

The Perth metropolitan area and the Peel and South West regions of the Australian state are now under “full lockdown,” Premier Mark McGowan announced Sunday, with residents only able to leave their homes for essential shopping, medical needs, exercise, and for jobs that cannot be done at home or remotely. Schools, most businesses, entertainment venues …

Coles Supermarkets have been forced to introduce a one-per-person product limit for toilet paper and paper towels in all stores in Western Australia.  A two-pack-per-customer limit has also been brought in for items such as milk, hand sanitiser, tissues, canned meals and mince.  “Coles will continue to monitor product availability and asks that customers only …

I realised this week that we are in a lockdown. It may sound like I am a little late to the party, not that we are allowed parties, but it’s important. You can often hear me on radio getting stuck into the debate about lockdowns. Some people think we shouldn’t be in one and others …

LA PAZ (Reuters) – Bolivian doctors are demanding a nationwide lockdown and threatening to stop taking in new patients as a surge in COVID-19 cases, which they say is killing an average of one medic per day, strains hospitals to breaking point. New daily coronavirus infections in the Andean country, which received its first batch …

Eat This, Not That! Dr. Fauci Says When Life Will Return to Normal Every day, more Americans are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, offering them some immunity against the highly infectious virus responsible for the deaths of over 419,000 Americans. So, when will there be enough immunity in the country for life to start returning to …

Malaysia announced a state of emergency on Tuesday morning, suspending parliament and state legislatures, hours before millions of Malaysians were set to go back into lockdown following a surge in coronavirus cases that threatened to overwhelm the country’s public health system. A statement from the royal palace said the king had agreed to a declaration …