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One of Victoria’s three new coronavirus cases in hotel quarantine is linked to the Australian Open, Police Minister Lisa Neville has confirmed. The positive case is not a player. Ms Neville also said she became aware of three more positive cases linked to the tennis tournament this morning. “One of those is a player who …

Premier Daniel Andrews has announced 25 of the 35 Greater Sydney local government areas will be downgraded from red zones to orange zones from 6pm tonight. The change means people can enter Victoria upon if they obtain a permit and get tested for COVID-19. “You’ll get an automatic permit and you can travel back and …

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young is providing more details on Queensland’s three new COVID-19 cases detected overnight. One is a man in his 60s in hotel quarantine in Brisbane who returned to Australia from the Philippines, where it’s believed he acquired the infection. The second is a man in his 40s who has returned …

California has lifted a stay-at-home order for 13 northern counties with improving hospital conditions, but most of the state’s population remains under tight restrictions in the deadly coronavirus pandemic.The state on Tuesday lifted the order in the Sacramento region – a rare turn of good news as the state pushes through what Gov. Gavin Newsom …

BEIJING (AP) — Experts from the World Health Organization are due to arrive in China this week for a long-anticipated investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, the government said Monday. The experts will arrive on Thursday and meet with Chinese counterparts, the National Health Commission said in a one-sentence statement that gave no …

TOKYO — The Japanese Health Ministry has found a coronavirus variant in people arriving from Brazil that’s different from the ones in Britain and South Africa. The variant was found in airport tests on a man in his 40s, a woman in her 30s and two teens, the ministry said Sunday. Japan was working with …

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Senate runoffs in Georgia (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff is promising rapid passage of $2,000 stimulus checks for coronavirus relief if Georgia voters flip control of the Senate to Democrats. Ossoff told reporters outside an Atlanta polling site Tuesday that “history is unfolding …

Much of Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Coconut Grove will look deserted until next Monday.  The all-girls, K-12 private school is asking most of its students, grades 4-12, to stay home and learn remotely this week. The headmaster says to think of this as a holiday buffer period to prevent coronavirus infiltration after …

Professor Kelly said an approval for a vaccine was on track, but there would be no cutting corners in terms of safety. “The approvals will happen when all the information we need to make those approvals is available, and that will be fast tracked as much as possible but no shortcuts will be made,” he …

HONOLULU — Residents have been warned to be extra vigilant and continue to follow safety guidelines as cases of a new seemingly more contagious strain of the coronavirus have recently been reported in the U.S., health officials said. The state Department of Health, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said there have …