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A vaccination blitz is underway in Victoria, with aged care and disability workers now a top priority. From tomorrow until Sunday, commonwealth managed private aged care homes and the residential disability sector will be given priority access to walk-in vaccination hubs around Victoria when they present evidence of their employment. The Royal Exhibition Building, the Melbourne Convention …

Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Cervices, Richard Colbeck says health authorities “make no apologies” for prioritising aged care residents over the staff who work in those facilities in getting the coronavirus vaccine. Dr Colbeck said 29 aged care facilities in Victoria yet to receive their doses of the coronavirus vaccine will be prioritised …

Shas sworn in its first female Prime Minister in a makeshift ceremony in a tent after she was locked out of Parliament amid a power struggle with the country’s longstanding leader. Fiame Naomi Mata’afa’s Faith in the One True God (FAST) Party said the dramatic turn of events amounted to a “bloodless coup” following weeks …

By Mark Saunokonoko 22:06 Australia will likely begin a “slow methodical and safe opening” of its international borders in the first half of 2022, according to the nation’s former deputy chief medical officer. Speaking on Today, Dr Nick Coatsworth denied he was in conflict with Prime Minister Scott Morrison over a timeline for opening borders …

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – The Metro Public Health Department will lift Nashville’s mask mandate on Friday, the Metro Health Board decided during a meeting on Thursday. The health department had previously announced all other COVID-19 pandemic restrictions would be lifted Friday. The health board voted Thursday to end all mandates at 5 a.m. Friday. The …

By Mark Saunokonoko 10 May 2021 22:30 Tonight’s budget will make clear when Australia’s borders will finally open for international travel, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has hinted. The budget would reveal the Federal Government’s “assumptions” on vaccine rollout, border closures and containment measures, he said. The Treasurer would not be drawn on speculation the government is …

Health care workers of Asian and Pacific Islander descent say they have been subjected to racial slurs and sometimes physical attacks amid the coronavirus pandemic. Posted: May 8, 2021 10:33 AM Posted By: The Associated Press Source link

NEW DELHI (AP) — COVID-19 infections and deaths are mounting with alarming speed in India with no end in sight to the crisis and a top expert warning that the coming weeks in the country of nearly 1.4 billion people will be “horrible.” India’s official count of coronavirus cases surpassed 20 million Tuesday, nearly doubling …

By Mark Saunokonoko 03:24 Hundreds of containers packed with Australian table grapes are now backing up at ports in China, in what may be the latest multi-million-dollar trade salvo fired across Canberra’s bows from Beijing. Jeff Scott, chief executive of peak body the Australian Table Grape Association, told 9News.com.au the “abnormal” and “unforeseen” delays at …

Western Australia has halved the number of returned overseas travellers coming into the state this month as it grapples with its latest outbreak, but Premier Mark McGowan has flagged a more permanent reduction. Declining to reveal his discussions with the Prime Minister at National Cabinet on the quarantine situation, he said “clearly the Commonwealth knows …