Coronavirus vaccine should be forced in Australia: PM

  Australia should make any coronavirus vaccine compulsory for its 25 million citizens bar medical exemptions, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday, wading into a heated ethical debate. Source: Coronavirus vaccine should be mandatory in Australia: PM

Australian government allowed 2,650 to disembark a cruise ship resulting in 900 infections and 28 deaths

  State officials in Australia have apologised for their failures over the handling of a huge Covid-19 outbreak on the Ruby Princess cruise ship. Last week, an inquiry found New South Wales health authorities made "serious mistakes" in allowing about 2,650 passengers to disembark when the ship docked in Sydney in March. Those people were …

Australian ‘state’ to deploy military, impose hefty fines to enforce virus lockdown – Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s second-most populous state Victoria said on Tuesday military personnel will be deployed to enforce COVID-19 isolation orders, with anyone caught in breach of those rules facing tough new fines. Victoria earlier this week imposed a night curfew, tightened restrictions on people’s daily movements and ordered large parts of the local economy …

Victoria declares state of disaster after spike in cases

The Australian state's premier says "we must go harder" after a surge in new coronavirus infections. The Australian state of Victoria has declared a state of disaster and imposed new lockdown measures after a surge in coronavirus infections. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the restrictions would come into effect on Sunday at 18:00 (09:00 BST). …

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