omicron: Australia nears Omicron peak as daily infections hover around records – Times of India

omicron Australia nears Omicron peak as daily infections hover around

SYDNEY: Australia has likely neared the peak of its Omicron wave, authorities said on Saturday, but warned daily infections will linger near record levels for “the next few weeks” after more than 100,000 cases were reported for a fourth straight day. Having limited the spread of the coronavirus through tough restrictions earlier in the pandemic, … Read more

australia: Australia’s Covid-19 cases, hospitalisations hit new records – Times of India

australia Australias Covid 19 cases hospitalisations hit new records Times

SYDNEY: New virus cases in Australia surged to record levels on Tuesday, increasing the strain on hospitals and testing centres across the country. In New South Wales, Australia’s most-populous state, 23,131 new cases were reported, an increase on the record of 22,577 cases on New Year’s Day. There were 1,344 people in hospitals, up 140 … Read more

Australia to push ahead with reopening amid record Covid-19 cases – Times of India

Australia to push ahead with reopening amid record Covid 19 cases

SYDNEY: Australia’s government said the milder impact of the Omicron strain of Covid-19 meant the country could push ahead with plans to reopen the economy even as new infections hit a record of more than 37,000 and the number of people hospitalised rose. Record daily case numbers were reported on Monday in the states of … Read more

new year: Omicron crashes global New Year party but South Africa offers hope – Times of India

new year Omicron crashes global New Year party but South

SYDNEY/CAPE TOWN: Twenty twenty-one was slinking off with farewell celebrations mostly muffled by the pandemic. But good news from South Africa – the first country to pronounce itself past its Omicron wave – brought new hope for a joyous New Year. As the New Year moved from East to West, with New Zealand already into … Read more

Gloomy New Year for many as Covid-19 crashes the party again – Times of India

Gloomy New Year for many as Covid 19 crashes the party

SYDNEY/SEOUL: New Year celebrations around the world have been called off as the coronavirus casts gloom over festivities for a second year but Australia was determined to enjoy the night and there were even signs North Korea was preparing fireworks. Global coronavirus infections hit a record high over the past seven-day period, with an average … Read more

omicron: Australia relaxes testing rules amid Omicron surge – Times of India

omicron Australia relaxes testing rules amid Omicron surge Times

SYDNEY: Australia on Thursday narrowed its definition of close contacts of coronavirus cases and relaxed requirements for Covid-19 tests, as daily cases topped 20,000 for the first time in the pandemic, in a bid to relieve pressure on testing sites. Australia is grappling with the rapid spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant after most states … Read more

omicron: Omicron forces new restrictions, global call for booster shot – Times of India

omicron Omicron forces new restrictions global call for booster shot

SYDNEY: Singapore suspended quarantine-free travel and Australia renewed its vaccination push on Wednesday as surging cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant just days before Christmas forced authorities to impose new curbs and expedite booster shots. Governments globally have tightened social mobility restrictions and made urgent pleas for citizens to vaccinate as Omicron emerges as the … Read more

moderna: Moderna to produce millions of mRNA vaccines in Australia – Times of India

moderna Moderna to produce millions of mRNA vaccines in Australia

SYDNEY: US drugmaker Moderna Inc will produce millions of mRNA vaccines a year in Australia after agreeing to set up one of its largest manufacturing facilities outside the United States and Europe. The deal, a second such commitment in Asia Pacific by a western mRNA vaccine developer, underscores efforts by governments around the world to … Read more

Sexual harassment rife inside Australian parliament, report finds – Times of India

Sexual harassment rife inside Australian parliament report finds Times

CANBERRA: One in three people working in Australia’s parliament have experienced sexual harassment, a report published on Tuesday said, following an independent inquiry into parliamentary workplace culture. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who ordered the review in February after his party came under pressure over its handling of an alleged rape inside the building, said the … Read more

omicron: Japan bans foreign travellers over Omicron, Oz to stay shut – Times of India

omicron Japan bans foreign travellers over Omicron Oz to stay

The Omicron variant carries a very high global risk of surges, WHO warned on Monday. Scientists said it could take weeks to understand the severity of the variant. The WHO chief called on health ministers’ meet to pursue a new accord on pandemics. The WHO said on Monday the Omicron coronavirus variant carried a very … Read more