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Mask mandate back on in Los Angeles as virus cases rise

Loading the player… Los Angeles County residents will again be required to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status, while the University of California system said that students, faculty and staff must be inoculated against the coronavirus to return to campuses. The announcements Thursday came amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, most of them… Read More »

Two new virus cases in Qld amid lockdown

Queensland has recorded two new local cases of COVID-19 with a lockdown still set to end on Friday night. Millions of people in southeast Queensland, Townsville, Magnetic Island and Palm Island are in lockdown on Thursday amid five separate virus outbreaks, including three involving the more contagious Delta strain. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says one of… Read More »

Virus alert for thousands in Melbourne

Melbourne residents have been put on alert tonight after COVID-19 fragments were detected in wastewater, affecting some 16 suburbs. “Coronavirus fragments have been detected in wastewater from the Ringwood area,” the Victorian Department of Health said in a statement just before 6pm on Tuesday. The east Melbourne suburbs affected include Bayswater, Bayswater North, Boronia, Croydon,… Read More »

Possible new virus case drove into SA

South Australians have been alerted to a possible new COVID-19 case after a man drove into the state from Victoria on Monday. The man, in his twenties, had earlier been on-board a Darwin-to-Sydney flight which had a positive COVID-19 case. “The thing that was made it a little bit difficult for our staff to put… Read More »

New protests loom as Europeans tire of virus restrictions

MILAN — Italy braced Tuesday for more nationwide protests against virus-fighting measures like regional curfews, evening shutdowns for restaurants and bars and the closures of gyms, swimming pools and theaters — a sign of growing discontent across Europe with renewed coronavirus restrictions. Police in the financial capital of Milan arrested 28 people after protests turned… Read More »