Victoria’s big change to mask rules

Face masks will no longer be mandatory in all indoor spaces across Victoria, following the state’s eight straight day of no new local cases of coronavirus. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Thursday masks will only be mandatory on domestic flights, at airports, in hospitals,...

Virus nightmare: QLD ‘on the brink’

Queensland health authorities have spent the night scrambling for answers over how six existing cases of the UK’s highly infectious COVID strain were linked to the same quarantine hotel despite having no contact. Queenslanders fear the state is “on the brink” of a nightmare after...

Virus nightmare: QLD ‘on the brink’

Queensland health authorities have spent the night scrambling for answers over how six existing cases of the UK’s highly infectious COVID strain were linked to the same quarantine hotel despite having no contact. Queenslanders fear the state is “on the brink” of a nightmare after...

Former PM slams ‘dangerous’ comments from MPs

Malcolm Turnbull has slammed Scott Morrison for failing to take a tougher line with MPs promoting “dangerous” crackpot COVID-19 cures including hair lice treatments and the use of the antiseptic Betadine. The former prime minister has warned it’s time to “call out” Liberal MPs, including...

Mask with built-in phone and headphones

With a global pandemic and billions suddenly having to wear masks, tech companies have jumped on board with mixed results. A new teched-up product is dominating this year’s Consumer Electronics Show for the same reason it’s all happening online this year. In Las Vegas for...

Don’t forget to charge your mask

A new teched-up product is dominating this year’s Consumer Electronics Show for the same reason it’s all happening online this year. In Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show last year you would have noticed little concern about the emerging novel coronavirus that would soon...

Qld hotel evacuated for UK strain outbreak

A Queensland quarantine hotel will be evacuated after six cases of the highly-infectious UK strain of coronavirus were linked to the building. Six cases of the highly infectious UK strain of COVID-19 have now been linked to a Brisbane hotel quarantine facility, prompting authorities to...

Qld hotel evacuated for UK strain outbreak

Six cases of the highly infectious UK strain of COVID-19 have now been linked to a Brisbane hotel quarantine facility, prompting authorities to take extraordinary measures to keep any further outbreak under control. While Queensland recorded no new cases of locally acquired COVID-19 on Wednesday,...

Expert says Brisbane lockdown ‘unreasonable’

A leading Australian infectious disease expert has criticised Greater Brisbane’s snap three-day-lockdown, saying it was an “unreasonable” over-reaction that “won’t solve the problem”. The city’s 2.2 million residents have been under strict stay-at-home orders since 6pm on Friday, with an announcement to be made on...