Australia sets COVID test for travellers as Brisbane locks down
Australia sets COVID test for travellers as Brisbane locks down
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk
09 January, 2021, 10:45
Anyone who tests positive to the virus after returning from overseas will undergo genome sequencing within 48 hours.
"As a precaution, we are ensuring that we update our guidelines in accordance with the communicable Disease Network Australia Guidance".
The NZ government also indicated there were more restrictions to come.
"That's the system the Department of Health is now installing, so we can find out whether or not we have any of those highly contagious British cases in our system", Mr McGowan said.
"They have been assessed as very, very low infection activity, but we are arranging for additional testing underway today and we are taking a precautionary approach by announcing some of the venues that that person attended".
"We will be reducing, till the 15th of February, the caps on worldwide arrivals in New South Wales, Western Australia, in Queensland, by 50 per cent", the Prime Minister said.
"What we do know is that this new strain is some 70 per cent more transmissible than the previous strains of the virus". It also said global passenger limits in three states will be temporarily halved.
"We are pleased that these processes that are now in place and I understand that this has been agreed to nationally now as well".
She acknowledged the pain suffered by Australian families who remain separated from their loved ones. Masks will also become compulsory for the first time in Brisbane and some surrounding municipalities, the Queensland state government said.
Dr Chant has called for a push in testing over the next week as the state works to uncover any unidentified chains of community transmission.
"It's pretty upsetting - they were quite upset and we're pretty sad not to be there", she said.
"Covid situation in Brisbane is "serious".
The 501Y.V2 variant, which originated in South Africa, has found its way across the world, with four more cases confirmed in Australia.
The International Air Transport Association on Thursday blamed tougher COVID rules for bringing the recovery in passenger demand to a halt in November.
They will also need to quarantine in dedicated facilities between global flights or for 14 days and will not be able to reposition for an ongoing worldwide flight unless via a crew-only flight.
Flight crews and quarantine workers will face stricter requirements under new national standards.
The state also recorded another infection in the past 24 hours, who was a child returned from Britain and tested positive during his hotel quarantine.
"I don't think a three-day lockdown is going to hurt us at all".
"For the northern zone, today will be the last day you are required for those provisions".
"We know that this United Kingdom strain is highly infectious. It is deeply, deeply appreciated".
"Passengers on flights to Australia must wear masks".
That's what we are targeting, " he said.
Nearly 13,000 tests were conducted yesterday in Queensland.
"There are no concerns that supermarket supplies are at risk during this three- day period", a spokesman said.
King responded, "I know you've seen the video , when you look at the video, the reaction seems very extreme". She was dubbed " Soho Karen " by social media users after security footage of her assault went viral.
Trudeau also said democracy takes work and he spoke about this with premiers, noting in Canada we can't take it for granted. We need to be more responsible, all of us, in how we approach civil society and community engagement.
She starred as part of the Police Academy franchise between 1985 and 1989, and this was her breakthrough role. The hit film was followed by five sequels over the next five years, with Ramsey appearing in all of them.
The US benchmark WTI futures rebounded to 50 dollars a barrel on Tuesday for the first time since February previous year . United States crude stocks fell and fuel inventories rose, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.
After decades of controversy, the sale was finally authorised by the US Congress in 2017 as part of a major package of tax cuts. Only two of the bids were competitive, so most of the land was auctioned off for the minimum price of $25 an acre.
At the same time , rioters were attempting a coup, as Trump supporters entered congressional chambers in the Capitol. Representatives for the RNC and DNC's press offices did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
A large number of merchants in the USA have started to accept payment via Alipay , according to the company. However, the judge chose to block the WeChat ban back in September and once again back in October.
The high school will be fully remote until January 19, but the middle school will continue its hybrid schedule as planned. Durango High SchoolDHS will resume half-day, in-person instruction for four days a week beginning Monday, Feb. 1.
The bonus was worth a total of $10.7 million and was part of a wider pay package totaling almost $15 million. In the SEC filing, Apple also revealed that Cook is set to get a long-term equity award in 2021.
The rapper, 29, had a 9mm inside his vehicle, a spokesperson for the Beverly Hills Police Department told CBSLA . Authorities say someone inside the store called the police and alerted them that DaBaby and his crew were armed.
However, because of Thursday's fatal attack at Waihī Beach , there was a heightened sensitivity among beachgoers around sharks. Mr Hall said he watched paramedics perform CPR on the woman for around 20 minutes as family and friends gathered around her.
Please join me in praying for our fallen Capitol Police officer's family during this heartbreaking time ", Scalise tweeted Friday. He is the sixth member of the Capitol Police to die in the line of duty.
Indonesia's top Islamic body OKs China's Sinovac vaccine
The country plans to vaccinate about 67 percent of its population - about 181.5 million people, to achieve herd immunity. In December, Brazil announced that CoronaVac had shown an efficacy of above 50%, without giving a more precise figure.
Your Next MacBook May Come With Wireless Charging Pads
Here's a comparison with regards to the Razer Book 13 and the Apple M1 MacBook Pro from a story by MacRumors . They're also remarkably affordable, but their best feature is 2X to 3X the previous models' battery life.
UAE: No diplomatic ties to Qatar yet, says UAE
Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council and Egypt on Tuesday signed an agreement that aims to strengthen unity and cohesion. Meanwhile a Qatari business delegation flew from Saudi to Cairo to open a luxury hotel in the Egyptian capital.
Khabib Nurmagomedov offered $100m to box Floyd Mayweather
However, the former UFC star's manager claims that Mayweather also made an offer to Nurmagomedov to take him on in a boxing bout. Though Nurmagomedov said he had no "competitive interest", he raised hopes of a comeback by saying he would meet White.
Quebec premier orders Canada's first pandemic curfew
Ford said he wants to see where COVID-19 cases go in the next little while before implementing something similar for Ontario. Earlier on Wednesday, Quebec reported 2,641 new COVID-19 infections and 47 more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus.
Latest Switch Firmware Reveals First Switch Pro Details
It was reported before that Aula has firmware support for some Realtek chip that advertises itself as a 4K UHD multimedia SoC. And whether that's on a current platform, or whether that's on a future platform, we're always looking at that.
Unemployment claims fall, benefits extended
The number of Americans who are considered long-term unemployed was at a seven-year high of almost 4 million in November. It was a slight decrease in claims from the prior week and marginally fewer than economists had expected.
NDP mp’s tweet on vaccination in Israel provokes reaction
Nammour described the Israeli approach as shortsighted, because so many Israelis and Palestinians live or work in close proximity. Ninety-two countries participating in the program are awaiting emergency use approval of the vaccines before distribution begins.