Australia reopens New Zealand ‘travel bubble’ after no new COVID-19 cases

31/01/2021 9:02:00 AM

The decision marks the resumption of the only international arrivals into Australia who do not require 14 days in hotel quarantine.

The decision marks the resumption of the only international arrivals into Australia who do not require 14 days in hotel quarantine.

SYDNEY — Australia reopened its "travel bubble" with New Zealand on Sunday after the neighboring country reported no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, but added new screening

VACC founder, PACC chairman Dante Jimenez passes away However, Australia would require screening of travelers from New Zealand before and after flights for the next 10 days, Kidd added, “given there is still a small risk of further associated cases being detected and with an abundance of caution”.MANILA (UPDATE) — The Philippines on Saturday announced 5,000 more COVID-19 cases, a new-record high this year and the highest in nearly 7 months, raising the country’s total number of infections to 616,611.Close to 8,000 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases were detected by the Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday, March 20 – the second consecutive day that the Philippines set a new record high for new coronavirus infections.This puts the total number of infections to 671,792, in which 80,970 are active cases.

The resumption came as Australia marked two weeks without a locally acquired case of the virus, which has infected 29,000 in the country and killed 909.Australia, which has closed its borders to all countries but New Zealand since March 2020, is now planning a vaccination program starting late February.The day’s figure is considered the highest since Aug.On Sunday, Health Minister Greg Hunt said the government would invite the country’s roughly 5,800 community pharmacies this week to apply for a federally-funded program to pay them to administer inoculations, along with doctors and hospital health workers.Of the tally, 80,642 are active cases are those who are still undergoing treatment.“That means more points of presence for Australians in terms of where they can receive their COVID-19 vaccine,” Hunt said.That was also the last time the country’s daily infections topped 5,000.“This is potentially life-saving medication.

The medicines can work with differing degrees of effectiveness, but all up, this can improve lives, extend lives, or save lives.3 percent of the patients experiencing mild symptoms or are asymptomatic.1 percent are asymptomatic, 0.” The government plans to start vaccinating priority groups like older and indigenous Australians with a shot developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE from late February.The plan also involves a vaccine developed by AstraZeneca Plc, although that product has not yet been approved by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration.3 last year.Pharmacists involved in the program would receive training to administer the AstraZeneca vaccine, with first shots planned in May, Hunt said.“Patuloy na mataas na naitatalang bilang ng kaso ng COVID-19 sa bansa, maiging manatili sa lamang sa ating mga tahanan kung hindi naman kinakailangan lumabas (We continue to see high number of new COVID-19 cases in the country, it is better to stay only in our respective homes when it is not necessary for you to go out),” the DOH said.For more news about the novel coronavirus click What you need to know about Coronavirus.The Philippines’ death toll due to the virus stood at 12,766.

For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this.Recoveries increased by 281 to 547,166.Meanwhile, the recovery tally increased to 562,484 after 597 new survivors were reported.

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PH reports 5,000 new COVID-19 cases, new record-high for 2021Yes. Kasalanan ni Duterte to. 😱😱😱 Nakakalungkot back to zero lahat ng effort. Nasaan na yung mga na-loan? Nasaan na ang mga contact tracers Ang taas ng bilihin, andameng nawalan ng work. Ngayon inasa na nila sa mga LGU. Tapos ung pambansang inutil e nasaan na?😏

New daily high: PH breaks single-day COVID-19 cases anew with 7,999 new infectionsClose to 8,000 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases were detected by the Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday, March 20 - the second consecutive day that the Philippines set a new record high for new coronavirus infections. ROAD TO 10K na to....shuta Palpak yang si duque at rokwe... DutertePalpak DuqueResign

PH makes new record, logs 8,019 new Covid-19 cases – The Manila Times103 more patients recovered for a total of 577,850 recoveries, while four were added to the death toll, for a total of 12,972 fatalities.

PH posts new record: 10,016 new Covid-19 cases – The Manila TimesThe Department of Health reported 10,016 new cases, pushing the total to 731,894. There were 115,495 active cases.

PH logs 10,098 new COVID-19 cases, more than 72,000 new recoveriesThe Philippines on Sunday reported 72,607 additional recoveries, the highest reported in a day, according to the ABS-CBN Data Analytics Team, bringing the total number of people who have recuperated from the infectious disease to 779,084. Are all those recoveries being tested before declaring them as recovered? A friend of my cousin was declared as recovered, but was not tested. Good thing she did not leave the isolation cause she requested to be tested and turns out she is still positive. Wow. Holy smokes that's bad.