Vaccinated Australians promised more freedom even as COVID-19 cases mount
SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday (Sep 17) pledged more freedom for vaccinated citizens, even as the country\u0027s second largest state reported its second highest daily rise in new COVID-19 infections this year. Morrison said federal and state leaders would discuss vaccine passports a
SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday (Sep 17) pledged more freedom for vaccinated citizens, even as the country's second largest state reported its second highest daily rise in new COVID-19 infections this year.Morrison said federal and state leaders would discuss vaccine passports and expanding home quarantine when they meet for a national Cabinet later on Friday.
"You will see vaccinated people being able to move and do more things," Morrison told radio station 3AW."They're less likely to get the virus, transmit the virus, get a serious illness and end up in hospital," he said."And so, that won't put the pressure on the public hospital system."
Health officials have warned that the current Delta outbreak is likely to strain the healthcare system when states go ahead with plans to lift lockdowns in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and some regional areas.Victoria on Friday reported 510 new cases, the majority in state capital Melbourne, and one new death. The state reported headtopics.com
, the highest in the current outbreak.Related:Commentary: Delta is forcing Australia to make hard choices it was spared earlierMorrison has advocated a reopening of the country in line with increasing vaccination rates. He confirmed on Friday that 70.6 per cent of the population over the age of 16 has received a first dose.
Under the federal government's national reopening plan, states and territories have been urged to gradually ease tough restrictions, including border controls, once 70 per cent to 80 per cent of the country's adult population is fully vaccinated. Not all state and territory leaders agree with the reopening plans.
Morrison said the national Cabinet would consider when to start winding back hotel quarantine in favour of home quarantine for travellers arriving in Australia.New South Wales and Victoria aretesting facial recognition softwarethat allows police to check people are home during COVID-19 quarantine, expanding controversial trials that have been criticised by privacy campaigners.Read more: CNA »
Covid-19: S’pore will take 3-6 months to reach ‘new normal’ with trying few months ahead, says PM Lee
SINGAPORE — It will take Singapore at least three to six months to reach a “new normal” where people can resume doing the things they used to do and see crowds again without feeling worried or strange, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Saturday (Oct 9).
About 3,200 vaccinated seniors first to receive Covid-19 booster shots0.2 percent of Americans have died from virus-related causes. Not 'with' covid anymore, but virus related causes - any virus. Are you still believing this crap, scare story? Surely even the intellectually challenged must by now be doubting this...?
Man charged with forging doctor's memo to appear vaccinated against COVID-19SINGAPORE: A 30-year-old man was on Wednesday (Sep 15) charged with forging a doctor\u0027s memorandum to show that he was fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Zhang Shaopeng, a Chines 哇，是什麼人呀？這麽大膽？
Covid-19: 804 new locally transmitted cases; 2 more clusters discovered at nursing homesI really wonder how all the nursing homes are getting infected.I am sure their SOPs are very strict considering the people living in all these homes are aged. The virus seems to know where to “hit” where SOPs are vulnerable..KTVs,Fishery Port,Market/Food Centre,Airports,Malls…
Covid 19: 906 new locally transmitted cases; 1 cluster discovered at Blue Stars DormitoryActually the ordinary citizens don't really know the actual exact numbers. But anyway, life goes on. The minions just have to continue eke a living. Some form of control measures coming up soon..
804 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in Singapore, 2 nursing homes among new clustersSINGAPORE: Singapore reported 804 new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections as of noon on Wednesday (Sep 15), comprising of 770 community cases and 34 dormitory residents. Among the new local cases, 238 were seniors above the age of 60, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). Three new large cluster
COVID-19 cases surge in North America, decline in South America, says health agencyBRASILIA: COVID-19 infections have risen by a third in North America over the past week, due to surges in the United States and Canada, where new infections have doubled in the province of Alberta, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday. Hospitals in Alberta are facing critical staff