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Australian state premier apologises for cruise ship failures after COVID-19...

08 August, 2020 10:43 am 10:43 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The leader of Australia’s New South Wales state apologised on Monday for failing to stop people carrying the novel coronavirus from disembarking from a cruise ship in Sydney in March, triggering what was at the time Australia’s worst outbreak. The apology from NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian for her government’s poor handling of … Read More


Australian state to deploy military, impose hefty fines to enforce COVID-19...

08 August, 2020 9:37 am 9:37 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s second-most populous state Victoria said on Tuesday military personnel will be deployed to enforce COVID-19 isolation orders, with anyone caught in breach of those rules facing hefty fines as high as A$20,000 (10,899.50 pounds). Australia, once heralded as a global leader in containing COVID-19, is desperately trying to slow the spread … Read More