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Australian states lift travel restrictions amid zero local Covid-19 cases(Twitter/Australia)

Australian states lift travel restrictions amid zero local Covid-19 cases

Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:57 AM IST
Australian state borders to reopen as New South Wales recorded its 11th day of zero local coronavirus cases on Thursday, enabling Queensland to lift travel restrictions along with Victoria state which will relax travel with Sydney.
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Virat Kohli and HardikPandya during their visit at a store in Sydney (babyvillage Instagram)
Virat Kohli and HardikPandya during their visit at a store in Sydney (babyvillage Instagram)

Sydney store owner responds to Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya’s alleged bio-bubble breach, says ‘they maintained distance’

By hindustantimes.com | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 04:17 PM IST
The owner of Baby Village, Bondi Junction - the shop where Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya reportedly visited in Sydney - squashed the reports of a bio-bubble breach and said both the players were quite respectful and followed all the protocols that were in place at the time.
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Australian states reimpose travel restrictions(Pexels)
Australian states reimpose travel restrictions(Pexels)

Coronavirus: Australian states reimpose stricter domestic travel restrictions

By Associated Press | Posted by Nishtha Grover | Sydney
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 09:19 AM IST
In order to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus, various states in Australia have put a ban again on domestic travel. The Australian Capital Territory has closed borders for people who have been to the northern beaches of Sydney, recently, as the outbreaks there are most concentrated.
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A public health warning message is posted amidst the tightening of regulations to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sydney, Australia.(REUTERS)
A public health warning message is posted amidst the tightening of regulations to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sydney, Australia.(REUTERS)

Authorities warn Australians of complacency against Covid-19

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 07:34 AM IST
New South Wales on Sunday said it detected eight locally transmitted cases in the past 24 hours, compared with seven the day before.
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The front of the queue at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing clinic at Mona Vale Hospital is pictured in the wake of a new outbreak in the Northern Beaches area of Sydney, Australia. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/Files
The front of the queue at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing clinic at Mona Vale Hospital is pictured in the wake of a new outbreak in the Northern Beaches area of Sydney, Australia. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/Files

Australia’s New South Wales tightens curbs as virus cluster expands

By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral | Sydney
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 01:40 PM IST
Premier Gladys Berejiklian made masks compulsory and announced several other measures, as Sydney’s coronavirus cluster expanded by seven.
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The outbreaks in Sydney have dampened the city’s New Year’s Eve harbour fireworks display, an event televised around the world(REUTERS)
The outbreaks in Sydney have dampened the city’s New Year’s Eve harbour fireworks display, an event televised around the world(REUTERS)

Sydney tightens Covid-19 curbs ahead of New Year’s Eve

By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Sydney
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 08:05 AM IST
Household gatherings were limited to just five people while the maximum number of people allowed to gather in public was capped at 30. The usual 9 pm fireworks have been cancelled and the annual midnight session has been cut to seven minutes.
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FILE PHOTO: Fireworks explode near the Sydney Opera House as part of new year celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia, December 31, 2017. Sydney has announced curbs on new year celebrations this year due to the current virus outbreak. REUTERS/David Gray
FILE PHOTO: Fireworks explode near the Sydney Opera House as part of new year celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia, December 31, 2017. Sydney has announced curbs on new year celebrations this year due to the current virus outbreak. REUTERS/David Gray

Sydney on alert after ‘mystery’ Covid-19 cases detected outside current cluster

By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral | Sydney
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 08:18 AM IST
However, the city maintained its downward trend of new Covid-19 infections from the ongoing cluster, which, since being detected in northern beachside suburbs in mid-December, has now grown to 129 cases.
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FILE PHOTO: Fireworks light up the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during new year celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia, January 1, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Fireworks light up the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House during new year celebrations on Sydney Harbour, Australia, January 1, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo

Sydney told to watch its famous New Year’s Eve fireworks from home

By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral | Melbourne
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 09:03 AM IST
Sydney, one of the world’s first major cities to welcome each New Year, has banned large gatherings that night amid an outbreak of the coronavirus.
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People wearing protective masks cross a street, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.(REUTERS)
People wearing protective masks cross a street, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.(REUTERS)

Sydney imposes lockdown on beach suburbs as Covid-19 cluster grows

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Sydney
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 03:48 PM IST
New South Wales (NSW) state government is to announce on Sunday whether further restrictions will be imposed on the rest of Sydney, home to around five million people.
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Australia’s Queensland lifts most state border curbs in boost to economy(Twitter/SydneyAirport)
Australia’s Queensland lifts most state border curbs in boost to economy(Twitter/SydneyAirport)

Australia’s popular holiday destination, Queensland, lifts curbs for domestic tourists while international travel banned

By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Sydney
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 09:55 AM IST
Hoping to see a wave of domestic tourists for the busy summer season and in a bid to boost the economy, Australia’s Queensland has lifted travel curbs and allowed residents from all of New South Wales and Victoria to freely travel to the popular holiday destination
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The predictions for soaring temperatures prompted the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to say demand may exceed supply in New South Wales on Sunday afternoon.(AP)
The predictions for soaring temperatures prompted the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to say demand may exceed supply in New South Wales on Sunday afternoon.(AP)

Severe fire danger for Australia as temperatures smash records

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 06:29 AM IST
Sydney CBD surpassed 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) on Saturday while swathes of western New South Wales, South Australia and northern Victoria baked through even higher temperatures nearing 45 degrees.
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Photo of Cricket Australia interim CEO Nick Hockley(Twitter)
Photo of Cricket Australia interim CEO Nick Hockley(Twitter)

‘Several million dollars’ spent on Covid-19 measures, 14-day quarantine mandatory: Cricket Australia

By Abhishek Paul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 09:15 PM IST
Due to a sudden spurt in Covid-19 cases in South Australia last week, several members of the Australia Test squad, including captain Tim Paine, were airlifted to New South Wales
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Tables stand vacant in a nearly empty pedestrian mall in Adelaide, Australia.(AP)
Tables stand vacant in a nearly empty pedestrian mall in Adelaide, Australia.(AP)

Biggest Australian states reopen borders as coronavirus cases ease

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Victoria
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 05:21 AM IST
New South Wales and Victoria closed their borders in early July, the first time in more than a century, to contain a Covid-19 outbreak in Melbourne, Victoria’s capital city. The borders were last shut in 1919 during the Spanish flu pandemic.
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A general view of a Kookaburra turf four piece cricket ball is seen before play on day one of the Sheffield Shield final match between the Tasmanian Tigers and the New South Wales Blues at Bellerive Oval.(Getty Images)
A general view of a Kookaburra turf four piece cricket ball is seen before play on day one of the Sheffield Shield final match between the Tasmanian Tigers and the New South Wales Blues at Bellerive Oval.(Getty Images)

Lockdown in South Australia provides best chance for CA to host 1st Test: Public Health Officer

By Press Trust of India | Adelaide
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 11:25 AM IST
South Australia has closed its borders after a sudden surge in COVID-19 positive cases, which stand at an overall 551 right now, and cricketers, including Test skipper Tim Paine, have been airlifted to New South Wales.
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Australia Test captain Tim Paine (L) and Marnus Labuschagne (R)(Twitter)
Australia Test captain Tim Paine (L) and Marnus Labuschagne (R)(Twitter)

Paine, Labuschagne, others airlifted to NSW after COVID-19 outbreak in South Australia

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 05:31 PM IST
A cluster of COVID-19 cases in Adelaide prompted other states like Western Australia and the Northern Territory to close their borders with South Australia
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Mithcell Starc batting against Tasmania in Sheffield Shield(Twitter)
Mithcell Starc batting against Tasmania in Sheffield Shield(Twitter)

Sheffield Shield: Furious Starc throws bat after being left stranded on 86* as captain declares innings - WATCH

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 08:24 PM IST
NSW captain declared the innings when Starc was batting on 86*. The declaration didn’t please Mitchell Starc as he threw away his bat on the ground in agony, as soon as he reached the NSW dugout.
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Qatar government apologises for strip-searching women at the airport(Twitter/BoardingArea)
Qatar government apologises for strip-searching women at the airport(Twitter/BoardingArea)

Qatar government issues ‘sincerest apology’ for strip-searching female travellers at the airport

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 08:54 PM IST
Qatar Prime Minister and Minister of Interior apologise for invasive searches of women by Qatari authorities at Hamad International Airport, after a newborn was found in a garbage bag at the airport’s toilet on October 2.
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The 8-second-long clip shows two kangaroos hopping around the field while dodging the players.(Instagram)
The 8-second-long clip shows two kangaroos hopping around the field while dodging the players.(Instagram)

Kangaroos invade field, interrupt football match in Australia. Hilarious video leaves people in splits

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2020 03:49 PM IST
We are not saying that the League should consider signing them, but after looking at the animals bounce you may be inclined to praise their “skills.”
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Australia's Adam Zampa(AFP)
Australia's Adam Zampa(AFP)

Adam Zampa, Chris Tremain return to NSW squad for upcoming domestic season

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 09:40 AM IST
Tremain had made his state debut for New South Wales in 2012 before representing Victoria. Temain’s inclusion will bolster the NSW pace attack further which already has the likes of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood in their arsenal.
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The state recorded four new coronavirus cases overnight, taking the total number in Australia to nearly 7,300.(REUTERS)
The state recorded four new coronavirus cases overnight, taking the total number in Australia to nearly 7,300.(REUTERS)

Australia’s largest state reports first local coronavirus case in weeks

By Reuters | Posted by : Jasra Afreen | Sydney
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 10:57 AM IST
The local case was a man in his 20s, and according to health authorities he did not attend any of the recent Black Lives Matter protests in Sydney.
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Dozens of eager surfers jumped railings and hit the water even before the beach officially opened at 7 am, five weeks after police sealed the area off because of large crowds ignoring social distancing orders.(Unsplash)
Dozens of eager surfers jumped railings and hit the water even before the beach officially opened at 7 am, five weeks after police sealed the area off because of large crowds ignoring social distancing orders.(Unsplash)

Surf’s up: Sydney reopens its famous Bondi Beach

By Agence France-Presse | Sydney
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 04:54 PM IST
Hundreds of Sydney-siders rushed into the waves at the city’s famous Bondi Beach on Tuesday as Australia took the first steps in easing coronavirus restrictions.
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New South Wales players(Getty Images)
New South Wales players(Getty Images)

Coronavirus pandemic: Australia’s Sheffield Shield final cancelled, New South Wales crowned champions

By AFP | Sydney
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 09:37 AM IST
The last round of the tournament had already been cancelled to reduce travel and the final has followed suit to leave New South Wales, who led after nine rounds of the inter-state competition, as the winners.
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Diksha Dagar in action during Women Golf tournament at golf Club Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
Diksha Dagar in action during Women Golf tournament at golf Club Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

Diksha Dagar to defend title at South African Women’s Open

By Robin Bose | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 08:57 AM IST
The change in status, which was followed by appearances in two Majors last season, has been aided by frequent change of equipment for Diksha Dagar.
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A pedestrian braves strong wind and rain in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.(Reuters image)
A pedestrian braves strong wind and rain in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.(Reuters image)

Heaviest rain in decades brings Australia drought, fire relief

By Ainslie Chandler | Bloomberg, Sydney
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 07:14 AM IST
Sydney experienced its wettest 24 hours since 1992, with 176 millimeters (7 inches) of rain falling in the city between Sunday and Monday morning, according to the Bureau of Meteorology
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Burnt bushland on Kangaroo Island, Australia(Reuters image)
Burnt bushland on Kangaroo Island, Australia(Reuters image)

Australia starts probe into plane crash that killed Americans fighting bushfires

By Reuters | Melbourne
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 06:55 AM IST
The premier of the state of New South Wales (NSW) ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Friday as a mark of respect for the three victims, whose names have yet to be released.
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The bushfires have killed at least 27 people, destroyed more than 2,000 homes and burnt 10 million hectares of land.(Reuters)
The bushfires have killed at least 27 people, destroyed more than 2,000 homes and burnt 10 million hectares of land.(Reuters)

Rain offers hope in Australian bushfire fight

By Press Trust of India | Sydney
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2020 11:37 AM IST
Cool weather over recent days has already given some respite for exhausted firefighters.Heavy rain is forecasted on Tuesday for some of the hotspots in the states of New South Wales and Victoria.
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New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian mentioned that there were more than 130 fires burning in the state, with just over 50 not yet under control.(REUTERS)
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian mentioned that there were more than 130 fires burning in the state, with just over 50 not yet under control.(REUTERS)

Strong winds create Australian ‘megablaze’, state of disaster extended

By Agence France-Presse | Eden, Australia
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 03:41 PM IST
Temperatures soared above 40 degrees Celsius in parts of New South Wales and neighbouring Victoria. A ‘state of disaster’ was extended 48 hours ahead of Friday’s forecast of scorching temperatures.
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Christmas decorations are seen nearby a destroyed house in Cobargo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia January 5, 2020.(REUTERS)
Christmas decorations are seen nearby a destroyed house in Cobargo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia January 5, 2020.(REUTERS)

Wildlife ravaged by Australia bushfires could take decades to recover

By Agence France-Presse | Sydney
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 07:11 PM IST
Unprecedented temperatures across the continent have made this season’s fires particularly deadly, killing at least 20 people and bringing apocalyptic scenes to an area roughly twice the size of Belgium.
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Restaurant owners Kanwaljit Singh and his wife Kamaljit Kaur have been supplying curry and rice to those living in temporary shelters after bushfires destroyed homes in eastern Victoria. They have the capacity to cook for up to 1,000 people a day.(Facebook/Desi Grill Bairnsdal)
Restaurant owners Kanwaljit Singh and his wife Kamaljit Kaur have been supplying curry and rice to those living in temporary shelters after bushfires destroyed homes in eastern Victoria. They have the capacity to cook for up to 1,000 people a day.(Facebook/Desi Grill Bairnsdal)

Sikh couple provides free meals to Australia bushfire victims

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, Canberra
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 08:18 AM IST
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Australia head coach Justin Langer during the press conference.(Action Images via Reuters)
Australia head coach Justin Langer during the press conference.(Action Images via Reuters)

Justin Langer gives Australian training cap to 80-year-old fan - Watch

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 08:15 AM IST
CA said that Dean is a victim of the bushfires that have been raging across the Australian sate of New South Wales since Monday and has claimed seven lives and destroyed 200 homes.
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