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New South Wales, Australia's most populous state, reports first Omicron death

The fatal case was identified as a man in his 80s who was infected at an aged care facility in western Sydney. He was fully vaccinated but had underlying health conditions.

Travellers receive tests for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at a pre-departure testing facility as countries react to the new coronavirus Omicron variant, outside the international terminal at Sydney Airport in Australia on November 29, 2021. (REUTERS)
Published on Dec 27, 2021 08:04 AM IST

Covid-19 travel: Sydney to further ease curbs on Monday as vaccinations pick up

Although limited to people who are fully inoculated, the relaxation in the state of New South Wales, home to Sydney, lifts limits on house guests or outdoor gatherings, among other measures.

Patrons dine-in at a bar by the harbour in the wake of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) regulations easing, following an extended lockdown to curb an outbreak, in Sydney, Australia(REUTERS/Jaimi Joy/File Photo)
Updated on Nov 07, 2021 12:26 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Australian's New South Wales to end quarantine for vaccinated travellers

State Premier Dominic Perrottet announced that vaccinated travellers who tested negative to Covid-19 before flying to Sydney would be spared 14 days in hotel quarantine from Nov. 1.

Australia’s most populous state New South Wales said on Friday said it would end hotel quarantine for vaccinated international travellers as the government accelerates the wind back of pandemic restrictions. (HT Photo/Satyabrata Tripathy)
Updated on Oct 15, 2021 09:37 AM IST
AP |

Australia's trial home quarantine for vaccinated arrivals to ease travel curbs

Australia’s New South Wales to conduct a pilot program of home quarantine in the next couple of weeks, which could apply to Australians, non-residents and crew for flagship carrier Qantas Airways Ltd, signalling an easing of one of the most hardcore border regimes in the world

Australia's trial home quarantine for vaccinated arrivals to ease travel curbs(AP file photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2021 07:37 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Sydney faces harshest lockdown since Covid-19 pandemic as coronavirus cases soar

New South Wales capital, Sydney, struggles under record surge of coronavirus cases. Officials toughen curbs across eight local council areas where most new infections were being reported and seek the military's help to enforce Covid-19 lockdown rules.

A jogger runs past the Sydney Opera House at dawn in Sydney, Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Australia’s largest city Sydney will remain in lockdown for another four weeks due to a growing Covid-19 cluster. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
Updated on Jul 30, 2021 07:55 AM IST
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