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Australia's most populous state to reinstate some Covid-19 curbs - report

New South Wales (NSW), the worst affected Australian state from the fast-spreading Omicron coronavirus variant, has registered record daily infections over the past few days overwhelming its testing facilities, emergency services and hospitals.
People are turned away at a Covid-19 testing centre in Western Sydney that is closed due to full capacity in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Sydney, (REUTERS)
People are turned away at a Covid-19 testing centre in Western Sydney that is closed due to full capacity in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Sydney, (REUTERS)
Published on Jan 07, 2022 09:40 AM IST
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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)
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
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Largest Australian city has confirmed Omicron community transmission

As many as five people in Sydney, Australia’s largest city, have contracted the omicron variant locally, New South Wales (NSW) health authorities have said.
Omicron cases are linked to two schools and a climbing gym in Sydney’s western suburbs. (Reuters File Photo)
Omicron cases are linked to two schools and a climbing gym in Sydney’s western suburbs. (Reuters File Photo)
Published on Dec 05, 2021 06:59 PM IST
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Omicron coronavirus variant makes its way to Australia, cases detected in Sydney

Both these passengers, who tested positive for the Omicron variant, were asymptomatic and fully vaccinated. They are currently in isolation at a special health accommodation provided, the federal health department added.
People wear protective face masks in the city centre during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Sydney, Australia. (File Photo / REUTERS)
People wear protective face masks in the city centre during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Sydney, Australia. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Nov 28, 2021 12:04 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Australia welcomes back international students amid travel bubble with Singapore

Fully vaccinated travellers from Singapore are now allowed into Melbourne or Sydney without the need to quarantine as a part of Australia's gradual reopening of its borders that began this month.
People walk along the link bridge to a terminal at Changi International Airport in Singapore (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)
People walk along the link bridge to a terminal at Changi International Airport in Singapore (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)
Updated on Nov 21, 2021 10:50 AM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Melbourne

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)
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
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Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

4.5 metre tall Squid Game doll installed at harbour in Sydney

People on social media are sharing Squid Game related content and receiving good response from their fans. In Sydney, a 4.5 metre tall replica doll from the Squid Game has installed at the harbour and fans and rushing to take pictures with the doll.(AFP) 6
People on social media are sharing Squid Game related content and receiving good response from their fans. In Sydney, a 4.5 metre tall replica doll from the Squid Game has installed at the harbour and fans and rushing to take pictures with the doll.(AFP)
Published on Oct 29, 2021 02:23 PM IST
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Qantas to begin Sydney-Delhi flights from December 6. Check details here

If approved by Indian authorities, it will the Australian national carrier's first commercial service between the two countries in almost a decade.
A Qantas plane takes off from the Sydney International airport (File Photo/AFP)
A Qantas plane takes off from the Sydney International airport (File Photo/AFP)
Published on Oct 23, 2021 08:01 AM IST
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Australia plans reopening, Covid-19 death toll hits 1,000 despite lockdown

The highly infectious Delta variant has breached Australia's fortress-style controls and entrenched itself deep enough in Sydney and Melbourne, which has pushed authorities to ramp up the lagging Covid-19 vaccination effort and live with the coronavirus
A weary Australia plans reopening as Covid-19 death toll hits 1,000(REUTERS/Sandra Sanders/File Photo)
A weary Australia plans reopening as Covid-19 death toll hits 1,000(REUTERS/Sandra Sanders/File Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2021 10:41 AM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Sydney

Sydney breaks another record amid struggle to suppress Delta

The state saw a record 1,218 daily infections in the 24 hours to 8 p.m. local time on Saturday, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters Sunday in Sydney.
Infections in the most populous state have risen -- topping 1,000 for the first time last week -- despite a ramped up vaccination drive and a lockdown in Sydney since the end of June.(AFP)
Infections in the most populous state have risen -- topping 1,000 for the first time last week -- despite a ramped up vaccination drive and a lockdown in Sydney since the end of June.(AFP)
Published on Aug 29, 2021 07:09 AM IST
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Sydney delta cases rise as Australian capital Canberra faces lockdown

Canberra and the surrounding Australian Capital Territory will start its lockdown from 5pm.
Students receive their first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in Sydney.(AFP)
Students receive their first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in Sydney.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 12, 2021 08:14 AM IST
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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)
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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Sydney's extended lockdown suppress Covid-19 cases of contagious Delta variant

Sydney's lockdown started on June 26 and will remain in place until at least July 30. New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejiklian said that though Covid-19 case numbers are bouncing around, they are seeing a stabilisation and the coronavirus infection is not growing exponentially
Sydney's extended lockdown suppress Covid-19 cases of contagious Delta variant(REUTERS/Loren Elliott)
Sydney's extended lockdown suppress Covid-19 cases of contagious Delta variant(REUTERS/Loren Elliott)
Updated on Jul 15, 2021 07:25 AM IST
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Sydney imposes stricter rules to arrest spread of Delta variant of Covid-19

The variant outbreak has mostly affected Sydney. On Friday, 44 new cases were reported in the south-eastern state of New South Wales, where Sydney is located.
Lockdown measures in Sydney were due to end on Friday, but have been extended for another week through July 16, reported NHK World.(Reuters Photo)
Lockdown measures in Sydney were due to end on Friday, but have been extended for another week through July 16, reported NHK World.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Jul 11, 2021 07:22 AM IST
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Sydney struggles to contain Covid-19 Delta infections, goes into lockdown

The lockdown restrictions in Sydney, which were scheduled to end on Wednesday, are now extended until midnight on July 2 as Covid-19 Delta infections spike
Sydney struggles to contain Covid-19 Delta infections, goes into lockdown(Bloomberg)
Sydney struggles to contain Covid-19 Delta infections, goes into lockdown(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jun 25, 2021 09:40 AM IST
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Covid travel updates: Sydney extends mask rules, vaccinated Brits to hit beaches

From Australia's Sydney extending mandatory mask rules for a week to Italy planning to scrap them and Britain working on easing travel restrictions for the fully vaccinated to allow people to enjoy a summer holiday on Europe's beaches, here are the latest travel updates amid Covid-19
Covid travel updates: Sydney extends mask rules, vaccinated Brits to hit beaches(Photo by Dan Freeman on Unsplash)
Covid travel updates: Sydney extends mask rules, vaccinated Brits to hit beaches(Photo by Dan Freeman on Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 22, 2021 05:23 PM IST
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Sydney extends Covid-19 restrictions for another week on untraceable case

The New South Wales state government has extended Covid-19 safety measures until 12:01 a.m. on May 17 after health officials said they were unable to identify how a man in the community caught coronavirus.
Sydney extends Covid-19 restrictions for another week on untraceable case(Photo by Pawan Kawan on Unsplash)
Sydney extends Covid-19 restrictions for another week on untraceable case(Photo by Pawan Kawan on Unsplash)
Updated on May 09, 2021 02:59 PM IST
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Sydney zoo welcomes rare and spiny baby Echidna. Watch

It is rare to see newborn echidna puggles as they spend the first few months of their lives in a deep burrow made by their mothers.
The image shows the echidna puggle at the Taronga Zoo.(Instagram/@tarongazoo)
The image shows the echidna puggle at the Taronga Zoo.(Instagram/@tarongazoo)
Published on May 07, 2021 04:15 PM IST
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Australian regional airline Rex to launch more flights amid Covid-19

At a time when domestic air traffic remains low due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Australian regional airline, Rex, to challenge Qantas and Virgin on the country's big-city routes by launching more flights in competition
Australian regional airline Rex to launch more flights amid Covid-19(Twitter/THE_Russell)
Australian regional airline Rex to launch more flights amid Covid-19(Twitter/THE_Russell)
Updated on Feb 28, 2021 07:01 PM IST
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Dubai’s Emirates suspends flights to Sydney and Melbourne

Australia all but closed its borders to travelers last year to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Emirates airliners are seen on the tarmac in a general view of Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.(FILE PHOTO / REUTERS)
Emirates airliners are seen on the tarmac in a general view of Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.(FILE PHOTO / REUTERS)
Published on Jan 16, 2021 02:31 PM IST
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Dubai’s Emirates suspends flights to Australia’s three largest cities

  • Dubai’s Emirates has announced that the last flights to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane will be on January 20 and passengers for those cities will not be accepted for travel at their point of origin
Dubai’s Emirates suspends flights to Australia’s three largest cities(Twitter/JetPhotos)
Dubai’s Emirates suspends flights to Australia’s three largest cities(Twitter/JetPhotos)
Published on Jan 16, 2021 02:25 PM IST
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Marnus Labuschagne teases Shubman Gill with Sachin and Kohli’s names, India opener gives stunning reply

Thanks to Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne and India opener Shubman Gill both Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli’s names were mentioned in the middle on Day 2 of India vs Australia third Test in Sydney.
Marnus Labuschagne talking to Shubman Gill(Screengrab)
Marnus Labuschagne talking to Shubman Gill(Screengrab)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 02:27 PM IST
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‘Rapt for him to breakthrough after the setbacks’: Ponting ‘impressed’ with Will Pucovski’s debut

Lauding the debutant Will Pucovski’s 62-run knock against India in Sydney, Ponting said that the batsman is showing ‘promising sign and rapt’ for the Test format.
Australia, Jan 07 (ANI): Australia's Will Pucovski bats during a 3rd test cricket match between India and Australia, in Sydney on Thursday.(ANI)
Australia, Jan 07 (ANI): Australia's Will Pucovski bats during a 3rd test cricket match between India and Australia, in Sydney on Thursday.(ANI)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 08:33 AM IST
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India vs Australia Live Score, 3rd Test, Day 2: Openers bring up 50, India solid

India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 2 live score: Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill have gotten off to a promising start to bring up India’s 50 on Day 2 of the SCG Test. Ravindra Jadeja finished with 4/62 and affected the run out of Steve Smith as Australia were all out for 338 in their first innings.
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Updated on Jan 08, 2021 11:19 AM IST
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India vs Australia: ‘He was easily touching 140kph’, Pragyan Ojha explains why ‘Saini was chosen ahead of Shardul Thakur’

Impressed with Saini’s bowling in Sydney, former Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha said that Saini has been picked ahead of Shardul Thakur in the playing XI so that he could ‘bowl quick’ on this kind of flat track.
Debutant Navdeep Saini of India successfully appeals for his first test wicket, during day one of the third Test match between Australia and India at the SCG,(REUTERS)
Debutant Navdeep Saini of India successfully appeals for his first test wicket, during day one of the third Test match between Australia and India at the SCG,(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 07:24 PM IST
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‘My best wishes to him and his team’: Sachin Tendulkar extends support to McGrath Foundation

The master-blaster gifted an autographed India Test jersey to McGrath which will be auctioned by the ‘McGrath Foundation’.
Sachin Tendulkar presenting an autographed jersey to Glenn McGrath(Twitter)
Sachin Tendulkar presenting an autographed jersey to Glenn McGrath(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 06:22 PM IST
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Wasim Jaffer quotes MS Dhoni after seeing Mohammed Siraj in tears while singing national anthem in Sydney

The reason why Wasim Jaffer used MS Dhoni’s quotes in his tweet after seeing tears in Mohammed Siraj’s eyes while singing the national anthem is perhaps to highlight the fact there is only 25% crowd allowed at the SCG due to Covid-19 restrictions and despite that the emotion levels were high on Siraj’s part.
MS Dhoni (L) and Mohammed Siraj (R)
MS Dhoni (L) and Mohammed Siraj (R)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 06:48 AM IST
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Sydney Test: Two years since scoring his last Test century at SCG, can Cheteshwar Pujara reach big landmark at same venue?

India vs Australia: If he scores 97 runs or more then Cheteshwar Pujara will become the 11th Indian batsman to reach the milestone of 6000 runs. He currently has 5903 runs from 79 Test matches at an average of 47.60.
Cheteshwar Pujara of India celebrates after reaching his century during day one of the Fourth Test match in the series between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 03, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.(Getty Images)
Cheteshwar Pujara of India celebrates after reaching his century during day one of the Fourth Test match in the series between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 03, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 07:07 PM IST
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India vs Australia: Will opening blues end for Team India as new combination takes guard in Sydney? - Analysis

The latest to bite the dust is Mayank Agarwal, who has been benched for the crucial third Test match in Sydney. Agarwal made his Test debut against Australia in 2018 and showed great technical acumen and grit to cement his place in the side. But he has been all at sea against the pace and swing of Mitchell Starc this time and that has cost him his place in the playing XI.
India's Shubman Gill bats during play on day two of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)(AP)
India's Shubman Gill bats during play on day two of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)(AP)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 07:10 PM IST
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‘He refused to play cover drive’: Steve Waugh recalls how Sachin Tendulkar thwarted Australia’s plan in 2003 Sydney Test to score 241

Steve Waugh went on to recall how Australia felt they had an upper-hand over Sachin Tendulkar during the 2003-04 series, as they saw Sachin getting out repeatedly while playing his favourite cover drive shot.
Sachin Tendulkar batting against Australia in the Sydney Test in 2003(Twitter)
Sachin Tendulkar batting against Australia in the Sydney Test in 2003(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 05:45 PM IST
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