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Australia’s Victoria enters 7-day lockdown amid spike in Covid-19 Indian variant(Photo by Weyne Yew on Unsplash)

Australia’s Victoria enters 7-day lockdown amid spike in Covid-19 Indian variant

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2021 09:31 AM IST
Melbourne in Australia, along with all other areas of Victoria state, will go into a lockdown for 7 days as the number of coronavirus cases double. Genome sequencing has confirmed the Covid-19 cases are from the variant that was first detected in India
Australian states lift travel restrictions amid zero local Covid-19 cases(Twitter/Australia)
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.
As curbs ease in Melbourne , international flights have reopened and upon arrival, passengers to quarantine.(Unsplash)
As curbs ease in Melbourne , international flights have reopened and upon arrival, passengers to quarantine.(Unsplash)

International flights arrive in Melbourne after 5 months as curbs ease

Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 05:57 PM IST
As curbs ease in Melbourne , international flights have reopened and upon arrival, passengers to quarantine.
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

Sydney | By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
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
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

Victoria | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
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.
Under the lockdown, people in the city -- Australia’s second-biggest -- have been barred from leaving their homes for non-essential reasons and spent months under an overnight curfew.(Reuters file photo)
Under the lockdown, people in the city -- Australia’s second-biggest -- have been barred from leaving their homes for non-essential reasons and spent months under an overnight curfew.(Reuters file photo)

Australia’s second Covid-19 wave epicentre records zero new cases

Melbourne | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2020 08:53 AM IST
It was the first 24-hour period without any new Covid-19 cases reported in the state since the five million residents of Melbourne were locked down after security bungles at quarantine hotels housing returned international travellers sparked a major outbreak in July.
Melbourne, which has remained in a strict lockdown for nearly three months, is expected to see the bulk of its restrictions eased when the average for new daily cases over two weeks falls below five.(Reuters file photo)
Melbourne, which has remained in a strict lockdown for nearly three months, is expected to see the bulk of its restrictions eased when the average for new daily cases over two weeks falls below five.(Reuters file photo)

Covid: Australia’s Victoria state to boost testing on path to easing restrictions

Melbourne | By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 10:30 AM IST
New daily coronavirus infections in Victoria, Australia’s second most-populous state, fell to nine cases on Monday, down from 12 in the previous days. No deaths were reported.
An essential worker wearing a face mask walks past a 'Heroes Wear Masks' sign in Melbourne after it became the first city in Australia to enforce mask-wearing in public as part of efforts to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders/Files
An essential worker wearing a face mask walks past a 'Heroes Wear Masks' sign in Melbourne after it became the first city in Australia to enforce mask-wearing in public as part of efforts to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders/Files

In Australia’s Covid-19 hotspot, single digit rise in infections for first time in 3 months

Melbourne | By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 11:25 AM IST
Victoria, the country’s second most populous state, reported just five new cases and three deaths from the disease in the past 24 hours, after daily cases had topped 700 in early August.
Australia’s second-most populous state is approaching almost six months of being in a state of emergency after first declaring it on March 16 to combat the spread of the virus.(Bloomberg Photo)
Australia’s second-most populous state is approaching almost six months of being in a state of emergency after first declaring it on March 16 to combat the spread of the virus.(Bloomberg Photo)

Covid-19: Victoria extends state of emergency as deaths top 300

By Bloomberg| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2020 10:28 AM IST
The state of emergency will be extended by four weeks to September 13, Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews said during his daily Covid-19 briefing on Sunday.
Music fans attend a live show from traditional taxi cars called tuk-tuk in Bangkok as Thailand has started to allow the hosting of outdoor concerts with social distancing measures in place.
Music fans attend a live show from traditional taxi cars called tuk-tuk in Bangkok as Thailand has started to allow the hosting of outdoor concerts with social distancing measures in place.

UK in worst recession on record

London/Sydney | By Agencies, London/ Sydney
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2020 05:50 AM IST
Australia recorded its deadliest day on Wednesday. The state of Victoria reported 21 deaths and 410 new cases in 24 hours.
Victoria’s capital of Melbourne is already under a reimposed six-week stay-home order and reported record numbers of new infections last week. Authorities warned of more restrictions ahead.(Bloomberg file photo)
Victoria’s capital of Melbourne is already under a reimposed six-week stay-home order and reported record numbers of new infections last week. Authorities warned of more restrictions ahead.(Bloomberg file photo)

Australia’s Victoria state to toughen Covid-19 lockdown, says report

Melbourne | By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2020 06:54 AM IST
Australia has fared far better than many other countries in keeping the coronavirus from spreading, at a high economic cost. The country has recorded around 17,300 cases total and 200 deaths, but the recent surge in Victoria has proven difficult to contain.
Medical staff dispose of clinical waste at an aged care facility amid coronavirus disease outbreak in Melbourne, Australia.(REUTERS)
Medical staff dispose of clinical waste at an aged care facility amid coronavirus disease outbreak in Melbourne, Australia.(REUTERS)

Record-high of new Covid-19 cases reported in Australia’s Victoria

Sydney | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 10:52 AM IST
Victoria on Sunday suffered its deadliest day since the pandemic began after reporting 10 deaths, mostly at aged-care facilities.
The fatalities bring Victoria’s toll to 71 and Australia’s national tally to 155. A total of 228 people are hospitalized in Victoria, 42 in intensive care.(Reuters file photo)
The fatalities bring Victoria’s toll to 71 and Australia’s national tally to 155. A total of 228 people are hospitalized in Victoria, 42 in intensive care.(Reuters file photo)

Australia’s Victoria state reports 10 new coronavirus deaths, 459 cases

Sydney | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2020 09:29 AM IST
State Premier Daniel Andrews said the deaths included seven men and three women. A man in his 40s became one of the youngest Covid-19 fatalities in Australia.
The number of new infections is down from 403 yesterday and Wednesday’s record of 484.(Reuters)
The number of new infections is down from 403 yesterday and Wednesday’s record of 484.(Reuters)

Australia’s Victoria reports mounting death toll during lockdown

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 10:24 AM IST
Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews reported six deaths, all of them connected to aged-care facilities, and 300 new cases on Friday. That took total deaths in the state to 55.
Victoria is currently struggling with the second wave of coronavirus cases that has taken the state’s death toll to 38 as of Sunday and the national toll to 122.(Reuters Photo)
Victoria is currently struggling with the second wave of coronavirus cases that has taken the state’s death toll to 38 as of Sunday and the national toll to 122.(Reuters Photo)

Covid-19: Australia’s Victoria state to impose a mandatory face cover rule

Melbourne | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 05:27 PM IST
“We are going to be wearing masks in Victoria, and potentially in other parts of the country, for a very long time. There’s no vaccine to this wildly infectious virus, and it’s a simple thing but it’s about changing habits,” state Premier Daniel Andrews said.
Victoria, home to a quarter of the country’s 25 million people, has also become the first state to ask people to wear masks.(Reuters)
Victoria, home to a quarter of the country’s 25 million people, has also become the first state to ask people to wear masks.(Reuters)

Australia’s Victoria state records another day of high Covid-19 infections

Sydney, Australia | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 08:25 AM IST
Victoria state recorded 216 new cases of the virus that causes Covid-19 in the 24 hours to Saturday morning, down from a record 288 cases the previous day but still one of the biggest daily increases of any part of the country since the pandemic arrived.
Victoria’s Secret has for years been criticized for promoting models of a certain body type, while consumers have demanded more diversity, as well as themes of female empowerment.(Instagram)
Victoria’s Secret has for years been criticized for promoting models of a certain body type, while consumers have demanded more diversity, as well as themes of female empowerment.(Instagram)

Victoria’s Secret faces new sexual misconduct allegations

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 12:34 PM IST
Female models and executives were bullied and harassed for decades at the lingerie chain, evidence of an “entrenched culture of misogyny,” according to a New York Times investigation published this weekend.
Accused Rakesh Verma (centre) in police custody outside Dera Bassi court on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Accused Rakesh Verma (centre) in police custody outside Dera Bassi court on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)

Gold trader arrested in Zirakpur for betting

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 12:42 AM IST
3.5 lakh in cash, 20 cellphones and a diary were seized from the accused Rakesh Verma house
A more far-reaching overhaul for Victoria’s Secret is necessary, aligning its lingerie more closely with changing consumer tastes, emphasizing inclusivity and different body shapes, which could help it attract a younger customer.(Instagram)
A more far-reaching overhaul for Victoria’s Secret is necessary, aligning its lingerie more closely with changing consumer tastes, emphasizing inclusivity and different body shapes, which could help it attract a younger customer.(Instagram)

Victoria’s Secret needs a different kind of angel

By Andrea Felsted, Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 03:25 PM IST
Victoria’s Secret certainly is in need of a radical revamp; the group has already begun this process, introducing new products, and updating its marketing.
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

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, Canberra
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 08:18 AM IST
New Zealand's Trent Boult in action.(REUTERS)
New Zealand's Trent Boult in action.(REUTERS)

Trent Boult says ready for second Test after bowling against his own teammates

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 01:32 PM IST
The left-arm pace spearhead missed the 296-run first test loss to Tim Paine’s side in Perth after sustaining the injury in New Zealand’s previous series against England.
Australia's Glenn Maxwell during the ICC Cricket World Cup.(Action Images via Reuters)
Australia's Glenn Maxwell during the ICC Cricket World Cup.(Action Images via Reuters)

After mental health break, Glenn Maxwell trains with Victoria, not ‘far away’ from playing

Melbourne | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2019 11:05 AM IST
Maxwell, who stepped away from cricket citing mental health issues during T20I series against Sri Lanka in October, has since played three club games and has taken part in some aspects of Victoria’s Shield program
Australia's James Pattinson(Action Images via Reuters)
Australia's James Pattinson(Action Images via Reuters)

James Pattinson leaves Australia camp, will return home after abuse ban

Melbourne | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 08:51 AM IST
Cricket Australia (CA) said Pattinson had been given a couple of days’ leave to rest with family and would then return to his Victoria base to prepare for the second and final test against Pakistan in Adelaide from November 29.
File image of Aaron Finch(AP)
File image of Aaron Finch(AP)

Australian captain Aaron Finch battling to be fit for Sri Lanka T20

Perth | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 10:03 AM IST
The top-order batsman is sitting out Victoria’s ongoing Sheffield Shield clash against Western Australia in a bid to be ready for the first of three games against the Sri Lankans in Adelaide on Sunday.
File image of Mitchell Marsh(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Mitchell Marsh(Action Images via Reuters)

Punched wall, injured hand: Australia’s Mitchell Marsh involved in bizarre incident

Perth | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 09:50 AM IST
The Western Australia all-rounder, who was recalled to the Test side for the final game of the Ashes against England last month, was on his way to a big score Sunday against Tasmania when he was caught and bowled for 53.
Marnus Labuschagne(Screengrab)
Marnus Labuschagne(Screengrab)

No pants, no issues: Australian cricketer effects hilarious run out even as pants come off - Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 10:46 AM IST
Queensland were taking on Victoria in the ongoing Marsh Cup when he came up with a rather hilarious fielding effort.
Rihanna’s show featured women of all shapes and sizes.(Instagram/ Rihanna)
Rihanna’s show featured women of all shapes and sizes.(Instagram/ Rihanna)

As Victoria’s Secret weighs what’s next, Rihanna’s SavagexFenty lingerie collection may be onto something

Bloomberg | By Jordyn Holman, Rebecca Greenfield
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 03:02 PM IST
Sure, there were plenty of stiletto-clad models to promote her Savage X Fenty lingerie brand—some of whom have participated in past Victoria’s Secret events as well. But unlike those shows, Rihanna’s featured women of all shapes and sizes.
Victoria’s Secret has been trying to reconnect with customers who’ve increasingly turned to rivals that embrace female empowerment and diverse body types.(Instagram/ Victoria’s Secret)
Victoria’s Secret has been trying to reconnect with customers who’ve increasingly turned to rivals that embrace female empowerment and diverse body types.(Instagram/ Victoria’s Secret)

In a bid to achieve inclusivity, male management at Victoria’s Secret trying to rebrand as ‘led by her, for her’

Bloomberg | By Jordyn Holman, Jonathan Roeder, Anne Riley Moffat
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 02:11 PM IST
Victoria’s Secret has been trying to reconnect with customers who’ve increasingly turned to rivals that embrace female empowerment and diverse body types.
Celebrities like Kendall Jenner, sister Kylie and models Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski have often been spotted sporting sports bras!(Instagram/ Kendall Jenner)
Celebrities like Kendall Jenner, sister Kylie and models Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski have often been spotted sporting sports bras!(Instagram/ Kendall Jenner)

Comfort of sports bras taking over lingerie business!

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 01:08 PM IST
This major change in the lingerie business has also resulted in startups increasingly pivoting to the athletic sports bras.
Last week, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched an initiative of the Dakhinpat satra in Majuli Island in the state to reproduce the sacred cloth.The island is home to 36 Vaishnavite satras or monasteries – the largest concentration of such satras in Assam.(HT PHOTO.)
Last week, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched an initiative of the Dakhinpat satra in Majuli Island in the state to reproduce the sacred cloth.The island is home to 36 Vaishnavite satras or monasteries – the largest concentration of such satras in Assam.(HT PHOTO.)

Attempt to recreate 16th century sacred cloth divides Assam’s Vaishnavite monasteries

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2019 05:39 PM IST
Vrindavani Vastra, made by a group of weavers in the 16th century under the supervision of eminent scholar-cum-saint Srimanta Sankardeb, depicts the childhood of Lord Krishna in Vrindavan.
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