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Australian states free of Covid resist re-opening to avoid Delta variant spread

  • Australian states that remain virtually Covid-free, including Western Australia and Queensland, face growing pressure to open their borders but because Australia has one of the lowest vaccination rates of any wealthy country, reopening could mean soaring coronavirus cases
A sign advertises the availability of Covid-19 vaccine doses at a city centre pharmacy during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Sydney, Australia(REUTERS/Loren Elliott)
A sign advertises the availability of Covid-19 vaccine doses at a city centre pharmacy during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Sydney, Australia(REUTERS/Loren Elliott)
Updated on Sep 10, 2021 09:35 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Perth, Australia

Western Australia braces for 'worst case scenario' as cyclone Seroja nears

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology forecasts destructive winds with gusts to 150 km per hour (93 miles per hour), and heavy rains that could cause significant damage to coastal communities as the cyclone moves across the coast and further inland.
The most likely area to experience destructive wind gusts is on the coast between Geraldton, 200 km north of Perth, and Denham, 500 km north of Perth. In picture - Damaged houses due to tropical cyclone Seroja in Indonesia.(Reuters)
The most likely area to experience destructive wind gusts is on the coast between Geraldton, 200 km north of Perth, and Denham, 500 km north of Perth. In picture - Damaged houses due to tropical cyclone Seroja in Indonesia.(Reuters)
Published on Apr 10, 2021 01:39 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Melbourne
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