Coronavirus in Australia: Half-price plane tickets to boost tourism

Coronavirus in Australia: Half-Price Plane Tickets to Boost Tourism

TOURISM CRISIS: Some 800,000 tickets to remote areas will be offered from April to boost tourism in Australia Nearly a million Australians will be able to fly at half price to discover the huge island-continent as part of a government plan to boost domestic tourism. An announcement that comes at a time when international borders remain closed due to the coronavirus […]

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Italy blocks the export of AstraZeneca vaccines, a first in the EU

Coronavirus: Faced with a Shortage, Italy Blocks the Export of AstraZeneca Vaccine to Australia

EPIDEMIC: The European Commission has not raised any objection to this decision by Italy to block the export of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine A first in the European Union. Rome has blocked the export to Australia of doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus Covid-19 vaccine produced on European soil. This is the first application of a control mechanism put in place by […]

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Facebook challenges Australia by blocking news content

Facebook Challenges Australia by Blocking News Content

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook has blocked some news content in Australia to protest a bill to force the social network to pay media In retaliation against a bill that intends to force the social network to pay for media in Australia, Facebook has blocked access to many news contents in the country. A decision that angered the Australian government on Thursday. As of […]

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The coronavirus confinement extended in Melbourne Australia

Coronavirus in Australia: Prolonged Confinement in Melbourne Despite Falling Number of Cases

AT HOME: The confinement measures in Melbourne are nevertheless relaxed, especially for single people Australian authorities extended the confinement of Melbourne, the second-largest city in the country, by two weeks on Sunday, considering the drop in the number of new cases of coronavirus insufficient. Victoria Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has announced that Melbourne’s strict six-week lockdown, which was due to end next weekend, is […]

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Dozens of coronavirus anti-restriction protesters arrested in Australia

Coronavirus in Australia: Dozens of Anti-Restriction Protesters Arrested

PROTEST: The anti-restriction rally was promoted on social media among groups with coronavirus conspiracy theories Australian police announced that they arrested dozens of demonstrators in Melbourne this Saturday against official coronavirus restrictions in several cities across the country. Ignoring official warnings and public health regulations, several hundred people gathered for an illegal demonstration in Melbourne, the second-largest city of Australia. The rally had been […]

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Australia should make the vaccination of its population against the coronavirus "compulsory", except for medical exemption, Australian Prime Minister

Coronavirus in Australia: Vaccination Should be Compulsory says Prime Minister

PREVENTION: Australia announced on Tuesday that it had secured the “promising” coronavirus vaccine hat the pharmaceutical group AstraZeneca is developing with the University of Oxford Australia should make the vaccination of its population against the coronavirus “compulsory”, except for medical exemption, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday. The Conservative leader announced on Tuesday that […]

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The StopCovid digital tracking app

Australia: The Country’s StopCovid has Identified Just a Single Case Despite the Millions of Downloads

DETECTION: To date, the digital tracking app similar to StopCovid has identified only one “contact case”, namely a person potentially infected with the coronavirus Countries around the world are developing digital plotting applications. Supposed to stem the Covid-19 epidemic, these apps do not necessarily keep their promises. In Australia, the COVIDSafe application, launched at the end of April, has so far […]

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Qantus and Jetstar suspend international flights due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Qantas and Jetstar Suspend International Flights and put 20,000 Staff on Leave

Qantas will stand down 20,000 staff for the next two months as the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a ‘devastating impact’ on the travel industry. The airline said in a statement to the ASX that it was also cutting scheduled international flights for the same period from late March until May. It comes in the […]

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French surfer Poeti Norac died in early February 2020

Surf: French Surfer Poeti Norac Died at the Age of 24 in Australia

SURF: Poeti Norac went to live her passion of surfing in Australia The French Surf Federation has announced, in agreement with the family of Poeti Norac, the death of the young French surfer (24 years old) during the first weekend of February on the Sunshine Coast. The circumstances of her death, however, were not disclosed. Leaving to live in Australia several months […]

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Frenchman Grégoire Barrère faces Egyptian Mohamed Safwat in the 1st round of the Australian Open on January 20, 2020 in Melbourne.

Australian Open: Rain Disrupts the First Day, Thirty Matches Postponed

After the pollution, the rain comes to spoil the Australian Open, forced to postpone many matches scheduled for Monday 20th January  Funny start for the Australian Open: the threat of pollution lifted, it was the rain that completely turned upside down the first day Monday 20th January 2020 in Melbourne, causing the postponement to Tuesday of 32 […]

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