Tag Archives: Virus

States scramble as virus fears spread

Victoria has declared Perth a “red zone” and anyone entering the state from the Western Australia capital will have to quarantine for 14 days. Other states and territories have also announced restrictions on people travelling from WA after Premier Mark McGowan sent the Perth and Peel regions into a three day lockdown amid a COVID-19… Read More »

A New Study Links Donald Trump’s ‘Chinese Virus’ Tweet to Rise in Anti-Asian Hate Speech

Former president Donald Trump’s description of Covid-19 as “the Chinese virus” on Twitter last year has been linked to a measurable increase in anti-Asian hashtags on the platform, according to new research from the University of California, San Francisco. In a study of nearly 700,000 tweets published on March 18, 2021 in the American Journal… Read More »

Where contagious virus strain originated

The rich. The powerful. The well-connected. These are the people the Federal Government exempts from both international travel restrictions and hotel quarantine. And they may be the backdoor by which a supercharged new strain entered Australia. Australians aren’t allowed to leave the country to travel overseas. Australians must wait in line and pay for their… Read More »

These are NSW’s new virus rules

NSW residents will at midnight enjoy the easing of several restrictions including the hard border with Victoria. From 12.01am on Monday, residents of both states will for the first time in more than four months be able to freely cross into the other jurisdiction without needing a permit. More people will also be able to… Read More »