Australian state tightens border restrictions amid Covid-19 outbreak

22
Australian state tightens border restrictions amid Covid-19 outbreak
Australian state tightens border restrictions amid Covid-19 outbreak

Canberra, Dec 2 | Australian state tightens border restrictions amid Covid-19 outbreak. The state government of South Australia (SA) has tightened its border restrictions in response to the latest coronavirus outbreak.

SA on Thursday reported 18 new Covid-19 cases, 16 of which have been linked to a school reunion event on Saturday night while the remaining two are believed to have become infected interstate.

Authorities have not identified the source of the school reunion outbreak but believe it is someone who brought coronavirus into SA after it opened its borders to travellers from Covid-hit New South Wales (NSW), Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) on November 23.

In response to the outbreak and concerns over the Omicron variant, SA Premier Steven Marshall announced that all travellers from NSW must now be tested on arrival in SA, Xinhua news agency reported.

The state has also increased the quarantine time for international arrivals from seven days to 14 days.

Marshall said he was not surprised by the spike in case numbers after opening the border but that the Omicron situation must be monitored “extraordinarily carefully.”

On Thursday, Australia reported more than 1,700 new Covid cases as the country continues to battle the third wave of infections.

The majority of new cases were in Victoria, the country’s second-most populous state with Melbourne as the capital city, where 1,418 locally-acquired cases and 10 deaths were reported.

Cambodian PM says eldest son Manet will be one of PM candidates after him

The number of confirmed Omicron cases in the country has increased to eight after a recently returned international traveller tested positive in NSW.

As of Wednesday 92.6 per cent Australians aged 16 and above have received one vaccine dose and 87.4 per cent have received their second dose, according to the Department of Health.

Source: IANS

Post Disclaimer by BhaskarLive.in

The information contained in this post is source form the news agency or PR agency. We do not take any responsibility of accuracy of information. We have not made any modification or changes in original source content. This information only for general information purposes only. The information is provided by BhaskarLive.in and while we Endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the post for any purpose.

Next Story

Weekly Fundamental Market Outlook

Weekly Fundamental Market Outlook

Indian share market posted its first weekly gain in Jun by rising 2.7%.

This week, the Indian Stock Market rebounded strongly and ended with first weekly gain of 2.7% in June as a drop in commodity prices offered some relief from broadening inflationary pressures. Copper prices, which are often seen as a bellwether for economic output due to their wide range of industrial and construction uses, are heading for their worst week in a year, while oil prices have dropped over concerns of slumping demand.

While the US recessionary fears are still at the forefront, but the slide in commodity prices has lifted the mood of stock market.Cheaper oil is usually beneficial for oil-importing countries such as India.

Domestically, on sectorial basis, Auto and FMCG are the top gainers, while Metal index is the top losers. On stock basis, Hero MotoCorp, Eicher Motors, Hindustan Unilever, Maruti Suzuki and M&M were the top gainers and Tata steel, UPL, Reliance Industries, hindalco Inds and Coal India were the top losers.

In the next week, investors will keep a close eye on crude oil price movement, commodity prices, US economic activity and the geopolitical development.

 

Post Disclaimer by BhaskarLive.in

The information contained in this post is source form the news agency or PR agency. We do not take any responsibility of accuracy of information. We have not made any modification or changes in original source content. This information only for general information purposes only. The information is provided by BhaskarLive.in and while we Endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the post for any purpose.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here