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Auckland COVID-19 lockdown forces change to Australia-New Zealand T20 series (source — www.abc.net.au) 27/02/2021 14:36:17

Australia will now play New Zealand in consecutive matches in Wellington after the New Zealand government announces Auckland will enter a seven-day lockdown.

The combative fringe of Australia’s anti-COVID-19 vaccination movement gets political (source — www.smh.com.au) 27/02/2021 10:16:44

Anti-vaccination protesters have gathered outside federal Health Minister Greg Hunt’s Somerville electorate office.

Gogglebox: 50 Secrets You Didn't Know About The Channel 4 Show (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 27/02/2021 09:00:16

Now in its 17th series, Gogglebox has never been more popular.With the pubs shut and restrictions on seeing our family and friends, in these isolated times it’s been appointment telly for many o...

T20 tour of NZ in limbo due to Australian Covid concerns over the Auckland outbreak (source — www.stuff.co.nz) 27/02/2021 08:03:19

Cricket Australia may reportedly refuse to play in Auckland to avoid another quarantine for their squad.

Auckland hotspot could prompt Australia to refuse to play (source — www.smh.com.au) 27/02/2021 07:58:40

Cricket Australia is monitoring a COVID-19 hotspot in Auckland which could prompt it to abandon next week’s Twenty20 clash over quarantine fears.

United Kingdom’s COVID vaccine rollout going ‘exceptionally quickly’ (source — www.news.com.au) 27/02/2021 02:48:51

Australian British Chamber of Commerce CEO David McCredie told Sky News the United Kingdom’s COVID vaccine rollout is going “exceptionally quickly” with around a third of the population already vaccin...

Covid Australia: Qantas passengers will have to show vaccination and negative test results via app (source — www.dailymail.co.uk) 26/02/2021 18:16:54

Passengers flying Qantas will have to disclose their medical history through a travel app which will display their immunisation records and Covid test results.

Qantas planning to restart international flights from Australia in October (source — www.mirror.co.uk) 26/02/2021 14:21:26

Qantas is looking to resume its international flights from Australia in October but it will depend on the Covid-19 vaccine roll out in the country

I choose you! Pokemon turns 25 (source — www.thesundaily.my) 26/02/2021 09:09:17

TOKYO, Feb 26: Twenty-five years after Pokemon first began delighting children and adults alike, the phenomenon is still capturing hearts, with smartphone craze Pokemon Go enjoying record success in v...

Nasal Sprays Are Part Of The Fight Against Covid-19. Here's How (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 26/02/2021 09:00:13

If Covid-19 vaccines are the superheroes, fighting against the worst effects of coronavirus with a needle and vial, they’re soon set to get a seriously kick-ass sidekick in different guise: the ...

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