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Parmas and pies give US expats taste of home (source — www.dailytelegraph.com.au) 24/01/2021 13:12:00

Australia Day celebrations across the US have been muted by coronavirus restrictions but many expats are still planning to mark the day.

When to expect COVID jab in Australia (source — www.news.com.au) 24/01/2021 11:41:00

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has insisted Australia is on track for a February coronavirus vaccine rollout despite worrying shortages overseas.

As it happened: NSW to crack down on large gatherings over the long weekend; WA considers easing restrictions on visitors from Victoria (source — www.smh.com.au) 24/01/2021 10:39:43

There were no local cases of coronavirus across Australia on Sunday, but NZ authorities are on alert after reporting its first community case in months.

Coronavirus live news: vaccinated people may spread virus; New Zealand sees first local case in two months (source — www.theguardian.com) 24/01/2021 10:33:04

England deputy health chief Prof Van-Tam says vaccinated pay still pass virus on; New Zealand records first Covid community case in two months; three infections linked to Australian Open confirmed as ...

ABC’s Australia Day language slammed as ‘divisive’ (source — www.dailytelegraph.com.au) 24/01/2021 09:54:00

The ABC has been accused of dividing the nation by referring to Australia Day as “Invasion Day” in an online guide for events happening on January 26, while Police Minister David Elliott has slammed t...

Coronavirus live news: vaccine may not stop virus spread, says UK official; New Zealand records first local case in two months (source — www.theguardian.com) 24/01/2021 09:51:12

UK deputy health chief Prof Van-Tam says those who have had jab should abide by lockdowns; US nears 25m cases as one in 13 Americans infected; three infections linked to Australian Open confirmed as U...

Australian Open: quarantined Dayana Yastremska loses bid to lift doping ban (source — www.theguardian.com) 24/01/2021 09:29:35

Yastremska in hard Covid lockdown but unable to competeUkraine’s 20-year-old arrived on Tennis Australia charterQuarantined tennis star Dayana Yastremska’s arrival in Australia has come under fire aga...

Leaked emails reveal the havoc UK Covid super-strain is playing on Australian Open preparations (source — www.dailymail.co.uk) 24/01/2021 08:58:18

Players in mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine who can leave their rooms to train and hit the gym were expected to have four people allowed in their cohort but those plans have been put on hold.

Coronavirus live news: New Zealand records first local case in two months; zero new community cases in Australia (source — www.theguardian.com) 24/01/2021 08:03:12

US nears 25m cases as one in 13 Americans have been infected; New Zealand records first community case in two months; three infections linked to Australian Open confirmed as UK strainVaccine experts d...

Coronavirus live news: new community case in New Zealand; three UK strain infections linked to Australian Open (source — www.theguardian.com) 24/01/2021 07:39:11

US nears 25m cases as one in 13 Americans have been infected; New Zealand records first community case in two months; three infections linked to Australian Open confirmed as UK strainVaccine experts d...

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