Australia news live: NSW, Victoria and Queensland report no new Covid cases; Tennis Australia will pay for quarantine

2 years ago 44

Coronavirus restrictions to ease in Brisbane tomorrow; Scott Morrison rebukes Cricket Australia for dropping Australia Day reference. Follow all the latest news and updates, live

NSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsState-by-state restrictions and lockdown rules explainedFollow the global coronavirus liveblog

12.15am GMT

Shares in pure-play coalminer Whitehaven Coal are down by almost 3% this morning – but the fall is unlikely to be related to Joe Biden’s new executive order committing the US to rejoining the Paris climate accord.

The accord is bad news for coalminers, as it commits participants to take action to reduce global heating to under 1.5C, but Biden’s made it clear for months that he would bring America back into the Paris fold after the former president, Donald Trump, quit it.

12.10am GMT

NSW Health have also provided sewage surveillance program updates.

Fragments of the virus were detected in Warriewood overnight. The plant takes in more than 160,000 people on the northern beaches. Fragments were also found at Berala, which takes in a catchment of almost 10,000 people across the suburbs of Berala, Auburn, Lidcombe, Rookwood, and Regents Park in Sydney’s west.

While this likely reflects known recent confirmed cases in these areas, everyone living or working there should monitor for symptoms and get tested and isolate immediately if they appear.

Continue reading...
Read Entire Article