End of Lockdown in NSW Sets New Standard

New South Wales will ease restrictions significantly to allow residents greater freedoms this week. Following high rates of vaccination among the eligible population, the state’s Premier has opted to open up the community for vaccinated residents after months of lockdown. NSW’s Premier Dominic Perrottet announced on Saturday the state had reached an important milestone: 80…

The G7 Summit: What did the world leaders agree on?

The leaders of the G7 countries have recently ended a three-day summit, pledging to address vaccine inequity, climate change, global taxes, and China’s growing power. In a communique released at the conclusion of the meeting in Cornwall, England, the leaders of the G7 countries – France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the…

Qantas To Offer ‘Mega Prizes’ For COVID-Vaccinated Travelers

Qantas will offer a range of incentives to people who are vaccinated, encouraging more people to get a COVID jab. Qantas, which has had its business largely grounded during the COVID-19 pandemic, is hoping free flights, points, and credits will encourage Australians to get vaccinated. The airline’s vaccine incentive program, which launches July 2021, will…

China Hits Backs at Joe Biden’s Investigation into COVID-19 Origins

United States President Joe Biden has ordered national intelligence agencies to intensify its efforts to determine the origins of coronavirus, saying they are pursuing theories of a possible laboratory accident in China. Biden said in a statement that the US intelligence are looking into two different scenarios and have low confidence in their current conclusions.…

Victoria To Enter Seven-Day Lockdown in Response to Recent Outbreak

The Victorian government has announced a new seven-day lockdown today in a bid to reduce the state’s growing coronavirus outbreak. The “circuit-breaker” lockdown will be in place from midnight Thursday until midnight on June 3. The lockdown marks the fourth lockdown the Victoria Government has implemented since the pandemic began. The state’s recent outbreak has…