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SA seasonal workers clear virus quarantine

More than 800 seasonal workers from the Pacific Islands have completed COVID-19 quarantine and have begun harvesting crops in the state’s Riverland. The 782 men and 22 women from Tonga, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Samoa have been in isolation at a Paringa facility, northeast of Adelaide, with none returning a positive test result for coronavirus. They… Read More »

South Africa returns to stricter lockdown, virus ‘surging’

Loading the player… South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Sunday that his country will return to stricter lockdown measures in the face of a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases that indicate the virus is “surging again” in Africa’s worst-affected nation. Positive cases in South Africa in the past seven days were 31% higher than the… Read More »

New local virus transmission in WA

Western Australia has recorded a fresh community case of COVID-19, bringing the number of known local infections linked to the Perth Mercure Hotel to three. The city’s initial locally acquired cases which triggered a snap three-day lockdown, were caused by virus spread in the corridors of the hotel, infecting a man staying adjacent to an… Read More »