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Almost 18,000 Australians have had the jab in the first week of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout with only five per cent of patients refusing, says Health Minister Greg Hunt.
5:49pm Feb 24, 2021
Doctor who gave aged care home residents vaccine 'overdose' not fully trained, Hunt reveals; Tiger Woods hurt in LA car crash; Facebook overturns Australia news ban; Queensland halts quarantine-free New Zealand flights
8:25am Feb 24, 2021
Victoria has recorded its fifth day of zero local coronavirus cases as the state looks to further ease restrictions on Friday.
5:33pm Feb 23, 2021
Facebook to restore Australian news pages; MP Craig Kelly resigns from Liberal Party; 'Beginning of the end of this pandemic': Andrews; US virus death toll passes 500,000
10:29am Feb 23, 2021
Victoria will likely return to its 'COVIDSafe Summer' restrictions this week, with an official announcement to be made on Friday.
6:05pm Feb 22, 2021
Aussie bank taken over in $1.3 billion buyout; Fourth woman alleges she was sexually assaulted by person accused of raping Brittany Higgins; Australia coronavirus vaccinations begin
12:26pm Feb 22, 2021
Victoria has recorded its third day of zero local coronavirus cases, marking a triple 'donut day' as the state begins its vaccine rollout.
5:32am Feb 22, 2021
Australia's coronavirus vaccination program begins today, with healthcare workers and aged care residents first in line.
11:25am Feb 20, 2021
Victoria has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 either in hotel quarantine or in the community.
6:18pm Feb 19, 2021
The 50-year-old St Albans man was arrested on February 16 by police for operating his gym in Campbellfield in lockdown.
5:54pm Feb 19, 2021
Three new virus cases in Victoria; NASA Mars rover lands; Morrison says he didn't mislead public on handling of alleged rape; jury in police officer trial discharged; Brittany Higgins to make formal police complaint
12:17pm Feb 19, 2021
Victoria will start vaccinating people who are most at-risk of contracting COVID-19 from Monday.
11:56am Feb 19, 2021
Victoria's three new local cases of coronavirus are a family including two parents and a child. However, they were all isolating at home during their infectious period.
5:09pm Feb 18, 2021
PM responds to Facebook 'unfriending' Australia; Treasurer says Facebook's Aussie news ban 'heavy-handed'; Zero cases of community transmission in NSW; Victoria records zero local cases as lockdown lifted
10:59am Feb 18, 2021
Victoria's Health Minister Martin Foley has expressed his confidence that the latest COVID-19 outbreak appears to be under control as the state enjoys its first day of freedom after a five-day snap lockdown.
6:48pm Feb 17, 2021
Crowds will return to the Australian Open from tomorrow, with a 50 per cent capacity limit enforced.
5:07pm Feb 17, 2021
Victoria five-day lockdown to end at midnight; SA brings down border with Victoria from midnight; NSW to vaccinate 35,000 in next three weeks; Barty bombs out of Australian Open
11:39am Feb 17, 2021
Victoria's snap five-day lockdown will end as planned at midnight tonight, with only a few restrictions to remain.
10:42am Feb 17, 2021
From 12.00am tomorrow, Victorians will be able to move freely outside their own home without needing a reason to be out.
2:37am Feb 17, 2021
Victoria looks set to end its third lockdown today unless there is a sudden spike in coronavirus cases.
5:34pm Feb 16, 2021
TGA approves AstraZeneca vaccine; NSW reaches 30 days with no local virus cases; Victoria's exit from lockdown unclear; Camp plan for Melbourne; Prime Minister apologises after staffer rape allegations
1:55pm Feb 16, 2021
Victoria will move away from its hotel quarantine system in Melbourne's CBD to a hub system around Avalon and Melbourne airports.
2:23am Feb 16, 2021
Hopes are high that Victoria is close to ending its third lockdown after Daniel Andrews declared the state was "well-placed" to lift restrictions Wednesday.
5:30pm Feb 15, 2021
First vaccine supplies arrive in Australia; ANZ bank to close 19 branches; Protest against Victoria lockdown
4:33pm Feb 13, 2021
The returned traveller blamed for Victoria's Holiday Inn outbreak says he has been made to "feel like a criminal" after using a nebuliser to treat his asthma while in hotel quarantine.
1:30pm Feb 13, 2021
Victoria's health authorities are "confident" the five-day lockdown period will be long enough to get on top of the growing outbreak.
1:11pm Feb 13, 2021
The entire state of Victoria was plunged back to Stage Four restrictions at midnight, and can only leave their house for four reasons.
6:47am Feb 13, 2021
As Victoria braces to be flung into a snap lockdown from 11.59 tonight, hundreds have gathered at Melbourne CBD to protest the restrictions.
12:06am Feb 13, 2021
A raft of new restrictions come into effect across the state, including prescribed reasons to leave home, mask mandates and border closures.
8:17pm Feb 12, 2021
Both Coles and Woolworths have reinstated purchase limits in Victoria amid fears of a rise in panic buying ahead of the state's snap five-day lockdown.
8:01pm Feb 12, 2021
Premier Daniel Andrews said the government had to act out of an "abundance of caution" to prevent a third wave of COVID-19.
8:00pm Feb 12, 2021
A huge range of restrictions – familiar to Victorians as "stage 4" measures – will be enforced. Here's what we know so far.
6:48pm Feb 12, 2021
Victoria pauses all international arrivals; Snap lockdown for five days; Supermarket buying limits; Australian Open to go ahead; State borders slam shut
5:29pm Feb 12, 2021
As the state of Victoria battles to get control over another outbreak of COVID-19, authorities say any alternative to a hard lockdown could be "potentially devastating".
4:04pm Feb 12, 2021
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has suggested Australians should only be allowed home for "compassionate reasons" amid the new Melbourne outbreak which has sparked a fresh stage 4 lockdown.
7:32am Feb 12, 2021
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says shutting all Victorians out is not needed at this stage, despite the hotel quarantine-linked cluster growing overnight.
1:27am Feb 12, 2021
There are fears coronavirus may have spread at a café inside Melbourne Airport after two new cases were revealed.
5:45pm Feb 11, 2021
Holiday Inn cluster grows to 11; WA extends tough border with Victoria; SA to relaxes mandatory testing; EU vaccine shipment approved for Australia
2:07pm Feb 11, 2021
At least four people on a flight from Melbourne have been left stranded at Adelaide Airport after being denied entry into South Australia.
5:56pm Feb 10, 2021
More COVID-19 cases linked to Melbourne's Holiday Inn; SA set to lock out Greater Melbourne; Crown directors quit board; Trump lawyers attack 'politically inspired' impeachment trial
5:53pm Feb 10, 2021
People have turned out in droves to be tested in Sunbury as the list of exposure sites in the area increased and schools closed.
5:07pm Feb 10, 2021
Two more COVID cases have been added to Melbourne's Holiday Inn outbreak as South Australia moves to close its border.
12:08pm Feb 10, 2021
New South Wales has continued its 24-day run of zero community transmission with no new cases of coronavirus recorded overnight.
8:38am Feb 10, 2021
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said the government has "strong confidence" in Victoria, after a further two people tested positive to COVID-19.
8:36am Feb 10, 2021
A leading epidemiologist says three key changes need to be made to the hotel quarantine system to prevent infections from seeping out in future.
5:21pm Feb 9, 2021
Two new COVID-19 cases linked to Melbourne hotel; Eddie McGuire resigns as Collingwood president; Crown Sydney deemed 'not suitable' to hold casino licence; Second Victorian hotel worker has UK virus strain
10:54am Feb 9, 2021
Melbourne's infected hotel quarantine worker has tested positive to the highly infectious UK variant of coronavirus, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced.
8:27am Feb 9, 2021
A number of epidemiologists have expressed their concern about the scheme, prompting renewed calls to send returning travellers to remote and regional areas.
2:39am Feb 9, 2021
Victorian health authorities are rapidly chasing anyone who may have unknowingly come into contact with a quarantine hotel worker during a small weekend window where she is believed to have fallen ill with coronavirus.
5:54pm Feb 8, 2021
More than 1000 in isolation after Melbourne outbreak; NSW records no new local cases; Cruise industry drives domestic tourism revival