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Australia receives first batch of AstraZeneca vaccines: Health Minister

Moscow/Sputnik: The first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines developed by UK drugmaker AstraZeneca arrived in Australia on Sunday, Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt said.

Australia confirms two cases of new coronavirus strain that has hit UK

Sydney/IBNS: Amid the commencement of vaccination programme against Covid-19 virus across several countries, Australia on Monday confirmed that it has detected two cases of a new strain of coronavirus, that is fast spreading and has forced the British authorities to reverse plans of relaxing the curbs during the Christmas, from where the first confirmed infection of the strain was reported.

Australia begins production of Oxford-developed Corona vaccine

Canberra/UNI: Australia commenced locally manufacturing a Coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by the University of Oxford from Monday.

Australians losing faith in gov't handling of COVID-19: poll

Canberra/Xinhua: Australians are losing faith in government handling of the coronavirus crisis, a poll has found.

More than 40 new COVID-19 cases reported in Australia’s Victoria

Moscow/Sputnik: More than 40 new coronavirus cases and nine new deaths from COVID-19 were registered in Australia’s southeastern state of Victoria in the past 24 hours, the Victoria Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports as the state prepares for a gradual easing of coronavirus restrictions.

Aussie researchers repurpose SARS treatment to fight COVID-19

Sydney/Xinhua: In the race to find a cure for COVID-19, Australian researchers have discovered that a compound originally designed to fight SARS can also stop COVID-19 growth in the laboratory.

Australia records 21 coronavirus deaths on 4th consecutive deadliest day

Canberra/Xinhua: Australia's coronavirus death toll has surpassed 350 on the nation's deadliest day of the pandemic.

Australia records 10 COVID-19 deaths on Sunday

Canberra/Xinhua: Australia recorded 10 COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, when the country's total confirmed cases surpassed 14,000.

Australia's coronavirus death toll climbs to 108

Canberra/Xinhua: Death toll due to coronavirus in Australia reached 108 on Sunday after a man died in Victoria.

Spike in Australian COVID-19 cases "deeply concerning": health authority

Canberra/Xinhua:  Australia has recorded almost 200 new cases of coronavirus in a single day.

Aussie state scraps easing of COVID-19 restrictions after spike in cases

Sydney/Xinhua: The Australian state of Victoria has taken a step back from easing COVID-19 restrictions scheduled for Monday, after recording a spike in new infections.

Australia reports 18 new COVID-19 cases

Canberra/Xinhua/UNI:  Alison McMillan, Australia's Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, said on Tuesday afternoon that the country's number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has increased by 18 in 24 hours to 6,964.

Coronavirus restrictions eased in Australian capital

Canberra/Xinhua/UNI:  The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) announced a slight easing of coronavirus social distancing restrictions from this weekend.

Australian capital launches COVID-19 testing blitz

Canberra/Xinhua/UNI: The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has launched a coronavirus testing blitz in an attempt to find every case of the virus in the region.

Transmission of COVID-19 in Australia slowing significantly

Canberra/Xinhua/UNI:  The number of COVID-19 cases in Australia has surpassed 4,000 despite a significantly lower rate of transmission.