Authorities ordered numerous businesses shut and closed the country's international borders to stem the spread of Covid-19, costing the economy billions of dollars but achieving success in containing the virus.
With South Pacific countries not yet ready to reopen due to coronavirus pandemic, a family along with hundreds of other sailors, is finding no way forward, no way back, and doesn't want to abandon their boat.
Novavax will inject 131 volunteers in the first phase of the trial testing the safety of the vaccine and looking for signs of its effectiveness.
"Some wild weather has affected large parts of WA, causing widespread damage and large-scale power outages." Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on social media.
The former Australian, Wimbledon and US singles titleholder, was part of the golden era of Australian men's tennis in the 1950s, winning four major singles titles and four in doubles.
Cricket Australia furloughed about 80 percent of its staff and said it had suffered a $13 million fall in revenue due to Covid-19, despite the pandemic hitting at the end of the season.
Over half a million jobs were lost in Australia in April, the largest fall on record, raising the unemployment rate to 6.2 percent. Meanwhile the Reserve Bank of Australia expects the rate to increase to 10 percent.
Students of New South Wales, the most populous state, and the northern state of Queensland began going back to school on a limited basis to lessen the risk of spreading the illness, state leaders said.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse found that Cardinal George Pell knew about abuses dating back to the 1970s and kept them hidden.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters in Canberra he had written to the Group of 20 government leaders calling for a "proper assessment" of the origins of and government response to the pandemic of Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus.
The country has enjoyed success in curbing the spread of Covid-19, with new daily cases slowing to single digits or zero across most regions.
Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield told a news conference the result was cause for celebration, noting the death toll remained at 20 with no additional virus-related fatalities.
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