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    Fish frenzy over escapees

    A fish farming campaigner wants a full EPA probe into yesterday morning's mass Huon Acquaculture salmon escape due to an electrical fire in one of its D'Entrecasteux Channel pens. Huon has spun the incident as good news for local fishers with minimal…
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    'Key' week for curbing SA virus cluster

    South Australia remains on track to ease coronavirus restrictions before Christmas but health officials say this week is crucial in combating a cluster of COVID-19 infections. One more case was added to the so-called Parafield cluster on Monday, taking the…
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    COVID-19 passports likely for travellers

    Qantas is part of a push by world airlines to require international travellers to prove they've had the coronavirus vaccination before entering or leaving a country on a flight. A vaccination against COVID-19 could become available earlier in the new year,…
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    Victoria reaches no active cases milestone

    Victoria has hit another coronavirus milestone, with no active cases for the first time in nearly nine months. The state's last active case, a man in his 90s, was discharged from hospital on Monday. After its second wave ballooned to 7880 cases on August 11,…
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    NSW-Victoria border opens, flights resume

    The NSW-Victoria border is fully open for the first time in more than four months with flights between the states resuming. The border opened a minute after midnight, allowing Victorians to freely visit NSW for the first time since July 8 without having to go…
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    COVID-19 victims maintain immunity

    Australian researchers have discovered that patients who've been infected with COVID-19 retain immunity against the virus and the disease for at least eight months. The research is the strongest evidence yet that vaccines against the virus will work for long…
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    Victoria dumps mandatory outdoor masks

    Victorians can breathe a sigh of relief, with months of compulsory face mask-wearing coming to an end as part of a further lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. Premier Daniel Andrews on Sunday announced the changes to take effect from midnight. "Masks will be…
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    SA COVID-19 close contact 'lied'

    A person closely linked to Adelaide's COVID-19 cluster lied to contact tracers in "completely and utterly unacceptable" conduct, Premier Steven Marshall says. But SA will ease the statewide lockdown immediately to allow family groups to exercise with…
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    Most Australians plan to get virus vaccine

    Most Australians plan to get vaccinated against the coronavirus once it's available, but new surveys also show hesitancy in the community. Australian National University analysis released on Friday shows close to three-in-five people would get the jab, while…
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    Vic shuts border with SA

    Victoria will close its border with South Australia for 48 hours, after fragments of COVID-19 were detected in wastewater along freight corridors. Premier Daniel Andrews on Thursday announced a "hard border" will be in place from 11:59pm for 48 hours, before…
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    Escape from SA: Tassies in lockdown

    Thursday marks day 1 of South Australia's six-day hard lockdown which has seen all schools, universities, takeaway, restaurants, cafes and food courts closed and outdoor exercise banned. The latest figures indicate Adelaide's cluster has grown slightly to 23…
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    No new cases on day one of SA lockdown

    South Australia has reported no new coronavirus cases as the state begins a six-day hard lockdown to contain a dangerous COVID-19 cluster. The so-called Thebarton cluster remains at 23 confirmed infections with three people in hospital in a stable condition.…
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    Vic keeps border open, as SA locks down

    Victoria's border with South Australia will stay open for now, as SA enters a six-day lockdown to deal with its virus outbreak. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has asked South Australians to cancel all non-essential travel to the state. "Unless you have got…
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    SA to go into six-day lockdown

    South Australia will go into lockdown for six days, with a range of restrictions to provide a "circuit-breaker" and help control a worrying cluster of COVID-19 cases in Adelaide. Imposing some of Australia's swiftest and strictest measures during the global…
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    SA COVID cluster traced to quarantine case

    A returned traveller who arrived from overseas on November 2 has been confirmed as the source of a coronavirus cluster that is growing in Adelaide. The number of cases linked to the Parafield cluster climbed to 20 on Tuesday. But one more positive infection…
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    Thousands flock for virus tests in SA

    Coronavirus testing numbers have surged to record levels in Adelaide as thousands of people come forward to be swabbed to head off a possible second wave of infections. Health officials are scrambling to contain a worrying cluster of cases, centred mainly on…
  • In this photo illustration, a Moderna U.S. biotechnology company webpage seen displayed on a smartphone.Moderna said its experimental vaccine was 94.5% effective in preventing COVID-19 based on interim data from alate-stage clinical trial, becoming the second U.S. company in a week to report results that far exceedexpectations. (Photo by Pavlo Gonchar / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

    Moderna vaccine '94.5 per cent effective'

    In this photo illustration, a Moderna U.S. biotechnology company webpage seen displayed on a smartphone. (Photo by Pavlo Gonchar / SOPA Images/Sipa USA) US pharmaceutical firm Moderna has reported early analysis suggesting its coronavirus vaccine is 94.5 per…
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    Borders shut to stamp out SA virus spread

    Extra support is at hand and state border closures are re-emerging as South Australia enters a critical phase of containing its coronavirus outbreak. Prime Minister Scott Morrison remains positive Australia will be open by Christmas, as Queensland, Western…
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    Outbreak prompts new virus measures in SA

    South Australia has gone "hard and early" with a range of new COVID-19 restrictions as officials scramble to bring an emerging cluster of infections under control. Premier Steven Marshall said the situation was dangerous and time was of the essence in dealing…
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    SA virus cluster explodes to 17 cases

    An outbreak of coronavirus in Adelaide north has now been linked to 17 cases of the infection. South Australia's Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier revealed the spike on Monday after SA Health on Sunday found three new locally-acquired cases. The new…