A delivery courier on motorbike and a cyclist, both wear protective face masks, navigates the city centre during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Sydney, Australia, September 14, 2021. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Sydney pilots home quarantine as Australia looks to reopen border

SYDNEY, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Australian officials will trial a home quarantine system for fully vaccinated international travellers arriving in Sydney, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as the…

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A man sits in front of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House amid an extended lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Sydney on August 13, 2021. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP)

Sydney extends lockdown, imposes partial curfew

Sydney (AFP) – Sydney extended its two-month-old lockdown for another month and introduced a partial curfew Friday, as Australia’s largest city struggled to contain a fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak.  New South Wales…

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A man wears a mask as he walks in Sydney, Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Sydney’s two-week lockdown has been extended for another week due to the vulnerability of an Australia population largely unvaccinated against COVID-19, officials said. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Australia’s largest city Sydney locks down for third week

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Sydney’s two-week lockdown has been extended for another week due to the vulnerability of an Australia population largely unvaccinated against COVID-19, officials said on Wednesday. “The…

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A man wearing a protective face mask takes in the waterfront view underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge, seen shrouded in fog, during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Sydney, Australia, June 30, 2021. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Lockdown measures extended in Australia amid COVID-19 outbreak

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian officials extended lockdown and social distancing measures to more of the country on Wednesday, with four major cities already under a hard lockdown in a race to contain an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta coronavirus…

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People, some wearing protective face masks, stand on a train platform at Central Station after new public health regulations were announced for greater Sydney, including compulsory mask-wearing on public transport, following the emergence of new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sydney, Australia, May 6, 2021. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Australia’s New South Wales reports zero COVID-19 cases, fears remain over missing link

Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) state reported zero COVID-19 cases for a fourth straight day on Monday, but concerns about new infections remained as the missing link in a case…

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