State Emergency Service (SES) personnel prepare to deploy as floodwaters submerge residential areas following heavy rains in the Windsor suburb of Sydney, Australia, July 5, 2022. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Australia floods worsen as thousands more Sydney residents evacuate

SYDNEY, July 5 (Reuters) – Torrential rains kept battering Australia‘s east coast on Tuesday, intensifying the floods crisis in Sydney as thousands more residents were ordered to leave their homes overnight after rivers swiftly rose past danger levels. About 50,000 residents in New…

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People look at a flooded park due to torrential rain in the Camden suburb of Sydney on July 3, 2022. – Thousands of Australians were ordered to evacuate their homes in Sydney on July 3 as torrential rain battered the country’s largest city and floodwaters inundated its outskirts. (Photo by Muhammad FAROOQ / AFP)

Thousands ordered to evacuate from Sydney floods

AFP – Australia’s emergency services ordered thousands of people in Sydney to evacuate Monday as overflowing rivers swamped swathes of land and the city’s largest dam spilled torrents of water….

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A family leave to board a plane at Sydney’s International Airport on November 1, 2021, as Australia’s international border reopens almost 600 days after a pandemic closure began. (Photo by Saeed Khan / AFP)

Flowers, cheers and tears as Australia’s border reopens

Sydney (AFP) – Australia’s international border reopened on Monday almost 600 days after a pandemic closure began, sparking emotional scenes at Sydney airport as loved ones reunited. Shortly after dawn, bleary-eyed…

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A woman wearing a protective face mask walks along a deserted city bridge during morning commute hours on the first day of a lockdown as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders//File Photo

Sydney to open for international travellers without quarantine

SYDNEY, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Sydney will open up to fully vaccinated international travellers from Nov. 1 without the need for quarantine, the country’s most populous state said on Friday,…

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A person in protective face mask walks along the harbour waterfront across from the Sydney Opera House during a lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Sydney, Australia, October 6, 2021. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

‘Freedom Day’: Sydney reopens as Australia looks to live with COVID-19

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Sydney‘s cafes, gyms and restaurants welcomed back fully vaccinated customers on Monday after nearly four months of lockdown, as Australia aims to begin living with the coronavirus and gradually reopen the…

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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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