Australia

  • Africa & World

    Australia cancels COVID-19 vaccine due to false HIV positives

    SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia cancelled the production of a locally made vaccine against COVID-19 after trials showed it could interfere with HIV diagnosis, with the government instead securing additional doses of rival vaccines. Antibodies generated by the vaccine being developed by the University of Queensland (UQ) and biotech firm CSL, one of four candidates contracted by the Australian government, were found…

    Read More »
  • Africa & World

    Australia plans to tighten lockdown restrictions

    (Reuters) – Austria should expect further heavy restrictions when its current lockdown measures expire in just over a week, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told Austrian paper Kleine Zeitung. Austria’s nationwide lockdown is due to be lifted on Dec. 7, but it is not yet clear what that will mean for the ski industry – cornerstone of a tourism sector which accounts…

    Read More »
  • Africa & World

    Sydney record highest temperatures

    SYDNEY has recorded its hottest November night on record, with daytime temperatures of 40C expected on Sunday.The Australian city recorded a minimum overnight temperature of 25.4C.The heat has prompted the New South Wales (NSW) Fire Service to issue a total fire ban for most of the eastern and north-eastern parts of the state.Firefighters are battling dozens of wildfires in the…

    Read More »
Back to top button