Australia Covid live news update: NSW outlines reopening plan as state records 787 cases, 12 deaths; Victoria 705 cases, one death

Posted by on September 26, 2021 11:42 pm
Categories: Global Stories

ACT eases some restrictions after recording 19 cases, one death; Gladys Berejiklian announces 11 October as day NSW restrictions ease after state records 787 cases and 12 deaths; Victoria records one death and 705 cases; no new cases in Qld; NT continues with reopening plans; 12 new cases in NZ. Follow all the day’s news

4.40am BST

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray is closed for the second time this month because of a positive Covid-19 case.

⚠️UPDATE: THE @ASRC1 FOOTSCRAY IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED ⚠️ due to a positive COVID case attending our Footscray site.
We can still help you with food & other critical needs this week. Please call ASRC Reception on 03 9326 6066 between 10am – 5pm for help or email

4.34am BST

Fancy a stopover in Darwin on your way to London? This could be on the cards, according to Qantas’ updated flying schedule announced today.

As we have already reported, the airline has confirmed it will act on its previous warning and temporarily reroute its flagship Perth to London direct service until at least April next year, due to Western Australia’s border settings.

Instead of operating from Melbourne to Perth and then on to London as it usually does, this flight will operate from Melbourne to London via either Darwin or Singapore, depending on conversations we’re having with the NT in the coming weeks.

The seven day home quarantine trial in New South Wales is a great step forward and we’re hoping the system evolves quickly for vaccinated travellers from low-risk countries to not have to quarantine on arrival, particularly given Australia itself is on track to have one of the highest vaccination rates in the world.

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