Coronavirus Australia live: Australian Open tennis quarantine disarray as attention turns to Pfizer vaccine concerns

Posted by on January 17, 2021 4:36 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Seventy-two tennis players who flew to Melbourne frustrated they are unable to leave their hotel rooms to train. Follow latest updates live

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  • 9.31pm GMT

    The NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has reportedly told Sydney radio she will consider permitting venues to ban entry to people who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19. This is an interesting development to a story my colleague Paul Karp wrote on Friday about the circumstances under which the vaccine would be mandatory.

    The below is from a story AAP have just filed about Berejiklian’s comments this morning:

    The NSW premier says her government will consider permitting venues to ban entry to those who decline to take the Covid-19 vaccine.

    NSW reported six new local cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, five of which were household contacts of a previously confirmed case in western Sydney.

    9.18pm GMT

    This is an interesting piece about people of colour moving to regional areas during the pandemic:

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