Tag: Australia

Singaporean “couple who refuses to let COVID stop them” has photo-finish Melbourne wedding minutes before lockdown

Victoria, Australia—All’s well that ends well, as one man and woman, dubbed by the groom’s brother as the “couple who refuses to let COVID stop them”, discovered on their wedding day. Daniel Andrews, the premier of Victoria, announced a “state of disaster” on August 2, announcing...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for August 3, 2020

As of 8 am, August 3, 2020: World count: 17,852,451 cases, 10,598,327 recoveries, 679,794 deaths  There are now a total of 17,852,451 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 4,740,401 infections, followed by Brazil (2,733,677) and India (1,695,98). There have...

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for July 28, 2020

As of 8 am, July 28, 2020: World count: 16,360,298 cases, 9,454,796 recoveries, 650,918 deaths There are now 16,360,298 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 4,363,574 infections, followed by Brazil (2,443,480) and India (1,435,453). There have been 650,918 deaths...

Coronavirus update for July 16, 2020

As of 10 am, July 16, 2020: World count: 13,382,0 20 cases, 7,445,299 recoveries, 580,038 deaths There are now 13,382,020 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 3,483,905 infections, followed by Brazil (1,926,824) and India (936,181). There have been...

Be careful, folks. Apparently “moronavirus” is contagious and it’s only getting worse

In another engaging opinion piece released on May 26 in The Sydney Morning Herald, columnist and author, Peter FitzSimons, shared his thoughts on what he considers a brand new pandemic, the issue of “moronavirus” and just how quickly it’s spreading. Although there are a few...

Covid-19 has made Australia realise just how different it is from America

An opinion piece published on Sunday (May 10) in The Sydney Morning Herald shared the perspective of columnist Shaun Carney on how it took a pandemic to prove how Australia and America no longer have the same future goals. He explained how America and Australia...

Healthcare workers in Australia get 3 months free phone service from local telco

As part of the recognition for the life-saving work during the current coronavirus pandemic, Australian telecommunications company Optus is offering doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers free phone services for three months. The telco, which is the second-largest in the country, launched the initiative to...

Australia’s universities to feel financial impact of coronavirus outbreak

In writing an opinion piece for The Sydney Morning Herald on January 31, Salvatore Babones enumerated the economic effects of the Wuhan coronavirus on China-dependent universities in Australia. Being well-versed with the education system in Australia, the writer illustrated a scenario that could occur during...

Australian woman dies in cake-eating contest

A woman died while taking part in a cake-eating competition to celebrate Australia Day, local media reported Monday. Paramedics were called to a pub in the state of Queensland on Sunday afternoon after a woman was involved in a "medical incident". Public broadcaster ABC reported the...

Fires, then floods: How much can a koala bear?

A week ago, koalas at an Australian wildlife park were in the path of raging bushfires. On Friday, they were soaking wet and being carried to safety from flash floods. Months of drought that have contributed to Australia's catastrophic bushfire season have this week given...