Business

4 numbers to keep an eye on if you’re trying to predict when the Omicron Covid wave will end

- January 18, 2022 4 MIN READ

Before Australia’s recent changes to COVID testing, working out when we reached the peak of cases was, in principal, straightforward. We looked at the numbers of new daily cases, diagnosed via PCR. From there, we worked out a range of other key indicators related to COVID spread, testing and hospitalisation – each dependent on those… Read more »

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Business

Open Banking fintech Adatree has created a Covid hotspot analysis that turns contact tracing into real time alerts

- October 12, 2021 3 MIN READ

Consumer data right (CDR) startup Adatree, which is powering fintechs in open banking, has built a real-time capability alert system to warn people if they’ve just bought something at a Covid-19 exposure site. As NSW opens up once again, with Victoria to follow within weeks, and politicians saying we must “leave to live” with the… Read more »

Advice

If you’re feeling anxious about returning to ‘normal’ after lockdown, here’s how to cope

- October 11, 2021 4 MIN READ

As lockdown eases today in New South Wales, and will do so in Victoria later this month, many people will begin readjusting to “normal” life. Exiting lockdown after several months can lead to a range of feelings, from excitement and relief to stress and worry. While it may seem counter-intuitive to feel anxious about returning… Read more »

Robin Levison
ASX

Materials tech startup Xefco launches joint venture to produce Covid-killing face masks

- September 23, 2021 2 MIN READ

Sydney-based materials technology company Xefco is launching a joint venture company to produce revolutionary face masks with the ability to kill the Covid-19 virus within minutes. Xefco developed masks coated in an ultra-thin layer of copper in a collaboration with Deakin University. Studies by the Doherty Institute found that the patent-pending technology has the ability… Read more »

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Business

Lockdowns will start to lift in regional NSW from Saturday, while double-vaxxed adults will also have some restrictions lifted: here’s what you need to know

- September 9, 2021 3 MIN READ

Lockdowns in some NSW regions outside of Sydney will be lifted on the weekend, provided they’ve had no Covid cases for 14 days. And stay-at-home orders for adults who’ve had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will be lifted after NSW passes the 70% vaccination target, most likely in mid October. The changes are part… Read more »

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Business

CURFEWS, CLOSURES, PERMITS, 4 MORE WEEKS: Sydney Covid restrictions clampdown grows as lockdown extends to October

- August 20, 2021 3 MIN READ

The current lockdown in Greater Sydney, which began on June 26, will now last until at least the end of September, with the NSW government adding further restrictions to the capital’s hotspots, including curfews. Masks will be mandatory when outside your home, except when exercising, everywhere in NSW from Monday, August 23 (including regional NSW… Read more »

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Business

NSW plunged into a 7-day statewide lockdown as the government scrambles to respond to a growing Covid threat

- August 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

Premier Gladys Berejiklian declared a statewide lockdown of NSW late on Saturday afternoon as her government scrambles to stem the state’s rising Covid spread. As Sydney enters its eighth week of lockdown, the decision, just hours after the Premier announced tougher restrictions for Sydney residents, bigger fines for breaches and more police enforcement, in response… Read more »

Business

Everything you need to know about Victoria’s new post-lockdown business support package

- July 28, 2021 3 MIN READ

The Federal and Victorian governments will fund a joint support package to give Victorian small and medium businesses the extra help they need to recover from the recent lockdown. The new Victorian Business Support Package will deliver an additional $400 million in support to thousands of businesses, with funding to be split 50/50 between the Federal… Read more »