Healthtech

Brisbane biotech Ellume Health signs $305 million deal with the US government for Covid-19 home testing kits

- February 2, 2021 2 MIN READ

Brisbane-based digital diagnostics startup Ellume Health has signed US$231.8 million (AU$305m) deal with the US Department of Defense to build a US factory producing up to 19 million of its rapid Covid-19 home testing kits in a major expansion for the business. Under the agreement with the new Biden administration, supported by the US Department… Read more »

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Victoria ramps up border restrictions Sydney grapples with growing coronavirus cases

- December 20, 2020 4 MIN READ

Victoria will ban Sydneysiders from entering the state from midnight on Sunday, unless they undertake a mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and the state’s health department have upgraded the Greater Sydney area and Central Coast to a ‘red zone’, which means anyone who lives in these communities, or visited the area 11… Read more »

Covid-19

Victoria is relaxing mask rules and preparing to return to the office after a ‘CovidSafe Summer’

- December 6, 2020 3 MIN READ

Victorians will only have a wear masks when using public transport, taking taxis or rideshares, and for indoor shopping from midnight tonight under further relaxations to the state’s Covid-19 restrictions announced by Premier Daniel Andrews on Sunday. The “COVIDSafe Summer” will be in place until at least the end of January, and the government is… Read more »

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Southstart moves Thursday’s State of the Re: Union festival online as Covid-19 resurfaces in Adelaide

- November 18, 2020 2 MIN READ

Innovation and ideas festival, _SOUTHSTART has moved its State Of The Re: Union event in Adelaide this Thursday, November 20 – coinciding with Global Entrepreneur Week – online in response to a Covid-19 outbreak in the city. Organisers were forced to cancel today’s event after guests flying from Queensland were forced to withdraw when their… Read more »

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Borders across Australia will reopen by Christmas – except for people from Victoria and NSW heading to WA

- November 15, 2020 2 MIN READ

Prime minister Scott Morrison says Australians will be able to travel between all states and territories except Western Australia by Christmas thanks to a new agreement by the National Cabinet. WA easing restrictions WA has decided to continue to go it alone – although the state’s hard border will be scrapped from tonight with residents… Read more »

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Melbourne’s 25km travel limit ends tonight as further restrictions are eased and Victoria reopens

- November 8, 2020 2 MIN READ

Melburnians will no longer have to stay within 25km of their home from midnight tonight, November 8, as the “ring of steel” is lifted and other restrictions are eased under the Victorian government’s “third step” reopening plan. Premier Dan Andrews announced the changes on Sunday morning as the state had yet another day of no… Read more »

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FREE MELBOURNE: Shops, restaurants, and pubs reopen this Wednesday as lockdown laws ease

- October 27, 2020 3 MIN READ

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews yesterday announced the most significant easing of Melbourne’s coronavirus restrictions since the state went into “stage 3” lockdown on July 9. From 11.59pm on Tuesday night, retail, restaurants, cafes and bars will finally be able to open up in Melbourne. Gatherings of up to ten people outdoors are now allowed from… Read more »

Healthtech

Queensland biotech Microbio has developed a rapid Covid-19 test that can also tell if you are infectious

- October 26, 2020 2 MIN READ

Australian biotech venture Microbio announced this week that it has developed a new type of COVID-19 test with the potential to both determine if someone has the virus and also indicate whether they are infectious. The Brisbane-based startup says its InfectID-COVID-19-R test has been independently validated to identify the presence of the virus when still… Read more »