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PFIZER PHASING: It’ll take longer to be fully vaccinated in NSW after Premier fails to convince other states to divert doses

- July 24, 2021 3 MIN READ

Pfizer doses in NSW will be spaced out to enable more first jabs to be administered quickly, as the Berejiklian government on Friday declared the Sydney COVID crisis a “national emergency”. But the plea by the state for Pfizer doses to be diverted to Sydney as part of a refocusing of the national vaccine program… Read more »

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THE BIG JAB: Fintech leaders are rallying startup founders to offer paid vaccination leave to staff

- July 20, 2021 2 MIN READ

The founders of leading local fintechs, including Prospa, Zip, Athena Home Loans and Honey Insurance will offer paid vaccination leave for all permanent employees, joining a campaign to encourage other Australian company owners to do the same. David Hyman, co-founder and CEO of Lendi Group is behind the push, dubbed the Great Aussie Vaccine Drive, saying… Read more »

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A biotech startup is developing a ‘warm’ COVID vaccine that also works against newer strains such as Delta

- July 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

A ‘warm’ COVID-19 vaccine being developed by scientists from India and Australia, suitable for remote regions lacking access to the cold storage needed to transport current vaccines, appears to be effective against new strains of the virus currently pushing Australian states back into lockdown. The CSIRO has been evaluating the heat-tolerant COVID-19 vaccine formulations developed… Read more »


Amazon shut down its massive Sydney fulfilment centre after two workers tested positive for COVID-19

- July 13, 2021 2 MIN READ

Amazon Australia’s largest fulfilment centre in Sydney was shut today for deep cleaning after two workers at the site returned positive tests for COVID-19. The 44,000-square-metre distribution warehouse at Moorebank in Sydney’s southwest – the current epicentre of the Sydney outbreak – stocks more then 500,000 products. How long it remains offline will determine the… Read more »


Businesses that have taken a hit in Sydney’s lockdown will get up to $10,000 a week to pay staff

- July 13, 2021 4 MIN READ

NSW businesses and others hit by Sydney’s ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown will receive additional support from a financial support package announced by the NSW and federal governments. The funding aims to improve business cash flows and ease the pressure on small business owners and individuals. Prime minister Scott Morrison and NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian… Read more »

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Sydney tightens lockdown screws: Shop browsing banned, 10km travel limit to exercise with 2 person cap

- July 9, 2021 3 MIN READ

Travelling more than 10km from your home to exercise will be banned from 5pm tonight, July 9, amid a range of tightened lockdown rules announced by NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian today. From 5pm today (Friday, 9 July) the additional restrictions are: Outdoor public gatherings limited to two people (excluding members of the same household); People… Read more »


Sydney stays in COVID lockdown for another week

- July 7, 2021 4 MIN READ

Sydney’s two-week lockdown will continue for another week to midnight, Friday, July 16, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced. The decision came following 27 new COVID-19 cases were identified in the 24 hours to 8pm Tuesday. Only 13 of those cases were in isolation during their infectious period. NSW recorded 27 new locally acquired cases… Read more »


Sydney’s lockdown looks set to continue for another week with students learning from home

- July 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

The two-week lockdown of Sydney and surrounding regions will reportedly continue for a third week, with students learning from home, according to media reports. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian will officially announce the way forward at 11am on Wednesday, but the government appears to have already briefed major media that the stay-at-home order will continue for… Read more »