Coronavirus updates LIVE: Perth to go into five-day lockdown after man tests positive for UK variant of COVID-19; Australia to resume NZ travel bubble

WA Premier Mark McGowan has revealed a male security guard in his 20s tested positive for COVID-19 after working at a quarantine hotel.

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Greater Brisbane enters lockdown; Woman travelled from Victoria to Queensland with UK COVID strain

Greater Brisbane has woken up to its first day of a three-day lockdown, after a hotel worker was in the community while infected with the virulent UK strain of COVID-19. […]

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Greater Brisbane declared a hotspot, to enter lockdown after UK COVID strain found; WA to close border to Queensland

National cabinet will decide on Friday whether to apply more stringent requirements to international arrivals, particularly those coming from the UK where a more infectious strain of the virus is […]

‘A great many questions’: several countries ban travel from UK, South Africa over new variant

Christmas plans have been thrown into chaos across several continents after a new strain of coronavirus was found in the UK.

No need for tougher rules for returned travellers after Australia records two cases of new virus strain

Australia’s newly appointed Chief Medical Officer said other factors in the UK could be leading to the spread of a new strain around the south-east of England.

Don’t sabotage free trade talks with a debate over climate change, Tony Abbott tells Britain

In a lively appearance before a panel of MPs, Abbott also said his job as an adviser to the UK did not conflict with his loyalties as a former Australian […]

Labour calls for ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown as UK’s daily death toll rises over 100

Starmer made the call in a televised press conference, as the Commons approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s three-tier lockdown system unveiled on Monday.