Australia combats Delta variant

ENTERING RECOVERY PHASE Australia faces lockdown as cases escalate. MEASURES On 17 August 2021, New South Wales (NSW) Premier Ms. Gladys Berejiklian announced NSW is considering easing Covid-19 restrictions as early as in September after 50% of NSW residents are fully...

Australia faces lockdown as cases escalate

ENTERING RECOVERY PHASE Australia faces lockdown as cases escalate. MEASURES On 31 July 2021, Singapore’s Ministry of Health announced all travellers with a travel history to Australia in the past 21 days are to serve a 14-day stay-home notice at dedicated facilities....

Australia’s retail hit by coronavirus outbreak

ENTERING RECOVERY PHASE Australia’s retail hit by coronavirus outbreak. MEASURES On 21 July 2021, New South Wales and Victoria reported sharp increases in new COVID-19 cases, a blow to hopes that lockdown restrictions would be lifted. Continued lockdown means the...

Australia opens up slowly amid China spat

ENTERING RECOVERY PHASE Australia opens up slowly amid China spat. UPDATES On 20 June 2021, Australia filed a complaint to the WTO regarding China’s anti-dumping duties on wine exports. Relations have been poor since Australia called for an international inquiry into...