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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Category: COVID-19

Updated: ACT cinemas, theatres can have full capacity from next week

ACT cinemas and indoor performance venues will be able to return to 100% capacity from Wednesday 14 April.

Two weeks until two-way Trans-Tasman travel bubble

Today, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a two-way travel bubble will form with Australia, meaning Australians and Kiwis may travel across the ditch without mandatory hotel quarantine.

Updated: ACT lifts Greater Brisbane travel restrictions

Anyone in quarantine in the ACT due to being in Greater Brisbane will receive communications from ACT Health advising them they are able to leave quarantine, subject to them having received a negative COVID-19 test.

‘You can come back tomorrow’: ACT testing sites under the pump

ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith says testing sites are trying to “staff up” in the wake of an outbreak of the UK strain in Greater Brisbane.

ACT shuts border to Greater Brisbane, returned travellers to quarantine

ACT residents who have been in Greater Brisbane since 15 March will need to enter quarantine until at least 6pm on 1 April, ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith announced today.

Phase 1B vaccinations begin – but not everyone can get it at once

ACT GPs have started vaccinating their patients against coronavirus this week – but with 100,000 Canberrans eligible, patience is necessary.

2021 Canberra Citizens of the Year rise to the challenge

The 2021 Canberra Citizens of the Year were announced today, with the award going to all those who have enacted the ACT’s COVID-19 response.

UPDATED: Which health conditions does vaccine phase 1b prioritise?

Phase 1b will include two million people with health concerns or disabilities, and more details were released this week.

COVID-19 viral fragments detected in City wastewater

Fragments of COVID-19 detected in a wastewater (sewage) sample collected from the City Central testing location on 9 March are most likely related to known cases of COVID-19 in hotel quarantine, ACT...

Technology Upgrade Fund to build digital capacity for community organisations

The ACT Government is helping community organisations communicate better with the people they support via a $478,000 Technology Upgrade Fund.

Fifth active case of COVID-19 in ACT hotel quarantine

The ACT has a new positive COVID-19 case: a teenage boy, ACT Health confirmed this afternoon, bringing the number of active cases to five.

ACT’s first AstraZeneca vaccinations ‘a real milestone’

Doctors at Canberra Health Services were given the ACT’s first AstraZeneca vaccinations at the Garran Surge Centre this morning.

Two new cases of COVID in hotel quarantine

The ACT has recorded two new cases of COVID-19 in hotel quarantine in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of active cases to four.

Investigations continue into hotel quarantine cases

ACT Health is continuing to investigate how two returned travellers in hotel quarantine in Canberra acquired COVID-19, with authorities believing they contracted the virus in transit from overseas.

Pfizer and AstraZeneca to share Garran Vaccination Hub

The rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Canberra is set to begin sooner than expected and will be administered at the same location as the Pfizer jab.

Second test confirms two active COVID-19 cases in Canberra hotel quarantine

Today’s stronger test results proved one man in his 40s and another younger than 20 are infected.

Updated: ‘Weak positive’ COVID-19 cases identified in hotel quarantine

Two returned travellers in hotel quarantine have returned weak positive test results for COVID-19, the ACT Government has announced.

Next round of returning travellers to land in Canberra tonight

At 7.45pm today, a Government-facilitated flight from Singapore carrying between 150 to 180 passengers will be greeted by authorities.

New Zealand travel bubble pops as ACT announces new restrictions

New travel restrictions for passengers from New Zealand were announced by the ACT Government late yesterday afternoon.

Update: Eden-Monaro frontline workers offered vaccine in Bega

The news follows public outcry about a potential 11-hour return trip for some frontline workers to access the jab.

Hotel quarantine ends for Canberra’s returned travellers

The ACT continues to have zero active Coronavirus cases, as all bar one of 166 returned travellers from the Government-facilitated flight to Canberra on 8 February completed their mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine...
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