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COVID-19: ACT declares Melbourne exposure sites hotspots

People entering the ACT from a COVID-19 affected area in Melbourne must quarantine for 14 days, under a new ACT Public Health Direction that came into effect from 2pm today, Thursday 4...

ACT, NSW to reopen borders to Victorians on Monday

ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Kerryn Coleman has announced the Territory is still on track to lift its border with Victoria on Monday 23 November, as the southern state recovers from a second wave of COVID-19.

ACT looks to open border to Victorians in two weeks

The ACT is standing strong on its border restrictions with Victoria, today confirming it will wait a full two weeks from when the state eased restrictions on 8 November before opening.

Life in Melbourne’s stage 4 lockdown

CW’s remote intern and former Canberra resident, Josh Martin, provides an insight into his life under stage four restrictions in Melbourne: For eight months, Melbourne has been shackled with some form of serious...

Worry increases, distancing decreases in second wave

An ANU survey has found that more than three in five Australians (62.6%) felt anxious or worried about the coronavirus in August, up from 57.3% in May.

120 ACT residents return by road from Victoria in past 5 days

Today, 23 ACT residents in 17 vehicles returned home by road from the Victorian border at Wodonga, bringing to 120 the total number of Canberrans returning during the five-day window allowed by the NSW Government.

ACT residents continue to return by road from Victoria

Yesterday the ACT welcomed home another 22 ACT residents returning from Victoria by car, travelling in 20 vehicles. This follows the first group of 29 people travelling from Wodonga in 17 cars...

Stranded ACT residents allowed to come home

Canberra residents who have been stranded on the Victorian border since last Friday, 7 August, have today been told they will be able to travel through NSW and back to the ACT from tomorrow, 13 August.

Canberrans still in limbo on Victorian border

Nearly 100 Canberrans are still stranded on the Victorian border as at 5pm today, after the NSW Government has failed to budge on its decision not to honour in-transit permits for travel through NSW to the ACT.

ACT Health working with local aged care, as Melbourne crisis continues

ACT Health is continuing to work collaboratively with government and non-government stakeholders in its contingency plan to reduce the risk of a COVID-19 outbreak in the local residential aged care sector.

250,000 job losses as Victoria faces Stage 4 restrictions

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced further restrictions for Melbourne businesses and estimated another 250,000 Victorians will lose their jobs as the state struggles to reduce community movement and get the virus under control.

Victorian man found in Fyshwick unlawfully entered ACT

A 38-year-old Victorian man was fined and escorted to the NSW border on Saturday night, having been caught breaching the ACT’s COVID-19 health directions.
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