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NSW has 63,018 COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths

Australia's chief medical officer says NSW may be approaching its peak in COVID-19 infections after the state reported 63,018 new cases.

Pfizer CEO says two doses of COVID-19 vaccine provides ‘limited protection, if any’ against Omicron

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has made a stunning claim about his companies vaccine, saying it provides "little protection, if any" against the COVID-19 variant Omicron.

10 per cent of workforce could be absent as Omicron peaks

Treasury secretary Steven Kennedy has warned the national cabinet 10 per cent of the workforce could be absent with COVID, and more if schools don't reopen.

Australian Open crowds to be capped at 50 per cent

Melbourne's escalating COVID outbreak has forced crowds for the Australian Open to be capped at 50 per cent capacity.

NSW reports 92,264 COVID-19 cases, 22 deaths

NSW has reported a dramatic rise in new COVID-19 infections to 92,264, and 22 deaths, after RAT results were included for the first time.

Albanese says prime minister ignored health advice

Anthony Albanese says the prime minister should have listened to health experts and planned for the current COVID-19 outbreak. 

Djokovic defends himself after ‘hurtful’ COVID allegations

Novak Djokovic has issued a statement explaining his movements and results of COVID-19 tests before his arrival in Australia.

NSW records 21 deaths, 34,759 new COVID cases

NSW has set a new record for its deadliest day of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 21 people dead and another 34,759 cases reported.

Australia passes one million COVID cases

Australia has surpassed more than one million COVID cases since the pandemic started, with more than a quarter in the past four days alone.

Morrison says Omicron impacting workforce, spending

Scott Morrison concedes the highly-infectious COVID-19 Omicron variant is having an impact on Australia's workforce and consumer spending.