Securing COVID-19 vaccine supply just as hard as the science

The Australian government can’t rely on the two local COVID-19 vaccine hopefuls to deliver a viable treatment, with local industry experts urging it to cast a wider net to secure sufficient supplies of any future remedy. There are more than 100 vaccine candidates working their way through trials worldwide, with the University of Queensland, working […]

Australian research provides COVID-19 vaccine hope

The breakthrough comes after recent studies have suggested long-term immunity from natural infection may not be possible. The Doherty Institute study, published in Nature Medicine, uncovered how an important part of the immune system responds to coronavirus, which could help assess how strong of a neutralising antibody response a vaccine might induce. Recent studies have suggested that […]

NSW closes Boarder with Vic

The NSW-Victoria border will close at midnight on Tuesday as Victoria’s second surge in the COVID-19 crisis intensifies. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced the historic decision on Monday morning, as the state recorded its highest-ever daily increase in cases, 127, and two Victorian men, one in his 60s and another in his 90s, died of […]

Roadmap to easing restrictions in Qld

On Tuesday 30 June 2020, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced Stage 3 Easing of Restrictions, including border changes. You can: download the easing restrictions roadmap find out about travel restrictions to remote communities. The Roadmap provides sensible and gradual steps to a COVID recovery that will reconnect our communities and keeps our economy moving by supporting […]

Victoria imposes new restrictions after virus spike

From Monday, Victorians were set to enjoy some of the benefits of eased coronavirus restrictions that many other Australians have been revelling in for weeks. Cafes, restaurants and pubs were set to increase capacity from 20 people to 50, for instance. But that won’t be happening. In fact, from midnight Sunday, Victorians will have some […]

Government’s coronavirus vaccine mission gets $66m injection

The Federal Government will invest $66 million for research into a coronavirus vaccine and antiviral medications. Developing Australia’s vaccine research was vital, Health Minister Greg Hunt said, for the nation’s containment strategy and flattening of the curve.Australia had been internationally lauded for one of the most accurate testing systems in the world, Mr Hunt said. […]

TGA Hand Sanitiser Advice

The information on this page is intended for consumers who wish to understand more about buying and using hand sanitisers amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you are seeking to manufacture, supply, or advertise hand sanitisers, see Hand sanitisers: Information for manufacturers, suppliers and advertisers. Soap and water is most effective for hand washing The […]

Keeping yourself healthy and safe during COVID-19

OVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus originating from Wuhan, China, late last year. According to the World Health Organisation, this strain of coronavirus has not previously been identified in humans. The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has recently been declared a pandemic by the WHO. It can spread rapidly from person to person through small droplets […]