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Australia detects highly infectious Delta variant in Melbourne outbreak

MELBOURNE: Australia’s Victoria state authorities have detected the highly infectious Delta COVID-19 virus variant for the first time in the latest outbreak in Melbourne, raising concerns of a major spike in cases. The Delta variant, which has been classified by

Melbourne starts five-day virus lockdown, no spectators at Australian Open

MELBOURNE: Australia’s second most populous state Victoria entered a five-day lockdown on Saturday as authorities raced to prevent a third wave of COVID-19 cases sparked by the highly infections UK variant. One new locally acquired case was confirmed in the

Sydney to host third test against India despite COVID-19 fears

MELBOURNE: Sydney will remain the venue for Australia’s third test against India next month despite the COVID-19 outbreak in the city’s northern beach suburbs, Cricket Australia (CA) said. Australia’s most populous state of New South Wales (NSW) reported three new

Melbourne placed under new coronavirus lockdown

MELBOURNE: More than five million residents of Melbourne will be locked down for six weeks after coronavirus cases surged in Australia’s second-biggest city. State Premier Daniel Andrews said the lockdown would begin at midnight on Wednesday and last at least

Australia seals state border as coronavirus outbreak worsens

MELBOURNE: Australia will seal off the state of Victoria from the rest of the country for an indefinite period as authorities announced unprecedented measures to tackle a worrying surge in coronavirus cases. The decision marks the first time the border

ICC seeks to set attendance record at Women’s T20 World Cup final

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) is inviting fans to play their part in history by setting the record for most attendance at a women’s sporting fixture during the final of the T20 World Cup 2020. The stories of trailblazing

Australia edge closer to victory against Pakistan

MELBOURNE: Spin king Nathan Lyon removed dangerous half-century makers Shan Masood and Asad Shafiq Monday as Australia edged closer to victory inside four days at the second Test in Adelaide. Pakistan had stubborn half-centuries from Shaan Masood and Asad Shafiq