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We found the limits of hotel quarantine. It’s time we fixed it

We found the limits of hotel quarantine. It’s time we fixed it

For many months, experts have been sounding the alarm on the problem of poorly ventilated hotels.

  • by Aisha Dow

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Scott Morrison warns of pandemic threat in new sign of border caution

Scott Morrison warns of pandemic threat in new sign of border caution

The Prime Minister warned MPs not to be complacent about the pandemic.

  • by David Crowe
Cow dung is no cure for COVID, Indian doctors warn

Cow dung is no cure for COVID, Indian doctors warn

Some believers have been going to cow shelters once a week to cover their bodies in cow dung and urine in the hope it will boost their immunity against,

  • by Amit Dave
India’s COVID-19 cases hold close to record highs as calls widen for lockdown

India’s COVID-19 cases hold close to record highs as calls widen for lockdown

India has recorded 22.66 million COVID-19 cases and 246,116 deaths as hospitals run out of oxygen and beds and morgues and crematoria overflow.

Eyeing Indian outbreak, Africa ramps up monitoring of coronavirus variants

Eyeing Indian outbreak, Africa ramps up monitoring of coronavirus variants

The slow vaccine rollout has made Africa’s hunt for new variants, which tend to emerge where spread goes unchecked, more urgent.

  • by Lesley Wroughton and Max Bearak
Potentially fatal fungal infection appears in some of India’s COVID patients

Potentially fatal fungal infection appears in some of India’s COVID patients

Mucormycosis is caused by a mould that thrives in wet environments and can attack through the respiratory tract, potentially eroding facial structures and harming the brain.

  • by Mujib Mashal
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Little has gone right for the Morrison government, but it’s not clear much has gone badly wrong

Little has gone right for the Morrison government, but it’s not clear much has gone badly wrong

The political dynamic is fuzzy and there’s no certainty that any of the government’s missteps are having an impact on voters.

  • by Sean Kelly
India’s daily COVID-19 deaths near record, calls for nationwide lockdown mount

India’s daily COVID-19 deaths near record, calls for nationwide lockdown mount

India’s COVID-19 deaths rose by more than 4000 for a second consecutive day on Sunday as calls for a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus mounted.

  • by Abhirup Roy and Aishwarya Nair
Australia is a beacon of multiculturalism. How did it lose its humanity?

Australia is a beacon of multiculturalism. How did it lose its humanity?

It’s horrifying to see the ease with which leaders propose sending Australians to Christmas Island to quarantine at a detention centre so awful it’s meant to deter asylum seekers.

  • by Latika Bourke
Australian resident dies in COVID-ravaged India as country’s death toll soars

Australian resident dies in COVID-ravaged India as country’s death toll soars

A Sydney woman said her father died from COVID-19 in India after being “abandoned” by the Australian government.

  • by Carrie Fellner and Nigel Gladstone
India ban has shamed Liberals, but not enough for many to speak out against it

India ban has shamed Liberals, but not enough for many to speak out against it

The decision to make it a criminal offence for Australians to try to return home from India has shamed Coalition MPs, but they fear speaking out against it.

  • by Rob Harris