The NT government announces home quarantine for national travelers as of November 23

Home quarantine will be introduced for fully vaccinated domestic travelers arriving in the Northern Territory beginning November 23, says Chief Minister Michael Gunner. Key points: Home quarantine will only be available to fully vaccinated travelers Arrivals must stay in areas with a double vaccination rate greater than 80% A pilot program will start tomorrow in … Read more

Tasmania to open borders to COVID hotspots on December 15

All vaccinated interstate and international arrivals can enter Tasmania without the need for quarantine beginning December 15, provided they have tested negative for COVID-19, the state government announced. Key points: Tasmania will open its border to all vaccinated travelers from December 15 without the need for quarantine Interstate and international travelers will need to provide … Read more

Eighth death on the Polish border when the body of a 19-year-old Syrian was found in a river – POLITICO

Polish divers found the body of a 19-year-old Syrian in the Bug river on the border with Belarus on Wednesday afternoon, while the death toll on the border between Poland and Belarus rises to eight. “The identity was confirmed by the second young man with whom he tried to illegally cross the Bug the day … Read more

Qld COVID-19 October 18 | Queensland Announces Roadmap for Reopening | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Qld COVID-19 October 18 | Queensland Announces Roadmap for Reopening | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) How Melbourne’s West Suburbs Come Together to Fight COVID and Win | 7 NEWS  7 NEWS Australia Follow-up to the launch of the COVID-19 vaccine in Australia: October 18 | ABC News  ABC News (Australia) Queensland to open for Christmas under the … Read more

The EU will seek sanctions against the Belarusian airline for the arrival of migrants – POLITICO

EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday will call for new sanctions on Belarus, amid concerns that EU-registered companies are leasing planes from the country’s national airline, Belavia. Ireland is the EU’s hub for aircraft leasing, and Irish companies manage more than half of the world’s leased aircraft. Some Irish companies continue to charter … Read more

As Australia enters the ‘living with COVID’ phase, experts say the population should focus on hospitalizations, not case numbers.

The division couldn’t be more stark. Like New South Wales “open to the world”, on the other side of the country in the COVID-free state of WA, the population is your first look at what “living with COVID” might mean – when its hard edge is lifted. In Victoria, case numbers past 2000 in several … Read more

Removing the highest court in Europe from the Brexit protocol is ‘an impossibility’ – POLITICO

Turning the European Court of Justice into a Brexit “bogeyman” threatens Northern Ireland’s place in the EU’s single market for goods, and removing it from the protocol treaty is “an impossibility”, according to leading figures of the EU. European Commissioner for Financial Services Mairead McGuinness and EU Ambassador to the UK João Vale de Almeida … Read more

EU promises ‘creative’ solutions to settle Northern Ireland’s trade dispute with the UK – POLITICO

Brussels on Wednesday promised a major reduction in post-Brexit controls on goods moving between Britain and Northern Ireland, but rejected UK demands to negotiate a “new” protocol. One day after UK Brexit Minister David Frost rhetoric increased In a dispute between the EU and the UK over trade friction, warning that failure to renegotiate the … Read more

British ‘threats’ to ditch the Brexit protocol make it harder to fix – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. DUBLIN – Recurring British threats Activating Article 16 and withdrawing from the post-Brexit protocol in Northern Ireland is making it difficult to find practical solutions and stoking broader trade tensions, European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič warned on Thursday. The Commission’s point man on post-Brexit relations with the … Read more

The good news about the labor shortage – POLITICO

Paul Taylor, a contributing editor at POLITICAL, write the column “Europe At Large”. PARIS – As the coronavirus pandemic subsides and domestic products approach pre-crisis levels, economic recovery across the Western world is now limited by labor shortages. The media is full of reports of a shortage of truckers, nurses, fruit pickers, cooks, waiters, hotel … Read more