The end of the longest lockdown

Pubs, restaurants and cafes are in a hurry to stock up before they open their doors.
Since early August, residents of Australia's second-largest city have been in isolation - their sixth lockdown during a pandemic - to quell an epidemic fueled by the highly contagious Delta strain.

Unprecedentedly Powerful Earhquake Rocks Australia, Causes Damages in Melbourne

 A magnitude 5.9 earthquake caused slight damage in suburban Melbourne on Wednesday in an unusually powerful temblor for Australia.

The quake hit about 80 miles northeast of Australia's second-most populous city near the town of Mansfield at a depth of 10 6 miles, Geoscience Australia said.

Rare Australia earthquake triggers panic in Melbourne

A rare quake rattled southeastern Australia early on Sept. 22, shaking buildings, knocking down walls and sending panicked Melbourne residents running into the streets.

The shallow tremor hit east of the country's second-largest city just after 9:00am local time (2300 GMT) and was felt hundreds of kilometers (miles) away.

Nation imprisoned; mass arrest and suspension of public transportation PHOTO / VIDEO

Australian police arrested 235 people in Melbourne and 32 in Sydney on Saturday, at illegal rallies against quarantine and "measures" imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, while several police officers were injured in clashes with protesters.
Victoria State Police said six police officers were hospitalized.

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov Started with a Victory at US Open

The best Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov qualified for the second round of the US Open in New York. Dimitrov, ranked No. 15 in the men's circuit, defeated the "wild card" representative of the hosts, Sam Rifis, with 6:1, 7: 6 (3), 6:3 in 2:05 hours. The Bulgarian had no problems in the first set, in which he made two breakthroughs.

Australia’s capital Canberra to enter virus lockdown

Australia's capital Canberra was ordered into a seven-day lockdown on Aug. 12, after a single COVID-19 case was detected in the city that has largely avoided virus restrictions.


About 400,000 people in the nation's political hub will be under stay-at-home orders from 5:00 pm local time, joining millions more already under lockdown in Australia's southeast.

Sydney hits new COVID case record as outbreak spreads

Sydney posted a new record of COVID-19 infections on Aug. 10 as the city struggles to control an outbreak that is sending other Australian regions into lockdown.


New South Wales state announced 356 new cases, a fresh record for a Delta-variant outbreak that began in mid-June and continues to grow in a population with low vaccination rates.