New Covid subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are the most contagious yet – and driving Australia’s third Omicron wave | Adrian Esterman

Australia is heading for its third Omicron wave in the coming weeks, as BA.4 and BA.5 become the dominant Covid strains. BA.4 and BA.5 are more infectious than previous Covid variants and subvariants, and are better able to evade immunity… Read More »New Covid subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are the most contagious yet – and driving Australia’s third Omicron wave | Adrian Esterman

Australia news live: thousands more evacuated in Sydney floods; interest rate decision due; cargo ship still stranded

Federal disaster payments available to 23 flood-affected areas in NSW Josh Butler The federal government is making disaster relief payments available to 23 flood-affected areas in NSW, with emergency management minister Murray Watt saying the assistance would be “uncapped”. Watt… Read More »Australia news live: thousands more evacuated in Sydney floods; interest rate decision due; cargo ship still stranded

Australia news live updates: flood-hit Sydney residents evacuate as wild weather brings more heavy rain; Albanese in Ukraine

Christopher Knaus Emergency services rescued 20 people from rising floodwaters across New South Wales overnight as the state braces for another day of heavy rain and wild weather. Most of those rescues involved helping people who had driven into floodwaters,… Read More »Australia news live updates: flood-hit Sydney residents evacuate as wild weather brings more heavy rain; Albanese in Ukraine