World news – Big update expected for trips abroad

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is expected to give the green light to the Trans-Tasman bubble today – and the Aussies could be on vacation in the country early next week.

Quarantine-free travel is expected to begin April 12 or 19, federal government and industry sources told The Australian.

The New Zealand cabinet meets today to confirm a launch date for the two-way travel bubble. Mrs Ardern is expected to announce this this afternoon.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is expected to give the green light to the Trans-Tasman bubble today – and the Aussies could be on vacation in the country early next week.

Quarantine-free travel is expected to begin April 12 or 19, federal government and industry sources told The Australian.

John Hart, chief of tourism for the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, told the publication the 19th was pretty straightforward, adding that it was the date most airlines were given.

The New Zealand cabinet meets today to confirm a launch date for the two-way travel bubble. Mrs Ardern is expected to announce this this afternoon.

People can already travel to Australia from New Zealand without having to undergo mandatory quarantine, but the Trans-Tasman Bubble allows people from both countries to be exempt from quarantine restrictions.

Last month, Ms. Ardern outlined a number of concerns that needed to be resolved before the bladder was opened, including responding to potential outbreaks, how the contact tracing between the two countries works, and providing an up-to-date risk assessment from New New Zealand’s Director-General for Health.

During Parramatta’s victory over the Wests Tigers on Easter Monday, angry rugby fans were filmed throwing punches at each other in a wild fight in the stands.

Footage of the shocking incident was posted online on Monday evening and shows two Eels fans and a Tigers supporter involved in a violent altercation.

A man wearing a Parramatta jersey approaches another man who is sitting in his seat, also wearing blue and gold. The person who gets up hits the other man on the head with his left hand.

This causes the man who was hit to get up and grab the other spectator by the neck before they both throw punches.

A supporter in a West Tigers jersey steps into the picture and throws a punch at the man who threw the first punch in the video clip.

The new variant of the coronavirus, which is sweeping through Brazil and spreading to other nations around the world, is proving to be up to three times more deadly for young people, according to research.

According to the Brazilian health institute Fiocruz, the number of cases among Brazilians in their thirties, forties and fifties has increased 565 percent, 626 percent and 525 percent, respectively, since the beginning of January.

By comparison, the increase in the total population over the same period was much smaller, at 316 percent, suggesting that viral infections are « shifting to younger age groups. »

There is also increasing evidence that young people are not only more likely to be infected with the new strain – called p. 1 – but also die from it.

The Brazilian Association of Intensive Care Medicine said the number of 18- to 45-year-olds requiring intensive care for COVID-19 from February to March this year was three times as high as it was from September to November 2020, causing deaths as a result Coronavirus-caused age groups have almost doubled.

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