72 International Tennis Players in Hard Lockdown Ahead of Australian Open [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

72 International Tennis Players in Hard Lockdown Ahead of Australian Open [Headlines]

Five people linked to the tournament have now tested positive to coronavirus, and are quarantining in Melbourne. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomMonday 18 Jan 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team

The number of international tennis players in hard lockdown has grown to 72, after a person on another Australian Open charter flight tested positive to COVID-19.

Five people linked to the tournament have now tested positive to coronavirus, and are quarantining in Melbourne.

Australia is urgently seeking more information from Norway, following the deaths of some elderly patients who received the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.

The British Medical Journal reports 23 people have died but Norwegian doctors say there is no certain link between the deaths and the immunisation.

Australia has a pre-purchase agreement with Pfizer for 10 million doses of the jab.

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The NSW Premier says being vaccinated against COVID-19 may be a condition of entry to some venues, once the jab is widely rolled out.

Gladys Berejiklian says a high take-up is crucial to getting life back to normal.

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been detained after arriving home in Russia, five months after being poisoned with a nerve agent.

He made a brief statement to reporters saying he was not afraid before being led away by officials at the airport.

Prison authorities said he had broken parole conditions.

More than a dozen US states have activated National Guard troops to help secure their capitol buildings ahead of President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration

The FBI has warned of potential armed protests by Donald Trump supporters.

The resilience of the Australian community during the bushfires and the pandemic will be recognised in this year’s Australia Day Address.

Former New South Wales Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons will address the nation in Sydney on Monday.