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Latest news: Restrictions

UK MPs vote to approve report Boris Johnson misled parliament

Britain's parliament has delivered another blow to the political career of former prime minister Boris Johnson, endorsing a report that concluded he deliberately lied over rule-breaking parties.

ACT restricts movement of honey bees, hives and equipment

Movement of honey bees and used apiary equipment into the ACT is now restricted following the recent detection of Varroa destructor, a species of parasitic mite that attacks European honey bees, at the Port of Newcastle in NSW.

Beijing tightens COVID-19 restrictions despite low case numbers

Tighter coronavirus restrictions have come into force in Beijing as a five-day national holiday begins.

ACT eases quarantine requirements for household contacts

As anticipated, the ACT Government will ease quarantine requirements for household contacts of people who have COVID-19 from 11.59pm on Tuesday 26 April.

South Korea lifts most COVID-19 precautions as Omicron recedes

South Korea has lifted almost all of its COVID-19 precautions in a major step towards a return to normal life as the Omicron variant recedes and daily infections retreated to a more than two-month low of fewer than 50,000.

UK PM Boris Johnson pays ‘partygate’ fine, apologises

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has paid a fine for attending his birthday bash in Downing Street and offered a "full apology" for the lockdown-busting event.

Shanghai COVID cases keep rising despite harsh lockdown

Shanghai has reported nearly 25,000 locally transmitted COVID-19 infections in a day, as residents of China's most populous city voiced complaints over food and basic supplies and concern spread more cities may soon be in the same situation.

WA to tighten COVID restrictions, 1140 new cases, 11 in hospital

Western Australia will move to the nation's toughest COVID-19 public health restrictions despite having just 11 people in hospital with the virus.

Sweden virus response ‘flawed but correct’

Sweden should have shut venues and taken other tougher measures early in the COVID-19 pandemic although its no-lockdown strategy was broadly beneficial, a commission says.

ACT mandatory mask requirements to ease today

Mandatory face mask requirements will ease in Canberra from 6pm today, Friday 25 February, bringing the ACT into line with similar requirements in NSW and Victoria.

Iceland, Poland end pandemic restrictions as HK tightens

Coronavirus restrictions are set to end in Iceland as curbs wind down in Poland, Slovakia and Italy while authorities in Hong Kong plan compulsory testing for everyone in the territory.