More than 2 million West Australians are spending their first night in lockdown as the state desperately tries to trace any potential spread of COVID-19 from a quarantine hotel security guard. The lockdown kicked off at 6:00pm local time and the shock announcement sparked a wave of panic buying in supermarkets with COVID testing lines growing immediately. The strict 5-day lockdown takes in metropolitan Perth, the south-west and the Peel region. The positive case, a security guard in his 20s visited several sites while infected with what is suspected to be the highly contagious UK strain of the virus.
Queensland has today reopened its border to the Greater Sydney. At 1 clock this morning COVID controls on the border were dismantled. Driver also be hoping the long queues at Coolangatta will become a thing of the past now and border pass also no longer be needed.
The federal government is committing almost $2 billion towards the rollout of vaccinations for coronavirus. The prime minister will announce the funding during a speech at the National Press Club today. The majority of the money will go to hospitals to pay for administering the jab and to fund the extra staff needed. The prime minister will also use his speech today to outline the plan for the end of COVID support payments next month. He will say the government can no longer run what he calls a blank cheque budget and can’t run the economy on taxpayers' money forever.
昆士兰州今天重新开放了与大悉尼区的边界 。今天凌晨1点，该边界地区的新冠肺炎管制措施解除 。司机希望在库伦加塔排长队的情况能成为过去，同时不再需要边境通行证 。
澳大利亚联邦政府承诺投入近20亿澳元用于冠状病毒疫苗的推广 。澳大利亚总理今天将在将在全国记者俱乐部发表演讲，届时将宣布这一资金计划 。这笔资金中的大部分将捐给医院，用于支付疫苗注射以及雇佣接种所需的额外工作人员的费用 。总理还将在今天的讲话中概述下个月结束新冠肺炎补贴的计划 。届时他将指出，政府不能再执行他所谓的空白支票预算，也不能永远靠纳税人的钱来运行经济 。
1. more than 超过；超出；
There were more than 50 people on stage in one scene.
2. kick off (事件、比赛或讨论等)开始；
The festival ki cks off on Monday, September 13.
3. no longer 不再；已不；
This information is no longer retained within the computer's main memory.
4. pay for 付；支付；
Using a credit card to pay for an order is simplicity itself.