South Australia has entered its first day of a strict 6-day lockdown in an effort to quash emerging COVID-19 cases. The restrictions came into effect at midnight and include the closure of takeaway food outlets, universities, pubs, cafes, restaurants and food courts. Schools are also closed except for students whose parents are essential workers and age, disable and residential care facilities are in lockdown. There are now 23 confirmed cases with a further seven suspected.
A long-awaited report will be released by the chief of the defence force today into alleged war crimes by special forces in Afghanistan. The inspector-general of defence has been examining alleged unlawful killings and other offences for the last four years. The prime minister Scott Morrison has said Australians will be shocked and disturbed by some of the allegations which could be referred for criminal investigation.
Drug company Pfizer will apply for emergency approval for its coronavirus vaccine within days after final trial results showed it's 95% effective and safe. Pfizer says the vaccine works equally well in people of all ethnicities and ages including those over the age of 65.
今天，澳大利亚国防部长将发布一份期待已久的报告，内容涉及澳大利亚特种部队在阿富汗犯下的战争罪行 。过去四年，澳大利亚国防军监察长一直在审查非法杀害和其他罪行 。澳大利亚总理斯科特·莫里森表示，澳大利亚民众将对一些可能被提交刑事调查的指控感到震惊和不安 。
制药公司辉瑞的最终试验结果显示，其冠状病毒疫苗的有效性和安全性达到95%，该公司将在几天内申请紧急使用该疫苗的授权 。辉瑞公司表示，其疫苗效力在所有种族和年龄中是一致的，包括65岁以上者 。
1. come into effect 开始实施；生效；
The law came into effect on new year's day.
2. at midnight 子夜；午夜；半夜；
They had to leave at midnight.
3. except for 除了；除…之外；唯有；
Everyone was late, except for Richard.
4. apply for 申请；请求；
Students apply for admission to a particular college.