Welcome to the 9NewscomAu live blog for Friday, March 8th January 2021 Fears of the new, contagious UK strain of COVID-19 put a number of new restrictions on all Australian domestic and international flights Brisbane will be closed for three days, and states and territories are introducing border restrictions after a single case of exposure in a hotel quarantine worker It has been found calling for Donald Trump to be removed from office, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Mr Trump has spoken and pledged a “seamless transition” after Congress confirmed Joe Biden’s election victory

It’s been a tremendous day of news – from the development of restrictions in Queensland to announcements from the National Cabinet, Steve Smith, who excelled at SCG, and other developments from the US

A memorial was held on Sheldon Shorey’s eighth birthday just days after he and his brother were killed in an alleged attack

Sheldon and his brother Shane were walking home from the local swimming pool in Wellington near Dubbo, New South Wales on Tuesday when they were hit by a car

The crews will work to completely extinguish the bushfire in Gingin, WA for at least another five days

“This will take at least another five days. At least there will be a lot to do,” said the WA fire department

“That recent jump or eruption of nearly 800 acres that puts time back up so there’s a lot to do just in this little patch”

“We have to watch and act. As you can imagine, however, given today’s weather, the crews are constantly working on mopping in difficult conditions,” said the WA Fire Department

“It’s very hot, very dry, a real honor for you, the crew, which is made up of volunteers from the fire and rescue service, the bush fire service”

People at Sea View Park and the Ocean Farm properties are now allowed to return to their homes

Police investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in the North New South Wales bushland are confident that someone will know something about what happened to her, even if they weren’t directly involved / p>

Christine Neilan’s body was found on Jan. Found in a scrub near Sunflash Street and Black Prince Drive in Lightning Ridge just before 8 a.m. on January last year

Ms. Neilan had only moved to Lightning Ridge with her mother in late 2019 and was known for regularly walking her little white dog, Sooky,

A Jetstar flight from Brisbane to Ayers Rock was turned around immediately this morning after the city was declared a hotspot

The greater Brisbane area, including Logan, Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands, has been identified as a hotspot following an emergency National Cabinet meeting this morning

A single case of the British coronavirus strain was discovered in a hotel quarantine cleaner, resulting in a three-day lockdown in the city of Brisbane and its surrounding areas

Some 25 million Queenslanders will be banned again, Greater Brisbane has been declared a national hotspot and other states are imposing travel restrictions – all due to a single new community case of COVID-19

The new case, a woman in her twenties, works as a casual cleaning lady at a quarantine hotel in Brisbane, visiting various stores and contagiously traveling on public transport

It was announced late yesterday that the woman was infected with a new variant of COVID-19 from the UK

Even Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who previously criticized harsh lockdown measures like the one in Victoria, has supported the snap lockdown and border measures


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