Friday, September 17

Month: July 2021

Queensland records two new local COVID-19 cases, including an airport worker

There are two new local cases of COVID-19 in Queensland today, including an international airport worker who has been contagious in the community since last Friday.One of today's cases is a close contact of the group of Portuguese restaurants that had been isolated.The second case is that of a 37-year-old woman working at the Qatari check-in desk at Brisbane International Airport.Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today confirmed two new local cases detected in the state. (9News)The woman began to feel unwell and went for a COVID-19 test on Tuesday that came back positive."He has been to very limited places in his local area," Ms. Palaszczuk said."We are very encouraged right now that we only have those two cases, very encouraging news today."However, he cautioned that the stat...

Battling Murray, flawless Djokovic slip into Wimbledon third round

100 up for Japan's Kei Nishikori as he defeats Australia's Alexei PopyrinAndy Murray rolled back the years to stage a thrilling Wimbledon fightback on Wednesday as defending champion Novak Djokovic played almost flawless tennis to reach the third round for the 15th time.Murray, the 2013 and 2016 champion, battled back to defeat German qualifier Oscar Otte 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 under the roof of Centre Court."What an atmosphere to play in at the end," said 34-year-old Murray after seeing off his 151st-ranked opponent.Read NextMurray, who became the latest player to slip and fall on the Centre Court surface, will face Canadian 10th seed Denis Shapovalov for a place in the last 16.He fell on at least five occasions on Centre Court, the day after Serena Williams suffered a tearful, tourna...