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weather forecast australia cyclone kimi forecast tropical cyclone

Queensland is bracing for a tropical cyclone that will bring destructive winds, heavy rain, and abnormally high tides to the far north of the state starting this afternoon.Cyclone Kimi is expected to make landfall tomorrow, impacting from Cape Melville to Cardwell and affecting areas such as Cooktown, Port Douglas, Cairns and Innisfail.Weatherzone meteorologist Joel Pippard told Nine.com.au that the cyclone is currently a category one storm, but that it will reach category two strength tomorrow.Weather forecast for Monday, January 18. (Nine)"It is a fairly small weather system, but it will have a big impact."Hurricane-force winds with gusts of up to 150 km / h are forecast, and the Kimi is expected to make landfall early in the morning between Cardwell and Rollingstone in Far North Quee...

Pfizer Vaccine Safe for Australians Despite Reports of Deaths in Norway, Says CSIRO Senior Director

Dr Rob Grenfell said the deaths in Norway could be seen as "disturbing", but the deaths weren't necessarily surprising, as Australia is just weeks away from launching the first of 10 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine.Dr. Grenfell said that anyone over the age of 50 should "seriously consider" facing a "20 percent chance of hospitalization" if they contract the coronavirus.An electron microscope image shows the spherical particles of the new coronavirus, colored blue, from the first American case of COVID-19. (AP)Speaking in Todaysaid that anyone in nursing homes faces a "greater than 80 percent or even 90 percent" chance of being hospitalized if they contract the virus.Dr. Grenfell said the deaths in Norway were not unexpected.Norway's medical regulator says reports suggest that commo...

Alexey Navalny arrested on his return to Moscow five months after being poisoned

Russia's top Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny was detained by local police on Sunday, moments after his return to the country and five months after being poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok.Navalny was abducted by police officers at the border without explanation, his spokesperson Kira Yarmysh tweeted.Alexei Navalny sits on the plane before a flight to Moscow, at the Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) in Schoenefeld, near Berlin, Germany, on Sunday, January 17, 2021. The top critic of the Kremlin, Alexei Navalny, flew to Russia on Sunday after recovering. in Germany for his poisoning in August with a nerve agent. (AP Photo / Mstyslav Chernov) (AP)His lawyer, who was also flying from Berlin, was not allowed to accompany the opposition leader, he said.Live images of Russian TV Rain bro...

Fifth case related to tennis arrivals hits Australian Open preparations

Preparations for the australian open have been thrown into chaos after the fifth coronavirus case of a passenger aboard a third flight to Melbourne.The positive case was aboard a Qatar Airways flight QR7485 carrying players and officials who arrived from Doha at 5.30am on Saturday, officials confirmed last night.Every person on the flight is now required to complete a 14-day quarantine. It means that all the other players on that plane are now considered a close contact and are not eligible to leave their hotel room to train for five hours a day.Players and officials arriving for the Australian Open are seen disembarking on chartered flight QR7176 arriving at Melbourne Jet Base adjoining Melbourne International Airport on January 14, 2021. (Getty)The new positive test forces 25 more...

Joe Biden will prioritize the legal status of 11 million immigrants after inauguration

President elect Joe bidenThe decision to immediately petition Congress to offer legal status to approximately 11 million people in the country has come as a surprise to advocates as the issue has long divided Democrats and Republicans, including within their own parties.Biden will announce legislation on his first day in office to provide a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants in the United States illegally, according to four people briefed on his plans.The president-elect campaigned on a path to citizenship for the approximately 11 million people in the US illegally, but it was unclear how fast it would move as it struggled with the coronavirus pandemic, the economy, and other priorities. For advocates, memories were fresh of presidential candidate Barack Obama promising ...

Shayleen Frail talks about her children’s deaths to help stop dangerous drivers

New south Wales Mother Shayleen Frail wants drivers to imagine the unimaginable pain she woke up to in the hospital: a broken leg and her two dead toddlers."I just remember walking around and seeing this idiot lose control and he just came up and I remember getting kicked," he recalls at his home in Wellington."I knew from the way he grabbed my hand ... Shane and Sheldon couldn't save themselves. I remember begging them to please let me go. I didn't want to wake up, I wanted to be with them."Brothers Shane and Sheldon. (Nine)Ms. Frail has chosen to speak out about her children's deaths in the hope that it will stop drivers from making stupid and dangerous decisions in a split second."Why couldn't it be me? They were just starting out in life mate. It's unfair, it's just unfair becaus...

Chinese city reports coronavirus found in ice cream

the coronavirus found in ice cream produced in the east China, which caused the withdrawal of boxes from the same batch, according to the government.Daqiaodao Food Co, Ltd in Tianjin, adjacent to Beijing, was sealed and its employees were being tested for the coronavirus, a city government statement said.There was no indication that anyone had contracted the ice cream virus. A man received a swab for the coronavirus test at a hospital in Beijing on Sunday, January 17, 2021. The coronavirus was found in ice cream produced in eastern China, prompting the recall of boxes from the same batch, according to the government. (AP Photo / Andy Wong) (AP)Most of the 29,000 boxes in the lot had yet to be sold, the government said.It said 390 sold in Tianjin were being tracked and authorities el...

Tropical cyclone hits Queensland coast

Queenslanders are preparing for a tropical cyclone that will bring destructive winds, heavy rains and abnormally high tides to the far north of the state.Category One Cyclone Kimi is expected to impact from Cape Melville to Cardwell, affecting areas such as Cooktown, Port Douglas, Cairns and Innisfail.Hurricane-force winds with gusts of up to 130 km / h are expected starting Sunday night, with the system expected to arrive on Monday.These gales can extend inland to Palmerville and Chillagoe, and the area is under flood watch.Dangerously high tides are also likely.Tropical Cyclone Joshua is moving west southwest over the central Indian Ocean offering wild weather for parts of the WA coastline.There is a hurricane force advisory in place along the Leeuwin, Albany and Esperance coasts.Furt...

Players restricted to hotel rooms for 14 days as coach ‘sorry’ for positive test

A Victorian MP said she confirmed that there have been no further Australian Open-related coronavirus cases, admitting that it is "not ideal" that nearly 50 players cannot leave their hotel rooms.The three infected people, who are not players, arrived via two chartered flights with tennis players and staff over the past two days.Victorian Minister Lily D'Ambrosio confirmed that two of the three cases were not players (one coach admitted he is one of them) and another was a member of an airline crew.Tennis players and their support teams participating in the Australian Open arrive in Melbourne. (Getty)The Energy Minister insisted that players and staff must comply with Tennis Australia's quarantine rules.Originally, players and coaches would be allowed out of their hotel rooms for five h...

Hospital worker among six new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in NSW

A person working at a Western Sydney hospital is among six new cases of coronavirus in New South Wales.The worker took shifts in the cardiology and radiology wards at Concord General Repatriation Hospital while potentially infectious last Tuesday through Thursday (January 12-14).NSW Health Director Dr. Kerry Chant said officials are communicating with staff who worked with the employee, but said they only had "minimal" interaction with patients.Concord General Repatriation Hospital. Concord, New South Wales. August 14, 2020. Photo: Kate Geraghty (Kate Geraghty)"There are also several staff members who have been identified as casual contacts and are being followed up by the Public Health Unit," said Dr. Chant."But the role of the person involves minimal contact with the patient and he ...