Australia

Australia has totaled 6,108 COVID-19 confirmed cases and 51 deaths as of April 9. Since March, the government implemented a nation-wide lockdown and barred foreign nationals from entering or transiting through the country. Additionally, Australia leads the world in testing: with more than 260,000 tests carried out, the country has tested more than one percent of its population. In recent weeks, the percentage growth of confirmed cases has declined from 25 percent in mid-March to five percent in early April.

Australia to Test Plan to Bring Back International Students (August 19, 2020)

COVID-19 Advances in Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia (August 5, 2020)

Australia’s COVID-19 Second Wave Deepens in Melbourne (July 24, 2020)

Asia Pacific States Brace for Second Wave of COVID-19 (June 22, 2020)

Death Sentence Ratchets Up Tension in China-Australia Relationship (June 15, 2020)

National Security Concerns Shake up Australia’s Foreign Investment Laws (June 10, 2020)

‘Don’t Travel to Australia’: China Warns Citizens as Tensions Flare (June 8, 2020)

India, Australia Strengthen Strategic Partnership (June 8, 2020)

China Expected to Announce Tariffs on Australia’s Barley Exports (May 11, 2020)

‘Travel Bubble’ Plans Floated Across the Pacific (May 4, 2020)

Australia launches Singapore-style COVID-19 app (April 27, 2020)

Special Dispatch | Australia Diverts Support to its Agriculture and Fisheries Sector to Offset COVID-19 Impacts (April 15, 2020)

Special Dispatch | Tracking the Asia Pacific’s Financial Policy Responses to COVID-19 (April 15, 2020)

Australia earmarks C$110M for fisheries, agriculture (April 3, 2020)

Aboriginal communities in Australia bracing for COVID-19 (March 30, 2020)

Australia, New Zealand respond to COVID-19 (March 22, 2020)

Asia’s central banks step in as stock markets fall (March 16, 2020)