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England beats Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in 1st test        Fourth Test: Rain forces early stumps with India at 4-0 while chasing 328 to win        Three UK partners with TCS to accelerate 5G network rollout        3 Adani Group-owned domestic airports accredited in ACI health accreditation programme        N. Korea''s parliament rubber stamps new development plans        Kremlin critic Navalny detained after landing in Moscow        'Rooting hard for you': Will departure notes end with Trump?        Tandav controversy: FIR against director, Amazon India head of content        Smiles, sanitizers welcome students as schools reopen in Delhi        COVID-19: India records lowest fatalities in eight months        Proposed tractor rally on Jan 26: It's law & order matter, says SC on plea for injunction against it        PM flags off 8 trains to boost connectivity to Statue of Unity        Fire in luggage van of running train doused in time in Kerala        Kerala logs 5,005 new COVID-19 cases, 4,408 recoveries        Farmer unions say they will go ahead with tractor march in Delhi on Republic Day        Kremlin critic Navalny departs Berlin on Moscow-bound flight        Cargo ship sinks in the Black Sea; 3 dead, 6 rescued        4th Test: Australia 21/0 at stumps, lead India by 54 runs after Sundar, Thakur fightback        NorthEast end winless streak to bag crucial points against Jamshedpur        India take tea break at 62/2, replying to Australia's 369        
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International News
Asia Today: Australian states reimpose travel restrictions
 
Sydney, Jan 3 (AP) More Australian states and territories are reimposing travel restrictions to prevent the coronavirus spreading from new outbreaks in New South Wales and Victoria states.

The Australian Capital Territory has shut out non-residents who have been in the northern beaches of Sydney, where the outbreaks are most concentrated, Greater Sydney and other smaller centers, unless they have an exemption.

The island state of Tasmania has barred anyone directly linked to the latest Victorian cases, listing exposure sites where confirmed cases are known to have been. The move followed Tasmania's declaration of Greater Sydney and the Wollongong area south of Sydney as medium-risk zones, requiring travelers to quarantine for 14 days on arrival, while those from Sydney's northern beaches are barred from entering.

Victoria reported three new cases of community transmission on Sunday, down from Saturday's 10. In total, there have been 21 locally acquired Victorian cases over recent days, all linked to the New South Wales outbreak.

Victoria's border is now closed to all travelers from New South Wales.

On Sunday, New South Wales recorded eight new local cases. There are 161 active cases in the state, most of them in the northern beaches of Sydney, and 13 emanating from liquor store that are not connected to the beaches cluster.

The news that the state is battling two separate outbreaks in Sydney comes on the first day of mandatory mask restrictions across Greater Sydney, with enforcement to begin at midnight Sunday.

Masks will be mandatory in shopping centers, on public transport, in places of worship, hair and beauty premises and entertainment venues such as cinemas. All hospitality staff are also required to wear one.

Elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region: Officials have tested more than 4.4 million residents in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang after the discovery of a new cluster.

So far, only one case has been confirmed from the testing. Another case was reported in a different city in Liaoning province.

China on Sunday reported a total of eight domestically transmitted cases, including in northeastern Heilongjiang province, an 8-month-old infant in Beijing, and one in Hebei province just outside of Beijing.

Authorities across China are on high alert as new cases continue to emerge. Both Beijing and Liaoning province reclassified some areas as medium risk while sealing off the residential compounds where earlier cases were discovered.

Two universities in Beijing announced on Saturday that winter vacation would start earlier than usual in light of the epidemic situation. Meanwhile, Beijing city also started mass vaccinations for priority groups. China approved its first domestic made COVID-19 vaccine Friday.


N. Korea''s parliament rubber stamps new development plans
Kremlin critic Navalny detained after landing in Moscow
'Rooting hard for you': Will departure notes end with Trump?
Kremlin critic Navalny departs Berlin on Moscow-bound flight
Cargo ship sinks in the Black Sea; 3 dead, 6 rescued
Biden: Inauguration shows America is coming back
At Least 42 Dead As Indonesia Quake Topples Homes, Buildings
US House impeaches President Donald Trump for ''incitement of insurrection'' at Capitol
Vatican: Pope receives coronavirus vaccine
YouTube suspends US President Trump''s channel for seven days
Trump issues emergency declaration in Washington DC
Emergency imposed in Malaysia over virus is reprieve for PM
Divers recover ''black box'' from crashed Indonesia plane
Biden chooses veteran diplomat Burns as CIA director
India-born renowned Pakistani Urdu poet Naseer Turabi dies
Indonesian divers find parts of plane wreckage in Java Sea
Pak's COVID-19 tally crosses 500,000 cases
Democratic wins could strengthen Biden's legislative push
Public warned against COVID-19 vaccine scams in UK
Indonesia jet carrying 62 people goes missing on domestic flight
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
George Clooney says Capitol attack put Trump family 'into the dustbin of history'
 Los Angeles: Hollywood star George Clooney has condemned the attack on the Capitol Hill in the US by  
'Mean Girls' won't be returning to Broadway
Ian McKellan is 'happy' Elliot Page came out as transgender
A R Rahman thanks fans for support during 'difficult times'
KERALA NEWS
Fire in luggage van of running train doused in time in Kerala
 Thiruvananthapuram: A fire broke out in a luggage van of a running train in Kerala on Sunday and was
Kerala logs 5,005 new COVID-19 cases, 4,408 recoveries
5,960 new COVID-19 cases, 27 deaths in Kerala
Kerala transport corporation MD alleges Rs 100-crore scam
NATIONAL NEWS
Tandav controversy: FIR against director, Amazon India head of content
 Lucknow Jan 18 (PTI) An FIR has been lodged here against the makers of web series 'Tandav' and Amazo
Smiles, sanitizers welcome students as schools reopen in Delhi
COVID-19: India records lowest fatalities in eight months
PM flags off 8 trains to boost connectivity to Statue of Unity
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