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SA begins daily testing for hotel workers

Daily saliva testing for COVID-19 has begun across South Australia's quarantine hotels as the state government continues to boost security around people returning from overseas.

Herd immunity will be challenging: Biden

President Joe Biden says it will be difficult for the United States to reach herd immunity, at least 75 per cent of the population inoculated against coronavirus, before the end of August.

Vaccine transparency critical: TGA chief

The man who will give the final tick of approval to COVID-19 vaccines in Australia says transparency during the rollout is critical, while the federal government has announced certificates will be provided to those having the jab.

Aust e-bike demand gears up post-lockdown

An e-bike sales spike has been attributed to pent-up demand from Australians coming out of lockdown, as purchases nearly doubled since the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS:* Australia has marked another day with no locally-acquired cases of COVID-19 as more stranded Aussies prepare to return home when international arrival caps return to higher levels.

Newcastle to host WSL's opening round

Tyler Wright, Sally Fitzgibbons and Stephanie Gilmore will pit their skills against the best in the world when Newcastle hosts the opening round of the World Surf League from April 1-11.