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Staff from an aged care home in Melbourne’s east have been filmed dancing together at a party without any personal protective equipment but the chief executive of the home is standing by his staff, saying it “was a source of great enjoyment”.
Posted 1hhour agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 8:09am/Updated 1hhour agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 8:14am
Victoria’s Chief Medical Officer, Andrew Wilson, defends the state’s personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for healthcare workers, but says authorities are also “very careful” about ensuring the long-term supply is sustainable.
Posted 2hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 7:11am
Victoria recorded 11 new COVID-19 cases today, its lowest number in more than three months. But with just 7,164 tests returned yesterday, is that enough to be confident about the data?
Posted 3hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 5:50am/Updated 3hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 5:53am
On Friday, the Government will cut back the coronavirus supplement for JobSeeker recipients. Other changes are on the way too. Here’s what you need to know.
Posted 4hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 4:50am
A Perth man who breached quarantine restrictions by going to a Northbridge pub against police directions is handed a $7,500 fine, as the Magistrate criticises the police directive as being “not very clear”.
Posted 5hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 4:06am/Updated 5hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 4:28am
The head of Victoria’s Department of Premier and Cabinet tells an inquiry he is “not aware” whether he passed on a Commonwealth offer in early April of ADF support for the state’s flawed hotel quarantine program.
Posted 6hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 3:12am/Updated 2hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 6:34am
Most of New Zealand will be unshackled from all coronavirus restrictions from midnight, but Auckland will have to wait until later this week to have some measures eased.
Posted 6hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 2:40am/Updated 3hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 5:37am
South Australia’s Premier says there are “good signs” border restrictions with NSW could be eased this week, despite a “slightly worrying” coronavirus case in Sydney over the weekend.
Posted 8hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 1:08am
Health authorities in NSW are “urgently” searching for people who travelled with an infected taxi driver in Western Sydney earlier this month, and have focused their efforts on nine trips.
Posted 8hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 1:05am/Updated 6hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 3:30am
Queensland records one new case of coronavirus, a teenager who is in hotel quarantine, as a seating trial is planned for tonight’s game at the Gabba ahead of the AFL grand final.
Posted SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 11:01pmSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 11:01pm/Updated 7hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 1:49am
Bringing reopening dates forward a ‘difficult’ call even if Victoria is ahead of schedule, Andrews says
The state records its lowest daily case increase in more than three months, but Premier Daniel Andrews warns bringing roadmap dates for eased restrictions forward “won’t be an easy judgement”.
Posted SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 10:08pmSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 10:08pm/Updated 2hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 7:23am
MORNING BRIEFING: Drivers are urged to allow plenty of extra time after two car crashes in three hours in Hammondville, while Port Macquarie Nationals MP Leslie Williams takes aim at her former Nationals colleagues.
Posted SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 9:26pmSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 9:26pm/Updated 7hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 2:29am
‘Single-digit territory’ would ‘provoke some thought’ about Victoria’s restrictions roadmap, Coatsworth says
As Victoria records just 11 new coronavirus cases, Australia’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Nick Coatsworth says a trend into single digits would likely prompt the Victorian Government to re-examine the state’s restrictions roadmap.
Posted SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 9:19pmSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 9:19pm/Updated 9mminutes agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 9:23am
Raiyan lost his job, savings and home because of the pandemic, before his whole family contracted COVID-19
In March, Raiyan Chowdhury was studying to be a chef, had a job in a pub and was settled in his Melbourne home. When the pandemic closed down Victoria, he was one of many international students left struggling to survive.
Posted SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 8:26pmSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 8:26pm/Updated 8hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 12:37am
By Alberto Posso
Closing schools has been one response around the world to try to stop the spread of COVID-19, but public debate must also consider the potential long-term costs of doing so, writes Alberto Posso.
Posted SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 8:00pmSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 8:00pm
Harsh COVID-19 lockdowns have been criticised by business groups, but it might be what the economy needs
A recent study by McKinsey, the New York-based global management consultant group, found that it’s not lockdowns that have caused a global recession — it’s the pandemic.
Posted SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 7:23pmSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 7:23pm/Updated 4hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 5:07am
Air conditioners could send Australia’s power grid into meltdown this summer, as roughly one third of the workforce do their jobs from home, experts warn.
Posted SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 7:10pmSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 7:10pm/Updated 9hhours agoMonMonday 21 SepSeptember 2020 at 12:04am
Footscray bar owner Mathew O’Keefe says support announced by the Victorian Government for the state’s live music industry will give his venue the “chance to reopen” as restrictions ease.
Posted SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 1:26amSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 1:26am/Updated SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 6:42amSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 6:42am
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says Queensland has recorded two new cases of coronavirus, with one connected to the corrective services cluster and the other a returned traveller.
Posted SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 1:20amSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 1:20am/Updated SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 3:18amSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 3:18am
The man was infected as part of one of the Sydney CBD clusters, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says, as health authorities in NSW issue a slew of warnings throughout western and south-west Sydney.
Posted SatSaturday 19 SepSeptember at 11:33pmSatSaturday 19 SepSeptember 2020 at 11:33pm/Updated SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 11:25amSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 11:25am
Victoria records its lowest daily case increase in three months, as Melbourne remains on track to meet conditions for the second step of eased restrictions on September 28.
Posted SatSaturday 19 SepSeptember at 11:11pmSatSaturday 19 SepSeptember 2020 at 11:11pm/Updated SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 9:28amSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 9:28am
Zachary Mayes has had 16 casts on his clubfoot since 2017, but he never thought a program at his school in south-west Sydney would help him reach personal goals as well as academic ones.
Posted SatSaturday 19 SepSeptember at 10:10pmSatSaturday 19 SepSeptember 2020 at 10:10pm
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says while the state’s latest coronavirus numbers are encouraging, it’s no time for people to get complacent.
Posted SatSaturday 19 SepSeptember at 9:38pmSatSaturday 19 SepSeptember 2020 at 9:38pm/Updated SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 8:00amSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 8:00am
The vast majority of Australians support immunisation, but some people are feeling unsure when it comes to COVID. What’s the best way to approach their concerns?
Posted SatSaturday 19 SepSeptember at 9:01pmSatSaturday 19 SepSeptember 2020 at 9:01pm/Updated SunSunday 20 SepSeptember at 1:54amSunSunday 20 SepSeptember 2020 at 1:54am
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