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Confinement requires, physical exercises at home have become the only solutions to keep in shape. Among these practices, yoga, given the limited resources it requires and its significant presence on broadcasting networks, has been extremely successful. Combined with the image of healthy and fulfilling exercise, this millennial activity of Indian origin has constantly evolved and changed over time and in societies. Which leads us to question: in this age of ultra performance and social networks, what type of yoga do we practice?
Goodbye the body
To reduce yoga to just physical activity would not be very fair. Behind this term, first, there is a spiritual discipline specific to Hindu philosophy. Although difficult to date, the most primitive forms of yoga would have appeared between the IIIe and the Ier millennium BC. But it was at the end of this period, under the rise of Brahmanism, that this philosophy developed by adopting a discourse. Indeed, yoga was first of all a form of renunciation of the world, “A voice of inner silence”, according to the work of the Indianist Michel Angot. The Brahmanization of yoga, in other words the association of speech with this initially silent experience, will give rise to a collection which is called Yoga-sutra. For Michel Angot, the main object of Hindu philosophy, especially through yoga, is the deliverance of the soul through the absence of suffering. It’s actually a “Suicide of the body”, in the sense that it is a question of putting bodily sensations at a distance, or even of extinguishing them in order to eliminate suffering and pain, and to “Put the mind to rest”.
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The real upheaval takes place only around the XIe century, with the appearance of a new form of yoga, called tantric, which proposes to unite with the divine. This results in the search for perfection by the full exploitation of human capacities, both physical and mental. From then on, the yoguist becomes quite something other than this ascetic figure, he is a performing body and resistant to pain. So in the XVIIIe century, yogists were even employed as soldiers against the British army, and sometimes recruited by the latter. They passed “Men of peace to men of war”, according to Michel Angot. Far from the more original Yoga Sutra exercises, which put forward the work of sound and speech much more than that of the body. In other words, the achievement of asanas, body postures, was only secondary.
Breaking with the yoga of the origins, that spread all over the world and more particularly in Western societies rests on other cultural and social heritages than those of South Asia. French journalist Marie Kock, author of the book Yoga, a world story, returns at length to this diffusion through Western societies, which really began from the end of the XIXe at the instigation of master Swami Vivekananda. This last “First major exporter of Indian spirituality”, according to Michel Angot, participates amply in making yoga a tool of soft power for an Indian nation still under British supervision, but whose independence movement continues to grow. Regarding the practice itself, this yoga had to renounce part of its heritage to integrate other practices, such as different forms of gymnastics (Swedish in particular), and thus better correspond to the Western public.
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This is why yoga, by adapting and responding to the normative injunctions of its time, sees its practice mainly concentrated around bodily exercises, where the idea of body conservation and the quest for eternal youth have definitively replaced this original posture of renouncing the world. The imperative of health and long life which undoubtedly places “The body at the center of interests” according to the philosopher Isabelle Queval, is fully found in the new forms of yoga, which social networks promote. This is how the increasingly large dissemination of spectacular physical prowess (especially on Instagram) tends on the one hand to reduce yoga to a performative approach (to surpass oneself all the time), but also to propagate a discriminating normativity ( neither too thin nor too big). In addition, as Marie Kock points out, this predominance of a juvenile vision of the body generates new forms of precariousness in the world of yoga teaching, with many practitioners constantly seeking an ever younger and influential teacher.
In these times of confinement, the promotion of yoga exercises is in full swing. It seems important to understand that current practices are far removed from yoga of the origins and that they respond to contemporary structural and ideological determinisms. To understand this is not to denigrate the yogas of today, but above all to get rid of this exotic representation (often used for promotion) and understand that this practice, as it is inscribed in our social universe, can be a means of understanding.
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Victorian selfish parents have been lashed out for ignoring social removal after the start of the school holidays, while state coronavirus cases continue to grow.
The number of Victorian cases has increased by 56 overnight, with 411 people so far positive.
Schools have been closed from today, but for now the childcare facilities and kindergartens remain open.
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews this morning said that these numbers would continue to rise if Victorians continued to “live their lives normally” and ignore the strict rules of social estrangement to stop the spread of the “deadly” virus.
“Cases keep growing,” he told Triple M.
“I can inform you that there will be up to 411 cases, or 56 new cases overnight and will continue to go back and forth, particularly if some people in the Victorian community don’t start taking it seriously.
“There are people out there who don’t distance themselves, who live their lives normally.
“They don’t respect the fact that this is fatal and if it continues to spread and people don’t do the right thing, then people will die.”
Mr. Andrews also affected parents who were still allowing play dates and social activities after school closed.
“Children can’t go to the mall, children can’t stay in the place of their mates,” he said.
Andrews has three children aged 13 to 18 and has claimed to be self-insulating.
“They are experiencing the best part of three weeks when they don’t see their friends, they don’t go to the Chadstone mall.
“They are not doing all the usual things … because there is nothing usually in this situation.”
It comes when Victorians are asked to cancel barbecues in the courtyard, think twice about traveling to the hairdresser and shop online while authorities try to strengthen the state’s unprecedented blockade.
The National Coronavirus Cabinet will meet tonight to consider a second phase of closings after pubs, clubs, gyms, cinemas and churches have all been forced to close for the first time in history Monday.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Andrews have warned the community, warning that a wider arrest will come unless people respond to measures already in place to stop the rampant spread of the virus.
It comes as the Gold FM Breakfast show was not broadcast this morning due to a COVID-19 scare.
Conductor Christian O’Connell said the radio station suffered a blockage, preventing them from airing.
“The station had to suffer a 24-hour emergency crown freeze,” he said on Twitter.
“Building evacuated and station stopped for 24 hours. The show will return tomorrow. “
He said the show that aired this morning was a “recorded special” that had been pre-recorded in the event of an evacuation.
Meanwhile, it was revealed that a NAB employee had falsified the results of coronavirus tests, causing hundreds of employees to be evacuated from Bourke St’s NAB office and fear of their own health.
On March 17, the NAB management was informed that a staff member who worked at the 700 Bourke St office had tested positive for COVID-19, at which point the staff were asked to work remotely and the office was cleaned in pandemic way.
Subsequently, it was determined by management that the test information provided by the employee was falsified.
In a note to NAB staff, it was noted that the hiring of the staff member had been interrupted.
“Reflecting on the gravity of the matter, the colleague will not return to the NAB,” said the note.
“We certainly regret the uncertainty that this has caused to our colleagues in 700 Bourke St, especially those who work closely with the colleague in question.
“Of course leaving the house was the right decision with the information that provided us with a precautionary measure to protect the health and well-being of everyone who works at 700 Bourke St.”
WHAT IS THE NEXT STAGE AFTER THE FIRST STAGE OF LOCKDOWN?
Tonight’s National Cabinet will also consider renter support and workforce and supply chain issues affecting the healthcare system.
Morrison said that coronavirus was an economic and public health crisis “once every 100 years”.
“For many, young and old, 2020 will be the most difficult year of our lives,” he said.
“We are a strong nation and a strong people, but in the coming months this will test us all like, at no time since the Second World War.”
Andrews yesterday detonated “selfish” Victorians for putting vulnerable people at risk by ignoring the request to stay 1.5m away from others to minimize the spread of the virus.
“There are many Victorians who act selfishly. If this continues, people will die, “he said.
“You won’t be able to go to the pub because the pub is closed. That doesn’t mean you can have all your mates at home and get the beers up.”
“Whether you want to call him a partner, or be a good Australian, or respect your civil duty, I don’t care what you call him, just do it.”
“If you don’t, then will people die and do you know who dies? The most vulnerable people in the Victorian community. Do the right thing, do the smart thing, do the decent thing.”
“If you don’t, you have every reason to believe that Victoria Police will catch you and you will be punished.”
Fines of $ 20,000 for individuals and $ 100,000 for businesses are pending for those who have been caught breaking the new coronavirus rules – such as holding mass meetings or failing to isolate themselves after returning from abroad.
There will be random checks on the road, with 5000 policemen specially deployed by the Victoria police in a special coronavirus task force.
Disruptions are likely for many months due to the crisis as the number of reported cases continues to increase.
Andrews said he has no plans to follow Queensland, Western Australia, Southern Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory and to close state borders, but this could change if the threat to life increases.
School holidays are already in chaos, with families urged to download nonessential plans.
“The fact that more steps may be needed does not diminish the magnitude of a change: we have never done this before in any of our lives,” said Andrews.
But a Victorian Christian school snubbed state government directives, refusing to carry on the Easter school holidays and telling families that God is not surprised by the coronavirus pandemic.
And in the United Kingdom, the British public is allowed to leave their homes only to buy food, medicine or to do essential work, given that the country is completely blocked.
STAY HOME FOR OUR HOSPITAL HEROES
Doctors and nurses who endanger their lives to save their own ask the Victorians to stay home and obey the vital rules of social distancing of the coronavirus.
As the state is stuck due to concerns that the Victorians are not taking their responsibilities for isolation seriously, staff from the Royal Melbourne Hospital made a candid appeal which they hope will strike at home:
“We stayed at work for you. So stay home for us. “
Needed on the front lines in certain roles to put them in touch with COVID-19 in the coming weeks, medical staff don’t have the luxury of taking social removal measures to protect them.
But Mark Putland, director of emergency medicine for RMH, said that simply staying at home and limiting the spread of the infection is a matter of life or death – thousands of times – for ordinary Victorians.
“People can really save lives by doing this,” said Putland.
“We can do extraordinary things for a certain number of people, but there is a certain limit beyond which we can no longer help people if they all arrive at the same time.
“We must ask everyone else not to put ourselves at risk anymore, not to make our work vain. We are here to do this job, but we need others to do their part too, so it is possible for us to do ours ”.
While efforts focus on building the capacity of state hospitals, dr. Putland said that great encouragement was taken from the results of nations such as Korea and Germany, where early spacing measures have been very effective in slowing down COVID-19.
“We are ahead of much of the world here in Victoria by taking these measures and keeping the state frozen before we actually had a Coronavirus death in Victoria.
“Many other places left him much later than that and therefore didn’t benefit from it.
“It gives us the only chance we have of making a difference on how much this disease affects our community.
“We are very grateful to have the privilege of being able to do something truly constructive and to be on the front line and try to fight this thing.
“But I don’t want other people to think that they can’t do something too – they can, just by sitting at home. By isolating themselves, they can make a really significant contribution.”
– Grant McArthur
REGUE STARTS SOON IN CENTRELINK
The Melburnians are already queuing outside Centrelink offices across the city, attempting to access new stimulus payments.
Some people facing unemployment for the first time in their lives lined up more than four hours before the doors opened.
Prahran, Tuesday at 6.45am. After yesterday’s farce, there are already 15 queuing outside the Centrelink office (the first one was here at 4.30). Again, a potential risk of social removal, but these people feel they have no choice. It opens at 8.30. 😔 #coronavirusaustraliapic.twitter.com/wYQtaBK3gB
In Prahran, some are lined up from 4.30 in the morning when the doors don’t open until 8.30 in the morning.
It comes as the MyGov website crashed yesterday while over 95,000 jobless Australians attempted to apply for coronavirus income support.
COURT CLOSED, PUBLISH EMPTY AS THE START OFF
Victoria courts will be shut down on Tuesday with an automatic three-month update to hundreds of listings.
In a statement to lawyers on Monday evening, chief magistrate Lisa Hannan said that all criminal hearings through state magistrates’ courts, with the exception of filing hearings, mentions for commissions and hearings for commissions, will be updated until to June 15th.
Defendants in court or on bail will no longer have to attend filing hearings, provided they are represented by a lawyer.
In civil matters, lawyers and stakeholders were asked not to participate in the court.
The disputed commission hearings and Koori judicial matters have already been suspended across the state.
Four practical instructions for lawyers have been posted on the court website.
The indications, which go into effect on Tuesday at 9 am, have been widely praised by lawyers as a reasonable step to protect users of the court.
Chief magistrate Hannan said the move was made due to health and safety concerns for COVID-19 and the need to reduce the number of people attending the court.
Learn more about Victoria’s partial closure.
BREAKING AUSSIE BRINGS HOPE FOR THE VACCINE
A “passive gap gap” vaccine for COVID-19 will see the collection of antibodies from the blood of patients who have recovered from the virus injected into vulnerable individuals.
It comes as losing your sense of smell emerged as one of the first signs of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, researchers from the University of Queensland are looking for 100 healthy volunteers to take part in clinical trials of a candidate vaccine for COVID-19 mid-year.
Melbourne’s Doherty Institute is working on a new COVID-19 rapid test which takes just 30 minutes to get an improvement over the three hours needed now.
ANSWERS THE MAIN QUESTIONS FOR THE CORONAVIRUS VICTORIANS SHUTDOWN
Victoria’s new blocking rules will change lives as we know it across the state.
From hairdressers to weddings, children’s birthday parties, and bike rides, we’ve asked the state government 50 questions about how Victorians face their lives during the coronavirus crisis.
We have compiled their responses, which assume that people are healthy and have not been abroad or in contact with any confirmed coronavirus cases.
Read the full list here.
– Do you have a question we haven’t asked ourselves? Email it to email@example.com
OLYMPIC GAMES POSTPONED
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics were reportedly postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound has confirmed that the Games will be held at a later date, most likely in 2021.
THE CAMPSITE CAN AVOID “INCREDIBLE TRAGEDY”
Any Victorian who thinks to escape for a vacation to escape the coronavirus block can rethink.
Premier Daniel Andrews has issued a monotonous warning that traveling unnecessary means not traveling for holidays.
Stay home is the message. Or the community could face “a rather surprising tragedy,” he said.
And Lisa Neville, minister of police and emergency services, warned that roadblocks could be used to prevent people from ignoring the council.
Campsites and trailer parks were “highly contagious” when there were shared toilets and showers, Neville said.
“We are very careful about camping and caravan sites. There are potentially high risks for people who share showers and toilets etc.”
Yesterday, the campsites, including Walkerville Foreshore in Gippsland, were closed or closed, but the trailer parks with long-term and permanent occupants, most of them in independent cabins or caravans, were still open to the public.
Discovery Parks said that as a housing provider, its parks have been an essential service at a time of crisis.
Parks Victoria closed the lodging and camped in Tidal River at the Wilsons Promontory National Park on Sunday.
Further updates on access to other campsites in the state were expected in the coming days.
But Andrews said families shouldn’t be leaving now that the kids are on vacation.
“It’s going to be a very different school vacation,” Andrews said.
“And it must be. Because if we don’t start taking these things seriously, we’ll talk about a rather surprising tragedy. “
Travel warnings come when regional airline Rex says regional flights to Victoria will stop on April 6.
Rex operates services from Melbourne and Mildura in six locations in New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania.
The fixed-wing fleet Ambulance Victoria, operated by the subsidiary Rex Pel-Air Aviation, will continue to operate.
Melbourne’s trains and trams and the V / Line network are still operating during normal hours.
Extra cleaning has been introduced and passengers have been urged to stagger travel times to help with social distances.
The Victorian parks operated by Discovery, Top Parks and Big 4 were still open for business, although many guests had returned home.
In a statement, Discovery Parks said that changing travel restrictions meant that some people needed to find accommodation.
“We also have caravan communities that are currently traveling and require a safe place to stay,” says the note.
GREEN LIGHT DATA STIMULES PACKAGES
The multi-billion dollar economic response package to the coronavirus received the final tick of approval in the House of Representatives around 11pm Monday evening.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said that the economic measures, described as the most significant since wartime, were designed to build a bridge to recovery from the other side of the virus.
“We know that the economic situation has deteriorated over the days,” he said at a late night press conference in Parliament.
“The Australian people can be sure that their parliament has reached political division tonight.
“We face an enemy who has no flag and has no face.
“We must deploy every weapon in our arsenal to defeat it.”
The treasurer said he expected around one million Australians to receive the coronavirus supplement.
– Tamsin Rose
AFL PLAYERS OFFER A MASSIVE PAYMENT
AFL players voluntarily offered a 50% cut, with immediate effect.
On one of the darkest days of footy, the 850 players in the game decided to halve their wages until May 31 – the restart date proposed by the competition.
If the 2020 season is abandoned, players will agree to even more drastic reductions in wages.
It came when entire football departments were eliminated under Fair Work provisions. Some will likely be fired in the coming days.
US STOCKS FALL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CONGRESSIVE FIGHT ON STIMULUS
Wall Street fell on Monday (local time) when the U.S. Congress quarreled over a massive stimulus package as the Federal Reserve unveiled new emergency plans to revive the economy, even with the unlimited purchase of bonds.
The scale of the Federal Reserve’s moves has impressed investors, but in the first few minutes of trading the shares have still dropped as concerns continue to rise over the economic pain caused by the coronavirus epidemic.
Central banks are doing everything they can to support the economy as other states and communities close, but investors also want to see the United States government do its part.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO AFL FAN MEMBERS?
Footy fans will have to wait to see if registrations they paid for will be refunded after the AFL season has ended.
While AFL and clubs are facing the fallout from the already shortened season put on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic, the league has yet to decide what to do with regards to enrollment.
In a statement, AFL said it was working last night.
“The main concern of AFL and the clubs is that members and supporters continue to take the relevant precautions to ensure that their health and well-being is critical,” he said.
“AFL will work with clubs to ensure that their members are well-informed and clubs will continue to communicate with their members during this temporary suspension of the season.”
AFL Fans Association President Gerry Eeman said supporters want clarity.
“Fans don’t want a refund, they want the option to get a refund,” he said.
“Because many fans realize that their clubs are in danger of folding but if you don’t have money alone, it’s a luxury they can’t afford to treat them like a donation.
“Some will do it … but people who have just lost their jobs and don’t have much money to feed their family need the option to get a refund.”
In a memo to members, Hawthorn President Jeff Kennett said yesterday that he doubted that the AFL season will resume “before July soon.”
“This therefore means that the revenue generated by the competition and the clubs has been drastically reduced,” he said.
“For Hawthorn, we continue to receive revenue from registrations and some sponsorships.
“I thank all the members who promised their support for the club, it is more crucial than ever.”
It comes when the Yarra Junior Football League reconsidered its decision to start its season before the AFL recommended start date of May 31, in response to fears of the coronavirus.
The Picola and District Football Netball League has decided to “postpone” his season until May 2nd and to reconsider his position on April 17th “subject to the status of the COVID-19 pandemic” “.
– Peter Rolfe
ITALIAN POLITICS “FORGIVE THEM S —“
Politicians in Italy, where nearly 60,000 people have coronavirus and 5500 have died, are going crazy in an attempt to beat their rebel components to obey a national blockade amid the coronavirus.
“I receive news that some would like to organize graduation parties. We will send the police – with flamethrowers,” says Campania president Vincenzo De Luca in a video.
You can see four other Italian mayors and politicians agitating people for breaking the rules during the global crisis,
In a country famous for being overrun with tourists and party-goers, the new normal – blocking and being safe – is obviously not reaching many people easily.
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The multi-billion dollar Coronavirus economic response package received the final tick of approval in the House of Representatives around 11pm Monday evening.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said that the economic measures, described as the most significant since wartime, were designed to build a bridge to recovery from the other side of the virus.
“We know that the economic situation has deteriorated over the days,” he said at a late night press conference in Parliament.
“The Australian people can be sure that their parliament has reached political division tonight.
“We face an enemy who has no flag and has no face.
“We must deploy every weapon in our arsenal to defeat it.”
The treasurer said he expected around one million Australians to receive the coronavirus supplement.
DENIED FACE MASKS OF AUXILIARY HOSPITALS FROM STOCKPILE
Eighty Catholic hospitals that supply 10% of the nation’s public hospital beds are running out of masks, gloves, clothing and other protective equipment, while COVID-19 extends the system.
Catholic Health Australia calls on the Morrison government to urgently release stocks of personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospital staff – some of whom have a supply of less than a week – as the stocks in its network reach extremely low levels.
The Catholic network employs tens of thousands of nurses and clinical staff.
“Requests from Catholic hospitals to access stocks of clothing, masks and gloves have been met with confusion, the passage of dollars between states and the Commonwealth and even a diktat that supplies supplies will only be released to publicly owned hospitals” Pat Patcia, CEO of Catholic Health Australia said.
Nearly one in ten public hospital beds are in Catholic hospitals, but because they are not directly owned by the state, they are denied access to supplies, he said.
In some cases, stocks of personal protective equipment in Catholic hospitals would run out in less than a week, prompting Mr. Garcia to write to state, territorial and federal health ministers warning of the impending shortage.
“We can’t have a situation where thousands of doctors and nurses treat unprotected people – it’s a shocking situation for patients, staff and the community in general. We need every weapon in our arsenal to fight coronavirus and masks, clothes and gloves are the bases. It would be like sending our fireworks to fight fires without trucks. “
Garcia said that Catholic hospitals are conducting clinical trials, treating COVID-19 patients and increasing the capacity in their emergency departments and departments to relieve pressure on public hospitals.
“We are working with all members of the wider healthcare network to combat this virus. All we ask for is the same access to the public network and a clear and efficient way for our staff to obtain supplies of PPE (personal protective equipment) in a timely manner. ) “.
The general manager of the group of San Giovanni di Dio, dr. Shane Kelly, who runs 17 hospitals in Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, said time is running out.
“Starting today, if I can’t get more PPE titles, some of my hospitals will end in a week. To protect nurses, doctors and other health care workers and help reduce infections, we need sufficient supplies of gloves, clothes and masks to continue operating and we are not getting the right information on how we can access the inventory.
“We have tried to do everything we can to manage supplies, but we cannot and will not compromise the safety of our staff and ultimately of our patients,” he said.
GYMS CLOSED: CAN I RESET MY REGISTRATION RATES?
Two of Australia’s leading gyms will freeze member payments after the federal government has expanded its blockade.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Sunday that non-essential services, including hospitality venues, places of worship, cinemas and gyms, would be closed in an attempt to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
In a Facebook statement, Goodlife Health Clubs said that its gyms would be “temporarily closed” nationwide and that an “automatic block” had been placed on members. He said it would provide members with “a whole range of online training content”.
Fitness First also used social media to warn that customer signups had been blocked, adding that it would provide members with home training materials.
News Corp asked Fitness First, Goodlife Health Clubs, Jetts Fitness Australia, Anytime Fitness, Zap Fitness, Virgin Active and F45 directly about whether members will have the option to cancel their contracts in advance, if a refund will be offered to members. who paid in advance and whether clubs will face permanent closure if the ban lasts at least six months.
Fitness Australia is seeking clarifications on the time of the closings, which will remain in effect until midnight on April 13th, but may be extended.
Fitness Australia is seeking clarifications on the time of the closings, which will remain in effect until midnight on April 13th, but may be extended.
Simon Thompson, an executive officer of the collective wellness group that is responsible for the Anytime Fitness franchises, told News Corp that he was working with clubs to find a solution.
“Yesterday, the government announced a temporary shutdown of non-essential services, including gyms, starting at noon today, Monday 23 March 2020, which subsequently led to the temporary shutdown of all Anytime Fitness Australia clubs,” said Thompson. in a note.
In light of this, we are working closely with our individually owned and managed partners to find the best solution for our 560,000 members. At this stage, our priority is to inform our members directly and we hope to confirm the next steps as soon as possible. “
Earlier, the CEO of Fitness Australia, Barrie Elvish, said in a statement: “It is not yet clear whether the services offered in the fitness sector can continue to function.
“For example, can a PT (personal trainer) continue to train a client indoors in a 1: 1 environment provided that all social distance measures are in place? Or can these services only be offered outdoors? “
The sector body is also looking for clarifications on the closure deadline, which will remain in force until midnight on April 13th, but could be extended.
It was vital that people continue to remain active during social distancing, he said.
“Staying active during a period of isolation and uncertainty is extremely important for our mental health and as an industry, it is our mission to ensure that people can continue to exercise safely,” he said.
HUNTING FOR CRUISE PASSENGERS
The hunt for potentially infected passengers aboard Princess Ruby was handed over to the military with Defense personnel sent to COVID-19 civilian coordination centers across the country.
The cruise ship Ruby Princess obtained permission to dock and disembark in Sydney last Thursday, despite the results of ongoing tests on those showing coronavirus symptoms.
Passengers were allowed to disperse nationally and it has since been confirmed that there were 2,700 infected people on board; it is one of the five cruise ships that docked in Australia with the crates they could land on board.
Defense confirmed that staff from the reconnaissance and planning support teams have been incorporated into COVID-19 civilian coordination centers in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia.
They are tracking passengers on those ships in each state with additional staff waiting for a call.
The deployment adds to the dozens of staff who provide clinical and epidemiological support to national health operations and even to the production of facial masks and hand sanitizers.
Defense Minister Linda Reynolds said the teams are contributing to the “overall strength and resilience of the Australian health system in this difficult time”.
“These ADF teams will provide logistical, transportation, healthcare and general planning assistance as the workload of civilian medical teams continues to increase as more Australians are diagnosed or affected by COVID-19,” he said. Senator Reynolds.
“The defense continues to follow the advice of the Australian health authorities in prioritizing its support arrangements.
Nine Defense staff members have been diagnosed with COVID-19 including six in New South Wales.
The death toll rises in Europe
Spain extended its blockade until after Easter as the country’s death toll rises, with health workers representing 12% of the total coronavirus cases.
The Spanish government warned that the worst was “yet to come”, as nurses and doctors are bearing the brunt of the outbreak there, which has reported nearly 30,000 infections.
Further tests were expected to increase that number again, with Spain becoming the new epicenter as it followed Italy’s deadly path.
A conference center in Madrid was being set up as a makeshift military hospital, with images showing structures similar to some of the hospitals used during the Spanish flu in 1918.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said: “Unfortunately the number of diagnosed cases will increase in the coming days.
“The worst is yet to come and is pushing our capabilities to the limit.”
The death toll in Italy rose yesterday with 651 more deaths, bringing the total to 5476, while the country desperately tries to extend its blockade to prevent further outbreaks.
The death toll announced on Monday in Australia (Sunday local time) was less than nearly 1000 dead on Saturday local time, but it was too early to tell if the virus had peaked.
The head of the Italian civil protection service Angelo Borrelli, who manages the country’s response, was cautious that the blockade in progress since March 8 was starting to work.
“The figures announced today are lower than yesterday’s,” he said.
“I hope and we all hope that these figures can be confirmed in the coming days. But don’t let your guard down. “
The UK will appeal to the army to deliver parcels of food to up to 1.5 million people while asking sick, vulnerable and elderly people to stay home for 12 weeks.
The UK was sending letters to people over 70 and others considered at risk asking them to stay home.
He will also be offered help with army-coordinated food and medicine spills if they don’t have a support network to keep them going.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK must step up its measures, but stops at a complete blockade with police patrolling the streets.
In France, the first doctor died when the toll hit 674, with nearly 16,018 cases in which the terrible toll rose 112 in one day.
The country has ordered 250 million masks as it tries to slow the epidemic.
There were 1,746 coronavirus patients in intensive care, with 35% of those under the age of 65, who had broken theories that it was a disease that only affected the elderly.
Germany has banned meetings of more than two people, with the exception of families, since her chancellor Angela Merkel entered quarantine after being treated by a doctor who has the coronavirus.
Merkel was told of her doctor’s positive test after holding a press conference, raising concerns that she might have spread the virus if she had also been infected. Hairdressers in Germany will also close now, with new penalties in place for at least two weeks. Germany has almost 24,000 cases but a mortality rate of only 0.3 percent.
India has 396 cases, but it is feared that up to 300 million will contract the disease if it manages to take over the second most populous country in the world.
In Pakistan, telephone companies exchanged ringtones when people called for warning messages on COVID-19, while doctors and nurses posted images of bruises on their faces from protective equipment during patient treatment.
Pakistan has 730 cases so far, but there were concerns about a higher death toll due to the country’s already struggling health system compared to western hospitals.
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The Northern Territory is closing its borders after the UK has closed its restaurants and gyms. New York has joined California by telling millions of residents to stay home. Bondi beach and other Australian beaches are also closed.
Starting at 16:00 on Tuesday March 24, anyone arriving in the Northern Territory will be forced to quarantine for two weeks.
Prime Minister Michael Gunner said that strict border controls apply to all NT access points: roads, airports, railway stations, ports and airports.
“Whether you are local or not, this applies to you,” said Gunner.
The quarantine will be enforceable by law.
People arriving in the NT will have to engage in quarantine and tell officials where they will stay.
The quarantine will not be applied to essential personnel, such as medical officers, flight crews, freight workers and Defense workers.
Travelers may also request exemptions for compassionate reasons.
PRESSURE ON AUSTRALIA TO SAVE WORK
It comes when the treasurer Josh Frydenberg will be under pressure to further activate the economic holds after the United Kingdom has guaranteed 80% of the workers’ wages to save millions of jobs.
British Chancellor Rishi Sunak made the unprecedented announcement this morning that the government would cover the payroll of millions of workers while they were out because of the coronavirus.
It arrived when Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the latest drinks across the UK, with pubs, bars, restaurants, gyms and leisure centers to close tonight.
The dramatic interventions, which have been mirrored in other European countries, will provide a model for Australia as the virus will inevitably skyrocket.
Johnson pleaded with people to stay home tonight, saying that contact with people must decrease by 75% for the measures to work.
“You may think you are invincible, but there is no guarantee that you will have mild symptoms and you can still be the carrier of the disease and pass it on to others,” he said.
The pub ban will be in effect for at least a month, but could extend longer, with Johnson looking to offer some hope that the UK would be able to turn the tide in 12 weeks.
Mr. Sunak, who has the equivalent role in the United Kingdom of Mr. Frydenberg in Australia made history by making the wages insurance policy this morning.
Sunak, who took office only in February, said that “our planned economic response will be one of the most comprehensive in the world”.
“To all those at home, right now looking forward to the days ahead, I say you won’t face it alone,” he said.
Workers will be paid up to $ A5000 a month while being shut down due to coronavirus.
There were nearly 1 million hospitality job losses this week after Mr. Johnson asked people to stop going to pubs and cafes.
British unions said that this measure would save another two million in the sector, with guaranteed liquidity for three months.
The UK is actually putting its money on black on the economic roulette wheel that was caused by the virus, which killed 177 people in the UK.
They believe that paying an “unlimited” wage guarantee would be cheaper than devastating millions of job losses.
The world has witnessed an increase in the death toll in Italy, with another 627 deaths in a day, bringing its total to over 4000.
The European country now has almost 25% more deaths than China where the virus started.
The world has tried to test as a way to resolve the crisis, but the World Health Organization has said that over 100 million would be needed.
To date, WHO has distributed 1.5 million test kits.
NSW GOVERNMENT CLOSES THE BONDI BEACH
The government of New South Wales closed Bondi Beach after the filming of people packing up its famous sand has led to worldwide convictions.
NSW police David Elliott announced the drastic measure in Bondi Beach.
Waverley’s board confirmed that the board is also immediately closing the beaches of Bronte and Tamarama.
Thousands of people poured into Bondi Beach on Friday amid temperatures in the 1930s, ignoring measures of social estrangement.
Bathers’ photos have been severely criticized by foreign media and social media as the world tries to slow the spread of the deadly virus. On Saturday, the mayor of Waverley Paula Masselos launched a public appeal for people to stay away from Bondi amid the coronavirus pandemic and away from the beaches.
“The public should always maintain a minimum safety distance from each other in public places and if it is not necessary to be out in public, please consider staying at home,” said Masselos.
“We all have a role to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and I am frustrated that people continue to ignore health advice regarding social distancing as observed yesterday in Bondi Beach.” Masselos asked people to follow the health advice of New South Wales, including the practice of social distancing and compliance with hygiene rules.
“Nobody is immune to COVID-19 and irresponsible behavior puts the whole community at risk,” said Masselos.
Health Minister Greg Hunt told Melbourne reporters that local councils were to ensure that people observed health and safety measures.
“What happened in Bondi was unacceptable and the local council must take steps to prevent this from happening,” said Hunt.
“Each of us as individuals, as families, as groups, as councils, as state governments, as a national government has responsibility.
“Where something like this is happening, the local council must take action and that message is absolutely clear.”
The Gold Coast beaches will remain open despite the decision to close Sydney’s famous Bondi beach due to the COVID-19 threat.
JAPAN’S INFECTIONS ABOVE 1000
Japan has 1,016 coronavirus cases reported nationwide as of Saturday, according to public broadcaster NHK.
Although the number of cases is still on the rise, Japan has started to scale back some measures to combat the spread of the virus.
On Friday, Japan said it will not close schools because it faces increasing pressure on whether to host the Tokyo Olympics.
THE QUARANTINE OF COLOMBIA, THE FIRST DEATH OF SINGAPORE
Colombia will enter a national quarantine from Tuesday night, said President Ivan Duque. The quarantine in the country, which has 158 confirmed cases of viruses, will last for 19 days, Reuters reports.
“In the coming weeks, we have the opportunity to collectively take the virus out of speed,” said Duque.
Singapore reported today of two coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday.
A 75-year-old Singaporean woman and a 64-year-old Indonesian died.
NEW YORK ORDERS NON-ESSENTIAL WORKERS FOR STAY AT HOME
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is ordering workers from non-essential companies to stay home and by banning meetings across the state.
“Only essential companies can have workers traveling to work or the workplace,” said Governor Cuomo of an executive order he will sign on Friday.
Non-essential meetings of people of any size or for any reason are canceled or postponed.
“We need everyone to be safe, otherwise nobody can be safe,” said Governor Cuomo. “So we’re going to issue an executive order today: New York State on hiatus: policies that ensure uniform security for everyone.”
Civil fines and mandatory closings will be applied for companies that fail to comply with the new mandate, Governor Cuomo announced.
“These provisions will be applied,” he said. “These are not useful suggestions. This is not if you really want to be a great citizen. These are legal provisions. They will be applied. There will be a civil penalty and mandatory closure for any non-compliant business. Again, your actions may affect my health. That’s where we are. “
It comes when New York has seen a spike in coronavirus cases. New York State now has 7102 confirmed cases, 4408 of those in New York City.
ITALY BECOMES ZERO LAND AS AUXILIARY DEATH
Italy has become zero for coronavirus as it exceeds China’s death toll.
COVID-19 has killed more than 4000 people in Italy compared to China’s death toll of 3248.
The army was called to move the coffins from the Lombardy region to northern Italy because the burial services were submerged.
Italy has announced 627 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, the largest daily increase during the outbreak.
The global death toll has exceeded 10,000.
Lombardy in Italy sent the army to impose the blockade of the coronavirus today, while other 380 people died only in that region and doctors in Italian hospitals in crisis have described an “infinite flow” of sick patients.
The Northern Italy region hired 114 soldiers to keep people in after some Italians challenged the country’s quarantine rules – hindering its efforts to stop the world’s deadliest epidemic.
Meanwhile, a passenger of the Costa Victoria cruise ship that was sailing to Venice told News Corp that Australia had landed on the ship after it had been diverted from the Italian port.
Previously terrified passengers feared that they would be left to die if they were unloaded there.
“At first there was some panic from some to go home before Australia closed the borders, but Costa assured us that everything will be fine,” he said.
“To be honest, many think that this cruise should never have gone on to begin, we had to leave from the Maldives, but the day before we left we received the call to say that the Maldives are blocking us and now we had to change our flights to Dubai.
“It started before we left, but we weren’t given any chance of a refund or reprogramming, we just had to go where we were told or we would all get lost and lose our money.”
The ship crossed the Suez Canal and was between Egypt and Cyprus when Ms. Mapelsden spoke to News Corp Australia.
Previously, Sydney woman Lauren Petrovic had claimed that her mother-in-law Susan Morgan – who is also on the cruise ship – was terrified of being left in Venice.
“This is obviously a death sentence if they are to be released here without assistance or any Ave to return home safely to Australia. They will potentially be left to die, “he said.
Gold Coast woman Joanne Martin-Blakey is on the ship with her husband Iain to celebrate her 50th birthday. He said on Facebook: “H.E.L.P. Now we are stuck on this ship (Costa Victoria) until we reach Italy. Which country will accept us after being in Italy? Emirates canceled our return flight from Venice and offered no alternatives.
“We are forced to enter the epicenter of COVID-19 and we are all in good health on this ship but now we are put at risk.”
The cruise, which reported no coronavirus cases, continues for at least eight more days.
Passengers were told to avoid social contacts and all activities were canceled.
The Italians will remain en bloc indefinitely as it now becomes the deadliest place on the planet to contract the disease.
The ban on opening stores, which will expire on April 3, has now been extended.
“Use your common sense and act with the utmost caution,” Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said to the Italians.
“We don’t underestimate anything and we always act on the worst case scenario.”
The Republic the newspaper, the main outlet in Italy, reported that 94% of Italians remained in favor of bans, despite the imposition on their lives.
Residents who wander the streets who don’t go to grocery stores or pharmacies or who travel for work have been threatened with fines of $ A385.
Iran has become the next major critical point for the virus with a person dying there every 10 minutes bringing the nation’s already fragile health care system to its knees.
French President Emmanuel Macron has lashed out citizens for violating his country’s blockade, with the beaches now closed, despite the warning that his tough measures will be in place for a month.
Prince Albert II of Monaco became the first head of state to come up with the disease, amid concerns that Prince Charles had recently encountered.
FRANTIC SCENES AS AUXILIARIES TENSE AT HOME
A group of Australian teenagers captured one of the last planes outside London after the coronavirus robbed them of their sabbatical, while a cruise ship carrying up to 240 Australians is now heading to Greece instead of Italy.
There were frenzied scenes at Gatwick airport in London early Saturday in Australia as people ran back to their home countries.
However, some couples have been separated as those without a passport to their destination country have been rejected by flights since Europe has strict travel bans.
Staff from the budget airline Easyjet said they had dealt with frustrated and tearful passengers, as many travelers wore masks and some even wore protective goggles when passing security checks.
Daisy Meehan, 18, from Armidale, Sydneysiders Eliza Ewington, 18, Olivia Edwards, 19, Cate von Behr, 18 and Sascha Wilson, 18, from the central coast of New South Wales, have just scraped the UK .
They were working in a private school in Oxford, but were forced to make plans to return to Australia quickly, as their parents urged them to leave quickly.
“My mom wrote a frantic text message and said you have to put on your big girl’s pants and go home,” said Miss Meehan. “It is so uncertain that it is so disturbing.”
Miss Wilson said she wanted a “Hamish and Andy” style sabbatical, but now she is returning to uncertainty.
Miss Ewington said she was troubled by having to leave her students, who had become part of her family.
The hasty departure meant that he wore three pairs of pants and three jackets to avoid violating the weight limit of his bag on the Emirates flight.
“It’s not like we can go home and find work,” he said.
Miss Edwards said she lost her travel bucket list. There have been trips across the continent, including Portugal, Spain and Amsterdam during the itinerary.
“This week she has been on a roller coaster. I could have held on for about three weeks, but it hit us when nothing would have been open if we had stayed in Oxford, “he said.
“This is the first time we have been independent and were looking forward to it.”
The teenagers were also planning to attend a music festival in Budapest.
RECORD NUMBER OF DEATH IN SPAIN
Spanish authorities are planning to transform a Madrid convention center into a giant military hospital for coronavirus patients, as the second worst outbreak in Europe has caused 235 more victims.
Spain’s worst one-day death toll brought the country’s total casualties to over 1000 on Friday.
Spain quickly followed Italy to become the second European country where hundreds of people are killed daily by the coronavirus. The death toll shows few signs of slowing down.
About 5,500 hospital beds, including intensive care units, will be set up inside the 240,000-square-foot IFEMA conference center on the outskirts of the capital to meet growing demand expected in the coming days, the Madrid region said in a tweet.
“The most difficult days are coming now,” said emergency chief Fernando Simon at a press conference.
The capital has become the epicenter of the disease in Spain. With nearly 20,000 cases reported on Friday, Spain overtook Iran to become the third hardest hit country in the world after China and Italy.
The Madrid region has 628 deaths and 7165 cases.
Health Minister Salvador Illa said that Spanish hospitals are conducting numerous clinical trials to treat severe and mild cases of coronavirus, while the ministry of science said researchers were working on potential vaccines and detection tests.
On Thursday the government promised measures to protect the elderly and nursing home staff after a large number of deaths.
About 30 firefighters were involved in an extensive disinfection operation in one nursing home in Madrid, and one military team was working in another. The government said on Friday that providing more face masks would be a priority and could even do more to help vulnerable groups.
The ministry of justice said that 1000 doctors and forensic technicians would be reassigned to deal with the epidemic.
The country stepped up efforts to curb the spread of the disease over the past week, ordering a nationwide 15-day state of emergency on Saturday that excludes people from all but essential exits.
Bars, restaurants and most stores have been closed and limited transportation.
CALL FOR BOOKS VULNERABLE PRISONERS
Criminal law experts recommend Australian governments to free senior, young and minor offenders from prisons and detention centers to avoid a COVID-19 outbreak.
More than 370 legal experts have signed a letter coordinated by the Australian National University and the University of Technology in Sydney calling for urgent reforms to protect the prison population from the global health pandemic.
“Australian prisons and detention centers will become epicenters for COVID-19 transmission if governments do not act now,” said ANU criminology program leader Professor Lorana Bartels.
Experts are urging the early release of vulnerable prisoners and detainees who are at high risk of damage from COVID-19, such as those with pre-existing conditions, elderly and young people.
They also believe that detainees for crimes such as illegal driving, property crimes and those who could be released in the next six months should also be released.
Ulia Professor Thalia Anthony said urgent measures, including the release of prisoners, have been taken in the United States, the United Kingdom, Southeast Asia and the Middle East in response to the virus.
He said that Australian governments must provide a coherent approach to protect prison populations.
“It is only a matter of time before COVID-19 explodes in prisons and detention centers for young people. This will therefore have a significant flow effect for the community, “he said.
Professor Bartels said that most people entering prison are not sentenced and that almost a third should serve less than 12 months.
“Tens of thousands of people are likely to be released into the community later this year, making them potential carriers of coronavirus in communities,” he said.
Judicial action coordinator Brett Collins said earlier this week the unrest observed in Italian prisons would have been replicated in Australia if the authorities were unable to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks.
He also argued that older prisoners are at high risk of death and should be released and that no one should share cells to ensure adequate social removal.
“COULD KILL YOU”: WHO IS NOTICE TO YOUNG PEOPLE
Geneva UN health chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says young people around the world face the reality that the new coronavirus attacks them in large numbers, not just the older generations.
“You are not invincible. This virus could put you in hospital for weeks or even kill you, “the director of the World Health Organization (WHO) said in Geneva.
The pandemic, which resulted in over 210,000 confirmed infections and 9,000 reported deaths, requires not only cooperation between countries, but also between generations, stressed Tedros.
“I am grateful that so many young people are spreading the word and not the virus,” said the head of the WHO, praising the young people who protect the elderly by protecting themselves.
Tedros also sent a message to the millions of people who are forced to stay at home as their authorities have imposed various forms of blockades.
Confined people should pay particular attention to eating healthy foods, avoiding tobacco and alcohol and taking care of their body and mind.
“If you can’t leave the house, find an exercise video online, dance to the music, do some yoga or walk up and down the stairs,” said the head of the Ethiopian United Nations health.
Staying in touch with family and friends and reaching out to neighbors is another way to protect your well-being, according to Tedros.
Last Friday, United Nations agencies warned that the pandemic creates risks for billions of people who are unable to wash their hands properly and for hundreds of millions of children who have to cope without school lunches because the educational facilities are closed.
Three billion people around the world do not have adequate access to water or soap to wash their hands, the United Nations said in Geneva, citing data from the WHO and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF ).
POOL TRIPS UBER AXIS
Coronavirus hit the ride-sharing market in Australia today when Uber announced that it would close all Uber Pool races in the country and start telling all users to “travel only when needed.”
Technology giant suspended its group tour mid-morning on Saturday, with Uber Global riding senior vice president Andrew Macdonald on Twitter who will remove the Uber Pool driving option in Australia, Latin America and India after suspending the service in London and Paris on Wednesday.
Uber Pool had allowed up to four cyclists to share a ride in one place and share costs.
Nonostante la chiusura, altri servizi di condivisione dei giri, tra cui UberX e Uber Eats, rimarranno aperti in Australia, ha detto un portavoce, ei ciclisti inizieranno a ricevere messaggi nell’app Uber che li avvertono di prendere solo i viaggi necessari.
“Il nostro obiettivo è quello di aiutare ad appiattire la curva di diffusione della comunità nelle città che serviamo”, ha detto.
“Con questo in mente, stiamo sospendendo l’Uber Pool in tutte le città in cui è disponibile: Sydney, Melbourne e Perth.
“Lavoriamo sempre per aiutare a proteggere tutti coloro che utilizzano la piattaforma Uber e continueremo a condividere i consigli delle autorità sanitarie con coloro che utilizzano l’app Uber.”
La chiusura arriva alcuni giorni dopo che Uber ha rivelato i piani per pagare i conducenti che sono costretti a mettere in quarantena o isolarsi per 14 giorni.
Didi ha anche istituito un fondo da 10 milioni di dollari per pagare i conducenti con diagnosi di COVID-19.
TEST DI IVANKA NEGATIVI DOPO L’INCONTRO DEL DUTTON
Ivanka Trump è tornato alla Casa Bianca dopo essere risultato negativo per il coronavirus e aver ottenuto “risultati chiari”, ha detto una persona che ha familiarità con i risultati.
Il consigliere senior e la figlia del presidente degli Stati Uniti Donald Trump lavoravano da casa da quando erano venuti in prossimità del ministro degli affari interni australiano Peter Dutton, che era risultato positivo per COVID-19.
Si è incontrato con Ivanka Trump pochi giorni prima di essere risultato positivo per il coronavirus, in un incontro tra il procuratore generale William Barr, Kellyanne Conway e un altro assistente senior.
Ivanka Trump e Jared Kushner erano anche a Mar-a-Lago con la delegazione brasiliana, dove almeno un membro si è rivelato positivo per il virus, nel fine settimana.
L’avvocato della prigione Debbie Kilroy e l’attivista Boneta-Marie Mabo, nipote di Eddie Mabo, si sono dimostrati entrambi positivi per il COVID-19 dopo essere stati sullo stesso volo del signor Dutton diversi giorni fa.
GLI INSEGNANTI DICONO DI NON INDOSSARE LE MASCHERE A SCUOLA
In tutta l’Australia gli insegnanti delle scuole pubbliche stanno lottando per insegnare le loro lezioni normali, gli viene detto di prepararsi per l’insegnamento online e anche di fornire compiti scolastici agli studenti che si isolano da soli.
In un promemoria visto da News Corp in Australia, agli insegnanti viene detto che verranno immediatamente rimandati a casa se indossano le maschere a scuola e per ricordare agli studenti di chiamare immediatamente l’importanza del distanziamento sociale, poiché pochissimi studenti aderiscono alle regole.
Le scuole del NSW stanno chiudendo i blocchi di servizi igienici per preservare il sapone e nel Queensland agli studenti viene chiesto di portare il proprio disinfettante per le mani, a causa delle scarse forniture.
A Victoria gli insegnanti sono frustrati perché lavoreranno mentre il Victorian Institute of Teaching ha chiuso i battenti e la linea diretta non è più attiva.
Arriva come una hotline del Dipartimento della Pubblica Istruzione del NSW viene sopraffatta dalle chiamate degli insegnanti che chiamano per segnalare le preoccupazioni del coronavirus in materia di salute e sicurezza, pulizia, igiene e questioni relative al distanziamento sociale.
Fonte: Organizzazione mondiale della sanità, Johns Hopkins, altri media
Gli insegnanti sono invitati a segnalare le loro preoccupazioni alla hotline del Dipartimento dell’Istruzione per la salute e la sicurezza, ma News Corp Australia comprende che la linea dovrebbe essere utilizzata solo per presidi e non ha le risorse per gestire il carico delle chiamate in arrivo.
Gli studenti HSC sono particolarmente preoccupati su come gestire i loro studi e News Corp Australia è stato informato che ci sarà una riunione dell’Autorità per gli standard di istruzione del NSW questo martedì dopo la quale verranno forniti ulteriori consigli su come gestire gli studenti senior che si autoisolano.
Martedì, il Ministro della Pubblica Istruzione Dan Tehan incontrerà anche la direzione dell’Australian Education Union (AEU) per discutere della crisi.
“I membri dell’AEU sono in prima linea nella crisi COVID-19. Non solo hanno i loro bisogni e quelli delle loro famiglie, ma continuano a fornire un’istruzione di alta qualità ai loro studenti in periodi molto difficili “, ha dichiarato la presidente federale dell’AEU Correna Haythorpe.
The AEU expects that Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy or his representative will also attend the meeting and Ms Haythorpe described the meeting as a welcome step forward in responding to the National Cabinet’s decisions in relation to preschools, schools and TAFE.
NEW INDOOR GATHERING LIMITS AS FEDERAL BUDGET DELAYED
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a new indoor gathering limit for Australians.
There is now a four square metre rule for gatherings of less than 100 people.
“What we are now moving to is an arrangement for gatherings of less than 100, is that they would be four square metres provided per person in an enclosed space, in a room. So that’s 2m by 2m,” he said.
“So for example, if you’ve got a room, if you’ve got a premises, if you’ve got a meeting room or something like that, that’s 100 square metres, then you can have 25 people in that room.”
“I know these rules will take some time for people to get used to, but I would ask people to move as quickly as they can.
“I know it means a lot of change for a lot of venues, whether they be cafe‘s or restaurants or clubs or any of these other places of public gathering, including at this building here, we will be working to ensure that people know how many people can be in the various meeting rooms at this place.”
He said Australians should continue to practise wherever possible the 1m or 1.5m of healthy distance to limit contact.
The Federal Budget will also now be delayed until October. It is traditionally handed down on the first Tuesday in May. States would be postponing as well.
“Putting budgets together at this time, with the great uncertainty that exists, is not something that any Commonwealth or state government should be doing,” Mr Morrison said on Friday.
“As a result, we have already decided that we will not be … handing down a Budget until the first Tuesday in October, on the 6th of October.
“All other states and territories will be working to similar timetables.
“The idea that you can actually put together any sort of forecast around the economy at this time is simply not sensible.”
The federal debt limit will also be raised by a whopping $250 billion to combat the COVID-19 crisis.
In a joint statement, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said the ceiling would be lifted from $600 billion to $850 billion to ensure the government “has the capacity to deal with the ongoing economic impact of the coronavirus.”
And because of the decision announced earlier today to postpone the Budget until October 6, supply bills would be moved in parliament next week “to ensure the continuity of government in 2020-21.”
Mr Morrison said schools will remain open and anyone considering school holiday travel should reconsider the need for unnecessary travel.
He said the biosecurity act was being used to ban all non-essential travel into indigenous communities.
Mr Morrison said that next week, “advanced measures” would be considered to deal with future localised outbreaks and “what needs to be done wherever possible to shut that down”. He did not provide specifics.
“What we’ve asked for advice on is the density of those cases, how many cases in a particular area, that triggers actions over and above what these general rules that apply to those areas, and that would be staged up according to the level of that outbreak and what needs to be done wherever possible to shut that down,” he said.
“Now, the reason I say that is we need a consistent approach to how this would scale-up in the event of outbreaks in particular parts of particular areas.
“Because that means just because you might see, under those rules, something being done in Tuggeranong or somewhere else, that rules don’t necessarily apply … somewhere else.
“There will be advanced measures that would need to be put in place and we need a clear set of rules across states and territories to make those rules and that advice will be coming forward on Tuesday evening.”
He also flagged moves to protect renters from being turfed out of their homes during the coronavirus crisis.
Mr Morrison said the NSW and Western Australian government would lead work to “identify how relief can be provided for tenants in both commercial tenancies and residential tenancies, to ensure that in hardship conditions, there will be relief that will be available, and ensuring that tenancy legislation is protecting those tenants over the next six months at least.”
And he announced additional funding $445 million of extra funding for aged care facilities. About half will be spent on a “retention bonus”.
Professor Brendan Murphy then told people to stop gathering in their homes, without practising social distancing.
“You should be distancing yourself from every fellow Australian where possible,” he said.
“That’s why we have guidelines for people in gatherings of less than 100. There’s no point having a gathering of 20 people if it’s in tiny room and you’re altogether.
“You’ve got to practise social distancing. Keep that metre-and-a-half away from each other, practise good hand hygiene all the time, and stay away from work or the community if you are unwell.”
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS TOLD TO STAY HOME
California’s 40 million residents should stay home indefinitely and venture outside only for essential jobs, errands and some exercise, Governor Gavin Newsom said, warning that the coronavirus threatens to overwhelm the state’s medical system.
The move, the most sweeping by any state so far, was an exclamation point at the end of a week of increasingly aggressive moves meant to keep the virus in check by forcing people to stay away from each other as often as possible.
“I can assure you home isolation is not my preferred choice, I know it’s not yours, but it’s a necessary one,” Gov. Newsom said at an evening news conference streamed on social media.
He assured residents that they “can still take your kids outside, practising common sense and social distancing. You can still walk your dog.”
Restaurant meals can still be delivered to homes.
The announcement came after the release of a letter to US President Donald Trump where Gov. Newsom warned the virus was spreading quickly and eventually could infect more than half the state’s population. A spokesman later clarified that the figure did not take into account the aggressive mitigation efforts that have been made.
The governor said he doesn’t expect police will be needed to enforce his stay-at-home order, saying “social pressure” already has led to social distancing throughout the state.
“I don’t believe the people of California need to be told through law enforcement that it’s appropriate just to home isolate,” he said.
The Democrat who is barely a year into his first term also called up 500 National Guard troops to help distribute food.
There are at least 1030 confirmed cases in California and 18 people have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Meanwhile, New York’s total number of coronavirus cases reached 3954 — a significant jump (9.4 per cent) from the 3615 cases that were reported earlier on Thursday.
A total of 26 city residents have now died from the illness.
Brooklyn continues to be the borough with the most infected, at 1195 cases, according to the new tally. In Queens there are 1042 cases; 1038 in Manhattan; 496 in the Bronx; and 179 on Staten Island.
TRUMP CLOSES US-MEXICO BORDER
US President Donald Trump also announced an effective closure of the US border with Mexico, prohibiting most travel except for trade. This aligns it with the restriction on the Canadian border earlier this week.
It came as the president invoked the Defence Production Act to get needed medical supplies on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak, mobilising the federal government to marshal the private sector to combat the pandemic.
Mr Trump had said earlier in the week he would tap the act as needed.
He said he has put that “in gear.”
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said he implored Mr Trump during a phone call to invoke the Korean War-era act immediately to order the manufacture of ventilators and other critically needed medical gear.
The president told Sen. Schumer he would, then could be heard on the telephone making the order.
Mr Trump also sparred with NBC News reporter Peter Alexander who asked whether Americans should feel scared.
Trump has an epic meltdown and goes on a screed about the media when he is asked what he would tell people who are scared. Trump called NBC’s Peter Alexander a terrible reporter and started yelling and ranting. pic.twitter.com/dko6pIHrUt
“I would say that you’re a terrible reporter, that’s what I’d say,” MR Trump erupted. “I think it’s a very nasty question.”
“The American people are looking for answers and they’re looking for hope. And you’re doing sensationalism,” Mr Trump said.
He wagged his finger for emphasis and said: “That’s really bad reporting.”
“Let’s see if it works. I happen to be fine. Who knows? I was very right. Let’s see what happens,” Mr Trump said.
YOUTUBE JOINS NETFLIX IN LIMITING VIDEO STREAM QUALITY
YouTube has joined Netflix in agreeing to limit video stream quality in an effort to ease pressure on internet providers during the coronavirus outbreak. Internet service providers are braced for increases in internet traffic as people in the UK resort to working from home and self-isolation, while other parts of Europe are subject to lockdowns.
The scheme to ease the strain on providers has come from the European commissioner for internal market and services, Thierry Breton, who urged platforms to help infrastructure handle any potential usage increase.
On Thursday, Netflix said it expects its limit – which will last for 30 days – to cut network traffic by around 25 per cent. Y
ouTube said its scheme will see video quality limited to standard definition, also for a period of 30 days.
The company said it had so far seen little change in the peaks for usage, instead mostly seeing changes in usage patterns with more people at home, with usage expanding across longer hours.
“People are coming to YouTube to find authoritative news, learning content and make connections during these uncertain times,” a spokeswoman for the video platform said. “While we have seen only a few usage peaks, we have measures in place to automatically adjust our system to use less network capacity.
“We are in ongoing conversations with the regulators (including Ofcom), governments and network operators all over Europe, and are making a commitment to temporarily default all traffic in the UK and the EU to standard definition.
Google said its chief executive Sundar Pichai and YouTube boss Susan Wojcicki discussed how the technology giant could help further during the coronavirus pandemic with Mr Breton.
YouTube also confirmed it was introducing a new area on its homepage dedicated to news about COVID-19 from trustworthy sources.
TAIWAN SAYS WHO FAILED TO ACT ON CORONAVIRUS WARNING
Taiwan has accused the World Health Organisation of failing to communicate an early warning about transmission of the coronavirus between humans, the Financial Times relationships.
Health officials in Taipei said they alerted the WHO at the end of December about the risk of human-to-human transmission of the new virus but said its concerns were not passed on to other countries.
“While the IHR’s internal website provides a platform for all countries to share information on the epidemic and their response, none of the information shared by our country’s (Centres for Disease Control) is being put up there,” said Chen Chien-jen, Taiwan’s vice-president. “The WHO could not obtain first-hand information to study and judge whether there was human-to-human transmission of COVID-19. This led it to announce human-to-human transmission with a delay, and an opportunity to raise the alert level both in China and the wider world was lost,” said Mr Chen, an epidemiologist by training who was health minister at the time of the SARS outbreak.
China’s health ministry only confirmed human-to-human transmission on January 20, after the WHO said in mid-January there might be “limited” human-to-human transmission but stepped back from this view on the same day.
Taiwan is excluded from the WHO because China, which claims it as part of its territory, demands that third countries and international bodies do not treat it in any way that resembles how independent states are treated.
ANOTHER DOG HAS CORONAVIRUS
A second dog in Hong Kong has contracted the coronavirus in a likely case of human-to-animal transmission, according to a report on Thursday.
The two-year-old German Shepherd — owned by an COVID-19-infected 30-year-old woman in the Pok Fu Lam area — was quarantined at a government facility, according to the South China Morning Post.
Another pooch from the same home, a four-year-old mixed breed, was also placed on lockdown but tested negative, Hong Kong’s animal welfare authority said.
The sick puppy’s diagnosis came just three days after the first known dog to test positive for the coronavirus — a 17-year-old Pomeranian — died in Hong Kong after returning home from quarantine.
“It is very likely that the two positive cases (in Hong Kong) are examples of human-to-dog transmission,” Professor Malik Peiris, a public health virologist at the University of Hong Kong told the outlet.
But there’s no evidence that pets can transmit the virus to humans, a spokesman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said.
In the case of the German Shepherd, the pooch was given oral and nasal swabs and placed in a different kennel than its mixed-breed housemate. Neither dog showed any symptoms.
“The department will continue to closely monitor both dogs and conduct repeated tests on the animals,” the spokesman said.
Along with the canines, four cats are also under quarantine. Their health status wasn’t immediately known.
PORNHUB OFFERS PREMIUM SERVICE TO SELF-ISOLATORS
Second The sun, Pornhub saw a spike in viewers after it offered its premium service for free to people stuck at home due to the coronavirus.
The porn site has offered free premium membership to viewers in Italy and has now extended this to adult users in France and Spain.
The company said on its Twitter feed: “In light of expanding quarantines, we are extending Free Pornhub Premium for the month to our friends in France! Pornhub will also donate this month’s sales from Modelhub … Courage France!”
It had a similar message for its Twitter followers in Spain.
The premium package offers no ads, faster streaming, high-speed downloads and better video quality as well as “discreet billing” and anytime cancellation.
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Australian seniors on board a cruise ship that will moor in Italy fear that he will be refused treatment if they prove positive for coronavirus in the country devastated by the disease.
It is understood that there are many older Australians aboard the Costa Victoria, which the operator Costa Cruises has confirmed that he is ready to sail to the port of Venice on March 28, when passengers will be “advised” to leave the ship.
Relatives of Australian families aboard the Costa Victoria are becoming increasingly concerned as the ship sets sail for an emergency stop in the European nation where nearly 30,000 coronavirus cases have been recorded – and nearly 3000 dead.
Sydney woman Lauren Petrovic stated on Facebook that her mother-in-law Susan Morgan was among the 240 oldest Australians on board who were terrified of their well-being in one of the most disastrously invaded COVID-19 nations.
“At this moment Italy is zeroed for the corona virus and Susan and most of the other passengers are over 65 years old and will not be entitled to medical assistance in case of illness,” said Petrovic.
“This is obviously a death sentence if they are to be released here without assistance or any way back to Australia safely. They will potentially be left to die. “
Despite fears, Coasta Cruises has confirmed that it will advise passengers to leave the ship in Venice.
“The Costa Victoria itinerary has been modified due to the pandemic alert issued by the World Health Organization which has led local authorities to apply restrictions for the disembarkation of our guests compromising their cruise experience on board,” he said Costa Cruises in a note.
“Most likely, despite all the efforts made to readjust the program, currently the only viable itinerary for Costa Victoria is to make technical calls whenever it will be allowed and go directly to the designated port of landing Venice on March 28th.
“Given the current global transport limits due to governments that introduce restrictions in an attempt to contain the health emergency on their territory, Costa is warning his Ggest on board that landing in Venice on March 28 is the most suitable solution.”
Corina Maplesden from the central coast tweeted: “We are 250 Australians on the Costa Victoria with no information and nothing from the captain besides what will be sent to Venice on March 28. Most have not heard anything even from our travel agents. Everyone is calm but worried. “
Among the Australians on board are Sunshine Coast women Alana Hitch, 74, and Jean Gross, 78, who work frantically to try and organize flights home once the ship reaches Italy.
He currently sails through the Suez Canal in Egypt en route to the Mediterranean Sea.
Ms. Hitch’s daughter, Rachael, said it was a nervous wait for all Australians on board.
“I know that the Costa Victoria is an Italian ship, but the unloading of elderly Australian passengers in Venice seems like pure madness,” he said Courier-Mail.
Many people from all over the world turned to Twitter to express their concern about the ship’s decision to land in Venice.
@ Zhope10 250 of us Australians in Costa Victoria have no information and nothing from the captain besides what will be sent to Venice on March 28th. Most have not heard anything from our travel agents either. Everyone is calm but worried.
@costavictoria https://t.co/IQRd8nwkmV are preserving the health and well-being of their customers as a priority, however they are deciding to bring British citizens directly to Venice to disembark. ridiculous given the state of the corona virus in Italy and flights have ceased #no CEO response
The ship is one of 35 worldwide with Australians blocked by new hardline travel restrictions introduced in the wake of the coronavirus.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said that assistance was offered to Australians involved in the crisis.
“DFAT offered consular support to those Australians if necessary,” said a spokesman.
Australians in need of urgent consular assistance can call the DFAT Consular Emergency Center at 1300 555 153 from Australia or +61 6261 3305 from abroad.
News Corporation Australia contacted the cruise operator for comment.
THERE’S HOPE: CHINA REPORTS NO NEW CASE COVID-19
Last month, Wuhan was overwhelmed by thousands of new coronavirus cases every day, but in a dramatic development that underlines how much the epidemic has rotated towards Europe and the United States, Chinese authorities have claimed that the city and the surrounding province had no new cases to report.
The news offers a rare glimmer of hope for the rest of the world as it fights the virus and perhaps a lesson on the rigorous measures needed to stop its spread.
Wuhan was the place where the epidemic first caught on and thousands of people fell ill or died in rapidly built hospitals.
But Chinese authorities said Thursday that all 34 new cases registered the previous day had been imported from abroad.
“We saw the sunrise today after so many days of hard effort,” said Jiao Yahui, a senior inspector from the national health commission.
It comes when Scott Morrison announced that a travel ban will be placed on all non-Australian residents to prevent him from traveling here from 9pm on Friday.
The prime minister said that traffic from abroad has already reduced significantly, but that further blocking the country was essential.
Australian citizens will still be able to return home and will be subject to a 14-day isolation period upon arrival.
Morrison said Qantas is working with the federal government to ensure that flights are available to Australians who needed to get home “as soon as possible”.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern also closed the borders of his country.
The travel ban in New Zealand will take effect Thursday at 11.59pm (local time).
The federal government is also developing a oversized and simplified cash payment to support tens of thousands of Australians who are expected to lose their jobs during the crisis.
The fortnightly payment of $ 574.50 will be significantly increased in an unprecedented cash to help families survive the next six months.
In other developments:
The Reserve Bank reduced interest rates to a minimum of 0.25 percent, freeing up $ 90 billion for banks to lend to small businesses;
Further measures have been considered to strengthen the blocking of non-essential meetings, probably forcing cafes and bars to reject customers in order to avoid them becoming too crowded; is
The federal government plans extraordinary rationing measures to stop the accumulation of food and supplies.
Morrison said Thursday that the government was planning to “build a bridge” to get workers and businesses through.
“The government is stepping up where it can try to cushion that impact as responsibly as possible,” he said.
News Corp understands that existing subsidy requirements, such as job application and relevant training, could be removed for laid-off workers.
Morrison said the Newstart payment – known as JobSeeker payment since Friday – has currently been calculated to encourage people to return to work.
“We understand that surely in the next six months, this will be a very different looking economy, and when facts change and circumstances change, packages need to be modified to reflect this,” he said.
“We are examining issues related to income support, we are examining issues related to people’s obligations.”
It arrives as the National Emergency Cabinet meets on Friday to strengthen the rules of social distance, taking into consideration medical advice to limit indoor spaces to one person per 4 sq m. A 60 sq m coffee shop would only allow 15 customers at a time.
RESTRICTIONS ON THE PANADOL OF CHILDREN
Paracetamol for children will be sold behind pharmacy counters and Ventolin asthma medications limited to one purchase per person to stop coronavirus buildup.
Deputy Medical Director Paul Kelly announced the new restrictions after people unnecessarily accumulated crucial drugs in a panic-stricken response to the pandemic.
“Please don’t buy more than you need for anything, be it food and medicine in particular,” he told reporters in Canberra on Thursday.
It comes when health experts have called on people to get the flu shot to reduce the pressure on the hospital system during the COVID-19 pandemic, but some pharmacies have already run out.
A total of 17,038 laboratory-confirmed influenza cases have already been recorded in Australia this year.
The News Corp. health reporter tried to get a flu shot at a local pharmacy and was told that they had already run out.
They asked her to provide her details so they could book an appointment for when new titles arrived.
Professor Kelly said that the therapeutic restrictions were not put in place because there were real shortcomings, instead because people were needlessly stripping the shelves.
“Please don’t buy more than you need for anything, be it food and medicine in particular,” he said.
“We have an excellent system of knowledge of the shortage of medicines in Australia and, in fact, it is up to all the suppliers of medicines who have to tell us if there is a shortage now or soon in the future. We have not had it from any supplier.”
He moved to reassure all Australians that the country was well stocked and that stock levels were being monitored.
Meanwhile, the peak body representing companies that manufacture and distribute over-the-counter drugs like ibuprofen says it is not aware of scientific evidence of over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (OTC) (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen van. influence the health outcomes of COVID-19 patients.
France and the United Kingdom are urging patients to use acetaminophen to reduce fever rather than ibuprofen due to emerging evidence that ibuprofen and COVID-19 can increase a patient’s blood pressure.
“Based on all the information available, Consumer Healthcare Products (CHP) Australia is not aware of any scientific evidence to support claims made in recent days that suggest that the use of NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, could influence the outcomes. COVID-19 patient health care, “he said.
People diagnosed with COVID-19 should follow the advice given by their doctor, the body said.
WA VIRUS COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION CONFIRMED
Coronavirus cases in Western Australia have increased by 17 years and the source of infection for the most part is unknown, with the health minister saying that the community’s clear transmission is underway.
It is the largest one-day peak in WA and brings the total to 52.
Health Minister Roger Cook said he did not know where 12 of the new cases had been contracted.
“We are now starting to see the emergence of community-based transmission of the virus,” Cook told reporters Thursday.
“We have always known this would happen and we are prepared, but it is now obviously appropriate for us to respond by raising the plans of the Department of Health.”
Two of the new cases are healthcare professionals.
NT SET TO CLOSE BORDERS TO STOP THE VIRUS
The Northern Territory leader is observing the tightening of borders in an unprecedented move to keep the coronavirus at bay for as long as possible.
NT has been mostly free from the global COVID-19 pandemic with no known community broadcast and only one reported case involving a Sydney man who has contracted him elsewhere and is recovering.
However, the virus will inevitably hit the Territory and it has been “very optimistic” to think that no one has yet done so, said Minister Minister Michael Gunner on Thursday.
Gunner described the potential move as “securing” and not closing borders, with goods free to pass.
Such a move would be over a period of months.
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“I think the best way to describe it would be: I can’t build a wall, maybe I’ll put in a gate, which helps imagine what we can do on that state line,” he told reporters.
“My understanding is that I can’t stop freedom of movement, we can simply control movement.
“So the things that we ask someone at international borders upon landing who are asked to do certain things, we may be able to do things similar to our state borders, we are getting clarity.”
Alice Springs Aboriginal Combined Organizations requested Thursday that NT become a special control area for COVID-19, severely limiting entry to prevent deaths.
There are concerns that COVID-19 will have disastrous effects on remote indigenous communities, whose populations are more vulnerable due to worse health and disadvantage.
TASMANIAN FRONTIER CRACKDOWN
All non-essential travelers arriving in Tasmania will be forced to quarantine for two weeks under the frontier measures of the coronavirus nicknamed the most difficult in the country.
On Thursday Premier Peter Gutwein declared a state of emergency for the Isle of Apple.
“We will present the most difficult border measures in the country. Only essential travelers will be admitted to Tasmania without going to quarantine, “he told reporters.
The measures will take effect from midnight on Friday, but do not apply to healthcare professionals, emergency workers, defense personnel, air and naval crew, specialists and essential freight personnel.
“We know that some will create an outage, but our goal is to ensure that we protect the health, well-being and safety of the Tasmanians,” said Gutwein.
All passengers will be screened on arrival and must demonstrate that they meet the traveler’s essential criteria.
If they are considered non-essential, they will be sent to quarantine at the location indicated.
People who violate the quarantine could be fined up to $ 16,800.
Three new virus cases were confirmed Wednesday evening, bringing the state total to 10, although there was no evidence of local transmission.
AUSSIES IN LONDON DESPERATE AT DASH HOME
Frantic Australians are packing up and leaving London, with the Australian High Commission overrun with requests for advice.
More than 1,200 Australian stakeholders have phoned to find out how to get home while airlines cancel 90% of their international flights.
Many have lost their jobs in bars and restaurants due to the UK government’s request to stay home and stop contacting people.
The UK saw its biggest daily jump in cases early Thursday morning, with 2626 people now suffering from coronavirus – a jump of 676 cases. The death toll is 104.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made the drastic appeal to close all UK schools by the end of the week, which will spark the debate on politics in Australia.
“Looking at the disease curve, we now think that we need to apply further downward pressure on that upward curve by closing schools,” Johnson said.
“For many parents, this will be frustrating and make it more difficult for them to go to work.”
Private schools and kindergartens have also been asked to close, the Prime Minister said.
Despite the annoyance, Johnson reminded parents not to leave children with grandparents or older relatives
“I know it will be difficult … but I want to thank the whole country for the efforts people are making to comply,” he said.
The United Kingdom has not yet blocked the country, but London is likely to be the first with more extreme measures, including the possible closure of some underground lines.
France has police patrols on the streets to keep people in, Spain has closed all hotels since Tuesday of next week and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it has been the biggest crisis since World War II.
“The situation is serious. Take it seriously. Since German unification, no, since World War II, there has been no challenge for our nation that has required such a degree of common and united action, “he said.
The death toll in Italy had 475 more deaths in a day, affecting almost 3000.
George Brandis, Australian High Commissioner in the UK, has equipped telephones to help stranded Australians with travel advice.
“With the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the world is experiencing an unprecedented public health challenge,” he said.
“We are all concerned about the implications of the coronavirus.
“As Australians abroad, we know that the distance from home is felt very acutely during times of uncertainty. During this emergency, Australia House will continue to help Australians here in the UK. You are not alone and together we will come through this. “
The Aussies in London Facebook page, which has over 50,000 members, has become a home bulletin board.
The rooms ran through London, while others posted advertisements for “moving” sales.
Flights from London to Melbourne one way next week on Qantas were filling up quickly, with the cheapest seats already sold out.
Some fares were now almost $ A2000 for the one-way ticket, however many parents offered to help with the cost of bringing their adult children home.
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It comes amid reports of further arrests expected across London, with people fearing to get stuck if they don’t get on a flight before the weekend.
Some airlines were rejecting people despite having valid tickets.
“With my head held high: I was just pushed back to Heathrow. They are no longer traveling to international destinations. It must be an incredibly recent decision, “published Lachlan Wells.
This week the Australian government urged Australians to return home as the world struggles to cope with the outbreak.
The Iranian epidemic remains a major concern with over 17,000 reported cases and 1135 deaths on Thursday.
South Korea recorded over 8400 infections, but only 84 deaths, which was lower than the death toll in the UK from only a quarter of the reported cases.
The Asian country epidemic peaked on February 29, when 909 cases were reported.
Switzerland has more than 3000 cases, but only 20 dead, with all shops closed except for supermarkets and pharmacies until April 19.
The Netherlands canceled Eurovision, which was due to be held in Rotterdam in May, as it is grappling with the outbreak that has so far caused 58 victims.
In the UK, the Glastonbury music festival was canceled despite the sale of over 200,000 tickets for its 50th anniversary concert, which was chaired by Kylie Minogue last year.
The queen had a phone call with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson instead of her weekly face-to-face meeting before leaving Buckingham Palace for Windsor Castle.
Prince William published a video message to urge people to get together, while his cousin Princess Beatrice was thinking of postponing her wedding on May 29 with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
The wedding had already been under a cloud due to the friendship of his father, Prince Andrew, with the dead pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
TRUMP INVITES WAR-TIME MEASUREMENT
U.S. President Donald Trump has doubled his criticism of China’s handling of the coronavirus while authorities have warned that the threat to young people is greater than many believe.
Given that the United States and Canada have closed their borders to all but essential travel, Trump has called for a “war” measure that empowers the federal government to organize the private sector for assistance.
The Defense Production Act would help increase medical supplies, Trump said, fearing that the nation faces a severe shortage of ICU beds, fans and protective equipment to cope with the expected peak of the disease in around 45 days.
It came when the infectious disease specialist leading the White House effort said that an increase in tests would see a “huge spike” in diagnosis in the next four or five days and that it could potentially include more youth than expected.
“There is news about France and Italy about some young people who get seriously and very seriously ill in intensive care,” said Dr. Deborah Birx in the White House.
Mr. Trump on Thursday dispatched two naval hospital ships to New York and a West Coast location to be determined, to offer more places to U.S. hotspots.
He again referred to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus” with which America was fighting a war, insisting that it was not racist.
“Because it comes from China,” said Trump, when asked why he kept using the term.
“That’s why. I want to be precise.”
Trump also claimed that China has accused US soldiers of spreading the virus and that “they tried to say at some point, perhaps they stopped saying now, that it was caused by American soldiers.”
“It can’t happen. It won’t happen. Not as long as I’m president,” said Trump.
“It comes from China.
“He’s not a racist at all. No, not at all.”
Relations between China and the United States have deteriorated due to the fallout of the virus, with Beijing expelling all American journalists this week.
Dr Birx warned that early messages that young people probably would not get sick may have minimized the risk excessively, which could be “disastrous”.
“We believe that part of this could be that people listened to the first data that came from China and that came from South Korea regarding the elderly or those with pre-existing medical conditions were at particular risk,” said Dr. Birx.
“It could have been that the millennium generation, our biggest generation, our future generation, that will carry us forward for the next multiple decades – there could be a disproportionate number of infections among that group,” he said.
“And so, although it is a rare event, it can be seen more frequently in that group and be evident now.”
Dr Birx repeated her warning to young Americans, many of whom do not go to school and work, to stop treating the epidemic as a “snow day” due to a false sense of security.
The announcement of the test next summer is fast approaching as the nation’s smallest capitals look forward to hearing if they will participate.
India will return on tour in 2020-21, with the aim of defending the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in a series of four tests.
Sydney and Melbourne are guaranteed to host the tests, but there is an anxious wait for Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. We will miss one of the capitals of the state.
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As a result, we crumbled the numbers on all seven of Australia’s current test spots to assess who deserves to be a guest on the hit series.
Over the past five years we have calculated the average daily frequency, the duration of the test, the achievement of the results, the rain delays and the victory margin.
A “close result” is a win of less than 50 shots or three wickets or less, while attendance numbers have only been considered if more than one game session has been completed. Also, if the rain has interrupted the game for a certain period of time, it is considered as a day “affected by the rain” – a minimum duration is not required.
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7. BELLERIVE OVAL (two tests)
Average daily frequency: 5.138
Per capita ranking: second
Average duration: three days, three sessions
Rainy days: five
Innings results: two
Similar matches: none
It sounds like a tough note to start, but somewhere the last one has to come.
Bellerive Oval is a nice place for cricket, on the shore of Derwent and with Mount Wellington offering breathtaking scenery on a slightly smaller scale than what Table Mountain offers in Newlands in South Africa.
At the domestic level, Bellerive turned the favor to the bowls players, which can only be seen as positive for the show.
But when it comes to Test Cricket, Hobart – with a population of just under 250,000 – doesn’t have the ability to attract a crowd suitable for international success.
Bellerive has hosted two tests over the past five years, attracting an average daily crowd of just over 5,000.
In addition, both games were lopsided business, for a total of just seven days, five of which saw the rain stop.
6. MANUKA OVAL (one test)
Average daily frequency: 7,706
Per capita ranking: third
Average duration: four days, two sessions
Rainy days: none
Innings Results: None
Similar matches: none
Much of what has been said about Bellerive Oval can also be said about Manuka Oval. One cannot avoid the fact that Canberra cannot attract a large crowd for a large game.
As for cricket, Manuka gets the benefit of the doubt here since he hosted Cricket Test for the first time last year. That game saw Australia comfortably push Sri Lanka out of 366 runs.
Three centuries were marked by the Australians in the first innings, although this could say more about the opposition than the wicket that produced cricket even on the fourth day.
However, there is something to be said about how to get the nation’s team to play in the nation’s capital. It seems legit.
5. SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND (five tests)
Average daily frequency: 24.592
Per capita ranking: seventh
Average duration: five days, two sessions
Rainy days: 11
Innings results: one
Similar matches: none
There is no sugar to coat this; the Sydney Cricket Ground has had a tough run for the past five years.
Rain, slow wickets, rain, draws and more rain knocked the New Year’s test host down on this list.
No other test site in Australia has had rainier days than Sydney in the past five years or failed to produce a result more often.
When there was action, this also left a lot to be desired.
India’s visit to Harbor City in 2019 brought many to sleep while Virat Kohli’s team said 7-622 in depth on the second day. Australia produced a similar first strike against England in 2018, making 7-649.
There is little doubt that SCG has experienced a worrying decline in recent times.
More than 24,000 in for a day of Cricket Test are strong but are somewhat weakened by the fact that Sydney has the worst average participation per capita.
A saving grace is Women’s Day on the third day of the Pink Test, which is an extraordinarily special day on the Australian sports calendar.
4. PERTH STADIUM (two tests, one D / N)
Average daily frequency: 15.108
Per capita ranking: fifth
Average duration: five days, one session
Rainy days: none
Innings Results: None
Similar matches: none
Perth’s bright new stadium began testing cricket with a bang, sparking an exciting battle between Australia and India in 2018.
The batsmen were put to the test on a lively bridge that was as hard and fast as the old WACA, yet still had a healthy grass cover.
The second act of the camp had a lot to live and it is not surprising that last night between Australia and New Zealand it did not reach the same heights, as visitors crumbled.
Temperatures were torrid during that meeting which understandably had an impact on attendance.
But in building an extraordinary 60,000 seats, Perth protrudes the image of a city that is fatally serious about its sport. And while his AFL appearances marry that image, there is no denying that his cricket crowds are not that far away.
However, it is still the first few days for Perth stadium that he could still take a dip if the weather is kinder.
3. THE GABBA (five tests, two D / N)
Average daily frequency: 15,517
Per capita ranking: sixth
Average duration: four days, two sessions
Rainy days: four
Innings results: two
Similar matches: one
Gabba has been the scapegoat of Australian cricket in recent times as the perception that Brisbane cannot attract a crowd has grown.
A look at the numbers suggests that the treatment is tough, because Gabba is not drastically outperformed on that front at all.
The Australian fortress has attracted 15,517 fans a day on average in the past five years – a shadow above 15,108 that has walked on average at Perth stadium in the past two years to see stronger opposition.
It’s not yet a number to be proud of, but the venue makes up for it with the cricket standard it offers.
Outside of the Adelaide Oval, Gabba is the only Australian venue in the past five years to give a truly close result as the hosts beat Pakistan with only 39 races in a day / night of 2016.
Australia is still almost guaranteed a win every time Gabba hosts a Test, but there is usually a good match between bat and ball in swinging conditions.
Also in his favor is the fact that he played a longtime role as a guest of the season opener. A trial summer that starts elsewhere is not quite the same.
2. MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND (five tests)
Average daily frequency: 40.895
Per capita ranking: fourth
Average duration: five days, two sessions
Rainy days: eight
Innings results: one
Similar matches: none
If it had been a year ago, the MCG would have paid a higher price for years of boring cricket on a flat wicket. Fortunately for the powerful coliseum, its curators worked some magic last Boxing Day to produce a much more fun affair.
This may still prove to be a flash in the pan but there is hope that the ground has changed its page and will not disappoint in the years to come.
All in all, Boxing Day at MCG is something special and remains a pilgrimage for all Australian cricket fans – and indeed for many around the world. For this alone, the MCG has many brownie points in the bag.
Nonetheless, the terrain has a sneaky underhanded record in the rain – the same thing the SCG cops get stuck on. Furthermore, the constant interest in the Test was not a strong seed for the Melbourne crowd that drastically reduced after Boxing Day itself.
Having the largest overall crowds in Australia and the big show on Boxing Day still sees the MCG anticipating Gabba.
1. ADELAIDE OVAL (five tests, four D / N)
Average daily frequency: 31,676
Per capita ranking: first
Average duration: four days, two sessions
Rainy days: five
Innings results: one
Similar games: two
In the end it wasn’t even a competition, and the numbers prove it. No club in Australia constantly combines good competitive cricket with strong appearances such as the Adelaide Oval.
After a multi-million dollar development, Adelaide Oval made history in 2015 by hosting the world’s first daytime daytime test and has since largely acquired ownership of the pink ball games in Australia. There are few doubts that have helped crowd the numbers in Adelaide and facilitate the transition to drop-in wickets often associated with boring cricket.
However, India’s 2018 visit showed that Adelaide doesn’t need day games to prepare for an exciting race, as the hard-fought test was decided by just 31 races on the fifth day.
It must be said that last year’s Pakistan Test was a downside. The field offered little to the bowling players and the crowd dwindled due to bad weather and competition.
But that game is the exception of the past five years in which cricket in Adelaide – the city with the highest daily average frequency per capita – has rarely disappointed.
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Australia has cracked down on self-isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic, with stiff penalties for those who defy quarantine orders.
People who have recently returned to Australia will now have to isolate themselves for 14 days. It is also necessary if you have been in close contact with a confirmed case or if you have COVID-19.
It comes as millions of Australians have searched for information on the subject, with Google trends revealing the research’s interest in social isolation is currently the highest ever recorded in Australia.
The main trend question is: “How is self-insulation applied?”
One of the main trending questions on Google is: “What is coronavirus self-isolation in Australia?”
As the virus continues to spread, those who have violated self-isolation requirements face fines of tens of thousands of dollars and even prison time.
If you are interested, here is everything you need to know about how to properly self-insulate yourself.
DO I NEED TO BE AWAY?
If you arrived in Australia at any time from midnight on March 15th, have been in contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus or have contracted the virus, you must isolate yourself for 14 days.
Self-isolation is necessary even if you have returned from a high-risk country such as China, Italy, South Korea or Iran in the past two weeks.
When traveling to your home or hotel from the airport or after returning a positive test, the Federal Department of Health recommends that you use your personal vehicle if possible in order to minimize exposure to others.
If you need to use public transportation, including taxis and travel sharing services, wear a surgical mask if available.
Do your best to stay at least 1.5 meters away from others, including fellow commuters, drivers and other public transport staff.
You should also practice good hand hygiene and wash them regularly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
The Department of Health also recommends covering the mouth when coughing or sneezing and disposing of tissues.
According to Health Direct: “Even if you have a negative result, you should complete all 14 days of self-isolation.”
HOW DO I INSULATE MYSELF ACTUALLY?
You should stay indoors unless you seek medical attention, in which case you should wear a surgical mask when you leave the house.
Cleaning is also important to minimize the spread of germs. The Department of Health recommends the use of detergents or disinfectants to clean surfaces that are often touched such as door handles and areas of the bathroom and kitchen.
Only people who habitually live with you should be at home, according to the Department of Health. You should not invite visitors and, if you are in a hotel, avoid contact with other guests or staff.
If you need food, groceries or medications, ask friends or relatives who do not isolate themselves to collect them for you.
Woolworths and Coles have suspended Click & Collect services. Coles has stopped deliveries, although Woolworths continues to continue this service.
Numerous food delivery services, including Deliveroo, Menulog, UberEats and DoorDash, now offer contactless deliveries to minimize exposure.
You must request that all orders are left within reach.
Others living with you are not required to self-isolate, unless they have recently returned to Australia from abroad or have been in contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus.
If you develop symptoms and suspect you have coronavirus, anyone who lives with you will be treated as close contact and will have to isolate themselves.
Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott, University of Sydney University Health Security Expert, said that those who tested positive or awaiting test results should stay at home, preferably in the bedroom and avoid interacting beyond these four walls.
He added that they should not put children to bed and if they go to a common area they should wear face masks, avoid contact with others and wash their hands regularly.
They don’t need to wear masks while they are in their bedroom alone – but their partner should sleep in a different room during the quarantine period.
“If someone accidentally enters the room or opens the door to deliver a tray of food, there is no risk of being exposed to the virus,” he said.
However, when removing dishes and utensils, the person putting it in the dishwasher or washing it afterwards must be sure to immediately wash their hands with soap and water and clean the surfaces (such as the tray) with a disinfectant.
CAN I BE ALL OUTDOOR?
Those who live in a private house are sure to spend time in their garden or courtyard or on their balcony if they live in an apartment or in a terraced house.
You can also go to the garden if you’re staying in a hotel or living in an apartment, but you should move quickly through the common areas and wear a surgical mask to minimize the risk to others, according to the Department of Health.
“Yes, you can go to the garden, but if you have to cough or sneeze, do it in the elbow and wash your hands,” said associate professor Kamradt-Scott.
The virus isn’t airborne – so it’s unlikely that simply breathing in the garden, for example, will spread it in your neighbor’s garden, he said.
He added that people should also not walk their dog.
WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES APPLICABLE IF I STOLEN MY SELF-INSULATION?
Queensland Health said people who have traveled from high-risk areas or have been in contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus will issue warnings asking them to voluntarily quarantine themselves.
He said he would initially work closely with anyone suspected of violating his obligations, for example by making sure he understood the importance of isolation within the pandemic.
However, further violations could include fines of up to $ 13,345.
NSW Health said the state’s Chief Health Officer could issue an order to forcefully request compliance with self-isolation if necessary. Any application requested would be in consultation with the NSW police.
People in the state who break the order face fines of up to $ 11,000 and even jail time.
Following Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews’ state of emergency statement on Monday, people in the state can be fined up to $ 19,826 for defying a public health order under the Public Health and Wellness Act.
And in Southern Australia, those who fail to comply with an order under public health law may be forced to pay up to $ 25,000.
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HOW ARE THESE PENALTIES CARRIED OUT?
News Corp contacted Queensland Health, the Victorian Department for Health and Human Services, NSW Health and SA Health to ask how self-isolation would be applied.
At the time of publication, only two state departments had responded.
NSW Health indicated a press release that did not specifically outline how self-isolating ones would be monitored.
A Queensland Health spokesman said that all those who are required to self-isolate themselves so far had been cooperative, had the power to “apply insulation to a specific location, which, where possible, will be in the home or hotel room of that person”.
Queensland police are assisting Queensland health in ensuring that affected people understand their obligations under self-isolation.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian admitted on Sunday that it would be difficult to monitor “any situation”. He added that the government will rely on the public to notify them of violations.
“If you are in a job and you know someone is coming to work and has recently been abroad, let us know,” said Berejiklian.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: “If your partner has been to Bali and they come back and show up at work and sit next to you, they will commit a crime.”
HOW CAN I REDUCE Boredom?
The Department of Health recommends keeping in touch with family and friends via social media, phone or email.
Exercising is also important, with the Department advising you to dance, do floor exercises, yoga, and use home exercise equipment or DVDs.
Professor Mike Kyrios of the Irama Institute of Mental Health, Wellbeing and Neuroscience of Flinders University said: “Stay in touch with people through social media or a simple phone call. Share your experiences to facilitate support or use the best of Australian humor to ease the situation. Dinners or desserts and coffee on Skype are always a blast! “
Professor Kyrios said it was important to separate from each other when stuck in the house for long periods.
“It can be particularly useful to schedule timeout periods to minimize the constant stress of being in a confined space with others for long periods,” said Prof Kyrios.
He said it was important to relax through yoga awareness and strategies and also to stay active.
“Breathing and muscle-building exercises, awareness training, dance, yoga and musical instruments are some strategies available that are effective,” he said.
“Find opportunities at home to do some exercise. Alternatively, have fun updating some reading, streaming, digital or board games, hobbies or playing music. “
WHAT IF I AM SICK?
It is advisable to consult a doctor if flu-like symptoms develop within 14 days of returning to Australia or within 14 days of last contact with a confirmed case, according to the Department of Health.
“You should call the clinic or hospital before arriving and tell them about your trip
history or that you’ve been in contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus, ”says the Department.
“You must remain isolated at home, in a hotel or in a healthcare environment until public health authorities inform you that it is safe for you to return to your normal activities.”
HOW WILL THEY BE PAID IF I AM SICK AND CAN NOT WORK?
Full-time and part-time employees infected with the coronavirus can receive paid sick leave.
Employees in these categories can also take paid paid leave to care for a member of the coronavirus family.
Occasional employees and independent contractors are not eligible for paid leave. However, the federal government has waived the one-week waiting period for sickness allowance. New applications will not be accepted after March 20.
After this date, according to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the sickness allowance will be consolidated in the payment of job seekers.
“It’s a Newstart-level payment and people who are occasional employees who wouldn’t be able to go to work or because they have to self-isolate themselves or, in fact, have the virus, would be able to access that payment,” he said. He said.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE INSULATION PERIOD ENDS?
You can leave your home and hotel and go back to things like work, school and the gym if you have been self-blocking for 14 days and haven’t experienced any symptoms.
Your family doctor can provide you with a medical certificate if you need it.
The President of Serbia coughed uncontrollably during a press conference on the coronavirus.
Aleksandar Vucic was shot while coughing in a handkerchief while a reporter asked him about the pandemic that was sweeping the world.
On Friday, Serbia registered its first confirmed case of the COVID-19 coronavirus and the government ordered the ministry of health to establish a quarantine for migrants.
During the press conference, Mr. Vucic has promised that he will not allow his country to be used by migrants trying to reach the EU.
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The Balkan nation has now banned all meetings indoors and will close small border crossings.
“(Health) checks at the main border crossing points will be intensified and some small border crossing points will be closed,” said Vucic.
But when a reporter specifically questioned him about the impacts of COVID-19 on the seven million nation, the president was overwhelmed by a cough.
While the reporter asked her question, Mr. Vucic continued to jump. The episode lasted at least 20 seconds.
Worldwide there are now 128,343 confirmed cases of coronavirus and there have been 4720 deaths.
The coronavirus has officially declared a pandemic.
“The World Health Organization has evaluated this outbreak 24 hours a day and we are deeply concerned about both the alarming levels of spread and severity and the alarming levels of inaction,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference. held in Geneva early Thursday morning.
“We therefore evaluated that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.”
The organization defines the pandemic as “an outbreak of a new pathogen that spreads easily from person to person around the world”.
But the dr. Tedros warned that the word should not cause “unreasonable fear”, saying that over 90% of the world’s cases were still in only four countries: China, South Korea, Italy and Iran.
The news of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s diagnosis of coronavirus has made shivers in Hollywood, also because the authorities believe that the couple caught the virus in the United States or on their way to Australia.
While local health officials rush to track down anyone who came in contact with the couple on the Gold Coast, where Hanks was shooting Baz Lurhmann’s biographical film about Elvis, and in Sydney and Brisbane where Wilson performed in shows, similar scenes were play in Los Angeles.
The couple’s social media accounts show that they rubbed themselves off with some of the world’s biggest stars – including Oprah Winfrey, Jonas Brothers and Renée Zellweger – on a trip to Los Angeles before they proved positive for the virus in Australia.
Hanks and Wilson, both 63, were among seven people who tested positive for the virus in Queensland on Thursday. The state virus toll rose to 35, with eight new cases Friday, including home affairs minister Peter Dutton.
All seven patients diagnosed Thursday recently traveled to Australia from overseas, or were in close contact with someone they had had, and are believed to have contracted the virus outside the country.
On Thursday morning, Warner Bros issued a statement stating that a cast member of the Elvis film had proven positive for the virus and that precautions had been taken to ensure the safety of the other crew members.
“We are working closely with the appropriate Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone who may have come into direct contact with the individual,” says the statement, which did not mention Hanks.
If the couple contracted the virus in the United States, rather than on the return flight to Australia, the chance of them being infectious while asymptomatic increases.
The incubation period of COVID-19 is believed to be between five and 14 days with an average of 5.1 days. However, there have been cases of patients who fell ill for up to 27 days after exposure.
WHERE HANKS AND WILSON WENT TO LA
On February 6, Hanks and Wilson returned for the Oscars, where he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
The ceremony took place on February 9 – over three weeks before the couple fell ill in Australia.
On 28 February Wilson was the guest of honor at a star-studded breast cancer fundraising extravagance held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.
“An unforgettable evening” raised over $ 1.8 million ($ 2.86 million) for the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, an important charity for Wilson, a breast cancer survivor who suffered a double mastectomy and reconstruction in 2015.
She was photographed with some of the biggest names in the industry, including musician Nick Jonas, actor Ken Jeong, supermodel designer and mentor Tom Ford and actor Renée Zellweger.
“LA, you blow me up with your generosity,” Wilson wrote on Instagram.
“Tonight we raised so much money for breast cancer research! @wcrfcure @bcrfcure THANK YOU! @jonasbrothers performed and shook the house. Everyone is dancing! @nickjonas @joejonas @kevinjonas thank you very much!
“Our emcee, real-life doctor and fantastic actor @kenjeong you are the best! @Tomford #richardbuckley you are the funniest dinner partner #reneezellweger Your speech was so beautiful.
“Thanks for being our Brave Woman recipient tonight. @mozellamusic @rodaworld so happy that you are both there to shine your lights! Let’s find a cure. We can never give up! “
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It’s unclear exactly when the couple returned to Australia, but Hanks was caught by fans on the Gold Coast on February 29 while his wife, who was still Instagramming from Los Angeles in early March, appears to have followed a few days later.
On March 1, Wilson released a video of herself stuck in traffic on a Los Angeles highway en route to Oprah’s word show.
“Riding on the old city street to get to you, but our horse is stuck in traffic,” he wrote, labeling the talk show queen in the caption.
In a bizarre turn, Winfrey lost his balance and fell on stage during the performance, although there is no indication that the fall was the result of an illness. The Time Time Espanol posted a video of the accident on its Instagram page.
WHERE TOM HANKS ND RITA WILSON WENT TO AUSTRALIA
Tom Hanks was in Australia for several weeks during the filming of Baz Luhrmann’s biographical film about Elvis Presley.
It arrived on the Gold Coast on January 26th and was spotted at several holiday resorts in Queensland and New South Wales.
On January 29, he took a selfie with a fan on a Gold Coast beach. On January 31st, he then said goodbye to the photographers as he strolled along Broadbeach beach.
On February 2, he dined at Mavis’ kitchen and booths at Mount Warning. The following day he entered the Bon Bon bar on Mermaid Beach in February, where he took a funny photo with two young diners.
On February 6, Hanks returned to the United States for the Oscars, where he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in A nice day in the neighborhood.
He was then filmed on the Gold Coast on February 29, taking a photo with two other fans.
On March 5 Wilson performed in a concert in Brisbane at the Emporium Hotel in South Bank.
The luxury hotel is now taking “active steps” to inform staff, said general manager Charles Martin.
“Extra hygiene precautions were already in place since the first international coronavirus outbreak in January,” he said The courier’s mail.
Wilson and Hanks were spotted sipping a beer at Sydney’s Bondi RSL on March 6 before Wilson performed at the Sydney Opera House on March 7.
“Performing in this iconic place is unlike any other. And the warmth of the audience made me feel welcome. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, “he wrote on Instagram, next to a photo of him next to the famous passages of the building.
More than 200 people attended the show and the organizers said they got in touch with anyone who had had close contact with the couple.
On March 9, Hanks and Wilson took a boat ride around Sydney Harbor, taking photos on Bondi Beach and again outside the Opera House.
Wilson also visited Channel 9 studios in Sydney, where she performed and was interviewed by presenters David Campbell and Belinda Russell on Extra today to exhibit.
Campbell, Russell and all other staff members who had “prolonged” contact with the star were asked to self-isolate.
“Nine took steps today in line with our crisis response plan around a visit to our Rita Wilson studio on Monday this week for an appearance on Extra today with David Campbell and Belinda Russell, ”said the network in a statement on Thursday.
“Our actions are in line with the guidelines established by the government and health authorities.
“Those who were in prolonged contact with Ms. Wilson have been tested and have been insulating themselves for 14 days.”
Campbell said 2GB he did not shake Wilson’s hand during his visit, and she had shown no obvious symptoms at the time.
“It came in Extra today she studied on Monday and she was delightful and really nice and had no symptoms of anything, “she said.
“She was cautious. He actually made a joke upon entering the studios, saying that we shouldn’t shake hands, we should bang our elbows. So we hit the elbows. “
Tracy Grimshaw, who is recovering from surgery, had no contact with Wilson but did not host A current relationship Thursday night “as a precaution,” said Nine.
Wilson did his hair and makeup in the same room that Grimshaw uses as a dressing room, The Australian relationships.
A total of 126 coronavirus cases have now been confirmed across Australia, with 64 in New South Wales, 18 in Victoria, 17 in Queensland, 8 in South Australia, 7 in Western Australia and 2 in Tasmania.
Most cases are said to have had a “direct or indirect travel connection” with countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Iran and Italy, according to the Department of Health.
THE BEAUTICIAN WAS ALL CLEAR
A Sydney beautician claims that she was given the “all clear” by NSW Health after taking a selfie with actor Tom Hanks a few days before he tested positive for the coronavirus.
“We can all breathe. I can’t do it, “wrote Val Flores on Facebook.
Flores met Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson at Mr Wong, a famous Cantonese restaurant in Sydney’s CBD, on March 8th.
“Selfie done by Tom Hanks himself. Wow … the royalty of Hollywood in Sydney. Only people can take photos with Tom Hanks and his beautiful wife Rita Wilson, “she wrote online, along with two photos of herself with the stars.
But just four days later, Hanks announced on Instagram that he and Rita had proven positive for COVID-19 after feeling bad.
“We felt a little tired, as if we had a cold and some muscle pain. Rita had chills that came and went. Mild fevers too, “he said on Instagram.
“To play well, as is necessary in the world right now, we have been tested for coronavirus and it has tested positive.”
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Health authorities advise anyone who has been in close contact with an infected person to self-isolate for 14 days. But close contact is defined as at least 15 minutes of face-to-face interaction or at least two hours in the same enclosed space, which means that Flores has been given everything clear.
“All clear from NSW Health. Fewer casual contacts in less than 15 minutes, no physical contact and no symptoms, “he wrote on Facebook.
A spokesman for Merivale, who owns Mr. Wong said that all staff who were “less than a meter from Mr. Hanks and his side” are in “self-isolation” and would not return to work until it was deemed “appropriate”.
In the meantime, celebrities like Tim Allen, Ellen DeGeneres, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Mia Farrow, have hurried to wish the stars a speedy recovery.
“Woody, I should have made you wear two spacesuits! You and Rita rest and be well! Said Allen, who played Buzz Lightyear alongside Hanks on Disney Toy Story.
“Wishing you both a speedy recovery and sending lots of love,” said DeGeneres.
The American comedian Whitney Cummings joked: “I mean, Tom Hanks is who would play the boy in the coronavirus movie.”
“It’s as if he chose the celebrity we cared about most to make a point,” he added.
Meanwhile, actor Jameela Jamil praised Hanks for his “calm” announcement on social media.
“A calm and sensible note from the man I wish was president. I hope they feel better soon and are happy to be in good sanitized hands # Hanks2024, “he tweeted.
Hanks Colin’s son also moved in to assure fans on Twitter that his parents were in good hands.
“My parents are receiving excellent care in Australia and are well (and in a good mood) under the circumstances,” he said.
“Despite the fact that I’m in Los Angeles and haven’t seen them in over three weeks, we have been in constant contact and are confident that they will be able to fully recover.”
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The first day international between Australia and New Zealand was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Sydney Cricket Ground closed to the public and Kane Richardson sent the tests due to a sore throat.
The Australians were held a total of 7-252 after choosing to bat, with Aaron Finch and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson greeting each other with handshakes out of habit before realizing the mistake of their ways.
New Zealand had 3-69 after 20.3 over with Martin Guptill (35) and Tom Latham in the fold. Guptill survived the third ball of innings in a black and white review of Mitchell Starc, with the ball throwing himself comfortably out of the leg stump.
Henry Nicholls (10) was the first Australian wicket after a healthy side of Josh Hazlewood was captured by Alex Carey. Adam Zampa then cleaned bowling captain Kane Williamson (19) with a sublime error, as the Black Caps ended 20 overs with just 66 runs.
“Beautifully bowling, it’s an incredibly good delivery to beat an excellent spin player,” said Ian Smith on Fox Cricket.
Mark Waugh added: “It’s a great line and the length isn’t true … it’s a perfect delivery.”
Moments later, Ross Taylor (4) survived only six balls before exiting Mitch Marsh’s bowling alley.
Previously, David Warner (67), Finch (60) and Marnus Labuschagne (56) have all marked half a century for Australia on a field that has become slower and lower over the course of the game.
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Why didn’t Finch come out?
Warner was left to guess after reaching his half century. As there was no crowd to applaud him, Warner and the Australians took a while to understand that the door opener had reached the finish. The lack of crowds also meant that Lockie Ferguson had to jump over the fence and take a Finch six from underneath a seat at some point.
“I’m not sure he knows because nobody applauds,” said Ian Smith on Fox Cricket’s comment when Warner turned 50. “Honestly, he hasn’t raised his club. And now they (the Australian dressing room) are (applauding). And Aaron Finch comes down to congratulate him.”
FINCH’S HUGE LIFE
Despite the lack of crowd noise, Finch had a huge life out of two, with the referee unable to seize an advantage and the Kiwis decided not to review a huge appeal from Trent Boult in third place.
“Aaron Finch can’t believe his luck here, he’s fooled her, it’s weird,” said Smith of Fox Cricket. “I’ll tell you what you can’t do, you can’t blame the crowd.”
RICHARDSON HEALTH RESEARCH
While Cricket Australia has no major concerns for Richardson, the fast bowler was quarantined until his test results returned and was replaced by Sean Abbott as a team.
There was a disturbing silence around the ground as the players warmed up on the pitch before the game.
The draw was captured by the Flying Fox rather than by a standing camera and participated only in the two captains and the match referee. Australia won the draw and chose to beat.
“It’s a little strange,” Cummins said of the lack of crowd on Fox Cricket. “All the cameras are here and all of them are here, but no noise. It will be a bit of a different day. “
David Warner admits that the top four in Australia must get up as they go in search of their third summer at the undefeated home of the modern era.
Defeated in the last five international games, Australia will return to more familiar ground for the three-game ODI series against New Zealand starting Friday in Sydney.
Wins in all three games would have ensured them an unbeaten summer at home, after easily dismissing New Zealand and Pakistan in trial games and Sri Lanka in 2020.
If they did, it would only mark the third time that an Australian team has accomplished the feat, previously achieved in 2000-01 and 2009-10.
“We always want to keep winning on home soil, regardless of how well we’ve gone this summer,” said Warner.
“The priority is literally to win every game you play at home. “There is no excuse. You have a lot of things in your favor, the biggest thing is the crowd.” Coach Justin Langer was part of the 2000-01 team, with the goal put on a chessboard when the players started that summer under Captain Steve Waugh.
No such goal was detailed last October, but Australia now has its sights set on finishing the job.
“It hasn’t been said, winning every game we play,” said Matt Wade. “We would like to do it again at home. It would be nice to win these games at home and end the unbeaten summer in Australia.
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“We haven’t really talked about it, we’re just trying to become a better team every time we go out on the pitch.” To do this, however, things will have to improve on where they were in South Africa.
Australia lost its first three wickets for less than 100 races in all three games, and found it was going hard for late races on slower wickets after reconstruction.
A similar problem was also encountered in their two losses in India, after Warner and Aaron Finch pulled out of the blocks in a 10 wicket win in the opener. But domestic wickets are expected to adapt late to Australia’s hard hit style. “It’s hard to put your finger on (what went wrong),” said Warner. “We had a big win in that first game against India.
“The only thing I could probably put him down on are the top four that don’t score most tracks.
“At least one of us must be there in the end.
“Marnus (Labuschagne) showed it the other day with those hundred in Potchefstroom.”
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (vc), Pat Cummins (vc), Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, D’Arcy Short, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa
New Zeland: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor