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Greta Thunberg claims to have coronavirus and to isolate herself from her father

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg says on social media that she believes she has recovered from mild COVID-19 symptoms experienced during a quarantine period following a trip to Europe.

Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg arrives for a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels on March 5. Image: AFP
media_cameraSwedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg arrives for a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels on March 5. Image: AFP

The teenager said it appeared to have been infected with his father, actor Svante Thunberg.

They both started having symptoms and have been isolated in the past few weeks, he said.

They traveled to Europe before the imposition of blocks.

Greta said in a video for New scientist that his symptoms are mild.

“In the past two weeks I have been isolated and then I have had the virus. I came home from Central Europe and then I cut myself off from the start, because I thought I could, besides being on the trains, and therefore I don’t want to put anyone else at risk. But then I started feeling some symptoms after a few days. But the important thing is that basically I didn’t feel ill, he said. “At the same time, my father was experiencing much more intense symptoms.”

Greta says her mild symptoms are “what makes it much more dangerous” because of the risk of passing the virus without knowing it.

Greta Thunberg named Time's Person of the Year 2019. Photo: Time magazine
media_cameraGreta Thunberg named Time’s Person of the Year 2019. Photo: Time magazine
Greta Thunberg speaks during the United Nations climate action summit. Image: AFP
media_cameraGreta Thunberg speaks during the United Nations climate action summit. Image: AFP

“If I wouldn’t have been for my dad to get it at the same time and much more intense than me, maybe I wouldn’t have even noticed that I was sick,” he said. “It’s something I want to communicate, that many people don’t experience very mild symptoms or symptoms at all, but they can still be contagious. So you really have to practice social distancing if you feel bad or not.”

media_cameraSwedish climate activist Greta Thunberg observes while participating in a “Youth Strike 4 Climate” protest march on March 6. Photo: AFP

Sweden tests patients for coronavirus only if they need hospital treatment. Others are invited to isolate themselves and rest.

“So obviously I’m not 100% sure I got it. But it would have been very strange if it had been something else, because it suited a lot … especially with my father’s reaction, it suited exactly the symptoms,” he said.

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The United States could become the next epicenter of the coronavirus, says WHO

GENEVA / TOKYO (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said Tuesday that the United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, which eventually forced reluctant organizers to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.

Britain joined the ranks of bloc countries to try to detain the virus, and data showed that commercial activity collapsed from Australia, Japan and Western Europe at a record pace in March, with the United States expecting it to be equally terrible.

“The coronavirus epidemic represents a serious external shock to the macro outlook, similar to a large-scale natural disaster,” said analysts at the BlackRock Investment Institute.

But amid the sadness of the harvest, the Chinese province of Hubei, where the virus was first identified in December, said it would lift travel restrictions for people leaving the region as the epidemic subsides.

Confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide exceeded 377,000 in 194 countries and territories earlier Tuesday, according to a Reuters count, over 16,500 of them fatal.

In Geneva, WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told reporters that there has been a “big acceleration” in infections in the United States.

In the previous 24 hours, 85% of new cases were in Europe and the United States, and of these, 40% were in the United States.

As of Monday, the virus had infected over 42,000 people there, killing at least 559.

Asked if the United States could become the new epicenter, Harris said, “We are now seeing a very large acceleration in cases in the United States, so it has that potential.”

US state and local officials have denounced the lack of coordinated federal action, claiming that taking action on their own has put them in competition for supplies.

President Donald Trump acknowledged the difficulty.

“The world market for masks and fans is crazy. We’re helping states get equipment, but it’s not easy, “he tweeted.

OLYMPIC ORGANIZERS ENTER

The organizers of the Olympic Games and the Japanese government had clung to the hope that the biggest sporting event in the world could go on, but in the end they bowed to the inevitable to make Tokyo 2020 the last and greatest victim of a calendar. devastated sportsman.

FILE PHOTO: A lonely person walks in the rain in a mostly deserted Times Square after the outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Manhattan neighborhood of New York City, New York, USA, March 23, 2020. REUTERS / Carlo Allegri

After a phone call with the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on July 24th. Event 9 will be rescheduled for the summer of 2021 at the latest, as proof of victory over the coronavirus.

“President Bach has said he agrees, 100%.”

It was the first time in the 124-year history of the Olympics that they had been postponed, although they had been canceled three times during the two world wars of the 20th century.

Of the top 10 countries by number of cases, Italy reported the highest mortality rate, around 10%, which at least partially reflects its elderly population. The global mortality rate – the ratio of confirmed deaths to infections – is around 4.3%, although national data may vary widely based on how many tests are performed.

Britain, believed by experts about two weeks behind Italy in the epidemic cycle, began to curb unprecedented peacetime movements on Tuesday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered the country to stay home.

The streets of the capital were strangely silent since all but the essential shops closed and people only went to work if it was inevitable.

Johnson had resisted the pressure to impose a complete blockade even if other European countries had done so, but he was forced to change course as projections showed that the health system could be overwhelmed.

Meanwhile, the Chinese province of Hubei, the original center of the epidemic, will raise the sidewalks on people leaving the area, but other regions will strengthen controls as new cases will double due to imported infections.

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The capital of Wuhan province, which has been completely blocked since January 23, lifted travel restrictions on April 8.

However, the risk of infections abroad appears to be on the rise, prompting more stringent screening and quarantine measures in major cities such as the capital Beijing.

Global interactive spread of graphical tracing of coronavirus: open in an external browser – here

Additional reports by Emma Farge, Stephanie Nebehay, Karolos Grohmann, Leika Kihara, Sakura Murakami, Lusha Zhang and Huizhong Wu; Written by Nick Macfie; Editing by Jon Boyle and Angus MacSwan

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The Tokyo 2020 postponement decision “within a few days”, sources said

ATHENS / TOKYO (Reuters) – The final decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic will be made in the next few days, sources inside the Olympic movement reported to Reuters on Tuesday, while the United States joined together for a delay.

With increasing pressure every day, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach scheduled a conference call on Tuesday 1100 GMT, the Japanese government said.

The Japanese newspaper Sankei reported Tuesday that the government was negotiating with the IOC to postpone the Games for up to a year in what would be the first in modern 124-year Olympics history.

The IOC and the Japanese government had announced that they would undertake a month-long consultation before making a final decision, but there seems to have been an afterthought as more and more voices joined the chorus of referral requests.

Former IOC board member Dick Pound said on Monday that the Swiss-based entity appears to have decided to delay the event, probably for a year, due to the virus.

The outbreak has now infected over 377,000 of 194 according to a Reuters count on Tuesday morning, with over 16,500 virus-related deaths.

Efforts to contain it have led to major travel, commercial and social restrictions, which have also hampered the ability of many athletes to prepare for the Games.

Canada and Australia have already stated that they will not send teams to Tokyo if the Games go ahead as planned this year, while Britain has said it will likely follow suit after meeting with representatives of sports organizations on Tuesday.

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee said it had listened to the feedback from athletes and was encouraged by a clearer path to referral.

“While current major health concerns could be alleviated by the end of the summer, the huge disruptions in the training environment, doping controls and the qualification process cannot be satisfactorily overcome,” said the USOPC Monday.

The United States is by far the most successful nation in the history of the modern Summer Games, while the rights agreement with the American broadcaster NBC to broadcast the Olympics represents 50% to 70% of the IOC’s total annual revenue.

“THEME PARK OF EMOTIONS”

Tony Estanguet, head of the organizing committee of the 2024 Paris Olympics and member of the IOC, said that a delay in the 2020 Olympics is likely.

“Today the Games are not the priority, the priority is health, and this is how the world of sport contributes to that international solidarity,” Estanguet told France Info radio.

Japan and the IOC have said that canceling the Games entirely is not an option, but a delay would present serious logistical difficulties, given the busy global sports calendar and other commercial considerations.

World Athletics on Monday said it would be willing to move their 2021 world championships, scheduled for August 6-15 in Eugene, Oregon, to pave the way for the 2021 Olympics.

A source of concern for athletes – who are already struggling to train while gyms, stadiums and swimming pools are closing all over the world – seems to be shifting the balance towards that result.

“I have ridden not only the roller coaster, but the whole emotion theme park,” Keesja Gofers, part of the Australian women’s water polo team, said on Instagram.

“I am relieved. Athletes from all over the world will now have the opportunity for adequate preparation and the Olympics will, at any date, continue to meet at the best in the world.”

A postponement of the Olympics would be a major blow to the host country, Japan, which has invested over $ 12 billion in investments and huge sums are up for sponsors and broadcasters.

The banner for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is displayed in front of Fukushima station in Fukushima, Japan, on March 24, 2020, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo / via REUTERS

A poll showed that around 70% of Japanese people think it is appropriate to delay the Olympics, Sankei said.

The Olympics were never delayed, although they were canceled altogether in 1916, 1940 and 1944 during the two world wars. Important boycotts of the Cold War also stopped the Moscow and Los Angeles Games in 1980 and 1984.

Additional reports from Reuters offices around the world; Written by Lincoln Feast and Nick Mulvenney; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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BRIEF-Mortgage Advice Bureau delays the data, halves the dividend

March 24 (Reuters) – Mortgage Advice Bureau (Holdings) PLC:

* MORATORIUM ON BUDGET PUBLICATION, TRADE UPDATE, CURRENT TRADE AND CORONAVIRUS

* MORTGAGE ADVICE BUREAU (HOLDINGS) PLC (OBJECTIVE: MAB1.L) ANNOUNCES TODAY THAT IT WILL COMPLY WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE FINANCIAL REPORTING BOARD (FRC), AUTHORITY OF CONDUCT (FCA) AND EXCHANGE OF LONDON (LSE) STOCK PUBLICATION OF FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR AT LEAST TWO WEEKS

* We now intend to propose a final dividend of 6.4 pence per share, with the intention of paying an additional 6.4 pence per share if the Board deems it prudent. Original text for Eikon: Further corporate coverage: (Sinead Cruise reports)

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Rebound in Asian equities, the Fed places infinite QE against economic reality

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian equities rebounded sharply on Tuesday as the US Federal Reserve’s promise of bottomless dollar funding eased painful tensions in the financial markets, although it could not mitigate the immediate economic blow of the coronavirus.

PHOTO FILE: a currency trader works in front of electronic cards showing the composite stock price index of Korea (KOSPI) and the exchange rate between the US dollar and South Korea won, in Seoul, South Korea , March 23, 2020. REUTERS / Heo Ran

While Wall Street didn’t look impressed, investors in Asia were encouraged enough to raise the E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 by 3% and the Japanese Nikkei by 6.2%. If sustained, it would be the biggest daily growth for Nikkei since late 2016.

MSCI’s broader index of Asia-Pacific equities outside Japan jumped 4.2%, more than halving Monday’s drop. Shanghai blue chips gained 2.7%.

Europe also showed a brighter shadow as EUROSTOXXX 50 futures rose 3.3% and FTSE futures 3.1%.

In its latest drastic step, the Fed offered to buy unlimited quantities of assets on stable markets and expanded its mandate to corporate and muni bonds.

The numbers were certainly large, with analysts estimating that the package could earn $ 4 trillion or more in loans to non-financial corporations.

“This open and heavily enhanced QE program is a very clear signal that the Fed will do whatever it takes to maintain the integrity and liquidity of the Treasury market, asset-backed key markets and other key markets,” said David de Garis. , an economics director at NAB.

The Fed package helped calm nerves in bond markets where two-year Treasury yields hit a low since 2013, while 10-year yields dropped to 0.79%.

Analysts have warned that it would do little to compensate for the short-term economic damage caused by mass blockades and layoffs.

Speculation is mounting Thursday’s data will show that unemployment claims in the United States rose by 1 million last week, with forecasts reaching 4 million.

Goldman Sachs warned that US economic growth could shrink by 24% in the second quarter, two and a half times larger than the previous post-war record.

A series of flash polls on European and American production in March is scheduled for Tuesday and are expected to show deep falls in the recessionary territory.

Surveys from Japan have shown that its service sector has shrunk at the fastest pace recorded in March and the factory’s activity at the fastest pace in about a decade.

HIGH DOLLAR OFF

While governments around the world are launching bigger and bigger fiscal stimulus packages, the latest U.S. effort remains stuck in the Senate as Democrats said it contained too little money for hospitals and not enough limits for funding. big business.

The logjam combined with the Fed’s stimulus spray to take away some shine from the US dollar, although it remains in demand as a global liquidity buffer.

“The special role of the USD in the global financial system – it is used globally in a series of transactions such as commodity prices, issuing bonds and international bank loans – means that USD liquidity has a reward,” he said. CBA economist Joseph Capurso.

“While liquidity is an issue, the USD will remain strong.”

For now, the prospect of massive Fed dollar funding has seen the currency decline to 110.38 yen from Monday’s 111.56 monthly high.

The euro rebounded 0.8% to $ 1.0805, compared to a three-year low of $ 1.0635. The dollar index slipped 0.4% to 101.720 and out of a three-year peak of 102.99.

Currencies linked to commodities and emerging markets that suffered most during the recent divestment of the assets, also benefited from the stable hand of the Fed. The Australian dollar rose 1.5% to $ 0.5915 and away from a minimum of 17 years = $ 0.5510.

Gold rose in the wake of the Fed’s promise of even cheaper money, and rose 1.7% to $ 1,578.45 an ounce after rising from a low of $ 1,484.65 on Monday.

Oil prices also rebounded after recent wild losses, with U.S. crude oil rising by $ 1.09 to $ 24.45 barrels. Brent crude reached 97 cents to $ 28.00.

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Dollar margins rise as investors await fiscal stimulus

FILE PHOTO: an employee counts US dollar bills in a currency exchange office in central Cairo, Egypt on March 20, 2019. REUTERS / Mohamed Abd El Ghany / File Photo

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar gained Monday as investors waited for the U.S. fiscal stimulus to mitigate the impact of corporate arrests designed to stop the spread of coronavirus, even after the Federal Reserve took unprecedented steps. to support the loans.

In a series of actions, the Fed has agreed on historic measures that would see it for the first time supporting corporate bond purchases and direct loans to companies, expanding its business assets as necessary to stabilize financial markets and launching a program soon. to get credit for small and medium-sized businesses.

The dollar fell sharply when measures were announced, but gradually turned back as investors looked to the government for stimulus.

“The only thing we really need to see is that more tax ammunition will emerge,” said Mazen Issa, senior currency strategist at TD Securities in New York. “You have to think of those who are asked to be socially distant and to stay home from work and not to earn a salary and they are taking their time to make them whole. They must speed up.”

A far-reaching economic stimulus package of coronaviruses failed to advance to the United States Senate on Monday as Democrats said it contained too little money for hospitals and not enough restrictions on a fund to help big businesses.

The dollar index against a peer basket = USD fell to 101.64 on the announcement of new Fed support, before returning to trade at 101.53, up 0.03% on the day.

So far the multiple actions of the central bank have so far not been able to stem the strength of the dollar or compensate for the weakness of the shares.

U.S. currency gains were also fueled by a turnaround in dollar positions among hedge funds to a net short from an overall long bet, according to the latest positioning data. This sparked speculation that the dollar rally could be partly explained by the short hedging of traders.

Graph: World FX rates in 2019 here

Additional reports from Saikat Chatterjee in London; Editing by Marguerita Choy and Tom Brown

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Coronavirus Melbourne: Victorians warned of life under the coronavirus blockade

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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.”

Yesterday a cyclist passed Flinders Street station. Image: Asanka Ratnayake / Getty Images
media_cameraYesterday a cyclist passed Flinders Street station. Image: Asanka Ratnayake / Getty Images

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.

People toured the streets outside Centrelink Abbotsford on Monday.
media_cameraPeople toured the streets outside Centrelink Abbotsford on Monday.

“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.”

The headquarters of NAB Bourke St, which has been evacuated.
media_cameraThe headquarters of NAB Bourke St, which has been evacuated.

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.”

The dean of St Paul's cathedral, Heather Patacca, is preparing to take online services. Image: Mark Stewart
media_cameraThe dean of St Paul’s cathedral, Heather Patacca, is preparing to take online services. Image: Mark Stewart

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.

Royal Melbourne Hospital staff gather outside the main entrance to urge people to stay home. Image: David Caird
media_cameraRoyal Melbourne Hospital staff gather outside the main entrance to urge people to stay home. Image: David Caird

“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.

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.

People lined up outside a still open Centrelink office in Heidelberg. Image: AAP Image / Stefan Postles
media_cameraPeople lined up outside a still open Centrelink office in Heidelberg. Image: AAP Image / Stefan Postles
Centrelink's offices in Australia have been flooded with people trying to register for unemployment benefits following business closings. Image: AAP Image / Stefan Postles
media_cameraCentrelink’s offices in Australia have been flooded with people trying to register for unemployment benefits following business closings. Image: AAP Image / Stefan Postles

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.

Royal Melbourne Hospital's COVID-19 screening clinic, nurse ED Robyn Lindsay, has seen the number of people getting tested go down. Image: David Caird
media_cameraRoyal Melbourne Hospital’s COVID-19 screening clinic, nurse ED Robyn Lindsay, has seen the number of people getting tested go down. Image: David Caird

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 news@heraldsun.com.au

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.

Parks Victoria closed the lodge and camped at Tidal River in the Wilsons Promontory National Park. Image: James Lauritz
media_cameraParks Victoria closed the lodge and camped at Tidal River in the Wilsons Promontory National Park. Image: James Lauritz

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 initial test of Merkel’s coronavirus was negative: spokesperson

German Chancellor Angela Merkel releases a media statement on the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, 22 March 2020. Michel Kappeler / Pool via REUTERS

BERLIN (Reuters) – Angela Merkel’s initial test for coronavirus has turned negative again, a government spokesman said Monday, adding that the German chancellor will be subjected to further testing.

Merkel, 65, entered quarantine on Sunday after contacting an infected doctor. German Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Monday that Merkel was healthy but worked from home.

“The test was negative,” said the government spokesman. “Further tests will follow.”

On Friday afternoon, Merkel received a pneumococcal, pneumonia-causing bacterium from the doctor and entered quarantine after learning about her positive test result.

On Sunday, Merkel’s chief of staff said the clerk had only a brief contact with the doctor who later tested positive for the coronavirus.

Merkel has already said that she will not seek a fifth term as chancellor in the federal elections scheduled for October 2021.

It has loomed on the European scene since 2005, helping to guide the EU through the eurozone debt crisis and opening Germany’s doors to migrants fleeing the war in the Middle East in 2015, a move that still divides the blockade and its country.

Last year, Merkel suffered several episodes of unrest at public events, sparking speculation about her health.

“I am aware of the responsibility of my office,” he told reporters last July after the tremor episodes. “I behave appropriately regarding my health … I take care of my health.”

Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Written by Michelle Martin; Editing by Riham Alkousaa and Alison Williams

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The dollar clears losses when equities drop again

LONDON (Reuters) – The US dollar erased initial losses Monday as global bond sales intensified, adding to its secure appeal.

FILE PHOTO: an employee counts US dollar bills in a currency exchange office in central Cairo, Egypt on March 20, 2019. REUTERS / Mohamed Abd El Ghany / File Photo

A 9% dollar rally in the past two weeks ended on Friday after major central banks stepped up their dollar injection structures to cope with a global funding struggle.

But Monday’s trading resulted in a stock market crash, raising concern that central bank stocks were not enough.

“The upshot is that the banking system simply doesn’t have enough dollars to lend to anyone who wants to borrow them … For now, demand for the US dollar appears to be insatiable,” said Marshall Gittler, head of investment research. at the BDSwiss group.

Against a basket of other currencies = USD, the dollar rose 0.2% to 102.82 after falling to 0.7% previously, up nearly 1% from the Asian low. Friday reached its January 2017 high at 102.99.

Also fueling the rise in the dollar was a turnaround in dollar positions among hedge funds to a net short from an overall long bet, according to the latest positioning data. This has raised speculation that the dollar rally could be partly explained by a short hedge by traders.

Washington lawmakers were unable to approve U.S. stimulus measures on Sunday as Republicans and Democrats fought over a proposed $ 1 trillion spending package, fueling concern over dollar earnings, according to analysts that most part of the investors preferred to hold liquidity.

“We went from risk off to a phase where the main players are competing with each other for the security of holding dollars in cash,” said Yukio Ishizuki, FX strategist at Daiwa Securities in Tokyo. “There are still many investors who need to sell riskier assets and want to hold their money in dollars.”

Against the JPY = EBS yen, the US currency rebounded between gains and losses. Last time it was trading 0.6% at 110.07. Against the Swiss franc CHF =, the dollar fell 0.2% to 0.98 francs, as the Swiss central bank maximized foreign exchange intervention after the Brexit referendum in 2016.

The dollar initially rose against the euro EUR = EBS to its highest since April 2017, so it reduced earnings by trading 0.2% less than $ 1.0636 per euro.

The dollar also closed on multi-year highs against Australian AUD = D3 and New Zealand NZD = D3 dollars as economic self-isolation costs triggered the largest intraday decline ever in New Zealand equities.

Reporting by Saikat Chatterjee; Additional Stanley White reports in Tokyo; editing by Larry King

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