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Victoria police enforcement of Covid-19 lockdown risks harming vulnerable communities

Low socio-economic groups can least afford fines and an overt police presence could reignite past traumas, advocacy groups sayEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersAustralia Covid-19 active cases and hotspots map and statsSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsFor the first time in the Covid-19 pandemic, Victoria police are using number plate recognition to monitor and control community movements in subur...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian police and policing, Victoria, Coronavirus outbreak, Daniel Nguyễn


Coronavirus Australia live updates: more than 10,000 in Victoria refuse testing as state records 66 new Covid-19 cases

Victorian health minister says more than 10,000 people have refused to be tested for Covid-19. Follow livePeople released from Melbourne hotel quarantine test positive Victoria records 77 new cases as cluster emerges in Melbourne’s northEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 7.19am BST A second Black Lives Matter protest will be staged in Adelaide this weekend with organisers ca...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Adelaide, Victoria, Melbourne, Morrison, ATO, BST Labor, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus Australia live updates: Qld to host Victoria AFL teams as state records 66 new Covid-19 cases – latest news

Victorian health minister says more than 10,000 people have refused to be tested for Covid-19. Follow livePeople released from Melbourne hotel quarantine test positive Victoria records 77 new cases as cluster emerges in Melbourne’s northEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 4.14am BST We are getting another national Covid-19 update.Prof Michael Kidd, one of the deputy chief med...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, Gladys Berejiklian, Michael Kidd, Don Harwin, Coronavirus outbreak, Victoria AFL


Coronavirus Australia live updates: Victoria records 66 new Covid-19 cases as premier Daniel Andrews provides update

NSW Health is urging residents in the inner-Sydney suburb of Balmain to take note of Covid-19 symptoms after a supermarket worker tested positive. Follow livePeople released from Melbourne hotel quarantine test positive Victoria records 77 new cases as cluster emerges in Melbourne’s northEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.19am BST More than 10,000 people in Victoria have r...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Balmain, NSW Health, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Jenny Mikakos


Coronavirus Australia live: Victoria suburbs lockdown continues as Eden-Monaro byelection looms – latest updates

NSW Health is urging residents in the inner-Sydney suburb of Balmain to take note of Covid-19 symptoms after a supermarket worker tested positive. Follow livePeople released from Melbourne hotel quarantine test positive Victoria records 77 new cases as cluster emerges in Melbourne’s northEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 1.33am BST On Wednesday, I reported Services Australi...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Liberal, Balmain, Kelly, Mike Kelly, John Barilaro, NSW Health


Coronavirus Australia live: Dutton warned over potential contempt as Eden-Monaro looms – latest updates

NSW Health is urging residents in the inner-Sydney suburb of Balmain to take note of Covid-19 symptoms after a supermarket worker tested positive. Follow livePeople released from Melbourne hotel quarantine test positive Victoria records 77 new cases as cluster emerges in Melbourne’s northEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.26pm BST Paul Karp and Daniel Hurst are continuing...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Balmain, Guardian Australia, Dutton, Paul Karp, Australian Council of Trade Unions, Daniel Hurst


Coronavirus Australia live: Balmain locals urged to be on virus alert as Eden-Monaro race enters final day – latest updates

NSW Health is urging residents in the inner-Sydney suburb to take note of Covid-19 symptoms after a supermarket worker tested positive. Follow livePeople released from Melbourne hotel quarantine test positive Victoria records 77 new cases as cluster emerges in Melbourne’s northEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 10.33pm BST Mathias Cormann has consistently denied rumours he w...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Mathias Cormann, Balmain, NSW Health, Phil Coorey, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus Australia live updates: national Covid-19 cases pass 8,000 as Victoria suburbs in lockdown

Prof Michael Kidd says the milestone was passed in the last 24 hours; stay-at-home orders in place for 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s northAustralia passes Covid-19 milestoneVictoria announces number of new casesMelbourne street split down the middle by Covid-19 lockdownEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 7.24am BST The new limits, implemented in all Coles stores in Victoria and...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Coles, Laverton, Michael Kidd, Deniliquin, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Lavington Albury


Novel microbiome-based diagnostic tool can identify liver fibrosis, cirrhosis

Chronic liver disease represents a major global public health problem affecting an estimated 844 million people, according to the World Health Organization. It is among the top causes of mortality in Australia, the UK and the United States.
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, World Health Organization


Coronavirus Australia live updates: 50 Woolworths staff in Sydney isolate as Victoria records 77 new cases and suburbs in lockdown

Precautionary measures come after a worker tested positive for Covid-19; stay-at-home orders in place for 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s northBalmain Woolworths employees ordered to isolateVictoria announces number of new casesMelbourne street split down the middle by Covid-19 lockdownEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 5.24am BST Paul Karp has this story:Liberal Eden-Monaro can...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Woolworths, Paul Karp, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Fiona Kotvojs, Liberal Eden Monaro


Coronavirus Australia live updates: Victoria records 77 new cases as 300,000 enter lockdown in Melbourne hotspot suburbs

Stay-at-home orders are now in place for 10 postcodes in city’s north as state steps up action to contain Covid-19Melbourne street split down the middle by Covid-19 lockdownEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.23am BST For those who woke up in a lockdown, the professor says he understands the frustration, but there is no other option:I understand that frustration. I’m not in...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Coronavirus Australia live updates: 300,000 in Victoria enter lockdown in 36 Melbourne hotspot suburbs

Stay-at-home orders are now in place for 10 postcodes in city’s north as state steps up action to contain Covid-19Melbourne street split down the middle by Covid-19 lockdownEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 1.16am BST We’re expecting an update from Victoria at 11am. 1.09am BST What’s it like in a locked down suburb at the moment?MUST WATCH: For everyone wondering what h...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Coronavirus Australia live: 300,000 Victorians enter lockdown in 36 Melbourne hotspot suburbs – latest updates

Stay-at-home orders are now in place for 10 postcodes in city’s north as state steps up action to contain Covid-19Melbourne street split down the middle by Covid-19 lockdownEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.17pm BST Meanwhile, The Age has reported some people in Victorian hotspot suburbs tried changing their addresses to avoid being locked down:Residents from Melbourne’s...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Josh Frydenberg, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Coronavirus Australia: Victoria reports 73 new Covid-19 cases as NSW refuses to accept diverted flights – as it happened

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. This blog is now closedVictoria’s coronavirus spike continuesFull report: 36 Melbourne suburbs return to lockdownInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.12am BST We will leave our live coverage of the coronavirus situation in Australia...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia updates: Victoria reports 73 new Covid-19 cases as NSW refuses to accept diverted flights – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveVictoria’s coronavirus spike continuesFull report: 36 Melbourne suburbs return to lockdownInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 5.28am BST You can trace the daily Covid cases in Australia, here.Nick Evershed updates it as the...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria reports 73 new Covid-19 cases as NSW announces $11,000 fines – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.24am BST Associate Professor Barbara Mintzes from The University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre and School of Pharmacy said if remdesivir does prove effective in treating Covid-19, th...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, US, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Coalition, Australian politics, Netherlands, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria


Coronavirus Australia update: NSW to fine Victorians up to $11,000 if they enter state from lockdown suburbs – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.07am BST New South Wales health has confirmed the 14 new cases – all are returned travellers.Fourteen new cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, brin...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia update: Melbourne's hotspot suburbs in lockdown as Victoria struggles to contain outbreak – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.24pm BST Meanwhile, Queensland will go into its stage three of easing restrictions a week earlier than planned, with gatherings of up to 100 people allowed at weddings, community conta...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Countries form clusters as COVID-19 outbreaks become more similar

Mathematicians based in Australia and China have developed a method to analyze the large amount of data accumulated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tags: Health, Australia, China


Antidepressants linked to increased suicide and self-harm in teens

Australian researchers note a link between rising antidepressant usage and rising suicide rates in youth. Their research pushes back on psychiatry talking points that SSRIs decrease suicide risk. The top method for self-harm and suicide in younger age groups is overdosing antidepressants. In 1947, Dr Howard Rusk published an article in the NY Times. The doctor is advocating for better public education on issues of mental health. Considered to be the founder of rehabilitation medicine, Rusk was...
Tags: Psychology, Australia, Youth, US, America, Mental Health, Depression, Psychiatry, Medical Research, Innovation, New South Wales, Adelaide, Fda, OECD, Perth, Derek


How to handle your private health insurance – in one afternoon a year

If you turned 31 this year, you have until 1 July to avoid a fee loading on private health cover, but experts say there’s no need to panic-buyPrivate health insurance in Australia is kind of an oxymoron. “Every Australian already has health insurance: Medicare,” says Uta Mihm of consumer advocacy group Choice.So why does it exist here at all? Well, that’s the million dollar question. Firstly, it’s important to note that “health insurance” in Australia actually refers to two different types of co...
Tags: Health, Money, Australia, Life and style, Australia news, Private health insurance, Australian lifestyle, Uta Mihm


Victoria's coronavirus spike: what's causing it, and is anyone to blame?

We ask health experts whether what we’re seeing in Melbourne is a ‘second wave’, and why it’s happening thereFollow the coronavirus live blog for the latest updatesDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsVictoria is experiencing a concerning rise in Covid-19 cases, with 75 new cases announced on Monday which were identified over the preceding 24 hours, one of the largest overnight jumps for the st...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Australian media, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Coronavirus Australia: Victoria reports jump of 41 cases and sends emergency alerts to hotspots

New South Wales makes Covid-19 tests mandatory for returned travellers and reports six new casesCoronavirus live blog: India passes 500,000 cases as Victoria reports surgeSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsVictoria has reported another Covid-19 jump with 41 new cases reported on Saturday as the Australian state was experiencing a potential second wave of the virus.Victoria’s deputy chief health officer, Dr ...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, India, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Coronavirus outbreak, Annaliese van Diemen


Coronavirus Australia: Brendan Murphy expects country's borders will stay closed until Covid-19 vaccine found – as it happened

Outgoing chief medical officer ‘confident’ a vaccine will be developed, while Tasmania sets date to reopen borders. This blog is now closedBrendan Murphy expects Australian borders to stay closed until vaccine foundNSW reports new casesNT issues strict restrictions amid Victoria Covid spikesFollow the global coronavirus liveblogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 9.18am BST We will leave you for now. Thank you for reading. Have a great Friday night. ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy, Murphy


Coronavirus Australia update: Brendan Murphy expects country's borders will stay closed until Covid-19 vaccine found – live news

Outgoing chief medical officer ‘confident’ a vaccine will be found, while Tasmania sets date to reopen borders. Follow liveBrendan Murphy expects Australian borders to stay closed until vaccine foundNSW reports new casesNT issues strict restrictions amid Victoria Covid spikesFollow the global coronavirus liveblogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 9.18am BST We will leave you for now. Thank you for reading. Have a great Friday night. 9.14am BST Le...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy, Murphy


Coronavirus Australia update: Tasmania sets border reopen date as Victoria reports 30 new Covid-19 cases – live news

Premier Peter Gutwein says date could shift if conditions change; five of Victoria’s new cases are from hotel quarantine. Follow liveNSW reports new casesNT issues strict restrictions amid Victoria Covid spikesFollow the global coronavirus liveblogSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 6.32am BST [Cont from previous post]Federation ReformNational Cabinet today agreed that former Director-General of t...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Cabinet, Australian economy


Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria reports 30 new Covid-19 cases as Woolworths reintroduces national purchase limit on toilet paper – live news

Five of Victoria’s new cases are from hotel quarantine; Northern Territory chief minister says people from areas with spikes will be quarantined at their own cost. Follow liveNSW reports new casesNT issues strict restrictions amid Victoria Covid spikesFollow the global coronavirus liveblogSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 4.34am BST ScoMo is starting on a happy note, celebrating Australia and NZ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Nz, Australian economy


Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria reports 30 new Covid-19 cases as NT blocks people coming from hotspots – live news

Five of Victoria’s new cases are from hotel quarantine; Northern Territory chief minister says people from areas with spikes will be quarantined at their own cost. Follow liveNSW reports new casesNT issues strict restrictions amid Victoria Covid spikesFollow the global coronavirus liveblogSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.31am BST Here is a little more information on those Sydney ASIO raids, v...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, Virgin Australia, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory


Coronavirus Australia update: NSW reports six new Covid-19 cases as NT blocks people coming from hotspots – live news

Five of the state’s new cases are from hotel quarantine; NT chief minister says people from areas with spikes will be quarantined at their own cost. Follow liveNSW reports new casesNT issues strict restrictions amid Victoria Covid spikesFollow the global coronavirus liveblogSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.28am BST Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath spoke to media earlier, urging reside...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy, NSW


Victoria coronavirus hotspots: can you travel to and from suburbs with Covid outbreaks?

Residents of Keilor Downs, Broadmeadows, Maidstone, Albanvale, Sunshine West, Hallam, Brunswick West, Fawkner, Reservoir and Pakenham are being urged not to leave VictoriaAustralia coronavirus updates liveHere’s everything we know about Melbourne’s Covid-19 clustersAustralia’s Covid-19 restrictions explainedSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsThe message from New South Wales towards Victorians living in 10 h...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, Brad Hazzard, Pakenham, Coronavirus outbreak, Pakenham Continue



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