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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


Forget blokes with shovels, shouldn’t stimulus go to nurses and teachers? | Peter Lewis

Workers who guide our kids into the world and care for us when we are ill are still not fully valued. This must changeThere’s a direct line that runs from the harassment allegations against a retired high court judge and the emergency ward of the local hospital that bears scrutiny.It starts with an elite profession charged with enforcing the law, where women routinely feel compelled to endure the unwanted attentions of powerful men, and wends its way through the economy and our broader society b...
Tags: Health, Women, Australia news, Gender Pay Gap, Australian education, Australian economy, Childcare Australia, Peter Lewis, Essential poll, Aged Care, Law (Australia


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


Victorians may now be told to wear face masks to halt Covid-19 – what’s changed?

Early advice said masks didn’t help and may even be harmful but now authorities say they need to be considered • Follow the coronavirus live blog for the latest updates• Victoria coronavirus hotspots: can you travel to and from suburbs with Covid outbreaks?• Coronavirus Victoria: everything we know about Melbourne’s Covid-19 clustersVictoria’s chief medical officer said residents may be asked to wear face masks in light of the state’s surging coronavirus cases, contradicting earlier warnings tha...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, ABC 's Radio National, Brett Sutton, Coronavirus outbreak, JNI Casuals grant


Coronavirus Victoria: 74 locally acquired cases recorded in highest daily increase

Health authorities expect numbers to get worse in coming days and are considering further lockdownsFollow our Australian coronavirus liveblogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsVictoria has recorded its highest daily jump in locally acquired Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began, with 75 people testing positive and only one confirmed to be a returned international traveller.“I think it will get worse before it gets better,” the state’s chief health office...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Brett Sutton, Coronavirus outbreak


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


Coronavirus Australia update: NT blocks people from Covid hotspots and Virgin Australia bidder Cyrus Capital pulls out – live news

State’s chief minister says people from areas with spikes in cases will be quarantined at their own cost; Bain Capital remains only bidder for embattled airline. Follow liveNT issues strict restrictions amid Victoria Covid spikeCyrus withdraws Virgin Australia offerFollow the global coronavirus liveblogSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 1.10am BST With that, I’ll be handing the blog over to the w...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Iran, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, Tehran, Virgin Australia, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia


Coronavirus Australia update: Virgin Australia bidder Cyrus Capital pulls out as second Sydney school closes – live news

Bain Capital remains only bidder for embattled airline; a year 7 student tests positive at a school in Sydney’s south-west. Follow liveCyrus withdraws Virgin Australia offerCamden High School closes after positive Covid-19 testFollow the global coronavirus liveblogSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 12.29am BST From this morning, a huge exclusive from Christopher Knaus on the secretive Bernard Col...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, Fifa, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, Virgin Australia, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia


Coronavirus Australia lastest updates: national cabinet to discuss strategy for outbreaks as second Sydney school closes – live news

Friday’s meeting follows ninth consecutive day of double digit cases in Victoria as year 7 student tests positive at a school in Sydney’s south-west. Follow livePM to discuss reopening arts venues and live entertainmentFollow the global coronavirus liveblogSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.15pm BST There is only one potential buyer for Virgin Australia left, as the lengthy process for the air...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New Zealand, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, Virgin Australia, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia


Australian drugmakers hit by critical shortages at height of pandemic, inquiry hears

Evidence given to parliamentary committee sparks new calls to develop national capability to manufacture medicines and key suppliesAustralian companies were “shocked” to experience price-gouging and had trouble accessing critical supplies to make medicines and personal protective equipment at the height of the pandemic, a parliamentary committee has been told.It has prompted fresh calls for Australia to build up its ability to manufacture critical drugs “without reliance on opaque and fragile of...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Drugs, Australia news, Pharmaceuticals industry, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria revises request for ADF support as 33 new cases recorded in state – live news

The government rescinded an earlier request for support in order for the defence force to assist with testing. Follow liveVictoria revises its call for pandemic supportQantas announces job cuts, restructuring and recapitalisingFollow our global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 8.32am BST As we mentioned earlier, today NRL fans will have to show their driver’s licences at stadium gates in NSW as part of biosecurity measures in or...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, US, Australia news, Australian politics, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews, AFL, NRL, Australian economy, Victoria Continue, Gladys Berejiklian


Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria records 33 new cases as Labor targets Morrison over ABC cuts – live news

State’s rise in cases continues as Victorian premier Daniel Andrews announces ‘suburban testing blitz’. Follow liveVictoria’s spike in cases continuesQantas announces job cuts, restructuring and recapitalisingFollow our global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 7.25am BST Here are some more details on the Covid situation in Victoria via the state’s Department of Health and Human Services. As we reported earlier, there were 33 new ...
Tags: Health, Business, Labor, Abc, Australia news, Australian politics, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews, Australian economy, Morrison, Department of Health and Human Services, Paul Fletcher, Australian Bureau of Statistics


Global report: WHO warns of global shortage of oxygen equipment

Coronavirus cases rising by 1m per week; US has second-highest one-day total; Latin America ‘yet to reach peak’; Qantas sheds 6,000 jobsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs 1 million new cases of coronavirus are confirmed worldwide per week, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that hospitals are facing a shortage in oxygen concentrators needed to support the breathing of Covid-19 patients suffering from respiratory distress. “Many countries are now experienci...
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Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria records 33 new Covid-19 cases and Qantas says it will cut 6,000 jobs – live news

State’s rise in cases continues as Victorian premier Daniel Andrews announces ‘suburban testing blitz’. Follow liveVictoria’s spike in cases continuesQantas announces job cuts, restructuring and recapitalisingFollow our global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.35am BST Further to that post about the ABS job vacancies is this statement from the bureau:Job vacancies in the private sector fell by 45 per cent, and by 29 per cent in...
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