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Coronavirus Victoria: what you need to know about Melbourne's stage 3 lockdown

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews reimposes stage three restrictions across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire to last for six weeksAustralia’s Covid-19 restrictionsAustralia hotspots map, stats and active casesSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailThe record high of 191 new coronavirus cases on 7 July prompted the Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, to reintroduce stage three restrictions across all of metropolitan Melbourne.“I think a sense of complacency has crept into us as ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Andrews, Coronavirus outbreak, Mitchell Shire


The Guardian view on Covid-19 worldwide: on the march

Infections are accelerating in largely untouched countries and those which hoped they had come through the worst. But there is hope“Most of the world sort of sat by and watched with almost a sense of detachment and bemusement,” said Helen Clark, appointed to investigate the World Health Organization’s handling of the pandemic. The former New Zealand prime minister was describing the early weeks of the outbreak, and the sense that coronavirus was a problem “over there”. The failure to recognise o...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Europe, England, India, Africa, Americas, Spain, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Syria, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa


Immunity to Covid-19 could be lost in months, UK study suggests

Exclusive: King’s College London team found steep drops in patients’ antibody levels three months after infectionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople who have recovered from Covid-19 may lose their immunity to the disease within months, according to research suggesting the virus could reinfect people year after year, like common colds.In the first longitudinal study of its kind, scientists analysed the immune response of more than 90 patients and healthcare workers ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, St Thomas, King 's College, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Fifth of vulnerable people considered self-harm in UK lockdown

Exclusive: UCL findings shared with the Guardian underline mental health toll of pandemic ‘He was a big softie’: pub landlord remembered by family and friends Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA fifth of vulnerable people in Britain thought about self-harming or killing themselves during lockdown, according to research shared with the Guardian, as a series of inquests underline the mental health toll of the Covid-19 pandemic.Findings from University College London reve...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Britain, Social exclusion, Guardian, Ucl, University College London, Coronavirus outbreak


Crossroads Hotel: thousands told to isolate for two weeks as Sydney coronavirus cluster grows

Nine cases have been added to the cluster in Casula and the contact dates have been widened to 3 to 10 JulyThousands of pub-goers have been asked to self-isolate for two weeks after a hotel staff member and three other people became the latest cases in an emerging coronavirus cluster.The 18-year-old staffer and a close contact in her 50s, plus a woman in her 40s and a Victorian man in his 20s, who both dined at the venue, were on Sunday confirmed as new cases linked to Sydney’s Crossroads Hotel ...
Tags: Health, Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, Coronavirus outbreak, Casula


Victoria records 273 new Covid-19 cases and flags return to remote schooling in lockdown areas

Daniel Andrews warns the next six weeks will not be an ‘ordinary winter’ as a man in his 70s dies of coronavirusThe Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews has warned residents to prepare for an extraordinary six winter weeks after the state announced another 273 coronavirus cases on Sunday.Andrews said schools in lockdown areas would remain closed to most students after revealing the latest case numbers, which represent another single-day high for the state. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, Australian economy, Andrews, Coronavirus outbreak


Leicester factory put lives at risk during lockdown, claims garment worker

Exclusive: amid allegations of production continuing behind closed doors, regulators have clamped down in the cityCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen the garment factory where Anil worked learned that the risk of coronavirus meant it couldn’t do business as usual, it didn’t shut up shop. Instead, it locked the doors.“It was always going,” said Anil, not his real name. “They wrote on pieces of paper: ‘The factory is closed because of coronavirus.’ But they locked the ...
Tags: Health, Business, Society, UK News, Retail industry, Health policy, Leicester, Employment law, Manufacturing sector, Boohoo, Anil, Coronavirus outbreak


'It was paternalism': how government support for Melbourne's locked down public housing blocks fell short

Efforts by authorities to meet the needs of residents became adequate and impressive – but three days too late I am not sure which is the more terrifying: the idea that the premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, had sufficient evidence to justify locking up about 3,000 of my neighbours, or the idea that he didn’t and was doing it anyway.Last Saturday, shortly after 4pm, Andrews announced that the public housing tenants of Flemington and North Melbourne were to be detained in forced quarantine beca...
Tags: Health, Victoria, Melbourne, North Melbourne, Andrews, Flemington, Victoria Daniel Andrews, Coronavirus outbreak


UK poised to shun EU coronavirus vaccine scheme

Commission negotiating with Johnson & Johnson to put Europeans ahead of queueCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK government is poised to reject involvement in the EU coronavirus vaccines scheme by the end of Friday, in a significant blow to attempts to put all Europeans at the head of the queue for a potential remedy, it is understood.The European commission has said the UK’s decision to shun an EU plan to secure supplies of potential vaccines would not derail its ...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, European Commission, Johnson Johnson, Coronavirus outbreak


WHO's Covid-19 inquiry is a shrewd move in a sea of disinformation

Its findings should illuminate global responses amid conspiracy theories and Trump’s mudslinging In the world of epidemiology it’s sometimes said that pandemics are lived forwards and understood backwards.We encounter them head-on, chaotically, trying to fathom the disease in real time even while trying to mitigate its impact. Lessons generally come later as the evidence accumulates. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, UK News, World news, US news, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Global development, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Trump, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Global Health, Helen Clark, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus Australia latest: the week at a glance

A summary of the major developments in the coronavirus outbreak across AustraliaVictoria coronavirus cases by region: where are Covid-19 case numbers getting better and worse?Sign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsGood evening, here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in Australia. This is Hannah Ryan and it’s Friday 10 July. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews, Gladys Berejiklian, Hannah Ryan, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus Australia live update: NSW records 14 new Covid-19 cases as Victoria reports 288 new cases

Pop-up testing facility to be set up in Sydney hotel car park as Victorian premier says 37,588 tests were conducted in the state yesterday. Follow live news and updatesVictoria records highest national daily Covid-19 total since pandemic beganScott Morrison speaks after national cabinetEight Melbourne public housing towers released to stage three restrictionsFollow our global live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 7.21am BST Due to the heightened publ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Welfare, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 288 new Covid-19 cases amid Melbourne lockdown

Premier Daniel Andrews says 37,588 tests were conducted in Victoria yesterday. Follow live news and updatesVictoria records highest national daily Covid-19 total since pandemic beganScott Morrison speaks after national cabinetEight Melbourne public housing towers released to stage three restrictionsFollow our global live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 6.19am BST Tasmania was due to open its borders on 24 July, but isn’t opening now until 31 July, i...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Welfare, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Dan Andrews announces 288 new Covid-19 cases in press conference

Daniel Andrews says 37,588 tests were conducted in Victoria yesterday. Follow live news and updatesVictoria records highest national daily Covid-19 total since pandemic beganScott Morrison speaks after national cabinetEight Melbourne public housing towers released to stage three restrictionsFollow our global live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 5.24am BST A reporter asks if the virus is milder in this outbreak, because there is not a proportionate i...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Welfare, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Northern Territory


Coronavirus Australia live update: prime minister Scott Morrison press conference addresses Covid-19 after national cabinet meeting

Scott Morrison says national cabinet discussed the need ‘to protect against complacency in other parts of the country’. Follow live news and updatesScott Morrison speaks after national cabinetEight Melbourne public housing towers released to stage three restrictionsFollow our global live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 4.24am BST This was flagged yesterday. The national medical advice, for places where there is ongoing community transmission is to w...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Welfare, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria announces $534m business support package amid Melbourne lockdown

National cabinet to discuss hotel quarantine as state and territory leaders to consider cap on international arrivals. Follow live news and updatesEight Melbourne public housing towers released to stage three restrictionsFollow our global live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.18am BST I’ve some time trying to establish who’s responsible for screening passengers at airports and what it should involve after Jetstar passengers walked straight off a pl...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Business, Australia, China, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Welfare, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Canberra


Scots to be allowed to meet indoors as Welsh pubs and cafes to open outdoors

Scottish first minister announces changes from Friday with changes coming in on Monday in WalesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScots will be able to meet each other indoors and stay overnight from Friday for the first time in more than three months, as Nicola Sturgeon confirmed as the Welsh first minister also announced some moves towards reopening.Announcing a number of new guidelines in a statement to Holyrood on Thursday, Sturgeon also said that non-cohabiting coup...
Tags: Health, Politics, Wales, Scotland, Society, UK News, Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politics, Holyrood, Coronavirus outbreak, WalesCoronavirus


Coronavirus Australia live update: national cabinet to discuss hotel quarantine and Victoria lockdown

State and territory leaders to consider cap on international arrivals as Melbourne infections grow. Follow live news and updatesEight Melbourne public housing towers released to stage three restrictionsFollow our global live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 12.10am BST Reproductive health provider Marie Stopes Australia says it is concerned that telehealth services introduced as part of the coronavirus support package in April could be rolled back in...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Welfare, Medicare, Victorian politics, Victoria, Marie Stopes, Melbourne, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia


Gyms, pools and salons to reopen shortly in England

Beauticians and outdoor pools to return within days with indoor pools and gyms opening on 25 July Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGyms, swimming pools and leisure centres will reopen in England within days as part of the government’s lockdown easing, with the UK culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, suggesting “normal life is slowly returning”. Related: Parklife! When gyms reopen, will anyone go back? Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Fitness, Sport, Life and style, UK News, Health & wellbeing, Coronavirus outbreak, Oliver Dowden


Scots to be allowed to meet indoors as lockdown eases further

Sturgeon confirms country is ready for phase 3 of easing plan, with rule changes from FridayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScots will be able to meet each other indoors and stay overnight from Friday for the first time in more than three months, as Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that the country was ready to enter phase 3 of her government’s route map to reopening.Announcing a raft of new guidance in a statement to Holyrood on Thursday, she added that non-cohabiting coupl...
Tags: Health, Politics, Scotland, Society, UK News, Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politics, Holyrood, Coronavirus outbreak


Boris Johnson's pledge to recruit 50,000 more NHS nurses is in doubt

Number of nurses coming from EU fell again and coronavirus prevented further arrivals Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Boris Johnson’s pledge to recruit 50,000 more NHS nurses is in doubt after the number coming from the EU fell again and coronavirus prevented thousands of arrivals from the rest of the world.The prime minister made the promise a cornerstone of his general election campaign last year and has since reiterated many times his determination to deliver the ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, NHS, Nursing, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Coronavirus outbreak


How to stop your glasses steaming up – and 19 other essential facts about face masks

How often should you wash a cloth mask? And how effective are the disposable ones? The expert guide to choosing, wearing and caring for your face coveringThe British have been slow to embrace face masks, despite calls from public health experts. Uptake has been just 25% in the UK, compared with 83.4% in Italy and 65.8% in the US. The president of the Royal Society, Venki Ramakrishnan, said this week that wearing one “is the right thing to do” and that a refusal to do so should be seen as sociall...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Biology, US, Life and style, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Health & wellbeing, Italy, Microbiology, Royal Society, World Health Organization WHO, Venki Ramakrishnan


Jetstar CEO blames NSW Health for failing to screen passengers arriving from Melbourne

Different rules in different states could cause confusion, Gareth Evans says after traveller who flew into Sydney refuses Covid-19 check Jetstar’s chief executive, Gareth Evans, has blamed NSW Health for a failure to screen passengers on a flight from Melbourne to Sydney, saying the Sydney screening was just “a double-check” of one already performed in Melbourne and different rules in different states could “cause confusion”.Jetstar flight JQ520 landed at Sydney airport just before 7pm on Tuesda...
Tags: Health, Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Jetstar, Gareth Evans, NSW Health, Coronavirus outbreak


Hillingdon hospital boss blames staff for A&E closure after Covid-19 outbreak

Exclusive: Sarah Tedford issues letter saying outbreak was because some staff were not wearing masks, as 70 workers self-isolateCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe chief executive of the hospital that serves Boris Johnson’s constituency, which has shut its A&E unit after an outbreak of coronavirus, has blamed staff for flouting the rules by not wearing masks at work.Hillingdon hospital in north-west London stopped letting patients attend its emergency department or ac...
Tags: Health, Politics, London, Society, UK News, Hospitals, NHS, Boris Johnson, north west London, Hillingdon, Coronavirus outbreak, Sarah Tedford


'This lockdown seems different': second time around, Melbourne is on edge

The return of stay at home orders has been met with a mixture of resignation and relief, fury and sadnessDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsMelbourne residents will be locked down from midnight on Wednesday. It is both easier and much harder this time around.Easier because remote working routines have already been established and because, this time, we know what to expect. And harder, because...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Coronavirus outbreak


Scientists join forces to investigate airborne risk of coronavirus

WHO adviser says results from well-designed studies are needed before it changes its adviceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA major research effort is under way to understand whether Covid-19 can spread through tiny airborne particles that are released by infected people and remain suspended in the air for hours.Scientists are working alongside sanitary engineers at the World Health Organization to investigate how tiny aerosols bearing the virus may be released into th...
Tags: Health, Science, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, World Health Organization, Coronavirus outbreak


MoJ cleaners to get full sick pay backdated to start of Covid-19 pandemic

Announcement follows Guardian reports that cleaners felt pressure to work though they had symptoms of coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Ministry of Justice has announced that cleaners in its central London offices will now receive full pay if they are self-isolating or off sick. The arrangement, which will be administered through cleaning agency OCS, also provides back pay for cleaners who were sick or self-isolating after 1 April.The announcement follows...
Tags: Health, London, Employment, Society, UK News, World news, Ministry Of Justice, Gig Economy, OCS, Coronavirus outbreak, United Voices of the World UWV


Coronavirus Australia: hours-long queues as more than 50,000 cross NSW-Victoria border after closure

Premier Gladys Berejiklian warns residents along the Murray River could face travel restrictions within NSWWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownNSW-Victoria border closure explained: do I need an entry permit?Full list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersAustralia hotspots map, stats and active casesMore than 50,000 people crossed the border into New South Wales on Wednesday, with hours-long queues forming at checkpoints in Albury-Wodonga as police and residents were hampered by de...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, Murray River, NSW Victoria, Gladys Berejiklian, Albury Wodonga, Coronavirus outbreak


US anti-abortion groups received millions in federal Covid-19 aid

Planned Parenthood also received funding from Paycheck Protection Program, which some lawmakers demanded it returnChristian anti-abortion lobbying organizations received millions in taxpayer-backed forgivable loans from the US government’s coronavirus aid program, even as lawmakers demanded the nation’s largest abortion provider return federal loans.Pro-reproductive rights groups have also received funding from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Planned Parenthood, America’s largest network ...
Tags: Health, US, Society, US news, US politics, Abortion, PPP, Trump Administration, Coronavirus outbreak, Paycheck Protection Program


Coronavirus Australia live update: 147 new Covid-19 cases nationally as Melbourne prepares for lockdown

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century. Follow the latest newsWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 7.23am BST Anyone with even the mildest of respiratory symptoms or fever in the @SNSWLHD area is being urged to attend a #COVID19 clinic for testing, after a child holidaying in Merimbula tested positive to #COVI...
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