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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


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


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


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


'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


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


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...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 134 new Covid-19 cases 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 and Melbourne prepares for lockdown. 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 5.17am BST Labor’s Julie Collins has responded to the government announcement of 6,100 new home care packages:The additional home care packages announced today by the Morrison ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia live update: prime minister Scott Morrison holds press conference on Covid-19 response as Victoria records 134 new cases

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century and Melbourne prepares for lockdown. 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 4.22am BST AAP has an update on Victorians who live near the South Australian border:People living in cross-border communities will be restricted to a 50km radius inside South ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia live update: prime minister Scott Morrison press conference to address Covid-19 response as Victoria records 134 new cases

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century and Melbourne prepares for lockdown. 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 3.26am BST It’s a two-flag press conference in the prime minister’s courtyard today.In the meantime, we have also been told there will be national Covid-19 update, with deputy ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Dan Andrews press conference reports 134 new Covid-19 cases

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century and Melbourne prepares for lockdown. 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 2.29am BST Dr Kerry Chant says there were eight new cases of Covid-19 diagnosed in NSW in the last 24 hours.Seven were in hotel quarantine.A woman in her 30s from south-western...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne


NSW-Victoria border closure: do I need an entry permit and are there exemptions?

Melbourne’s Covid-19 spike has prompted the ‘unprecedented’ move to stop people coming into NSW from Victoria. We look at the details, from how to get a crossing permit to whether you need to self-isolateFollow live updates in Wednesday’s Australia coronavirus blogWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownWhat we know about the public housing tower ‘hard lockdowns’Full list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersAustralia hotspots map, stats and active casesNew South Wales temporarily clos...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, South Wales, Daniel Andrews, Coronavirus outbreak, JNI Casuals grant


oronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Dan Andrews press conference to address Covid-19 cases and NSW border closure

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century and Melbourne prepares for lockdown. Follow liveWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 1.28am BST As we reported this morning, borrowers who continue to be in financial distress due to the coronavirus economic crisis might be able to get an extra four months moratorium on r...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia update: confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as authorities warn other states of second wave – live news

‘It’s Victoria now, it could be anyone,’ health minister Greg Hunt warns as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century. Follow liveWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 11.29pm BST Daniel Andrews has been on an absolute blitz of the breakfast media programs, both TV and radio.Most of it was what we have been hearing over the last week. 11.11pm BST The Red ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Red Cross, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne


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

Premier Daniel Andrews reimposes stage three restrictions across metropolitan Melbourne to last for six weeksNSW-Victoria border closure: when does it start, and are there exemptions?What we know about Melbourne’s public housing tower ‘hard lockdowns’Full list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersAustralia hotspots map, stats and active casesSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailA record high of 191 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday has prompted the Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, to rei...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Andrews, Coronavirus outbreak


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

Premier Daniel Andrews reimposes stage three lockdown across metropolitan Melbourne to last for six weeksSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsA record high of 191 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday has 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 we let our frustrations get the be...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Andrews, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus Victoria update: 191 new Covid-19 cases as community transmission soars

None of the new Covid-19 cases were detected in returned travellers, while 37 are linked to known outbreaks and 154 are under investigationFollow live updates in Tuesday’s Australia coronavirus blogWhat we know about the public housing tower ‘hard lockdowns’Everything we know about Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailVictoria has recorded 191 new cases of coronavirus since Monday, the highest daily increase since the epidemic began. The overall total has...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Coronavirus outbreak


Melbourne residents in 'hard lockdown' say they pleaded for more help three months ago

Authorities ‘failed to listen’ to several calls for cleaning and resources Follow live updates in Tuesday’s Australia coronavirus blogWhat we know about the public housing tower ‘hard lockdowns’Australia hotspots map, stats and active casesSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsResidents and relatives of people living in the Melbourne public housing blocks placed into “hard lockdown” by the Victorian government...
Tags: Health, Australia, Housing, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, North Melbourne, Flemington, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: world treating symptoms, not cause of pandemics, says UN

Ongoing destruction of nature will result in stream of animal diseases jumping to humans, says report Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world is treating the health and economic symptoms of the coronavirus pandemic but not the environmental cause, according to the authors of a UN report. As a result, a steady stream of diseases can be expected to jump from animals to humans in coming years, they say.The number of such “zoonotic” epidemics is rising, from Ebola to Sa...
Tags: Health, Science, Environment, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Wildlife, Farming, United Nations, Un, Meat Industry, Sars, West Nile, Rift Valley, Farm Animals, Coronavirus outbreak


NSW-Victoria border closure: when does it start, and are there exemptions?

Melbourne’s Covid-19 spike has prompted the ‘unprecedented’ move to stop people coming into NSW from Victoria. We look at the detailsDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsNSW will temporarily close its border with Victoria at 12.01am Wednesday 8 July in response to Melbourne’s coronavirus outbreak.The closure, announced at a press conference by Victorian premier Daniel Andrews on Monday, will be...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Coronavirus outbreak, JNI Casuals grant


Today show dumps Pauline Hanson for 'divisive' remarks about Melbourne public housing residents

Channel Nine initially promoted One Nation leader’s comments describing people locked down due to coronavirus as ‘drug addicts’ who ‘cannot speak English’• Follow live updates in Monday’s Australia coronavirus blog • Sign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email • Download the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsChannel Nine’s Today show has dropped One Nation leader Pauline Hanson as a “regular contributor”, after she described residents of public housing in Melbo...
Tags: Health, Australia, Race, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Australian television, Victoria, Melbourne, Channel Nine, Nine Entertainment, Pauline Hanson, One Nation, Coronavirus outbreak, notificationsChannel Nine 's Today


Researchers Claim Coronavirus Is Airborne in Letter to the WHO, Accuse It of Failing to Convey Risk

A group of scientists will publish an open letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) in the coming days with an alarming claim: The novel coronavirus is airborne, meaning that it can linger in the air long enough and in enough quantity to infect others.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization WHO, Coronavirus, Covid 19


'People dying in the ICU is not new, but dying without family and friends around them is very unusual'

An emergency medicine physician on the terrors of Covid-19, and why lockdown is being lifted too soonCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMy impression is that the population thinks that it’s all settled down now and everything’s OK. And that’s not true. Every time you go on to the intensive care unit you get a visual reminder of why it’s not, because of the amount of equipment that you have to put on to just go and simply say hello to a patient.Seeing the images from Ital...
Tags: Health, Society, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Melbourne's 'hard lockdown' orders residents of nine public housing towers to stay home as coronavirus cases surge

Five hundred police sent to enforce command that 3,000 tenants remain in their unitsThree thousand people living in nine public housing towers in Melbourne have been placed under the harshest lockdown rules of the coronavirus pandemic in Australia so far and banned from leaving their homes for at least five days.Five hundred police officers have been dispatched to monitor the nine towers in Flemington and North Melbourne and ensure that the residents do not leave their small and often overcrowde...
Tags: Health, Australia, Housing, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, North Melbourne, Flemington, Coronavirus outbreak


Police and health officials visit garment factories in Leicester

Investigation follows concerns about inadequate protection against Covid-19 at local firms Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe National Crime Agency and the workplace safety watchdog visited factories and businesses across Leicester on Friday as they sought to address concerns that inadequate standards at garment manufacturers played a role in the city’s second wave of coronavirus.The Health and Safety Executive visited 11 premises, in some cases alongside officials f...
Tags: Health, Fashion, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Leicester, NCA, Leicestershire, National Crime Agency, Safety Executive, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


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


Delay pregnancy for two years: Papua New Guinea doctor delivers coronavirus warning

Fears over Covid-19 have seen pregnant women turned away from hospitals, leading to the death of at least one baby, as national army barracks go into lockdownA leading Papua New Guinean obstetrician has advised women in that country not to fall pregnant for up to two years, saying fears of Covid-19 transmission have seen pregnant women turned away from hospitals, resulting in the death of at least one baby.The warning comes as Papua New Guinea’s military headquarters remains in lockdown after a ...
Tags: Health, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Papua New Guinea, Maternal health, Pacific Islands, Coronavirus outbreak



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