Melbourne is waking up underneath lockdown right now, the primary of 42 days underneath restricted social distancing guidelines.
Meaning final evening was spent out at eating places, bars and locations which gained’t be capable of host clients for no less than one other six weeks.
Thanks Victoria, notably these in lockdown, for what you might be doing. We all know it’s not simple and this second time round should be even more durable. We’re pondering of you.
Right this moment we’ll hear from the NSW premier about what the pondering is for the border cities, and whether or not or not NSW continues to be enthusiastic about inserting these areas underneath the identical kind of lockdown Melbourne is experiencing. Yesterday, Gladys Berejiklian stated there was a greater than common likelihood the virus had crossed into NSW from the Victorian outbreak:
The chance of contagion in NSW given what’s occurred in Victoria is extraordinarily excessive,” she stated.
… We’re monitoring this case each few hours … we’re in a high-risk scenario.
It’s not simply the border communities in danger although – we all know passengers from a Melbourne Jetstar flight were able to disembark in Sydney without health screening from NSW Well being. They’ve all been requested to enter self-isolation.
We additionally know that three folks within the ACT have been identified with Covid-19 – the primary constructive instances the territory has had in a month – linked again to the Melbourne outbreak.
They’re additionally in self-isolation, and authorities appear to suppose the danger of unfold past their family is low. However the folks I used to be speaking to on the hairdresser final evening have been very, very nervous concerning the information.
AAP reviews that than 50,000 exemption permits have been issued on Tuesday and Wednesday for folks dwelling in NSW-Victoria border communities, permitting them to cross between the 2 states.
I’ve heard from a few truck drivers (freight) who’re having slightly little bit of bother as a result of the allow needs an for them deal with in NSW, regardless that they’re simply passing via. It’s not usually I hear that “Queensland did it higher” however it appears like there are just a few teething issues, though I see police have set the checkpoint about 500m from the Victorian border, which means there at the moment are two-lane checkpoints, which appears to be making issues slightly simpler – no less than in comparison with yesterday.
And Scott Morrison is holding a digital convention together with his Japanese counterpart right now – the in-person summit was cancelled due to the bushfires, after which there was a pandemic, so fancy Zoom assembly it’s.
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