Wednesday, October 21, 2020



New COVID-19 outbreak rocks New Zealand as 11 new cases emerge – just days after Jacinda Ardern win

New COVID-19 outbreak rocks New Zealand as 11 new cases emerge – just days after Jacinda Ardern won over voters by eliminating the virus At least 11 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in New Zealand on Tuesday  Fishermen quarantining at the Sudima Hotel in Christchurch tested positive  Comes days after Jacinda Ardern was re-elected as New Zealand prime minister The Sudima Hotel, housing hundreds of workers, was placed into lockdownBy Isabelle Stackpool For Daily Mail Australia Published: 09:38 BST, 20 October 2020 | Updated: 15:58 BST, 20 October 2020 A new coronavirus outbreak is...

Sydney’s Oran Park coronavirus cluster: fears outbreak could spread to towns the NSW south coast

Fears coronavirus cluster in Sydney's outskirts could spread to tourist towns on the NSW south coast as state records five new infectionsNSW has recorded five new coronavirus cases including one local transmissionFour are returned travellers, while the fifth case is linked to a cluster in Oran ParkThe new local case brings the Beginnings Childcare Centre cluster total to sixAlerts have been issued for  Shellharbour South Beach and nearby Little ParkThere are alerts for Gregory Hills Hotel, 1500 United Cinema and a WoolworthsContact tracing is also underway for several bus routes in...

‘We learned the hard way’: inside the war room to contain Victoria’s aged care Covid outbreak | Aged care (Australia)

Epidemiologist Hassan Vally said he felt like he had “walked into a war room” when he began work at the Victorian Aged Care Response Centre at the beginning of August.At that time, there were more than 1,000 Covid-19 cases in the state’s aged care facilities and double-digit numbers of aged care deaths being announced day after day.“About one-third of the people working in the response centre were from the defence force, wearing their army fatigues and air force uniforms,” Vally told Guardian Australia. “So it felt like you were walking...

Resistance to lockdown rules is not just ‘fatigue’ | Coronavirus outbreak

The use of the term “pandemic fatigue” in the World Health Organization report is misleading (While Sturgeon takes decisive action on Covid, Johnson just blusters, 8 October). The report is concerned with the increase in non-compliance with regulations designed to counter Covid-19. It lists many putative reasons for non-compliance, including reduced trust in authorities, decreases in perceptions of risk, increased complacency and changes in values (eg, an increased emphasis on libertarianism). This matters because different reasons for non-compliance must be countered with different policies: increased libertarianism requires government information to...
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