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By Jessica Riga

A abstract of the day’s foremost COVID-19 information

     
This is the place we’ll depart the weblog for at this time. Thank you for retaining us firm and for sending in your questions. We’ll be again with you tomorrow morning.

     
Here’s what occurred at this time:

  • Victoria recorded 42 new circumstances of coronavirus and eight deaths. Melbourne’s 14-day case common dropped beneath 50 to 49.6. Regional Victoria’s 14-day case common is 3.5. 
  • From September 28, offered metro Melbourne strikes to the following step, round 75 per cent of elective surgical procedures will be capable of go forward. From tomorrow, regional Victoria may have round 75 per cent of elective surgical procedures now allowed to go forward.
  • NSW recorded 10 new circumstances of coronavirus. Premier Gladys Berejiklian mentioned the state was “holding the line well”.
  • The ready checklist for elective surgical procedure in NSW has blown out to greater than 100,000 sufferers, with surgeons calling for operations to proceed by way of the Christmas break to clear the backlog.
  • Victoria Police say a brand new offence can be created, together with a $4,957 wonderful, to discourage Melbourne residents from making an attempt to go to regional Victoria.
  • The Queensland Government will carry its ban on the eviction of residential tenants who’ve misplaced jobs or earnings as a result of coronavirus pandemic in a fortnight. 
  • India surpassed 5 million circumstances of coronavirus because the Health Ministry reported 90,123 new circumstances previously 24 hours. The ministry mentioned 1,290 extra individuals died previously 24 hours, bringing the nation’s whole to 82,066.
     

By Jessica Riga

Australia’s day by day COVID-19 figures are in

Here’s the state-by-state rundown:

  • VIC: 19,943 whole circumstances (42 new from 14,374 assessments), 18,153 recovered, 737 deaths

  • NSW: 4,185 whole circumstances (10 new from 19,566 assessments), 2,989 recovered, 52 deaths

  • QLD: 1,149 whole circumstances (Zero new from 6,424 assessments), 1,111 recovered, 6 deaths

  • WA: 660 whole circumstances (1 new from 2,660 assessments), 646 recovered, 9 deaths

  • SA: 466 whole circumstances (Zero new from 3,277 assessments), 462 recovered, Four deaths

  • TAS: 230 whole circumstances (Zero new from 617 assessments), 217 recovered, 13 deaths

  • ACT: 113 whole circumstances (Zero new from 461 assessments), 110 recovered, Three deaths

  • NT: 33 whole circumstances (Zero new from 466 assessments), 33 recovered, Zero deaths

  • TOTAL: 26,779 whole circumstances (53 new from 47,845 assessments), 23,721 recovered, 824 deaths

By Jessica Riga

Worried about your pet experiencing separation anxiousness whenever you return to work?

I do know somebody who (coincidentally) obtained a pet in late Feb, on account of corona that good friend has spent most of her time at house and now that she’s lately gone again to working in an workplace the poor canine has horrible separation anxiousness as a result of it is by no means needed to be by itself for prolonged time earlier than.Hope all of the corona pets are doing OK!

-Woof

This article of ours from July gives a few suggestions you may wish to think about as you make the transition to return to work. Richard Thomas from the Cairns Veterinary Clinic urged making an attempt to ease the blow by making an attempt to maintain a routine with morning and afternoon walks, steadily introducing time away from house and offering pets with stimulating toys.

And this ABC Life article lists the indicators specialists flagged to look out for if you happen to suspect your pet may be affected by separation anxiousness. 

The signs embrace:

Dogs

  • Destructive behaviour like chewing door frames and furnishings;

  • Escaping from the home or yard;

  • Barking and howling;

  • Pacing;

  • Digging;

  • Loss of urge for food;

  • Shivering.

Cats

  • Over-grooming;

  • Toileting points like not utilizing their litter tray;

  • Seeming bored or depressed;

  • Hiding in cabinets;

  • Loss of urge for food.

You ought to communicate to your vet or pet behaviourist for particular recommendation relating to your animal.

By Jessica Riga

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Queensland to finish freeze on tenant evictions in a fortnight

From the tip of this month, the Queensland Government will carry its ban on the eviction of residential tenants who’ve misplaced jobs or earnings as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

The moratorium utilized to any residential tenants who suffered an earnings lack of not less than 25 per cent, and to anybody whose lease equates to greater than 30 per cent of their earnings.

By Jessica Riga

Japan commits $165 million to World Health Organisation’s world coronavirus vaccine program

(AAP)

Japan mentioned on Tuesday it has dedicated 17.2 billion yen ($165 million) in funds for its participation within the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 vaccine program.

    
The program, often called COVAX, is geared toward serving to purchase and pretty distribute vaccination pictures in opposition to the novel coronavirus around the globe.

But some nations which have secured their very own provides by way of bilateral offers, together with the United States, have mentioned they won’t be part of.

   
The funds are a part of a 1.64 trillion yen reserve meant to bolster the federal government’s response to the virus, a authorities doc confirmed.

     
Japan has additionally pursued impartial preparations with world pharmaceutical corporations to safe vaccines, with the federal government pledging to have sufficient provide for the entire inhabitants by the primary half of 2021.

     
The COVAX program has set a September 18 deadline for contributions.

Reporting by Reuters

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Key Event

India surpasses 5 million coronavirus circumstances

(AP: Rafiq Maqbool)

The Health Ministry reported 90,123 new circumstances previously 24 hours, elevating India’s confirmed whole to five,020,359, about 0.35% of its practically 1.Four billion inhabitants. 

It mentioned 1,290 extra individuals died previously 24 hours, for a complete of 82,066
     
India’s whole coronavirus caseload is closing in on the United States’ highest tally of greater than 6.6 million circumstances and anticipated to surpass it inside weeks. 

Reporting from AP

By Jessica Riga

More data on the brand new wonderful for Melburnians illegally visiting regional Victoria

What are the fines for leaving Melbourne and touring to regional Victoria? And it’s a per automotive wonderful or is each particular person within the automotive fined for leaving the stage 4 lock down zone?

-Protect regional areas

 Victoria Police’s deputy commissioner of regional operations, Rick Nugent mentioned the wonderful can be $4,957

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Clarification round again to highschool dates for regional Victorians

Hi Jess,Advice from Dept of Ed is that P-6 faculties in regional vic can be returning in Week 1 – 5/1/20.Merlino introduced final night time. Confirmed in a Schools Bulletin.The hyperlink you posted is but to be up to date. A little bit of confusion!

-Schools

  • From 5 October, Year 11 and Year 12 college students can attend onsite for the General Achievement Test (GAT) and important assessments. Year 10 college students who’re doing VCE and VCAL may also attend onsite important assessments. 
  • From 5 October, main faculty college students will start a staggered return to on-site studying. 
  • From 12 October, all secondary faculty college students will start a staggered return to on-site studying. 

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That’s it from the Deputy Chief Medical Officer’s replace

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Key Event

Deputy CMO says quarantine would not essentially should be in a resort

Dr Coatsworth mentioned quarantine might be performed in “any one of a number of settings” however that “infection control procedures need to be excellent”.

“The AHPPC (Australian Health Protection Principal Committee) of course sets the policy for supervised quarantine, as being the policy that minimises risk of importation in to Australia.”

    
“Where that particularly happens doesn’t essentially should be a resort. It might be any one among various settings. But the rules underneath which that supervised quarantine would want to happen could be common no matter it was a resort, whether or not it was a detention centre, whether or not it was Howard Springs within the Northern Territory which as you may recall introduced again Australians who have been on the Diamond Princess throughout the first wave.

     
“So an infection management procedures should be glorious. The supervision must be glorious from people who find themselves skilled and educated in with the ability to perceive an infection management and so these rules are established by the AHPPC however the place it is enacted can be a matter for the state and territory governments.”

By Jessica Riga

Antibodies research ‘not going to alter our coverage’ says Dr Coatsworth

Dr Coatsworth was requested a couple of new research launched at this time displaying 5 individuals of just about 3,000 examined optimistic for antibodies of coronavirus in Australia throughout two months earlier this yr however that they hadn’t been beforehand recognized.

    
Dr Coatsworth says there’s been an interpretation that if that information was utilized to all Australians, greater than 60,000 Australians might have had COVID-19 however not know. He says it hasn’t been confirmed and extra analysis into associated optimistic antibodies is required.

“It is an estimate. It would not exactly correspond to actuality. The vary of that estimate is someplace between zero and 185,000, if we learn the paper.”

    
“Now that may be tough to elucidate. But it isn’t going to alter our coverage. We base our restrictions coverage on the variety of acute circumstances of COVID-19. That’s recognized by PCR and nasal swab, not by antibody assessments.

    
“But this is nonetheless important information. It was a study done on elective surgery patients. And it will be built upon by a national study of people’s antibodies to COVID-19 which is being conducted by the Kirby Institute as part of our Pandemic Health Intelligence Plan.”      

By Jessica Riga

On elevated capability in resort quarantine

Dr Nick Coatsworth mentioned “it’s an important balance to be able to strike.”

“There are some 25,000 Australians who’re abroad wishing to return again and the cap on the variety of individuals in resort quarantine is clearly a limiting issue in how shortly these people can return to their family and friends in Australia. 

     
“Hotel quarantine has been very profitable as a coverage. Seven out of eight of the jurisdictions have managed inside their very own capability. 
   

“There was among the points with the Victorian resort quarantine that are being detailed within the inquiry in the meanwhile. We have requested one among Australia’s most senior former well being public servants to conduct a nationwide overview every explicit jurisdiction’ strategy to resort quarantine. And I feel we could be assured that the learnings from Victoria, that the techniques, the processes already in place, a few of these learnings and techniques and processes embrace supervised an infection management and ensuring that the individuals administering the resort quarantine are effectively educated in an infection prevention and management.

“So clearly we’ve learnt about easy methods to refine these techniques and processes, to be sure that the chance is low. And that danger can be as little as humanly attainable. And we additionally will be capable of carry extra Australians again into the nation.”

By Jessica Riga

Deputy CMO Dr Nick Coatsworth says Australia’s response to COVID-19 is “an exemplar” to the remainder of the world

“It demonstrates that the Australian response, even with what we’ve seen in Victoria in the second wave, has remains an exemplar for the world and a testimony to the quality of our public health units, the tireless work of our public health professionals, the adaptabilities and flexibility of our test trace isolate systems and of course the capacity of our healthcare system. One of the best in the world and one that has been able to provide care for Australians when and where they need it if they suffer from COVID-19.”

By Jessica Riga

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Nick Coatsworth, is offering an replace on COVID-19

You can comply with alongside by watching the video embedded on the prime of this weblog. 

(ABC News)

By Jessica Riga

Back to highschool in regional Victoria

We are in regional Vic. My son was advised by his trainer this morning, that they are going to be capable of return to onsite education from the beginning of time period, with out having to do per week of distant studying to start out the time period. I havent seen this within the media wherever. Are you legends capable of make clear please?

-School question

  • From 5 October, Year 11 and Year 12 college students can attend onsite for the General Achievement Test (GAT) and important assessments. Year 10 college students who’re doing VCE and VCAL may also attend onsite important assessments. 
  • From 5 October, main faculty college students will start a staggered return to on-site studying. 
  • From 12 October, all secondary faculty college students will start a staggered return to on-site studying. 

By Jessica Riga

Breakdown of Victoria’s COVID-19 figures from at this time

Victoria recorded:

  • 42 new circumstances

  • 29 of these circumstances are linked to outbreaks or advanced circumstances

  • 13 are underneath investigation

Victoria recorded eight deaths since yesterday:

  • Four girls and two males aged of their 80s and two males aged of their 90s

  • Six of the deaths occurred previous to yesterday

  • All of at this time’s deaths are linked to identified outbreaks in aged care amenities

The common variety of circumstances recognized within the final 14 days for metropolitan Melbourne is 49.6 and regional Victoria is 3.5

The whole variety of circumstances from an unknown supply within the final 14 days is 81 for metropolitan Melbourne and one for regional Victoria.

To date, 737 individuals have died from coronavirus in Victoria. 

In Victoria on the present time:
 

  •  4278 circumstances could point out neighborhood transmission – a lower of 4 since yesterday 

  •  991 circumstances are at present lively 

  •  107 circumstances of coronavirus are in hospital, together with 11 in intensive care

  •  18,153 individuals have recovered from the virus

  •  A complete of 2,520,887 take a look at outcomes have been obtained which is a rise of 14,374 since yesterday

Non-aged care outbreaks with the very best variety of lively circumstances embrace:
 

  • 12 lively circumstances are at present linked to Footscray Hospital (whole circumstances: 13)

  •  10 lively circumstances are at present linked to Bulla Dairy Foods in Colac (whole circumstances: 20)

  •  9 lively circumstances are at present linked to Vawdrey Australia Truck Manufacturer (whole circumstances: 64)

  •  Eight lively circumstances are at present linked to Wydinia Kindergarten in Colac (whole circumstances: 16)

  •  5 lively circumstances are at present linked to Dandenong Police Station (whole circumstances: 15)

By Jessica Riga

Key Event

Australian National University to lose 465 jobs on account of monetary impression of COVID-19

The college at this time introduced it had accepted or deliberate to simply accept 250 voluntary redundancies and wanted to chop an additional 215 positions.

The ANU says it might want to save $100 million every year up till 2023.

The college says the entire $13.5 million saved from the pay rise deferral has been put towards retaining positions at ANU – and this equates to as much as 90 jobs.
 

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