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A doctor who was stood down after a man seriously ill with COVID-19 went into a coma has hit back at claims they delayed the patient from urgent hospital care.
The medical professional, who did not want to be identified, was hired to oversee hundreds of people quarantined at Perth's Crown Promenade upon their return to Australia.
Members of the congregation look on at a service held in the yard of St. Paul's Anglican Church in Burwood, with seating observant of social distancing in Sydney on March 22. Churches across Sydney have opted to suspend services or hold them outdoors after further measures were introduced on Friday limiting the number of people inside a venue to one every four square meters in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference at the Parliament House in Canberra on March 22. He announced the second federal stimulus package of $66 billion worth of measures for the coronavirus-hit economy.
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An empty Bankwest Stadium, shuttered from fans due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, is pictured during the round 24 A-League football match between Sydney FC and the Western Sydney Wanderers in Sydney on March 21.
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A member of the orchestra of Opera Australia performs in Sydney on March 19. Musicians performed with their instruments to call on the company to reconsider its decision to stand down musicians without pay, and for the federal government to provide emergency financial support to the performing arts sector devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.
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It was on a heartbreaking episode that season 3 of Good Doctor ended this Monday, March 30 in the United States (the episode is available with us on MyTF1VOD pending broadcast on TF1). Good news: the series with Freddie Highmore will return for a season 4 and we need it to cheer us up. But what will happen to Shaun, Lea, Park or Claire? Here is the first info given by the creator. Attention, this article contains spoilers, do not go further if you do not want to know anything.
Shoppers line the aisles at Costco Perth in Perth on March 19. The store, which is the first Costco in Western Australia, is limiting toilet paper purchases to one packet per customer, in response to panic buying across Australia as fears over the COVID-19 pandemic grow.
"I was given a message that this guest had complained, shall we say, that he was malnourished and that he wasn't eating very well.
"That was the message I had and that was what I had to work on."
Mr Watson, a 71-year-old diabetic, was reportedly drifting in and out of consciousness and had shortness of breath, but his family claimed paramedics were turned away from the hotel because his condition wasn't deemed an emergency.
"At that point I'd had enough," his daughter Belle Watson told 9News.
"I rang the ambulance to call them back out again. I rang the police because I didn't know what else to do. I rang the hotline and escalated it again."
Mr Watson is now in an induced coma at Royal Perth Hospital.
More than 1000 people remain in forced hotel isolation in Perth, banned from leaving their rooms for 14 days.
The state's mental health commission today launched a coronavirus wellness campaign based on hotel lockdowns being an issue.
"It's a difficult one at balancing up the physical health and the infection control we're trying to balance with that," Acting Mental Health Commissioner Jennifer McGrath said.
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