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Australia Victoria records 471 new cases of coronavirus

06:27  06 august  2020
06:27  06 august  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Victoria has recorded 471 further cases of coronavirus , and eight new deaths, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced. Key points: Victoria now has more than 1,500 cases linked to aged care. The Premier released more details of stage 4 restrictions on Melbourne businesses, which took effect

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Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews speaks to the media during the daily COVID-19 briefing © Getty Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews speaks to the media during the daily COVID-19 briefing Victoria has recorded 471 new cases of coronavirus as Melbourne suffers its fourth day of stage-four lockdown. 

The figure marks a dramatic decrease from the record 725 cases on Wednesday.

Premier Daniel Andrews announced on Thursday afternoon 1,533 of the state's 7,449 active cases were linked to aged care. 

It comes after government modelling, leaked to The Australian newspaper, reportedly showed that case numbers would hit 1,100 next week and stay at a similar level for a further eight days.

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Victoria has recorded 671 new coronavirus cases yesterday, as Premier Daniel Andrews announces a state of disaster will be declared across the state from 6pm tonight. The ABC understands Victoria has recorded another significant jump in coronavirus cases , with 671 new infections since yesterday.

The modelling estimates daily new cases will reach 693 by this Saturday, and then increase to more than 700 by Sunday.

a close up of text on a black background: Secret Victorian government modelling reportedly predicts coronavirus cases will peak in mid to late August, with average daily new cases hitting 1,100 per day © Provided by Daily Mail Secret Victorian government modelling reportedly predicts coronavirus cases will peak in mid to late August, with average daily new cases hitting 1,100 per day

It predicts cases will rapidly surge at the start of next week before hitting 800 new cases per day on Thursday and 900 by Friday, and then 990 on August 15.

The state will record an average of 1,000 new cases each day for eight days, peaking at 1,100 from August 17 to August 22, according to the forecast. 

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High case numbers will persist well into September and October, at around 300 a day when the state's stage four lockdown is due to end in September, the modelling reportedly predicts. 

On Thursday morning, thousands of businesses were scrambling to operate under strict new rules which limit the number of staff allowed on site in a bid to slow the virus spread.

The state government only released a full list of businesses which are allowed to continue operating at 11pm last night, just one hour before the rules kicked in. 

a car parked on a city street filled with traffic next to a highway: Victoria has recorded 471 new cases of coronavirus as Melbourne suffers its fourth day of stage-four lockdown. Pictured: Commuters on Thursday © Provided by Daily Mail Victoria has recorded 471 new cases of coronavirus as Melbourne suffers its fourth day of stage-four lockdown. Pictured: Commuters on Thursday

The forced closure of companies in the entertainment, retail, travel and other sectors is expected to put 250,000 people out of work.

Health Minister Jenny Mikakos tweeted a public link to the updated guidelines at 1am Thursday.

'It's still a bit of a disaster,' Australian Industry Group chief executive Innes Willox told Nine's Today show on Thursday.

'We're now on the first morning of the new lockdown, and businesses still aren't clear on what they can and can't do.'

Mr Willox said businesses were 'flying blind', particularly on issues like warehouses, noting that 'reducing numbers of staff in warehouses would impact on food supplies, among many other things', he told ABC radio.

a car parked on Flinders Street railway station street: A police car is parked outside Flinders Street Station in Melbourne on Thursday © Provided by Daily Mail A police car is parked outside Flinders Street Station in Melbourne on Thursday

Premier Daniel Andrews had warned earlier this week the new restrictions, which would see normal staffing levels at food warehouse and meat production outlets reduced to one-third, would impact food supply.

Retail stores across the city will largely be closed to customers from Thursday, while construction and manufacturing work will also been scaled back in a bid to slow the spread of the virus.

Employees allowed to work on-site now have to show a permit or official work ID if they are by stopped police to prove they can leave their homes, or face fines of up to $99,123 for businesses and up to $19,826 for individuals. 

Permitted workers and those working from home who cannot supervise their kids must fill out separate forms to send them to child care, kindergarten or primary school.

The rules kicked in a day after Victoria recorded its deadliest day of the COVID-19 pandemic with 15 fatalities, including that of a man in his 30s, and 725 new cases.

a man riding a bicycle next to a body of water: Victoria has reported 471 new cases of coronavirus. Pictured: A cyclist in Albert Park, Melbourne on Wednesday © Provided by Daily Mail Victoria has reported 471 new cases of coronavirus. Pictured: A cyclist in Albert Park, Melbourne on Wednesday

Melbourne has been in stage-four lockdown since Sunday with schools shut, weddings banned, and citizens restricted to within a 5km radius of their homes. 

Between 8pm and 5am, residents are only allowed to leave their house for work and essential health, care or safety reasons.

The state suffered its worst day of the COVID-19 outbreak on Wednesday, with 725 new cases and 15 fatalities, including Australia's youngest victim - a man in his 30s. 

There are now 7,227 active cases in Victoria, 2,280 of which have no known source. 

a close up of a busy city street at night: Health authorities are betting on the six-week lockdown and city-wide 8pm curfew causing cases to 'decline quite rapidly' © Provided by Daily Mail Health authorities are betting on the six-week lockdown and city-wide 8pm curfew causing cases to 'decline quite rapidly'

What is open in Melbourne Stage 4

Supermarkets, bottle shops, petrol stations, pharmacies, post offices, banks

Retailers working onsite to fulfill online orders 

Hardware, building an garden supplies for trade

Specialist stationery for business use 

Motor vehicle parts for emergency repairs, mechanics

Locksmiths, laundry and dry cleaners, maternity supplies

Disability and health services and equipment, mobility devices 

Farms and commercial fishing

Vets, pounds and animal shelters

a group of people standing in a room: Supermarkets will stay open © Provided by Daily Mail Supermarkets will stay open

Construction of critical infrastructure and services to support those projects

Critical repairs to homes where required for emergency or safety

Cafes and restaurants for takeaway

Media 

Critical service call centres

Medicare

Law enforcement and courts for urgent matters

Prisons, facilities for parolees, adult parole board, youth justice facilities

Emergency services

Essential maintenance and manufacturing

FULL LIST 

What is closed in Melbourne Stage 4

Furniture wholesalers

Personal care including hairdressers

Car washes

Pubs, taverns, bars, brothels and prostitution services, clubs, nightclubs

Food courts, restaurants, cafes, etc 

Architectural, engineering and technical services

Travel and tour agencies 

Non-emergency call centre operations

Non-urgent elective surgery

Museums, parks and gardens, ski resorts

Gambling

Places of worship except what is required to stream services or provide soup kitchens and food banks 

Manufacturing of non-metallic mineral and fabricated metal products, furniture, wood, textile, leather fur, dressing knitted, clothing and footwear, domestic appliances

All office-based and professional businesses, except those delivering critical services, must work from home

OPERATING BUT LIMITED

Building sites of more than three storeys - 25 per cent of workforce

Less than three storeys- five workers on site at a time only

Meat processing - workers cut by a third

Shopping centres for access to permitted retail only

Public transport, ride share and taxis only to support access to permitted services for permitted workers

Thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing with minimum number of essential participants to operate safely 

FULL LIST  

NEW CRACKDOWN FOR VICTORIAN ISOLATION BREACHES

* A fine of $4957 for failing to self-isolate for a second or subsequent time - the highest on-the-spot penalty available to Victoria Police

* Police can also take offenders to court, where they face a fine of up to $20,000

* People who have tested positive or who are close contacts can no longer leave their homes for exercise

* An additional 250 sworn officers joining Operation Sentinel, which polices Victoria's coronavirus rules

* More than 500 ADF personnel and 300 authorised officers are joining Operation Vestige, which is the door-knocking of people who have tested positive or are close contacts to ensure they are self-isolating

* More than 4000 home visits every day from next week

* Of about 3000 door knocks so far, in more than 800 cases the person supposed to be isolating was not at home

* As part of the stage-four lockdown, from midnight Wednesday workers in permitted industries who cannot work from home must carry a signed permit when travelling to and from their jobs

* People already can be fined $1652 in Victoria for breaking coronavirus rules and $200 for not wearing a mask in public. 

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