World Chinese govt backed operation of 'pillaging' medical supplies is an 'abomination'
Govt crackdown on aged care sector 'will save lives'
The CEO of Leading Age Services Australia Sean Rooney says the new restrictions announced by the prime minister seek to “protect the most vulnerable” group in society from the coronavirus. Mr Rooney said “the primary concern and focus for the aged services sector is on the health and wellbeing of older Australians in care”.However, “the safety and wellbeing of the… professional workforce that cares for” the elderly have also been considered.“In residential aged care we need to ensure there are appropriate infection controls that are in place,” Mr Rooney told Sky News host Peter Gleeson.
Advance Australia's Liz Storer says "Chinese government backed organisations" down tools during January and February to "literally pillage Australia and other western countries for supplies".
Reports are emerging about a Chinese-owned property company shipping more than 80 tonnes of medical equipment including "millions of facemasks" from Australia to China.
Ms Storer told Sky News host Chris Smith these organisations "went to town" on Australia by "absolutely emptying our shelves".
What happened at Bondi beach was 'not okay': Govt to crackdown on crowds to stop coronavirus spread
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned the government will be forced to enact “draconian measures” to curb the spread of coronavirus as the national cabinet advises all non-essential travel in Australia should be immediately cancelled. Delivering an update on the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Mr Morrison warned that Australians needed to take social distancing measures more seriously. “After consulting with premiers and chief ministers overnight, we have decided that we are moving immediately to recommend against all non-essential travel in Australia,” he said.
"This was an absolute abomination".
Desperate dad snaps photos to show he can't buy baby formula .
Three-tonne pallet loads of baby formula sit on the tarmac at Sydney Airport ready to be loaded onto a plane and flown to Hong Kong. Photos showing the massive load of cargo were taken by Sydney dad and airport worker Steve, who says he was infuriated by the sight because of his struggles to get hold of the formula his six-month-old daughter needs. The pallets contained various premium brands of baby formula including A2 Platinum Toddler Milk and the same type Steve's daughter takes - S26 Gold Progress, he said.