•   
  •   
  •   

World Melbourne announces easing of restrictions after Australia's coronavirus epicenter records no new cases

08:15  26 october  2020
08:15  26 october  2020 Source:   cnn.com

Singapore Numbers Ease; Global Cases 39 Million: Virus Update

  Singapore Numbers Ease; Global Cases 39 Million: Virus Update The U.S. reported the most daily infections in two months as temperatures begin to dip across the country. Total cases in the country topped 8 million while global infections surpassed the 39-million mark. Singapore had fewer than 100 active coronavirus cases on Friday, the first time it’s dropped below that level in seven months. The Australia-New Zealand travel bubble hit a snag.Germany to Italy to Portugal reported record cases as the pandemic’s accelerating resurgence across Europe forced fresh lockdowns.

Announcements on Melbourne ' s next easing of restrictions have been delayed by a few days. That means there can be no changes to restrictions in Melbourne today. As we know, today six new cases have been identified in our northern suburbs, meaning there have so far been 39 cases spread

Indonesia has recorded more than 380,000 cases . More than 100 inmates have tested positive for covid-19 at Daniel Andrews has delayed an announcement about easing coronavirus restrictions in Daniel Andrews under fire over delayed easing of restrictions after seven new cases reported.

Melbourne, the city at the epicenter of Australia's coronavirus epidemic, will move out of lockdown this week after the Victoria state health department on Sunday reported no new cases and no deaths due to the virus for the first time in more than four months.

Daniel Andrews holding a sign posing for the camera: MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 20: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaks at the daily briefing on September 20, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Victoria has recorded 14 new coronavirus cases and five deaths in the past 24 hours, the second day in a row of daily new cases under 30 after 21 cases were recorded on Saturday. It is the lowest case numbers for Victoria since June 24 where 20 cases were reported. Metropolitan Melbourne remains under stage 4 lockdown restrictions, with people only allowed to leave home to give or receive care, shopping for food and essential items, daily exercise and work while an overnight curfew from 8pm to 5am is also in place. The majority of retail businesses are also closed. Other Victorian regions are in stage 3 lockdown. The restrictions, which came into effect from 2 August, were introduced by the Victorian government as health authorities work to reduce community COVID-19 transmissions across the state. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images) © Darrian Traynor/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 20: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaks at the daily briefing on September 20, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Victoria has recorded 14 new coronavirus cases and five deaths in the past 24 hours, the second day in a row of daily new cases under 30 after 21 cases were recorded on Saturday. It is the lowest case numbers for Victoria since June 24 where 20 cases were reported. Metropolitan Melbourne remains under stage 4 lockdown restrictions, with people only allowed to leave home to give or receive care, shopping for food and essential items, daily exercise and work while an overnight curfew from 8pm to 5am is also in place. The majority of retail businesses are also closed. Other Victorian regions are in stage 3 lockdown. The restrictions, which came into effect from 2 August, were introduced by the Victorian government as health authorities work to reduce community COVID-19 transmissions across the state. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Announcing the relaxation of restrictions at a news conference on Monday, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said starting on Tuesday at 11:59 p.m., Melbourne residents will be allowed to leave their homes and most businesses in the state can reopen with restrictions on the number of people.

Legacy Museum reopens, Hawaii gets visitors, Boston Symphony Orchestra

  Legacy Museum reopens, Hawaii gets visitors, Boston Symphony Orchestra How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every stateStart the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.

South Australia has not announced any formal easing of restrictions after initially taking a slightly more moderate approach to coronavirus rules than some of the eastern states. The state on Thursday hit eight days with no new COVID-19 cases . While social distancing has been enforced, and fines

The restrictions have kept most retail businesses in Melbourne providing online services only since In the previous 24 hours, the state found six new cases linked to the northern suburbs outbreak MILAN (Reuters) - Italy reported a further record daily total of 19,644 new coronavirus cases on

"With 0 cases and so much testing, we are able to say that now is the time to open up. Now is the time to congratulate every single Victorian who has stayed the course," Andrews said.

The remarkable milestone of no new cases comes just months after Andrews declared a "state of disaster" to stem an outbreak that saw as many as 725 people in the state test positive for the virus in a single day.

The steep decline in cases has allowed the government to lift major social distancing measures that have been in place for weeks.

As cases began skyrocketing this summer, Andrews put in place the type of strict anti-epidemic measures that governments in Western Europe and the United States have been hesitant to enact out of fear of damaging the economy and trampling on civil liberties.

COVID-19 Essentials, Tohono O'odham Nation, Hoover Dam: News from around our 50 states

  COVID-19 Essentials, Tohono O'odham Nation, Hoover Dam: News from around our 50 states How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every stateStart the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.

Melbourne ' s coronavirus restrictions roadmap has changed. Premier Daniel Andrews has announced which of Melbourne ' s coronavirus restrictions will change from tomorrow WA' s Health Department has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 overnight. The state' s total has now increased

- Social distancing restrictions are today easing in four different states for businesses and public More than 8000 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in India in a single day, another South Australia has recorded another full week of no new coronavirus cases and only one case

From a public health standpoint, Andrews' decision appeared to have worked. While cases in Europe continue to skyrocket to record-breaking levels and US President Donald Trump's chief of staff said the United States "will not be able to contain the pandemic," Victoria appears to have done just that.

East Asian governments including those in China, South Korea and Taiwan have not needed to put in place such restrictions because early efforts to contain the virus focused on testing and contact tracing, combined with the readiness of their respective populations to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines, which helped keep the pandemic in check.

Andrews said Victoria was able to rein in the pandemic because of the public's willingness to endure hardship, listen to the science and follow the rules.

"I could not be prouder than I am today to lead a state that has showed the courage, the compassion, and the character to get this job done. But it is not yet absolutely finished," he said.

Westminster Dog Show, Surgeon General cited, Las Vegas casino to debut: News from around our 50 states

  Westminster Dog Show, Surgeon General cited, Las Vegas casino to debut: News from around our 50 states How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every stateStart the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning.

Australia recorded just seven new cases of coronavirus on Monday, as the country's chief medial officer shed light on the 'problematic' issue of when to allow pubs and restaurants to reopen. A total of four states and territories recorded no new cases as Australia ' s lockdown restrictions continue to

Melbourne ' s curfew will be lifted, all primary school students will return to the classroom in early In a significant revision of the roadmap out of restrictions , Premier Daniel Andrews said he expected Melbourne to take the third step on Victoria records 16 new coronavirus cases and two deaths.

"We have to be vigilant in the weeks and months ... until a vaccine comes, there is no normal. There is only Covid-normal."

Under the relaxed measures, staff are allowed to immediately return to their businesses in order to prepare for customers and put in place anti-epidemic measures.

Some restrictions, including a 25-kilometer (15-mile) limit on travel and an internal border between Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne, will remain in place until November 8.

Though Victoria, as of Monday, accounts for at least 20,300 of Australia's more than 27,500 cases and 817 of the country's 905 deaths, the number of active cases in Victoria has steadily declined in the past 30 days. The number of new infections has been in single digits since October 13 and has not exceeded 20 in the past month.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison congratulated the state for the drop in Covid-19 cases and lauded Victorians for the making "great progress in reducing the rate of Covid-19 infection."

"They have played their part and sacrificed much in the pursuit of reaching those targets in the belief restrictions would be eased," he said.

No crowds for Melbourne Cup despite easing of restrictions

  No crowds for Melbourne Cup despite easing of restrictions MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s premier horse race will go ahead next week but there’ll be no crowd allowed for the Melbourne Cup despite the easing of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Victoria state has eased strict lockdown regulations following a deadly second wave of COVID-19 infections and will allow crowds to return to sports events eventually. But Victoria’s Racing Minister Martin Pakula on Wednesday said the changes were too close to come into play at the Melbourne Cup, raced since 1861 on the first Tuesday in November.“The government has determined that next week is not a suitable time for gatherings of that nature,” Pakula said in a statement.

U. S . Record Cases Again; Spain New Restrictions : Virus Update. Melbourne Covid-19 Tests to Determine Easing of Restrictions . Conte promised that new support measures to limit the economic impact of the restrictions will arrive by Tuesday.

Victoria' s coronavirus case count rose by 66, with 442 active cases in the state. 2 JulJuly 2020ThuThursday 2 JulJuly 2020 at 9:59pm What Queensland' s easing of restrictions means for "We are very pleased with the way that the ACT and New South Wales are progressing today no new

Morrison added that Victoria would open state borders by Christmas. They were closed as part of the federal government's response to the pandemic.

Winter lockdown

Victoria and its capital Melbourne faced Australia's worst outbreak of Covid-19 this Australian winter.

Andrews declared the disaster in early August as Victoria was recording hundreds of cases per day, while the federal government closed the state's borders to non-essential travel. The state's government instituted some of the strictest social distancing measures in the country, including placing Melbourne's 5 million residents under a seven-week lockdown and barring nearly all trips outdoors.

The decision was unpopular with Andrews' detractors on the right, who held protests, called him a "dictator" and said he was trying to build "a gulag." He also faced pressure from business and leaders of his own party -- including Prime Minister Morrison -- to ease the strain on the economy caused by the lockdown.

Andrews said Monday the government was not going to be "pushed by the loudest voices" to reopen before public health experts deemed it was safe to do so.

The draconian restrictions were kept in place for quite some time, even as the state's case count and the number of fatalities began dropping.

By late September, cases has declined to low double-digits, allowing the government to lift Melbourne's curfew.

Andrews hinted earlier this month that authorities were considering lifting more restrictions if trends continued in the right direction. However, a small cluster of cases in Melbourne's northern suburbs prompted him to put in place a "cautious pause" in order to test more than 4,000 residents, further delaying reopening.

Nearly all tests have come back negative. Andrews said health authorities can now rule out widespread community transmission.

"It was worth waiting to be sure," he said.

The Latest: Australia has no local case 1st time in months .
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia has recorded no new locally transmitted coronavirus infection for the first time in five months. In Melbourne, the capital of Victoria state, which had the highest number of cases in the country, residents were enjoying the first weekend of cafes, restaurants and pubs reopening to walk-in customers. The city only has one mystery case without a known source. There are 61 active cases left across the state, down from 70 on Saturday.

usr: 3
This is interesting!