Australia could be placed into lockdown due to COVID-19 | Sky News Australia

15/03/2020 4:50:00 AM

Australian cities could be placed into lockdown as authorities continue attempts to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Australian cities could be placed into lockdown as authorities continue attempts to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Australian cities could be placed into lockdown as authorities continue attempts to stop the spread of the coronavirus.\n\nA ban on large public gatherings will commence on Monday as schools across the country prepare for the possibility they too could be shut down. \n\nSome schools in Australia are taking matters into their own hands and planning to teach their students remotely, and Health Minister Greg Hunt said a formal directive on closing schools is an option that may be considered down the track. \n \n'When we are looking forward over the course of the next six months we are, rightly, keeping all options on the table,' he said. \n\n\n

Australia could be placed into lockdown due to COVID-19 15/03/2020 | 4min Australian cities could be placed into lockdown as authorities continue attempts to stop the spread of the coronavirus.Dutton says ban on China travellers will hit tourist industry as death toll rises "In advice provided to the Prime Minister this evening, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer has reiterated that only people who had close contact with the Minister in the preceding 24 hours before he became symptomatic need to self-isolate," a spokesperson for the Prime Minister's office said.Spain set to impose COVID-19 lockdown 15/03/2020 | 2min The Spanish government is set to impose a 15 day national lockdown as the number of coronavirus cases continues to soar.UK COVID-19 deaths double with more than 1000 infected 15/03/2020 | 2min The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom has risen to more than 1000 with the deaths of those infected doubling to 21.

A ban on large public gatherings will commence on Monday as schools across the country prepare for the possibility they too could be shut down.Some schools in Australia are taking matters into their own hands and planning to teach their students remotely, and Health Minister Greg Hunt said a formal directive on closing schools is an option that may be considered down the track.Mr Dutton has advised he feels fine at the moment and will continue to work from home until he is given clearance to return to regular duties."When we are looking forward over the course of the next six months we are, rightly, keeping all options on the table," he said.Image: AP Favourite.Favourite.According to the latest figures, a total of 122 Australians have tested positive for COVID-19 and three have died from the illness.

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When? The only way to enforce such a lockdown is with the military and can’t see that happening here. We need to follow NZ's example and close the our borders. 14 day self isolation is not enforceable. The Government needs to bite the bullet and STOP PUTTING US AT RISK. hello fascism Lockdown on American travellers

Brah I’m in my last year of uni Well that's not going to suit me... I have plans... and I'm not sick! Should be in lockdown now The word SHOULD be 🤷‍♀️ I wonder what are we waiting for? All this talk about go early and go hard is just crap unless followed up with action the agendas continue.

Prime Minister 'not at risk' from Peter Dutton's positive COVID-19 testPrime Minister Scott Morrison did not have close contact with Peter Dutton in the 24 hours before he experienced symptoms of COVID-19. 9News Yeah but someone else may have and snuffed all over him 🤢 He could have infected lots of other people though I hope the virus will be ok

What a load of shit this corona crap After the Hillsong conference is over. So How do the Homeless survive each and every Flu Season 🤔 *should I very lucky, I have all the tools available to work from home everyday and be effective. Just can’t convince the boss.... tomorrow 1.1 million Sydney siders will get on a packed Train, Bus or Ferry. ScottMorrisonMP what is your call?

100's die every year from the flu. People need to turn off their propaganda boxes and stop reading the absolute shit thats being pumped out by two bit media outlets (see above). Wake up people - You're embarrassing. “Down the track”...”six months”? Does he think we have that long? If Wynyard is in lockdown. Does that mean I get stay while I get paid ?

Spain set to impose COVID-19 lockdown | Sky News AustraliaThe Spanish government is set to impose a 15 day national lockdown as the number of coronavirus cases continues to soar.\n\nThe move comes shortly after Italy imposed a nation wide lockdown due to the outbreak of the virus.\n\nA state of emergency is coming into force as airlines cancel all flights into Spain with one plane turning around mid-air. \n\nImage: AP

UK COVID-19 deaths double with more than 1000 infected | Sky News AustraliaThe number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United Kingdom has risen to more than 1000 with the deaths of those infected doubling to 21. \n\nA new testing regime could be partly credited for the spike in the number of deaths with the focus now been placed on patients in critical care.\n\nMass gatherings of more than 500 people could be banned from next week as US President Donald Trumps has extended the travel ban to include the UK and Ireland. \n\nImage: AP From Continue/ 'South korean media all lie' 'Please take my tube and spread it' Jindo Sewol ferry boat missing mother interview '한국의 언론은 모두 거짓말' '제발 마이튜브 받아서 이거 좀 퍼뜨려 줘요' (진도 세월호 여객선 실종자 어머니 From Continue / 'Ciara' Hurricane hit the UK. Flood in Midwest England Carlisle, 150 England, 50 Scotland, 15 Wales. Strong winds and heavy snowfall in Northern Ireland and most of Scotland. Strong winds on the Isle of Wight, ...... From Continue / In the den of criminals South korea, Pastor 'Jeon, Kwang-hoon', president of the 'South korean Christian Federation' said 'Fucking GOD, I will kill you if you not follow to me.' On January 30, 2020,, he was reappoin

Using 'alarmist language' to talk about COVID-19 'doesn't help anyone' | Sky News AustraliaAn elective surgery blitz has been announced by Victorian hospitals, a decision writer Corrine Barraclough described as surprising at a “time when people would not be wanting to go to hospital” where they could risk contracting the coronavirus. \n\nThe Sunday Age reported that more than 7,000 patients will have their elective surgeries fast tracked to be completed in the next few weeks to free up capacity in Victorian hospitals as health officials across scramble to prepare for a “tsunami” of COVID-19 patients. \n\nMs Barraclough said the use of the word tsunami in this context was “alarmist” and 'what we need is calm information relayed rather than this building hysteria'.\n\nImage: Associated Press WTF? Save your anaesthetists, you will need them to manage all the extra ICU beds that will be required

Peter Dutton feeling 'much better' after testing positive for COVID-19 | Sky News AustraliaHome Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has reportedly been feeling much better after testing positive for the coronavirus on Friday. \n\nMr Dutton told Sky News host Chris Smith that he had received “excellent care at the Royal Brisbane Hospital” and felt ‘much better’ on Saturday morning.\n\nImage: News Corp Australia So how did he feel? Mashed, boiled, fried, roasted or Phytophthora infestans? I'm more interested in how the vast number of people he has been in contact with are treating protocol set out by Govt regarding contact with a carrier while infectious SocialDistancing coronavirus auspoI Who gives a flying fuck

COVID-19 having 'negative impacts' for property market | Sky News AustraliaREA Group's Nerida Conisbee says the coronavirus outbreak has had 'negative impacts' on the property market with more people 'monitoring' rather than purchasing.\n\n'Sydney's market is very sensitive to change,' Ms Conisbee said.\n\nPrime Minister Scott Morrison warned earlier this week the coronavirus outbreak could have a greater impact on Australia's economy than the global financial crisis.\n\nIndustry experts warned the nation's property market would not be immune to the fallout.\n\n No shit, Sherlock!? PopTheOzBubble justthink1 Not sure about this. There are a bunch of properties in Melbourne CBD and around that were sold, for cash before having time to arrange an inspection.