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15/03/2020 11:12:00 PM

Woolworths has announced a dedicated shopping hour for the elderly and disabled. Latest updates:

Woolworths has announced a dedicated shopping hour for the elderly and disabled. Latest updates:

The compulsory 14-day isolation period was announced on Sunday night as two more deaths from coronavirus were reported in Sydney, taking the national total to five.

BySophia PhanItaly recorded 368 new deaths from the COVID-19 outbreak on Sunday local time as the total rose to 1,809 from 1,441 a day earlier, the country's civil protection authority said .While the virus has begun spreading rapidly across Europe, Italy remains the second most heavily affected country after China, where the illness first emerged, and the outbreak has shown no signs of slowing.

Italy's national health institute chief Silvio Brusaferro said it is not known if Italy is reaching its peak and might start seeing the number of new cases decline.The government is working urgently on procuring more protective equipment, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said, adding there was maximum attention on helping Lombardy, the northern region where the virus emerged three weeks ago.

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Woolies,no issue with that but hire professional security to control it.expecting normal staff to police it is plain negligence.The staff are already under extreme pressure look after their welfare.Not like you can't afford it. 👏👏👏👏 Well done woolworths great to hear 👍 bencubby Sensible and necessary

What about single people whose work n commute hrs mean they cant be there when pallets unload Ihavnt run out of toilet paper yet bought some just before panic started but Im worried what there will be a run on next ... It'll take'em 45 mins to park I think, given recent events, it's fair to say that all Australians are (mentally) disabled.

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Live coverage of Australia's coronavirus outbreakAustralia's chief health officer Brendan Murphy has defended a decision to recommend public gatherings of more than 500 people are cancelled. Politicians needed to get real about the virus a month ago and stopped all incoming flights then ! No need to self isolate or be tested unless 'sytematic' ...mmmmm It looks like Dr Murphy does not know the dangerous of this virus is that it is spreading even worse when the carrier does not show any symptoms than those with symptoms .

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Trump declares national emergency as worldwide virus deaths pass 5000Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s decision not to self-isolate after coming into contact with Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton before his coronavirus diagnosis has been criticised by Labor as a 'double standard'. Follow our live coverage here Double standard, or no standard? Where is the public education campaign headed by experts, rather than ill informed waffle from people like the PM? If only ScottMorrisonMP could follow the example of JustinTrudeau who has self isolated. Our PM’s lack of leadership is a sharp reminder of his ineptitude during the bushfires. COVIDー19

'I'm aware I could die, but you can't live in fear': Living with cancer amid coronavirusHelen's immune system has barely worked since her blood cancer diagnosis. The sound of coughing nearby has been alarming since then - even more so now. michaelfowler08 Best Wishes Helen same worries here in Dublin ☘

LIVE: Coronavirus cases surge in AustraliaSUNDAY UPDATE: There has been a massive surge in coronavirus cases in Australia, with two states, NSW and QLD, confirming a big jump in people testing positive. Follow live: NOT HELPING... It will already be widely spread. The virus had a two month head start, that we know of, of free travel globally. Jaksox It is untreatable, be thankful for that !!

Coronavirus world updates live: News, death tollSpanish officials have announced a 15-day lock down in an attempt to contain the coronavirus.

Coronavirus updates LIVE: France, Spain go into lockdown as US extends Europe travel ban to UKFrance and Spain are following Italy into lockdown while the US has expanded its travel ban to include the UK. Follow our live coverage here. ‘Wartime-style’. Media driven by fear mongering rather than science or common sense.

Italy records largest single-day increase By Sophia Phan Italy recorded 368 new deaths from the COVID-19 outbreak on Sunday local time as the total rose to 1,809 from 1,441 a day earlier, the country's civil protection authority said .'Quickest way to spread the virus' Oliver Murray Australia's chief health officer Brendan Murphy has just provided an update on coronavirus in Australia.Summary US President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency over the coronavirus pandemic The number of deaths worldwide from COVID-19 passed 5000 overnight, a figure the World Health Organisation called"a tragic milestone" Europe has become the centre of the pandemic and several EU nations, including Poland, Slovakia and Cyprus, have closed their borders Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton was in hospital on Friday night after contracting COVID-19 Stocks were clawing back some of their recent losses on Wall Street at the end of a brutal week of selling 12.Larger text size Very large text size The sound of someone coughing or sneezing nearby is more alarming for Helen Chapman than most.

While the virus has begun spreading rapidly across Europe, Italy remains the second most heavily affected country after China, where the illness first emerged, and the outbreak has shown no signs of slowing. Italy's national health institute chief Silvio Brusaferro said it is not known if Italy is reaching its peak and might start seeing the number of new cases decline. "There is no magic number," he said when asked what number cases would need to get to before there were more restrictions. The government is working urgently on procuring more protective equipment, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said, adding there was maximum attention on helping Lombardy, the northern region where the virus emerged three weeks ago. "At this stage we don't think school closures are on the horizon. "Our priority is to keep doctors, nurses and all our health personnel safe," Conte said in a statement." But his main point seemed to be that unless there is widespread community transmission there was no need for more restrictions. 6. "I told my partner, 'I don't care, I just can't go near them'.

50am Woolworths announces dedicated shopping hour for elderly and disabled Woolworths stores will be opened exclusively to the elderly and people with a disability from 7am to 8am from Tuesday, in response to panic buying. He said it was "very very very unlikely" the virus can be transmitted before that. At this stage we don't feel that school closures are warranted. The decision comes after further restrictions on purchases were announced on Sunday. From Monday, Coles customers are limited to two packs of mince meat per person, in addition to limits on toilet paper (one pack) and pasta, flour, dry rice, paper towels, paper tissues, and hand sanitisers (two items). Large gatherings were the "quickest way to spread the virus" when there was community transmission. Meanwhile, Woolworths has extended their purchase limits to dry pasta (two packs per shop) and flour (two packs per shop), in addition to tissues and hand sanitiser (two packs per shop), toilet paper, paper towel and bags of rice 2kg or larger (one pack per shop). With Tate Papworth 12. 6. "This stage we don't think school closures are on the horizon. Now, while she isn't letting fear rule her life, her usual precautions are even more critical.

39am Fines, jail terms for breach of mass-gathering bans The penalties for individuals who breach the mass gathering ban in NSW have been clarified this morning: individuals face up to six months in prison and a fine of up to $11,000, with corporations facing even harsher fines. NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has made an Order under Section 7 of the Public Health Act 2010 to force the immediate cancellation of public events with more than 500 people from Monday. The interesting aspect about schools at the moment is that children don't seem to get either much in the way of infection or if they do, they get very mild infections.30am today, before the new South Australia and Queensland cases were announced. Mr Hazzard said the state government "will be tough if needed, to protect the wider community". “I urge the community to do the right thing and obey the decisions and advice of the National and NSW Chief Medical Officers. And self-isolation is more possible for whole pregnancy term. It comes after other states announced penalties over the weekend. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has tested positive for the coronavirus. "Our patients are always susceptible – it's just whether it's high risk or ultra high risk," said Steve Roach, chief executive of Myeloma Australia.

People in Victoria face fines of up to $20,000 for failing to comply with a self-isolation direction. – Should the PM be tested?: 'There is no point testing unless you are systematic" Prof Murphy said on the PM not being tested. The Victorian state government has the power to impose conditions on people, including isolation periods, and fine or even detain them for non-compliance. In Queensland, a fine of up to $13,000 applies for people who have been told to self-isolate for reasons related to coronavirus. – Should Marise Payne self-quarantine? Prof Murphy said Defence Minister Marise Payne did not need to self-quarantine despite just returning from the US. "The public advice and guidance to people who have close contacts with a confirmed case says nothing about any 24-hour period, it simply says that anybody who has been in close contact should be self isolated," Mr Bowen said at a press conference on Saturday morning. .