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Conflicting information has emerged from within Russia over how significantly the country has been impacted by the coronavirus, with local authorities saying they have control over the situation.

Conflicting information has emerged from within Russia over how significantly the country has been impacted by the coronavirus, with local authorities saying they have control over the situation.

Conflicting information has emerged from within Russia over how significantly the country has been impacted by the coronavirus, with local authorities saying they have control over the situation.\n\nThe government imposed strict isolation requirements for anyone returning from infected countries with three large call centres set up to respond to anxious travellers. \n\nTravellers were under the threat of heavy fines and possible prison time for breaking quarantine restrictions. \n\nRussia’s Alliance for Doctors said medical professionals reported a rise in the number of possible cases with patients in some Moscow isolation units reporting unsanitary conditions and shared facilities for people supposed to be in quarantine. \n \nImage: AP

16/03/2020|4minConflicting information has emerged from within Russia over how significantly the country has been impacted by the coronavirus, with local authorities saying they have control over the situation. The government imposed strict isolation requirements for anyone returning from infected countries with three large call centres set up to respond to anxious travellers. Travellers were under the threat of heavy fines and possible prison time for breaking quarantine restrictions. Russia’s Alliance for Doctors said medical professionals reported a rise in the number of possible cases with patients in some Moscow isolation units reporting unsanitary conditions and shared facilities for people supposed to be in quarantine. Image: AP

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meaning no they don't So far, Australia has done nothing about corona virus. A disaster will occur in Australia due to its negligence of the Corona virus This is the consequence of countries that have for too long tried to manipulate and manage truth and information flow in their population ... they ca do nothing but repeat the pattern of deception and concealment. Meanwhile people are left vulnerable, suffering and powerless

Coronavirus cases in Australia hits 200 | Sky News AustraliaAustralia has now recorded 200 cases of coronavirus after three more people were diagnosed in South Australia.\n\nChief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy has emphasised the Federal Government's call for social distancing to slow its spread.\n\nThe latest cases include a woman in her 30s who'd travelled from the UK and a man in his 50s who arrived from the US.\n\nThe third is a woman in her 80s who'd been overseas and in contact with another confirmed case. Non of this would have happened if Greg HUNT had closed our borders from day one. Peak monthly death rate in 6-7 months? How many 50,000 deaths in June? Yep looks like a real world problem that our parents dealt with & survived using all that white male post colonial privilege. No inner city girlies at QandA - ABC will have to bus people in from suburbs. Please keep in mind that it takes time for people to get sick and for realistic numbers to show. Figures worldwide are based on actual tests, and NOT what actually is still out there unchecked. Some Countries have been pro-active with testing. Well done Singapore.

Australia could be placed into lockdown due to COVID-19 | Sky News AustraliaAustralian 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 If Wynyard is in lockdown. Does that mean I get stay while I get paid ? “Down the track”...”six months”? Does he think we have that long?

Domestic travel could provide a 'buffer' for tourism operators | Sky News AustraliaDomestic travel can provide a “buffer” to businesses struggling with the economic consequences of coronavirus, according to South Australian Tourism’s Brent Hill.\n\nLast week the federal government announced the tourism sector will receive $1 billion in assistance to help it cope with a lack of international visitors due to COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus.\n\nInternational tourism has slumped as many countries begin to ban entrants into the country to slow the spread of the disease.\n\nAt least 156,44 people have contracted the coronavirus globally, with 5,832 succumbing to the disease.\n\nMr Hill told Sky News many operators are finding it difficult to cope with the steep decline in visitors from overseas.\n\n“It’s very difficult…there’s a number of businesses that we have seen in South Australia that is highly exposed to international travel and those guys are suffering the most with coronavirus,” he said.\n\nHowever, he said he is optimistic travellers will postpone international trips and look domestically instead.\n\n'We think in our case, a lot of people have been saying, well I’ve been hearing things about Adelaide and South Australia, maybe now is the time to come and check it out.\n\n'I think in that sense domestic travel, for now, can help provide a buffer and hopefully we don’t have any further restrictions on travel domestically.”\n

All travellers forced to self-isolate under tough new coronavirus restrictions | Sky News AustraliaPrime Minister Scott Morrison says all travellers arriving in Australia from this evening will be forced into a 14-day period of self-isolation to stop the spread of coronavirus. \n\nDelivering an update after the first meeting of the coronavirus National Cabinet, the prime minister said the measures would be adopted following an increase in community transmission of COVID-19. \n\nIn addition, all international cruise ships will no longer be allowed to dock at Australian ports. \n\n“This is very important, what we've seen in recent weeks, is more countries having issues with the virus and that means the source of some of those transmissions are coming from more and more countries,” Mr Morrison said. \n\nAuthorities have confirmed there are now 250 cases of coronavirus across Australia.\n\nThe prime minister said at this stage schools across the country will remain open.\n\nThe prime minister said Australians were “common sense people” and urged them to undertake social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the virus.\n\n“In recent weeks and months, we've seen some examples, not of that behaviour and that's regrettable but for the vast majority of Australians, they are commonsense people and we have to rely on their judgement as well. Great decision!.. good leadership!!.. Americans should be banned immediately. Healthcare service access is one of the worst in the world. Heading to epidemic. Be tougher!!!!!

All travellers forced to self-isolate under tough new coronavirus restrictions | Sky News AustraliaFULL SPEECH: Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged Australians “to get on with their lives” as the government unveils a raft of tough new restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.\n\nFrom midnight tonight all travellers arriving from overseas will be forced to self-isolate for 14 days.\n\nThe Prime Minister confirmed there will be penalties for non-compliance, although the severity of the offence will be up to the states.\n\nCruise ships, which are a major vehicle for international spread of the disease, will be banned from docking in Australian ports.\n\nSchools will remain open, with Prime Minister Morrison warning widespread closures could “make the situation worse”.\n\nMr Morrison confirmed Anzac Day events may be cancelled in order to stop the spread of the disease.\n\nAt least 250 Australians have contracted the novel coronavirus COVID-19, while more than 150,000 people across the world have been infected.\n\nIn addiction to the new restrictions, the Prime Minister also urged all Australians to practice self-isolating measures including avoiding shaking hands with other people.\n\n“I really want Australians to get on with their lives as normally as possible but there will be disruptions and they will adjust, Australians can of course adjust,” Mr Morrison said.\n\n“What I hope won’t happen and I’m sure it won’t, is that we won’t lose our sense of 'Australian-ness' in all of this, we will support each other.” ScottMorrisonMP It's too late the virus is already here, containment has failed and we need to lockdown now! We're in the mitigation phase and our only option is to lockdown for 2 weeks. Each day that passes is 1000's of lives needlessly gone. ScottMorrisonMP How to “get on with lives”? If there is such high risk of infection. Please tell Australians when you can have test kits available for all Australians! ScottMorrisonMP what about arriving airline crew?

Workers 'feeling a little nervous' over job security amid COVID-19 outbreak | Sky News AustraliaResolution123 founder Carly Stebbing says “both permanent and casual workers should be very open” to conversations with their employers over entitlements for paid and unpaid annual and sick leave amid the COVID-19 outbreak.\n\nWorkers are experiencing uncertainty over job security as well as their ability to secure leave if required to self-isolate or if they contact the coronavirus, particularly for casual workers who do not have the same entitlements as full time workers. \n\nMs Stebbing told Sky News “workers' are right to be feeling a little bit nervous about what is going on, what they need to be aware of and what their rights are”.\n\nShe said if it were necessary to remain at home due to health concerns “you need to be talking to your employer about the ability to work from home”.\n\nThe employment law expert said the issue should “ultimately be about job protection”. \n\nConcerns were raised by employees over whether their jobs could be terminated if they contracted the virus but “it is unlawful to discriminate against a person on the basis of their race or a disability,” she said. \n\n“There are going to be a lot of inquiries made now that might otherwise have felt like an invasion of privacy in the past around your travel.\n\n“At the end of the day an employer has a duty of care to ensure the health and safety of their workers at work and equally we have our own duty to ourselves and to others in the workforce.”\n\nImage: Getty \n maybe all those non PAYG tax payers (self-employed, companies, businesses, centerlink rorters etc) who are milking billions from our tax base (stealing from us, not the 'gov't) would like to fund sick leave for casuals, self employed, contractors and others. Easier said than done. Many young or first generation employees are intimidated to talk about these issues with “The Boss”.

Russia accused of spreading virus disinformation 16/03/2020 | 4min Conflicting information has emerged from within Russia over how significantly the country has been impacted by the coronavirus, with local authorities saying they have control over the situation.Coronavirus cases in Australia hits 200 14/03/2020 | 3min Australia has now recorded 200 cases of coronavirus after three more people were diagnosed in South Australia.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.Domestic travel could provide a 'buffer' for tourism operators 15/03/2020 | 8min Domestic travel can provide a “buffer” to businesses struggling with the economic consequences of coronavirus, according to South Australian Tourism’s Brent Hill.

The government imposed strict isolation requirements for anyone returning from infected countries with three large call centres set up to respond to anxious travellers. Travellers were under the threat of heavy fines and possible prison time for breaking quarantine restrictions. The latest cases include a woman in her 30s who'd travelled from the UK and a man in his 50s who arrived from the US. Russia’s Alliance for Doctors said medical professionals reported a rise in the number of possible cases with patients in some Moscow isolation units reporting unsanitary conditions and shared facilities for people supposed to be in quarantine. "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.