As Aussies enter week six of virus lockdown – and the chance of restrictions easing gets higher – one state above the rest is doing the best job at complying with measures.
Australians have entered week six of the coronavirus-imposed lockdown – and while the chance of restrictions easing nationwide increases, one state above the rest is doing the best job at complying with measures.
Tasmania, where no new virus cases have been recorded for the last four days, was the state with the second-highest number of residents – 90 per cent – claiming they were complying with lockdown restrictions.Premier Peter Gutwein asked people not to grow complacent this morning, acknowledging the “very strict rules” still in place were causing a “level of frustration within the Tasmanian community”.
A total of 86 per cent of Western Australians said they were adhering to virus measures in their state, where Health Minister Roger Cook told reporters this morning it’s been three weeks since the last locally-acquired COVID-19 infection.“It’s much longer than the incubation period of the COVID-19 crisis, so we can say that’s well and truly out of our system,” Mr Cook said.
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Having absolutely nothing to do with 0.2 people per square kilometre Not a state.
Andrew Constance to quit state politics and contest Eden-Monaro | Sky News Australia New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has remained tight lipped on the prospect of losing her transport minister. \n\nNSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance is expected to announce his decision to quit state politics to contest the marginal seat of Eden- Monaro. \n\nMr Constance will run against Labor Party preselect Kristy McBain. \n\nNSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro ruled himself out of contention for the upcoming by-election yesterday in order to pave the way for his colleague to run for the marginal seat, made vacant by outgoing Labor MP Mike Kelly. \n\nLiberal Senator Jim Molan is also expected to rule himself out for pre-selection. \n\nImage: News Corp Australia GladysB She's going to drive into the country and abandon him on the side of the road. Ironic end to a transport minister. GladysB Do you have to live in the electorate to become the minister GladysB Why would Eden Monaro want a guy who blows out the budget by 2.7 billion dollars!
Parks crowded as some US states exit lockdownThe number of US corona virus cases has topped 1.1 million as the death toll continues to climb towards 70,000. Looks ok to me. Families don’t have to Be 1,5m apart. No wonder they can’t get covid19 under control. Dumba** Americans. Always about me me me. Freedom is a wonderful concept but it costs and they will be paying with there lives.
Ambitious plan to reopen pubs, restaurantsThe Queensland Government has set its sights on June to lift the state’s restaurants, pubs and cafes out of lockdown and reopen them, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk calling the target “ambitious”. About bloody time! ACT should be opening now ABarrMLA. This has gone on long enough. Our numbers are negligible. May 15th pretty please!!!!
Ausgrid calls out customers for abusing workers during COVID-19 lockdownElectricity distribution company Ausgrid will on Tuesday launch a public campaign to discourage people from abusing its workers. AnnaPattySMH Disgusting. Embarrassed as an Aussie. Thought that kind of behaviour only happened in Trumplandia 🤡 AnnaPattySMH Straya has gone to the dogs
Italy eases coronavirus lockdown, pays respects to more than 29,000 dead - ABC NewsItalians are strolling in the park, grabbing take-away cappuccinos and paying respects to the astonishing number of dead as the European epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic wakes from the continent's longest lockdown.
Elimination of COVID-19 possible in Victoria if lockdown enduresMaintaining the restrictions and border lockdowns could lead to the virus being eliminated, rather than suppressed, epidemiologists say. So after piling on Andrews over the past couple of days, change of tact by Nine Media. I wonder what could have brought this on 🙄 Yes they have been lying Don't overwhelm icus done There is no plan they lack transparency and the laws are stupid with no medical evidence We did this to flatten the curve and let hospitals cope . Total lie . What unrealistic goal does he have in mind ? Total destruction of the economy for some unattainable goal ?
When will lockdowns end in my state? Tasmania, where no new virus cases have been recorded for the last four days, was the state with the second-highest number of residents – 90 per cent – claiming they were complying with lockdown restrictions.Andrew Constance to quit state politics and contest Eden-Monaro 05/05/2020 | 2min New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has remained tight lipped on the prospect of losing her transport minister.Larger text size Very large text size Sunny days and warm weather are proving to be as challenging to manage as restaurants, hair salons and other businesses as about half of US states partially reopen after coronavirus lockdowns.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland’s restaurants, pubs and cafes could reopen as soon as June.
Premier Peter Gutwein asked people not to grow complacent this morning, acknowledging the “very strict rules” still in place were causing a “level of frustration within the Tasmanian community”. A total of 86 per cent of Western Australians said they were adhering to virus measures in their state, where Health Minister Roger Cook told reporters this morning it’s been three weeks since the last locally-acquired COVID-19 infection. Mr Constance will run against Labor Party preselect Kristy McBain. “It’s much longer than the incubation period of the COVID-19 crisis, so we can say that’s well and truly out of our system,” Mr Cook said. Credit: AP In New York City, warm weather saw sunbathers flock to green spaces in Manhattan, including crowded conditions at Christopher Street Pier in Greenwich Village. “We have no sustained community-based transmission in WA. Liberal Senator Jim Molan is also expected to rule himself out for pre-selection.” In South Australia, where there’ve been no new virus cases for 12 days, 83 per cent of respondents said they’d been complying with lockdown rules; while 79 per cent of Victorians are playing by the rules. While restaurants and cafes have, under Federal Government restrictions, been allowed to operate under takeaway conditions, pubs were shut down completely.
Only two states – Queensland, with 78 per cent, and New South Wales, with 76 per cent – fell below the national average of 79 per cent when confirming they’d been following virus guidelines in their state. Advertisement Dr Deborah Birx, response coordinator for the White House coronavirus taskforce, told Fox News Sunday that massing on beaches was not safe unless people kept at least six-feet apart. Our survey found that those who’ve been isolating for between five and seven weeks are more likely to be complying with lockdown restrictions; while Aussies who’ve isolated for less than one month or more than two are below the national average for following the rules. Anyone who has isolated for upwards of seven weeks are more likely to have given compliance a try, but at the same time are struggling to keep up with the ever-changing restrictions. Looking for things to pass the time? The best shows to watch, the funniest videos, the best hacks and home workouts? .1 million and the death toll rose to more than 67,000 on Sunday.