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Coronavirus interferes with Adelaide Hills renovation
December of previous year has become a fatal month for lots of residents of Adelaide Hills. When the bush fires broke through them, people were left with no dwelling. Volunteers agreed to help them renovate the place and their houses, but it is impossible to do now because of quarantine and pandemic in the state.
One volunteer says that still the victims of bushfires are living in temporary houses. Before the pandemic the volunteers had created a camp in Adelaide Hills getting ready for the work. But it has been removed because of the quarantine. They do not know what to do and the process is hanging in the air.
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Fire on the boat in Adelaide
Yesterday a boat with seven people on it was set in fire near Adelaide. South Australian Fire Service arrived immediately and extinguished the fire. But before that about 200 liters of petrol had burnt.
Seven people were forced to leave the boat and jumped in the water. They have been picked up by another boat. One of them was taken to hospital to treat burns, now nothing threatens his life. Two kids were also treated.
The firemen pacified the fire in half an hour, but the ship has been fully broken down. The damage is more than 70 000 dollars.
People who took the victims to their boat say they thank God there were no deaths.
Qantas flights to Adelaide are cancelled
Yesterday an airplane which flew from Sydney to Adelaide was cancelled and returned to Sydney after 5 people in the Adelaide airport had tested positive for coronavirus. Qantas has announced that most flights to South Australia has been cancelled to reduce risk and all the workers of Adelaide's airport must be self-isolated and pass the test for Covid-19. People who used this airport need to disinfect their laggage and other things.
In general, seven flights to Adelaide have been cancelled. Qantas apologizes for inconvenience but this is a necessary step.
South Australian residents are adviseu to postpone all the trips even inside a state.
Schools will be closed in SA
The opportunity to close schools seemed better for most teachers and students in South Australia. Though the Prime Minister advised to remain schools opened, most schools in Adelaide will be closed. Moreover, the Easter holidays are coming and students will have a free week and after that schools and colleges are switching to online distance learning. Teachers say that recently so many students were absent during classes that it made no sense to continue learning this way. However, all the schools will be opened and available for those who can't stay at home and whose parents work, for example, in medical sphere.
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Ruby Princess ship is among main reasons of pandemic in SA
235 official cases of infection with coronavirus have been noticed in South Australia. It is 38 more than yesterday. Recently the scientists said that one of the main reasons pf pandemic in the state was the ship called Ruby Princess which embarked to New Zealand before the quarantine but returned with several thousand people on it. Now it is certainly known that 60 people on it were infected. After the ship had come to Sydney they were let to do anything and walk around their cities, including Adelaide, and the government did not control them. All they could do was to advise the passengers staying at home and be self-isolated. Some people passed test and turned out to be negative.
Provisions of hand sanitisers in Adelaide is frustrating
Schools in South Australia are still opened as the Prime Minister decided to remain them opened. The government should have provided schools in Adelaide with needed hygienic things. An anonymous teacher told that only one bottle of hand sanitiser has been sent to the whole form. She said that one bottle with 60 ml of the sanitiser will not be enough to protect children from coronavirus infection. 100 bottles have been sent to 500 people in the school.
The politician from Education Ministry of SA admits that the provision is not enough and some schools have not even received anything yet. Some schools have been already closed in SA and switched to distance learning.
Workers are needed in SA
The coronavirus ourbreak in South Australia has become the reason for losing jobs by many people. Recently the government has forced all the cafes and restaurants to be closed and hundreds of people have been left without work. Touristic firms are almost among them, as lots of people left Australia and new wave of them does not come.
Meanwhile, many other companies In Adelaide need more workers as they do not cope with the amount of work. These are mostly agrarian companies and those, where strength is needed. Right now one agrarian firm gather in the crops of potatoes and other vegetables. Demand on these products in the city is enormous, so more workers are needed.
The government is also going to help suffered firms and to give them more than 4 million dollars, which would keep their financial state stable.
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Teenager accused in attack on two Asian women
Yesterday two Asian women were assaulted be a teenage girl in the centre of Sydney. The 17-year-old attacker started to shout at them accusing in bringing coronavirus to Australia, then she spat on them and hit one woman. After that a man interfered and tried to drive the teenager away. The girl went away shouting other insults to the sisters.
Local people told about it to the police and today the teenager has been arrested bi the officers. She has been accused in threatening and intimidation and is to face the court soon.
The government is also going to enlarge fines for spitting and coughing to 5000 dollars.
Government allowed coalmining next to water reservoir
The government has recently allowed coalmining near one of Sydney's water reservoirs which provides big part of the city with drinking water. There will be three new walls in the mine. The ecologists say this will certainly have bad influence on quality of the water, and they are afraid of worsening ecological situation which is already not good. But the works has been postponed because of the pandemic in the state.
This new law caused wave of disturbance from different ecological groups in New South Wales. Now they are going to create a petition that aims to stop this.
In return the government informs that this project will provide with job several hundreds families and moreover researches show that surface water don't reduce because of the mining.
People in Sydney don't want to leave beaches
Recently some beaches in Sydney, such as Bondi, have been closed because of coronavirus pandemic in the state. The Prime Minister turned to people saying that they should keep distance and not to leave homes without necessity. But that does not restrain Sydney residents and some beaches (Maroubra, for example) still have people.
It has become known that a couple was asked to leave this beach by a policewoman earlier and a man was rude to her and hit her in return. Later the couple was arrested. The man is to face the court today.
Fine of 1000 dollars threaten people who violate social distance and attend closed beaches.