More schools are closed in SA Adelaide
More schools are closed in SA
One more high school in Adelaide have been closed today after one student had been announced infected with coronavirus. The students tell that during their lessons they were informed about quarantine and were allowed to go home. It is not the first case of its kind in South Australia. Several schools have already found the infected teachers and students and were closed. The infected student is hospitalized and undergoing treatment.
Despite the advice of Prime Minister to remain schools opened, most of them in whole Australia have been closed. And students learn and connect with teachers online.
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Workers in SA pharmasy are infected
Number of the infected with coronavirus in South Australia has reached 385 today with 18 new ones. The virus has been found in two workers of a pharmacy in Adelaide. It is believed that the infected were communicating with people in the airport where lots of the infected had been found as well. Now the employees are isolated and the head of the mall informed that they had connected with every person who communicated with the infected. 15 other workers were forced to be self-isolated. The pharmacy has been disinfected. SA Health says that workers of pharmacies are the first to be infected.
SA government takes care of the homeless
Lots of homeless people on Adelaide's streets have become potential victims of coronavirus. So, the government decided to place such people in hotels and motels across the state. This way the politicians help economics and support services sector of South Australia as well.
Different volunteers services will also help homeless people by feeding them, as they have been doing since November, the season of bushfires.
But this is not a decision of long terms, it is an immediate reaction to the pandemic, says on of the politicians. However, it has been the government's plan for a long time already to remove people from streets and give them home. Maybe it was one if the first steps.
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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A driver who killed 4 children is sentenced
Beginning of the last February became fatal for four children who just come out of their house to get some ice-cream in Sydney's suburb. A 29-year-old driver allegedly knocked and killed three sisters and their teenage brother.
Today the alleged killer Samuel William Davidson has been charged with 14 crimes. On that day he was under the affect of drugs and exceeded the allowed speed. He is charged with dangerous driving that has led to injures and deaths as well as keeping drugs in his vehicle and consuming them.
The family of killed children decided not to attend the court today because of the quarantine.
Ruby Princess workers are self-isolated
A touristic ship Ruby Princess which embarked from Sydney to New Zealand has become one of the sources of coronavirus infection in Australia. After it had returned, all its passengers were allowed to go home without promise of self-isolation.
Yesterday all the crew of the ship has undergone a medical check up and a 66-year-old man has been announced infected with coronavirus. After this discovery more than 200 members of the crew were forced to be self-isolated for two weeks.
About 600 cases of infection and 7 deaths are connected with the ship. Yesterday an 85-year-old passenger of Ruby Princess died because of COVID-19.
There are 8 more ships in Sydney, crews of which must be checked by doctors.
Quarantine rules in Sydney
Australia has tightened quarantine measures and has banned mass gatherings of more than two people. In addition, people arriving in Sydney are taken to local hotels for a mandatory two-week isolation.
Arrivals at airports are escorted to hotels in the city under police and military escort, hotel rooms are prohibited from leaving, and keys are confiscated.
The state covers daily expenses of forced hotel guests in the amount of up to $90, at the same time, cleaning of rooms will not be carried out.
One of the Australians isolated at the hotel told reporters that the windows in her room do not open, which is why there is not enough fresh air in the "very dusty" room. At the same time, lunch, according to the woman, cost her $51. In addition, she complained about the lack of dry cleaning services.
At the same time, the New South Wales State Commissioner of Police stated that “there will always be discontent,” and recalled that “there are still people who live in tents and wagons after forest fires.”
A toughened quarantine regime in Australia on the eve implies a reduction in the permissible number of participants in mass gatherings from 10 to 2 people, a six-month moratorium on eviction from housing (including commercial space), a ban on leaving home without emergency, and more.
Last week in Australia, people who were not its citizens or residents were banned from entering the country.
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