2020 season of AFL shuts down as Austra Brisbane
2020 season of AFL shuts down as Australia is moving to lockdown.
The 2020 season of AFL has been postponed amid coronavirus spread. The Australian government has started implementing drastic new measures to stop the spread. The borders of Victoria and New South Wales are going to be closed soon. The trio of announcements arrived ahead of a national cabinet meeting on Sunday, with the federal government already advising against non-essential travel earlier in the day. The AFL has decided to suspend the competition as of Sunday night, informing clubs ahead of a 4.30 pm AEDT press conference with chief executive Gillon McLachlan. The decision to postpone the game has prematurely ended the AFLW finals series with four teams - North Melbourne, Melbourne, Fremantle, and Carlton - still alive.
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AFLW prelim final is doubtful in the eyes of Tayla Harris.
Tayla Harris is facing nervous wait amid possible suspension after the team won through to a second-consecutive AFLW preliminary final. He was reported for sling-tackling Brisbane's Emily Bates during the third quarter of Sunday's 29-point semi-final win at Princes Park. The result set up a showdown with powerhouse North Melbourne for the right to play in the 2020 premiership decider, keeping alive the Blues' hopes of going one better than their grand final loss last year. The result set up a showdown with powerhouse North Melbourne for the right to play in the 2020 premiership decider, keeping alive the Blues' hopes of going one better than their grand final loss last year.
Libraries closed in Brisbane; online services introduced.
Australia has witnessed several closures and shut down this week. Recently, 33 libraries of Brisbane has been closed to reduce the number of transmitted cases of coronavirus. Online library services have been launched in the city as no library will re-open from Monday until the next announcement. Online resources have been provided to the readers with a spike of items from 20 to 60.
Mayor Adrian Schrinner said that public places have started to shut down in Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide. The libraries will be closed for the readers, but librarians will work as usual. The online library of Brisbane will offer over 150,000 eBooks, eAudiobooks, and magazines from Monday with 24/7 availability. It will also provide music and video streaming services to the citizens. The council website will open the digital library for the reader on Monday with the application link.
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Coronavirus condition in Brisbane, Queensland.
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Queensland is increasing rapidly as 37 new cases were reported on Saturday, making a total of 221 in the state. Queensland ranks the third state with a large number of coronavirus cases after New South Wales and Victoria. The outbreak has created a threat among people with 50 cases on Thursday and 40 cases on Friday.
The first case of coronavirus was reported on January 30, who is a 44-year-old Chinese man. The government is working to create awareness among people through social distancing and announcing the precautions and symptoms of COVID-19. Coronavirus has flu-like symptoms, which include high temperature, cough, difficulty in breathing, and shortness of breath. There has been a total of 306,674 cases reported globally, with 13,036 deaths. Fortunately, 92,362 recovered from coronavirus worldwide.
Promises made by Brisbane Mayoral candidates for council election.
The local council elections have been scheduled for March 28 in Queensland. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the authorities have cut the election campaign in the state. The major parties for the Mayor's position of Brisbane have announced their promises for the Brisbane City Council.
Adrian Schrinner of the Liberal National Party has promised the continuation of service delivery in Brisbane with a project of $650 million. He also added tree-planting and recycling programs in his promises for the Mayoral election. Moreover, he promised to waive all the charges and bills until June 30 amidst the coronavirus outbreak. Pat Condren, Australian Labor Party, talked about railway and roadway transportation and pledged that the party would make Brisbane "carbon neutral" by 2050. Kath Angus will represent Greens in the elections. She included public transport, the recycling process, and the festivals of Brisbane in her key promises.
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Pause for emloyers in paying rent
Coronavirus has become the reasons for many crises not only in Australia but around the whole world. As employers face serious difficulties, a lot of large companies in Europe have stopped demanding paying rent to support smaller companies and enterprises. It has also reached South Australia. Some companies in Adelaide decided to support employers this way. Adelaide Commercial informed that small business tenants are free from paying rent for several months and encouraged other companies to do so as well.
Meanwhile, people in the state are stopping attending any establishments because of coronavirus pandemic. Today number of the infected has reached 100 in South Australia.
Closure of South Australian borders
The Prime Minister of South Australia has announced quarantine in the state today. It will last for two weeks so far. The main point of the quarantine is closure of borders with other states. Police will control and check streets of cities and will be allowed to do selective checks and interviews. Fines are also possible, when people do not keep to the rules. The Premier asks to cancel all the planned trips around the state. He says that health of every South Australian is the government's first priority and people have to stay at home to prevent spreading of the virus. However, school and colleges are still opened and holidays will take place when it had been planned earlier.