Libraries closed in Brisbane; online ser Brisbane
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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Over 100 aircraft will be on Brisbane ground.
The travel ban due to coronavirus pandemics will put a halt on the international flights in Australia. Qantas and Virgin Australia have already announced that they will stop their international flights by March 2020. Many other aircraft will be on land in Australia, which has raised the question, "where will these aircraft be parked?" Brisbane is the largest airport in Australia, which can be the home to these international aircraft.
Other Australian cities, Sydney and Melbourne, are facing aircraft traffic which made Brisbane as the ideal option to keep these flights. Qantas, Virgin Australia, and Jetstar are the major airlines providing hundreds of aircraft to Australia. Brisbane Airport, located in the state of Queensland, is the largest airport in the country, with an area of 2,700 hectares. It has been reported that more than hundreds of aircraft will be potentially parked in Brisbane.
Contractor of Brisbane detention centre tests positive with COVID-19.
Australian Border Force has confirmed another case of coronavirus on Thursday after a contractor working in the detention center of Brisbane was diagnosed positive with this disease. He has been in quarantine and under treatment after the announcement of the reports. The contractor worked in Kangaroo Poing and helped me, people, to get specialized medical treatment during the detention period.
Australian Border Force reported that the guard last worked in the hotel on March 7. Other staff in close contact with the guard have also been tested but fortunately not infected with this toxic virus. ABF has verified that they are formulating plans to prevent community spread of COVID-19 in Brisbane. The Department of Health of Brisbane is looking out his situation and treating outer detainees living in isolation.
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Shutdown apprehension in Sydney and Melbourne.
The famous cities of Australia, Sydney, and Melbourne, is to lockdown amidst the coronavirus outbreak in the country. On Saturday, the Council of the Sydney city announced the closure of the beaches to maintain social distancing. State governments of Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra has announced to close the restaurants and pubs in the cities. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Australian cities need to shut down to control the COVID-19 spread in the country.
New South Wales has been reported with 533 confirmed cases, while Victoria is with 296 and Queensland with 259 cases. The government is preparing to impose new lawsuits and business closures except for essential places like supermarkets, pharmacies, petrol stations, and home delivery services. Currently, seven people have died from coronavirus outburst in Australia.
Sydney beaches closed after people violated social distancing advice.
The famous Sydney beaches were closed after thousands of people ignored the opinion of the government to maintain social distancing to prevent rapid coronavirus spread. People were seen enjoying and snapping flouting the suggestions of the government. The Waverley Council of Sydney announced the closure of Bondi, Bronte and Tamarama beaches on Saturday, March 21. After that, Randwick Council came up with information that Maroubra, Coogee and Clovelly beaches will be closed on Sunday.
The New South Wales officials advised people to maintain 1.5 meters distance among each other to reduce the cases of coronavirus community spread. Despite that, people continued ignoring these suggestions. Health Minister called this act of beachgoers "unacceptable" on Saturday. He also urged the residents to take the information shared by the government seriously as coronavirus is becoming more deadly day by day.