New travel advisory by Google amidst CO Brisbane
New travel advisory by Google amidst COVID-19.
The outbreak of coronavirus has commoved the whole world badly. Many countries have introduced travel restrictions and cancellation policies to combat the spread of this deadly virus. At this time of the pandemic, Google is helping people by rendering them recent travel protocols to help the user. They have modified their system to provide the answers quickly and find complete travel advisories based on the search.
The travel advisories and guidelines appear on the page if a person searches for flights, hotels or things to do at any place. The user gets automatically directed to the Help Centre article which provides information related to fare, cancellation charges and new policies. One can find all the relevant information related to any place just below the search bar on the Google webpage. This feature of Google is beneficial for people with travel plans at this time.
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Brisbane port ameliorates entry restrictions for 14 days.
The Maritime Safety Queensland brings a new policy for 14 days easing the restrictions on the entry of ships from foreign in Australia. It has been reported that the original system of restricting the external vessels less to a vast number of amendments and exemptions, disturbing the ideal trend of vessel cancellations. Hence, MSQ decided to allow foreign ships to the harbor on the Brisbane dock for 14 more days from Monday, March 23.
However, the new policy has not allowed the vessels from China and South Korea as the health authorities have not yet confirmed their stable conditions. Shipping Australia has reported that the country will face the problems in some trades, which include sugar, chemicals, fertilizers, and iron ore concentrates. To avoid this situation of minor bulks, the MSQ decides to bring the new policy in effect.
Ship entry restrictions mitigated in Queensland.
Maritime Safety Queensland has rendered 14 extra days dislodging the constraints on the entry of foreign ships in Australia. This Australian port of Brisbane will allow the access of external vessels for more 14 days, which came in effect on Monday, March 23, 2020. Under the restrictions imposed by Australia, no outsider ships were allowed to harbor on the dock of the country. Under this new policy, the country has allowed the stay of the crew of all the countries in Australia except China and South Korea.
The officials of MSQ said that it is not yet safe to allow the vessels from China and South Korea. The original policy and restrictions got halted as a large number of exemptions and amendments came out, which was not favorable, as stated by Melwyn Noronha, deputy CEO of Shipping Australia.
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Catholic churches closed in Brisbane.
The federal government of Australia has announced that gatherings due to non-essential businesses will not be entertained in the country. All the catholic churches of Brisbane has been closed till further notice, following the notice given by the government. The officials are taking these actions to maintain social distance to limit the coronavirus spread. The officeholders of Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge declared the closures of churches in the city, which will come in effect from March 23.
Under orders issued by the directives, all the religious gatherings, and places of worship or funerals has been suspended as the precautionary measure. Even in enclosed space, people should have to maintain four square meter law to avoid community transmission of the novel coronavirus. Archbishop Coleridge said that funerals should not be a public event in the city as per the guidelines given by Queensland Health.
Brisbane Evangelical Church goes online.
Like many other churches in Australia, Brisbane Evangelical Church has introduced online services to continue the services amidst coronavirus pandemic. After "stay close to home" order in Brisbane suburbs, people are looking towards online media and resources to get engaged. The residents in the country highly appreciate the YouTube channel and Facebook page of Churches. Over 130 people joined this initiative of Evangelical Church last week.
The church is bringing up fun and innovative activities online to engage kids in church activities. People have turned towards faith and God in these difficult days of the outbreak. "It's my prayer that we can get through these difficult days together and that in the apparent uncertainty and anxiety, the church can be a voice of hope and a beacon of light," said Pastor Gordon Weir.
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Traffic congestion falls by 60 per cent in Sydney due to coronavirus.
In response of coronavirus outbreak, the government has announced the ban on night clubs, casino, pubs, churches, amusement parks, libraries, museums, schools and other non-essential and mass gathering places. The prohibitions and restrictions to prevent coronavirus spread have been reflected on the roads. The silence has called across all the main roads of Sydney, which caused a decline in traffic congestion of the city at the peak hours.
Many of the businesses of Sydney has moved to remote places to avoid mass gathering and maintain social distancing. A GPS technology provider showcased the traffic jam on the road comparing it with previous results. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the way of living and working of people has changed. A senior lecturer in the University of Sydney, Geoffrey Clifton has predicted that it will fall further as the crisis is becoming serious day by day.
Qantas become the world's first non-stop flight between North Australia to London.
People are desperate to reach their home amidst the coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic has created history with the non-stop flight of Qantas from Sydney via Darwin to reach London. It is for the first time in the world when a non-stop plane mounted to enter the United Kingdom from North Australia. All the Aussie airlines have been stopped due to travel ban and restrictions.
Generally, the QF1 of Qantas usually reached the Heathrow Airport of London from Sydney with a halt at Darwin and Singapore. But, Singapore has banned all the travel transit in the country which made the Aussie airlines to decide on non-stop flight from the northern territory of Australia. The flight got refueled in Darwin and then took off from Darwin to reach Heathrow on Wednesday, March 25, creating a history. The decision has been taken to take Brits home at the time of the pandemic.