Ship entry restrictions mitigated in Que Brisbane
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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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.
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.
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Sydney men caught red-handed stealing toilet papers.
The New South Wales police have released the photo of two men stealing toilet paper from supermarket loading docks. The police have reported that both men targeted several supermarkets of Sydney on Sunday night, March 22. The pair plundered the restricted areas of supermarkets in Granville, Auburn, Bass Hill, and Lidcombe. They took several packets of toilet papers from Granville and Auburn.
One of the staff members of Auburn supermarket said that one of them threatened him with a knife while ransacking. They failed to get anything from Bass Hill and Lidcombe supermarkets. Emergency services were brought to the scenes of the Sydney suburbs for investigations. Emergency Services Minister David Elliot said that criminal behaviors would not be tolerated even at the time of crisis. He asked such men to "grow up" and act smartly at the time of coronavirus pandemic.
Australian Defence Force become operative to solve the Ruby Princess case
An Australian ship, the Ruby Princess, let off over 2,700 people life vulnerable to the coronavirus on Thursday. After an 11-day round trip to New Zealand, the ship returned to Australia and got docked in Sydney harbor. The borders on the cruise were allowed to return home without any diagnosis or order of quarantine. One of the passengers, Greg Butler, said that their bags and passports were not even checked at the harbor.
After the confirmed cases of coronavirus of passengers on the cruise, people are criticizing the officials of the NSW. Amidst the outbreak, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) has been deployed to help the NSW Health Officials in "Contract Tracing Support Teams" to find the cases of coronavirus related to the Ruby Princess cruise.