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Australian Eurovision 2021 singer Montaigne will not be able to perform on stage in Rotterdam
The organizers of "Eurovision" took into account the realities of the pandemic and developed a special scenario in case of unforeseen circumstances. Each country has prepared a recording of the contestant's "live" performance, which will be used if the delegation is unable to perform in Rotterdam.
Australia experiences worst floods in a century
About 18 thousand people fled their homes on the east coast of Australia due to floods.
Fortunately, no one died, however, according to Elliott, the near future is far from rosy. The official urged citizens to exercise maximum caution, not to expose themselves to danger and to assist the work of emergency services in every possible way.
Scientists from Australia have learned how to 3D print bone implants from human cells and place them in the human body
The technology reduces the risk of rejection and the patient's recovery time
The Australian government has decided to extend the international travel ban for another three months, until June 17
The decision came into force on March 3. The earlier ban expired on March 17, so the government decided to extend it.
The Minister explained the ban by the fact that the situation with COVID-19 abroad continues to pose an unacceptable risk to the health of the Australian population, including the emergence of more intense strains.
“The extension of the emergency period for another three months is aimed at reducing this risk to the health and safety of everyone,” the minister said.
New easing for restaurants in SA
The Prime Minister of South Australia has announced new easing down of quarantine restrictions. That will happen on June 5. Health Minister of the state called it insignificant steps, however, this was done by demand of the society.
In summer 20 people will be allowed to be at one restaurant, and alcohol will be allowed as well. So, you will be able to enjoy a glass of wine in a pleasant company. Recently restaurants' owners complained about not enough care about their financial state, but the government decided to help them as well. More details about new rules will be known with the beginning of June.
The government to ease down restrictions down again because of a good work in fight with COVID-19. They saw how all the establishments kept to rules.
Cold weather in Adelaide
After the wettest April to South Australia has come quite cold May. Cold front appeared in Adelaide some days ago and has brought big amount of precipitation. Large hail covered Adelaide, and people started sharing its photos. The Meteorologists say that hail in such a period is common phenomenon, but not in such quantity. This change in weather happened after a hot day, when the temperature reached 22 degrees.
Meteorologists warn farmers about continuation of such weather, so they should keep their animals safe. Warning about strong winds at the seaside also took place.
Last month brought about 90 mm of precipitation to South Australia.
Transport problems in Adelaide
After having eased down the quarantine restrictions in South Australia the government faced new problems. This is a problem of public transport. Photos of overcrowded buses and trams in Adelaide appeared in a social media, and the government is caring for absence of social distancing which can increase coronavirus spread in the state.
The Premier had already told earlier that they will return to usual schedule for public transport in the city to avoid crowds in buses, the same was with Adelaide Metro, however, it did not work.
Health Minister advised people to avoid public transport, if they are afraid of infection. Though the government say they see sufficient number of trams in the streets, experts advise them to create some substituting buses.
A large bloody shooting reported in Brisbane.
A group of four gunmen created a chaos at the Didbrook street home in Robertson on Wednesday evening at around 7:40 pm. This deadly home invasion hospitalized a 38-year-old man with life-threatening injuries. He is currently admitted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital of Brisbane. The man was shot in the leg in the South Brisbane and left bleeding. The attackers fled from the scene after the man was shot.
Witness Ray Maninoa reported that the scene left the man's partner and kids terrified. The four gunmen are believed to be Caucasian, and we're dressed black. The police are in search of these men. Detectives have been deployed to investigate the case. The police have appealed the people with any information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Brisbane man charged with domestic violence.
A 45-year-old woman was found dead in her home on Hemlock Court in the Moreton Bay suburb of Narangba on Tuesday, April 28, at around 4:00 pm. It has been believed that she was a victim of domestic violence. Emergency services were called to her home, and investigation of the murder is going on. Her body has been sent for postmortem.
A man, 50-year-old, has been arrested after charged with domestic violence and as a suspect of her murder. After the inspection, detectives have reported that the man was known to the woman. He appeared in the Pine Rivers Magistrates Couty on Thursday, April 30. Police have urged the people to find any case of domestic violence to report it on 1800 737 732.
Fine of $1300 levied on a woman for sitting on Brisbane health worker.
A Brisbane woman was charged for spitting on Brisbane health worker after getting frustrated by the delay at Prince Charles Hospital on Tuesday. She spat on the security guard of the hospital while leaving. She was fined with $1300, which was announced on the spot of the incidence. Apart from this case, three other cases of insulting the health workers were reported in the city. The health authority issued a fine on people disobeying coronavirus ordinance and insulting essential health workers.
The state government has recorded increasing attacks on frontline health workers. Health Minister Steven Miles said that people are threatening health workers with cough as a weapon. He called this act "disgusting" and dangerous as a knife.