Hospitality business preparing to close Sydney
Hospitality business preparing to close down doors in the next 48 hours in Sydney.
NSW premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has announced her intentions to shut down all non-essential businesses across the state within 48 hours. A comprehensive list of which services and businesses will be deemed “non-essential” is yet to be released. It is believed that many hospitality and retail businesses will be shut down, including cafes, pubs, bars, and restaurants. Pharmacies and medical services, supermarkets, petrol stations, convenience stores, and home delivery services will be exempt from the closure. It is unclear if businesses such as gyms, sports venues, and aquatic centers will still be allowed to operate. The ramping up of official containment measures follows significant criticism aimed at Australia from around the world in recent days, as stories of people flouting the social distancing measures intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus have trended on social media.
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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.
The last flight landed in Sydney before the Australia closure.
The Australian government has closed the doors of the country for the non-resident from 9:00 pm Friday, March 19, 2020. A few minutes before this order, Etihad Airways flight EY454 reached the city just before the announcement in the town. As per the government ban, only Australian citizens are allowed to enter the country. People were seen relieved after the last flight landed in Sydney.
The non-Australians packed their bags immediately to board the flights to reach Australia. People were seen with a smile at Sydney Airport after the arrival of the plane after the reunion with their loving ones. Australia closed the door for the people from China first, then Iraq, South Korea, and Italy. A 14-days quarantine is compulsory for everyone arriving in Australia from overseas, even the citizens.
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Four tested positive on a Cruise ship with around 2700 people.
Four people diagnosed positive for COVID-19 who arrived in Australia on a cruise ship. The Ruby Princess was docked in Sydney with 2647 passengers and 1,100 crew, out of which four were infected from the deadly virus. However, these people left in the risk without proper inspection of their health condition. The ship reached Australia from a cruise around Newzealand. The journey was left midway as the ship returned five days before the schedule when the government advised Australians to come back to the country in this time of coronavirus outbreak.
The health officials only considered 13 people on the ship who were feeling unwell during the cruise and came up with four new cases and instructed them to self-isolate for 14 days. The government imposed the orders that only Australian citizens can enter the country from 9:00 pm Friday, March 19. A total of 700 cases have been confirmed in Australia, with seven deaths. Brad Hazzard, NSW Health Minister, urged the passenger of the Ruby Princess to self-isolate and to consult a doctor immediately after developing any symptoms.
Reconstruction of roads in Adelaide will happen despite pandemic
The government of South Australia has created a plan of reconstruction roads in the east of Adelaide. This plan includes eviction of almost 50 houses of people, as the road is to be enlarged. The project cost more than 90 million dollars. The residents of these houses have been warned that they must leave the buildings until June. However, people protested against it. One woman told that money, which government gives, is much less than expected and it is hard to find dwelling.
Today the politicians have announced that the project will come true despite the coronavirus pandemic in the state, though some people still have no place to go.
Rush for buying groceries, police called to Sydney Costco.
A number of shoppers were seen outside the Sydney Costco, creating turmoil after the essentials got restricted to a limit. Even after the prime minister's statement in which he called such people "ridiculous and un-Australian," people continued this behavior while buying the home necessities. The crowd went out of control during lining up outside Costco at Casula, after which staff members called the police to deal with the populace.
People reached the facade of the Sydney Costco at 6:30 am on Wednesday. A staff member of the Costco announced that the store would open at 10 am using a megaphone. He urged the people to form a queue and maintain patience while buying. The managing director of Costco, Patrick, said that the safety of his staff members is more significant for them. So, they called the police to handle the crowd.
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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.
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.
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Перевозчики пожаловались на водителей пригородных маршрутов за несоблюдение правил посадки пассажиров
Бельцкие перевозчики подали письменную жалобу в мэрию города на курсирующие пригородные автобусы. Об этой информации рассказал вице-примар города на внеочередном заседании.
Он предоставил фотографии, на которых можно рассмотреть, как пригородные автобусы совершают остановки в центре города, высаживая при этом горожан и подбирая новых, несмотря на то, что в городе действует запрет, утвержденный с 2013 года. Дорожный инспектор, Вадим Бударецкий дал комментарии по поводу данных снимков. С его слов выяснилось, что пригородные автобусы имеют свой определенный маршрут. Он сложен через окраину города, в объезд, прямиком до автовокзала.
Он предположил такую теорию, что возможно, в дорожные карты не были внесены изменения в маршрутах пригородного транспорта. В связи со сложившейся ситуацией, вице-примар города дал распоряжение транспортным службам проверить внесение изменений в дорожные маршруты.
Sunday traditions affected by coronavirus.
UMC pastor Rev. Dr. Kenn Munn of St Mark, in conjunction with Hearts and Hands of Baytown, served free food to well over 700 families Saturday during the bi-monthly food fair. The people around here are experiencing changes in the Sunday morning routine as churches are closing down amid COVID-19 pandemic. The government has directed people not to stand in groups larger than, and many denominational authorities have told the member churches to suspend in-person worship services as well. Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston suspended public celebration of all weekday and Sunday Masses for Houston-area Catholic churches. Many of the area’s Protestant churches are also switching to an online worship presence today.
Students with a disability to suffer the most with special ed at a distance.
Children who have special needs are struggling with the change in their routine. Many reports have emerged that they are having meltdowns and unable to cope up with the fact that they have to stay home. Schools across states are trying to shift to online learning to slow down the spread of the new coronavirus. Education leaders are trying their best to find ways to serve their students with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, including English language learners. So far, it is proving a challenge. Under Disabilities, Education Act students with so-called 504 plans, which offer accommodations such as more time to take tests, must be given equitable access to schoolwork. However, the law does not account for times when students cannot meet face to face with speech therapists, dyslexia interventionists, physical therapists, or special education aides who help them through general education coursework.