Shutdown apprehension in Sydney and Mel Sydney
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Commuters urged to quarantine after a woman tested positive for coronavirus.
Commuters on Sydney Airport were urged to go in quarantine after a Canberra woman tested positive with coronavirus. The woman is in his 70s was diagnosed and found with COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 18. Health authorities of Sydney reported this third case of COVID-19 of ACT and announced that she recently returned from overseas before being tested for this deadly virus.
She was traveling from Jakarta to Sydney, with around 41-45 people. Those groups of people have been urged to be in quarantine to avoid community spread. The people who took the bus from Sydney Airport to reach Canberra were also informed about taking precautions. The health department is trying to reach people who were in close contact with that woman while traveling from Jakarta to Canberra.
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A man fell from Harbour Bridge
A 52-year-old man fell from the Harbour Bridge in the centre of Sydney. It happened yesterday after 6 pm. He fell from the stairs on the bridge and received serious injures of head. The emergency service were called to the place, they carried the man from the bridge before 9 pm. Before their arrival a man ha given the victim the first necessary aid. The victim has been brought to the hospital and now he is stable, nothing threatens his life.
The man was climbing the bridge as a client of a tour firm, which arranges it. It is a popular amusement among people in Sydney.
Doctors demand stopping using COVID-19 tests
New South Wales is the state with the biggest quantity of the infected with coronavirus in Australia. Every person, who returned from abroad must undergo the test and wait results before going to work. Several companies in Sydney even forced every employee to be checked.
But doctors are asking now to stop doing it. They say this is unbearable, thousands of people are passing this test without any reasons and grounds. It does not help and from now on they forbid every person to pass the test. Only if you real problems with respiratory system and symptoms, you can check yourself in the state. Moreover, number of these test in Sydney is limited.
The main Sydney beach is closed
The popular Australian beach Bondai Beach was closed due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus. The decision was made by the police and Sydney City Hall after it became known that several thousand people visited the beach, despite the ban on gathering in large groups. If the orders of the authorities are still not respected, the restrictive measures to visit places of rest will be toughened even more, the Sydney City Hall said. Earlier, the Australian authorities banned entry into the country due to the threat of the spread of COVID-19.
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All Chicago Parks and Libraries closed from Saturday.
Recently, the governor of Chicago J.B. Pritzker announced a "stay at home" order amidst coronavirus outbreak. Mayor Lori Lightfoot declared the closure of all the parks and libraries in Chicago from Saturday. Mayor took this decision in respect of the "stay at home" order of the governor and to halt the "non-essential" businesses. People can still go to parks for a walk and physical activities, maintaining a safe social distance.
The facilities provided in parks like field houses are shutdown. People will need to maintain 6 feet distance from each other in any public place. The public libraries of Chicago will be entirely cordoned off. Libraries have been shut looking at the threat of COVID-19 among the librarians. The libraries of other cities like New York, Houston, Boston, and Los Angeles have been closed.
Chicago Fire Department battling with COVID-19 outbreak.
The novel coronavirus has increased the concern of the Chicago Fire Department as new cases have been reported every day as the first reporters are becoming infected with this deadly virus. The Fire Department allotted four ambulances to provide emergency services to the coronavirus patients. However, this resulted in four confirmed cases in the department, which has troubled the whole department.
Engine 42, located at Illinois Street and Dearborn Avenue, is one of the busiest firehouses in Chicago. The Local 2 Union Representatives have reported that the Chicago paramedics and firefighters are not getting proper guidelines and actions from the officials of the department. A spokesman from the Fire Department has ensured that they are taking care of all the safety protocols and instructions provided by department-wide directives. The government has asked the firefighters and paramedics to stay at home and take rest if they feel sick.