Traffic congestion falls by 60 per cent Sydney
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.
Other News by This Author
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.
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.
Other News Sydney
Serious spread of COVID-19 in Sydney
Recently all the world was shocked by lightweight attitude of Australians to coronavirus. Photos of hundreds people together at Bondi beach have become the reason. Nice weather forced people to go out despite the warning. Experts assume that there have been a lot of infections then. However, they forgot about the cruise ship Ruby Princess, which returned from New Zealand. There were 13 confirmed cases of infections and, obviously, others not confirmed yet. Almost 300 people from the ship returned to Sydney and walked around the city. The government admited their fail here, as they allowed all these potentially infected people to enter the city.
Now there are almost 800 cases of infection New South Wales. Please, stay at home do not risk to be infected either.
Main statements of quarantine in Sydney
The government in Sydney has announced quarantine due to coronavirus pandemic in the country and the city. The first rule of it is not to leave your house without weighty reasons. If you are infected with COVID-19, there is no way to come out of your dwelling, of course.
Most shops are still opened. These are groceries, drugstores and supermarkets. Boutiques and restaurants have been closed. However, you can order takeaway food at the place or right to your home.
Different establishments of beauty industry are closed as well, but you still get a haircut at your hairdresser's with the condition that you will stay there less than 30 minutes.
Beaches in Sydney are not available for visitors now, as well as other places where social distance is not kept. So, any parties even at home are forbidden now.
How Sydney stores make money during pandemic
Coronavirus pandemic and people's panic is a good way to make money on them for stores. It has become known recently that some stores in Sydney speculate with the most needed goods. One customer shared a photo of a bottle with antiseptic which cost 25 dollars, usually it costs less than 10 dollars. Moreover, there was no legal sticker on that. That means that the store bought it and now resells, but much more expensive. The same situation is with medical masks, which cost in some stores 10 dollars now, with normal price of 20 cents.
But that is not the worst example. In another Sydney shop you can find the same bottle of antiseptic (450 ml) which costs 50 dollars.
Some stores do such "frauds" with toilet paper. One roll costs3 dollars, as usual. But two rolls will cost already 99 dollars. The owners say it is done to avoid deficit and people's greed.
Other News Australia
Prisoner may cancel his life sentencing
In 1998 two police officer were allegedly killed Jason Roberts in Melbourne. Four years later the man was forced to serve a life sentence in prison. Recently more facts about the murder have become known. Now judges assume that two men were involved into the case, the documents could have been mixed up. Police workers could also create false documents to accuse the man. So, Roberts will be allowed to lodge an appeal and can shorten his terms in prison. However, the date of hearing is still unknown because of the coronavirus pandemic. Victoria Supreme Court is still on a holiday.
Accused people may escape complete term in prison
A 23-year-old John Wills from Melbourne has been recently accused in killing a woman in 2017, he was also a part of different crimes earlier. After hearing in the court he was sentenced to ten years behind bars. However, Victoria Supreme Court may make this term much less because of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
Judges are asking relatives and friends of people in prison and custody not to come to them to prevent spread of coronavirus in jails. The court has also announced that one day in the conditions of pandemic will be counted as four ones.
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.
Other world news
Hotels converted in quarantine place in Chicago.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has made contact with the struggling hotel and has decided to turn the rooms for the case of patients of COVID-19. Chicago public health officials have warned that the local hospitals will soon go out of beds owing to the spike in numbers of people getting infected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Currently, five hotels have been brought in the service for the treatment of coronavirus. Around 1,000 beds will be set up by Tuesday, March 24 and over 2,000 beds will be there by this week. People in quarantine and isolation will be served in these hotels so that hospitals can give more focus to the critical cases of COVID-19. The healthcare workers will also be provided with accommodation in these rooms so that they can not transmit the disease in their family.
Chicago tests positive 6 CPD officers and 5 CFD members.
Six officers of the Chicago Police Department and five members of the Chicago Fire Department have got diagnosed positive for COVID-19 till now. The officials have urged the families of the first responders to spend time in isolation as it can only the way to limit the spread. Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck informed about the two cases of CPD and said that two of those officers is admitted in the hospital while others are in quarantine.
Beck appreciated those officers which include two detectives, two patrol officers and a community relations officer on Tuesday at Chicago Public Safety Headquarters. Richard Ford II, the fire commissioner, gave the information about the five CFD members infected by the novel coronavirus. He said all of their situations are in control and they are in self-isolation at home.
Юниорка из города Нерюнгри завоевала бронзу на всероссийских соревнованиях.
С тринадцатого по пятнадцатое марта 2020 года в городе Новосибирске проходили всероссийские соревнования по спортивной борьбе. Нужно отметить, что город Новосибирск впервые принимал соревнования такого уровня, которые, по сути, были всероссийским отборочным этапом для формирования сборной команды Российской Федерации для дальнейшего выступления на первенствах Европы и мира.
В весовой категории до сорока шести килограмм среди юниорок возрастом до восемнадцати лет, бронзовую награду получила ученица Нерюнгринского училища олимпийского резерва - А. Копылова.
Всего за призовые места во всероссийском соревновании состязалось более двухсот девушек в десяти весовых категориях. А.Копылова всего провела пять спаррингов, проиграв, только одной сопернице и заняла почетное второе место. При этом она выиграла схватку у уже известной спортсменки Г.Степановой из города Санкт-Петербурга.