All publications of Alex Riddle . Adelaide , Australia
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 kickboxer punched a woman and stole her car
A 26-year-old man, named Bryan Geoffrey Hasse, was a professional kickboxer in South Australia, but sport is not his main achievement. Two years ago a man robbed a jewelry and was sentenced to getting behind bars. Later, more specifically 2 years ago, he stole a car at the parking after having punched a woman, she was a newlywed.
Recently it has become known that Hasse shared his plans with his cellmate, he said he was an international crook and was proud of it. He allegedly planned three great robberies and to flee abroad after it.
Hasse has been sentenced to being in Adelaide's prison before sending him to New South Wales's one again. It is known that Hasse was once a WBC champion in kickboxing.
Last infected person recovered in SA
The Prime Minister of South Australia told yesterday that the last person which was infected with coronavirus has recovered, and no new cases of infection have not been noticed for a week. Health Minister adds, however, that pandemic is not over, and every resident should keep to social distancing and hygienic rules.
Meanwhile, about 76 000 people in SA have been tested this week, the government everyone who has any symptoms to be tested.
South Australia is now the state with the best results in fight with COVID-19. It also has the lowest restrictions, the Premier said they were going to ease them down again this week. On Monday some of them were eased down.
Police investigate death in hospital which can be killing
A 54-year-old woman with cerebral palsy was living in the suburb of Adelaide and was treated in one hospital. Recently she has died because of complications in her disease and malnutrition. Police was asked to investigate this case as there was a suspicion of killing the woman on purpose.
The woman lived alone and was sitting in the chair even without rising from it and had no food at home. Her custodian's office was checked by police and they are prepapring for arrests. The question is how could patient feel so bad and live in such bad conditions while being treated in the Royal Hospital. Police are investigating the case.
Chase with police in Adelaide
Yesterday in the evening a couple of 34-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man stole a car with a 70-year-old woman in the centre of Adelaide. It is known that the couple threatened the woman and then stabbed her. Police was called to the place and started a chase. After leaving a car, the woman got on her own car and drove away. However, after 6 PM both were caught and arrested.
The 70-year-old had numerous knife injures and was taken to the hospital, but, fortunately, she was alive and stable. And the couple will face the court today. Police are investigating the happened and say this was not an accidental occasion.
In that very evening another car accident happened, two cars smashed. A mother and her child had some injures and were taken to the hospital.
Real estate agent deceived the 70-year-old
8 years ago a real estate agent from Adelaide Zane Pitt found a 70-year-old man who allegedly wanted to sell his property. It was a house outside Adelaide which is estimated of 260 000 dollars. The man had been living there for all his life until his wife died. Pitt persuaded the man to sell the house almost 90 000 dollars cheaper than it was, saying house should be renowned anyway. The man had not enough knowledge and experience in such business, so sold his house and was forced to move to the retirement village.
Meanwhile, the real estate agent's daughter sold the house much more expensive, for about 700 000 dollars.
The court will decide on the fine which Pitt will have to pay soon. It can be the biggest one - 220 000 dollars.
A man panicked and ran over policeman's foot
Two years ago in January a 22-year-old man was stopped by a policeman in the Southern part of Adelaide. Then he had no driving license and panicked to pass the breathing test. The policeman tried to take his keys away, but the driver started moving and ran over policeman's foot. The officer received serious injures then. The driver pleaded guilty. After the accident the hurt policeman said that he started thinking to leave his work as a policeman, because of such incidents.
Yesterday a 24-year-old now driver faced the court in Adelaide. He will be sentenced of Friday.
Restrictions in SA are eased
Since today quarantine restrictions have been eased, announced the Premier of South Australia. However, he emphasized that new rules are not actually significant change for business owners. For example, restaurants and cafes are allowed to have customers only outside their establishments and not more than 10 people simultaneously. In general, they will work for takeaway. The Premier said that serving of full value will not return soon, with a new way of easing down, which is expected in June.
From now on libraries, universities and different courses are allowed in SA. You can also take up any sport activities outdoors, in group of not more than 10 people, all the hygienic arrangements should be sticked to.
The Premier has also reminded that South Australia does not compete with other countries in speed of leaving quarantine. He said it is not over yet.