All publications of Brandon Chekhov . Perth , Australia
The WA Premier judged NSW decision
Yesterday the government of New South Wales announced they were going to open their borders with the beginning of summer. The Premier said that closed borders are an obstacle for developing economy during the pandemic of coronavirus.
The Prime Minister of Western Australia responded to such an announcement immediately, asking if NSW was not joking. He wondered how the state which caused Ruby Princess scandal could give advice how to fight pandemic. He also added that WA borders will be closed for some months more, and it is founded on people's health.
The Premier had already mentioned before that opening borders is probably the last thing to do while easing the restrictions down.
Anyway, the touristic sphere has suffered in every state so much. The consequences for economy can be catastrophic.
Small home renovations are approved in WA
Recently the Prime Minister of Western Australia has introduced a new plan for helping the state economy. The government is to approve small home renovations, it concerns every building in your yard, such as sheds and shade sails. This will create a lot of new job places in WA and rise the economy. About 30 million dollars will be spent for it.
Earlier it was expensive and hard to find a permission from the government to build anything at your territory. Now it will be affordable. Such reforms have been discussed for years in the government, and now, during the pandemic, it is very topically. This is one of the ways to improve financial state.
Coronavirus situation in WA is stable, there are three active cases and no new ones.
Opening new venues in Perth
Two wave of easing down the quarantine restrictions in Perth is here, and that is what the residents have. The main thing is opening of more than 1000 venues in Perth, these are mostly restaurants, bars and so on. People are actually longed for this in impatience and they got what they want. 20 people are allowed to be at the same time in one place, of course with keeping to social distancing and some other hygienic rules. However, some restaurants refused to be opened and decided this time to be time for renovations and mending.
But such an easing down of restriction has not saved lots of Western Australian establishments. Quarantine damaged the economy of the state heavily, and some restaurants will never be opened again.
So, look for the opened venues in Perth, but do not forget you are responsible for your health and the others'.
Perth resident won 2 million dollars
A resident of the suburbs of Perth won a million jackpot after his wife scolded him for his love of lotteries.
The man said he could not hold back when he saw a raffle with a prize of 20 million Australian dollars. However, his wife had a different opinion. She scolded her husband for his excessive passion for lotteries, because all he had won before was just six cans of beer.
However, after the draw, the woman was forced to change her mind and apologize. Because this lottery ticket made them millionaires - the couple received almost 2 million Australian dollars.
"I got into a real mess when I told my wife that I had bought a lottery ticket. However, now she has taken back her words," said the lucky man.
Despite winning the lottery, the man continued to go to work. The couple plans to buy a country house in the southwest of the state.
Solving of Perth Airport problem
Several months the Airport of Perth was conflicting with Qantas. The case was Qantas owed more than 20 million dollars to the airport for renting the place. A week ago the authority of the airport announced they were going to break any relationship with Qantas. By the way, such a reaction took place only in WA, all other airports realised non-capacity of the company to pay the rent. Even the Prime Minister interfered with the scandal, asking to express some leadership to both sides.
And yesterday both sides succeeded to agree. The details will be announced a bit later, but this is known already. The Airport will allow Qantas to use it, but Qantas should reduce prices for its facilities. So, all the breach notices have been withdrawn.
Reunion after Rottnest quarantine
Yesterday 209 people returned from Rottnest Island to Perth, to their homes and families. Because of coronavirus lockdown they could not leave the place and it became a cage for a while for them. Everyone will have to spend two weeks more in the hotels of Perth in case of infecting. However, the reunion of families was very emotional. One woman had birthday on the day she returned, she said it was the best present to be at home again.
The government considers Rottnest Island as a very good place for self-isolation, it is an alternative place instead of hotels. And it will be used again, if it is needed. The Premier said that every day Western Australian returns home. Now about 700 people are staying self-isolated in Perth's hotels.
New discovery from Perth
A unique discovery was made by employees of the University of Perth. In the depths of the Universe, with the help of the Chandra orbital X-ray observatory and the ground-based complex of Wildfield radio telescopes, they managed to record a cyclopean explosion at a distance of 340 million light-years from Earth. Suffice it to say that in terms of power this is the second such cataclysm after the Big Bang. According to researchers, in the "crater" of an explosion with a diameter of a million light-years, it will fit in a series of 15 galaxies like the Milky Way. The energy flow from the explosion is equivalent to emitted 10 million stars over billions of years of their life. It remains a mystery why such a significant cosmic catastrophe was not discovered before.
Astronomers at the University of South Wales determined the period of rotation of the planet around its star - only eight days. The planet's rotation plane is inclined to the axis of stellar rotation at an angle of 12 degrees. The clouds around young stars provide material for planet formation. This process is clearly visible after dispersion of dust and gas.
Touristic sphere is about to rise again in WA
The government of Western Australia has announced some easing down of restrictions connected with the trips inside of the state. On May 18 such trips will be allowed, except for trips from Perth. This law gave touristic agencies in WA hope to restore some tourism in the state. Others, however, have already been disappointed and say about lost tourism this year. More than 700 companies have suffered because of coronavirus pandemic and quarantine. Before the quarantine thousands of people booked tickets, trips and hotels, but when restrictions were introduced, everything was cancelled. Most employees of touristic companies have lost their jobs. In general, 150 000 dollars were lost on returning tickets.
New easings can save this industry, but most people need trips to or from Perth which is closed yet.
New easing of quarantine in WA may happen earlier
The Prime Minister of Western Australia announced that the third way of easing down of quarantine rules can happen sooner than it had been expected before. It is connected with a great success of the state in fight with coronavirus. Of course, it depends on WA residents and how responsible they are, he adds.
The Premier has also said that lots of people were disappointed with new changes in quarantine. The third way of easing down was planned to happen in 4 weeks, but it can be earlier.
Now people in WA are allowed to gather in groups of 20 people, and be in such a quantity in restaurants. However, hotel and restaurant owners say these conditions are to strict for them and it will not save their financial state.
10 days in WA without new infection cases
Western Australia heads a new record by having no new cases of infection with coronavirus for 10 days already. 5 people are staying in hospital yet. More than 500 people in the state have recovered. But the government does not hurry with cancelling the quarantine rules. The Premier said that they did not know for sure, whether there were more infected people in the state. And the borders will be opened at the last stage of leaving quarantine. Now lots of activities are already allowed in Western Australia.
Meanwhile, the government launched a new medical investigation which costs more than 6 million dollars. This will help to understand the pandemic situation completely. 52 000 people have already passed the test.