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A climber fell from the rock in Blue Mountains
A 57-year-old Sydney resident embarked to the Blue Mountains with two his friends for climbing in some touristic sights. And yesterday in the morning he fell off from the rock. Before the midday rescuers came, there were policemen and doctors. The man has been successfully saved and taken to the hospital. He received some serious injures, mostly breaks.
Police inform that the operation was pretty complicated because of the weather conditions. The temperature reached only 4 degrees, so it was quite rude. The alpinists spent the night in the nearest cave.
The fallen man is in hospital and nothing threatens his life.
Easing down of travel restrictions in NSW
Yesterday the Prime Minister of New South Wales announced that June 1 is the date of next wave of easing down the quarantine restrictions in the state. She said that some trips from other state to Sydney will be allowed in summer. The Premier added that this will help not only economy of the state, but whole Australia's economy, so she urged people to booking trips.Besides, libraries and museums will also be opened on with the beginning of the month.
Yesterday four new cases of infection with coronavirus were noticed in the state. Despite being the most stricken with the virus state, New South Wales is the first state which allowed trips from other states. 7000 cases have been here in general, but now number of the infected significantly differs, it is much smaller.
Transport changes in NSW
The Prime Minister of New South Wales told about recent transport changes in the state and especially in Sydney. From now on most commuters will have to give up buses, trams and other public transport. It has happened due to social distancing. Despite easing down the quarantine restrictions, the government created such a law.
Sydney will be more fit for personal cars and other vehicles, according to the Premier. Firstly, parkings will be cheaper and more affordable in general. There will be also more bike lanes in the city.
Only 12 people will be accepted in one bus, everyone must keep to social distancing of 1.5 meters. Police have no rights to fine people for violating it, but the government urges people to being responsible. The Premier also asked to drive not in a rush hour, if possible.
Night at the Sydney Museum
The night at the museum for a single visitor was held in Sydney. True, employees of the institution learned about this only thanks to surveillance cameras.
An unknown man entered the building at night through scaffolding and began to slowly inspect the halls. Of particular interest to him was the tyrannosaurus skull, with which the mysterious visitor took a selfie.
The illegal tour lasted 40 minutes. Then the man borrowed a cowboy hat and left the cultural institution. Now the identity of the connoisseur of natural history and films about Indiana Jones is trying to establish the police.
Touristic problems in NSW
A lot of cruise companies in New South Wales are keeping on selling tickets for the cruise ships for the end of this year and beginning of next one. But the Tourism Minister of the state does not advise to buy any of them, he says that it is still unknown when anything of this kind will be allowed and it is to optimistic thinking that such companies will start working in September.
Because of coronavirus pandemic hundreds of touristic companies lost thousands of dollars on returning tickets and cancelling trips.
However, the Minister criticized the other states' decision to cancel all the trips as this damages economics heavily.
The Premier about public transport
The Prime Minister of New South Wales has turned to people saying that public transport in Sydney especially, became overcrowded despite the necessity of social distancing. She asked people not to use public transport in a rush hour. After having eased down the restrictions, more overcrowded buses were noticed in the cities. Moreover, 8 new cases of infection with coronavirus have been confirmed today. This is the biggest number since May 9.
Meanwhile, about 12 000 people in the state have passed the test for COVID-19. New cases are mostly connected with the biggest hotspot of virus spread in Sydney, one is connected with abroad travelling.
The Premier reminded that responsibility is on people, and their acts define the state's future.
Releasing of seahorses in Sydney
In Australia, divers released about 100 seahorses in Sydney Harbor, who were brought out in a special aquarium. White seahorses are threatened with extinction, so the Australian authorities have adopted a special program to restore their population.
For this, nine so-called hotels were created at the bottom of Sydney Bay. These are cells with imitation of algae inside, for which seahorses cling to their tails. In these hotels, unique marine creatures can hide from predators.
A senior marine fellow at the Department of Primary Fisheries said they released newborn seahorses to these underwater hotels to watch them grow and develop. They cannot release them immediately into the wild, since in this case we cannot find out how many of them survived, and then the success of our program will be in question.
A man was sentenced for killing a cellmate
Three years ago 19-year-old Abraham Tangi who had already been sentenced and in prsion, killed his 23-year-old cellmate in Sydney's prison. The judge tells that Tangi led the victim into the room and broke his skull there. The killer was much bigger stronger than his rival. Meanwhile, another man was holding a door in the cell for no one to enter.
Recently Tangi has faced the court and been sentenced to 30 years more (22 years at least) behind bars. The only person who visited the killer was his mother, but now she does not come because of the pandemic. According to the judge, Tangi had tough childhood and some psychological injures.
The first person is arrested due to coronavirus frauds
A 34-year-old man from Sydney has become the first person in Australia who was arrested for taking part in frauds connected with coronavirus. He is accused of creating false identities and demanding money from the government. He has received about 70 000 dollars in general. The man got this money for false statements about bushfires suffering as well. So, he can get into prison for 10 years.
The government announced that they try to stop any frauds and watch for all the money gets to the families who are really in need. They added using false identities seriously damages Australian economy.
The man is to face the court of Sydney soon.
Only one new infection case in NSW
Last week New South Wales'residents passe a record number of tests for coronavirus. There were nearly 300 000 of them. Today only one case of infection with COVID-19 has been confirmed, though more than 5000 people passed the test yesterday. Such a big quantity of testings have been done, because NSW authorities are going to ease down some quarantine restrictions next week.
Meanwhile, another Newmarch home for elderly resident died because of the disease. However, he tested negative last time, so his death was unexpected and shocking for the employees.
Easing down will include gatherings of 10 people, opening some sport grounds and gyms and having lunch in the restaurants. Students are also gradually returning to the schools.