Good night, listed below are the most recent developments on the coronavirus pandemic in Australia. That is Luke Henriques-Gomes and it’s Sunday 17 Could.
Pubs to open in Victoria … quickly
The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, announced cafes, restaurants and the dining areas of pubs and clubs could serve to up 20 patrons from 1 June. That can improve to 50 patrons from 22 June, and 100 individuals by mid-July. Nonetheless, Andrews additionally mentioned patrons could be required to offer their names and different particulars to venues upon entry for tracing functions.
NSW and Queensland at loggerheads over border closures
The NSW premier, Gladys Berejiklian, sought to strain the Queensland authorities to open the state’s borders. Victorians and NSW residents have been capable of cross the border throughout the disaster, however Queensland has been steadfast in its resolve. Berejiklian mentioned the borders ought to be opened as quickly as doable, citing the impression on enterprise. However the Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, mentioned the borders would stay closed whereas there was nonetheless group transmission within the southern states.
Probe over aged care worker who labored whereas ready for check
Queensland authorities mentioned they’d examine the circumstances that noticed an aged care worker proceed working whereas she was ready for a Covid-19 check. The receptionist went on to check constructive, sending the North Rockhampton Nursing Centre into lockdown. Almost 200 individuals have to this point examined destructive, whereas 35 low-risk residents have been moved from the house.
Chinese language authorities received’t reply commerce minister’s calls
The commerce minister, Simon Birmingham, advised the ABC his calls to his Chinese counterparts “ought to be returned”. He has been in search of to protest the Chinese language authorities’s choice to impose restrictions on Australian barley and beef exports, which have been extensively interpreted as retaliation for Australia’s push for a worldwide inquiry into the reason for the Covid-19 pandemic.
Victoria dominates new Covid-19 infections, whereas many states are free of recent instances
NSW recorded one new case of Covid-19, whereas states together with Tasmania, WA and Queensland had no new instances in a single day. However in Victoria, there have been seven new instances introduced. Two have been linked to the huge cluster on the Cedar Meats abattoir in Melbourne, the place practically 100 instances have been confirmed. Extra instances have been discovered at two more businesses, with the Victorian authorities saying each websites have been being closed for deep cleansing and all employees have been being examined.
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