Victoria records 394 cases of COVID-19 with 17 deaths overnight | ABC News

Victoria has recorded it’s deadliest day in the coronavirus pandemic, with 17 deaths and 394 new cases. Premier Daniel Andrews gave a press conference earlier outlining the latest in the state’s response to the pandemic, mental health measures, and Stage 4 lockdown restrictions. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-09/coronavirus-australia-live-blog-victoria-andrews-deaths-covid/12538264 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY … Read more Victoria records 394 cases of COVID-19 with 17 deaths overnight | ABC News

Coronavirus update Aug 9: Another 394 coronavirus cases added to Victorian tally | ABC News

Two men aged in their 50s are among 17 people who have died from coronavirus in Victoria in the past 24 hours – the deadliest day in the state so far. 394 new cases have been reported since yesterday. The Victorian government has also announced a $60 million funding boost for mental health services. Meanwhile, … Read more Coronavirus update Aug 9: Another 394 coronavirus cases added to Victorian tally | ABC News

Government open to further JobKeeper tweaks if economic situation demands it | Insiders

The Federal Government is leaving the door open to changing the rate of vital Commonwealth income support, with the Victorian coronavirus crisis biting hard and fuelling concerns the nation’s economic recovery will be delayed for many months. The JobKeeper wage subsidy and the JobSeeker unemployment benefit are due to change at the end of September, … Read more Government open to further JobKeeper tweaks if economic situation demands it | Insiders

The Curve with Casey Briggs: ‘It could be the very beginning of bending the curve’ | Insiders

Are we seeing any hope in the latest coronavirus numbers coming out of Victoria? ABC analyst Casey Briggs takes a closer look at how the fight is going with another edition of The Curve. #ABCNews #Insiders #coronavirus For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 … Read more The Curve with Casey Briggs: ‘It could be the very beginning of bending the curve’ | Insiders

Life in postcode 3029 — Australia’s worst coronavirus hotspot | ABC News

While stage 4 restrictions are having a profound effect across greater Melbourne, it’s being particularly felt in the city’s virus hotspot. The Wyndham City local government area in Melbourne’s south west has consistently been topping the list for numbers of cases. Of most concern are three suburbs: Tarneit, Truganina and Hoppers Crossing making up the … Read more Life in postcode 3029 — Australia’s worst coronavirus hotspot | ABC News

Shots fired in Beirut as citizens vent fury at politicians | ABC News

Protesters in the Lebanese capital Beirut have stormed a number of government ministries as thousands of people rage at politicians they blame for Tuesday’s devastating explosion. Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab has acknowleged the anger, but has taken little responsibility. Meanwhile, Lebanon’s President has shut down calls for an investigation into the blast, as anger … Read more Shots fired in Beirut as citizens vent fury at politicians | ABC News

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern launches ‘COVID campaign’ ahead of September election | ABC News

Her country is about to mark 100 days without community transmission, and Jacinda Ardern is hoping her campaign against the coronavirus will win her a second term as New Zealand’s Prime Minister. She’s launched Labour’s official re-election campaign, pledging hundred of millions of dollars to protect struggling businesses and workers. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-08/nz-prime-minister-jacinda-ardern-launches-covid-campaign-ahea/12538188 For … Read more New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern launches ‘COVID campaign’ ahead of September election | ABC News

80s kids on life in the city | RetroFocus

The ABC’s Behind the News interviewed these inner-city kids in 1980 about whether they enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the big smoke. School-aged Paul and Ryan liked the wide social circle that city life offered and didn’t tend to notice pollution or crowding. Young twins Flame and Lake, on the other hand, longed for … Read more 80s kids on life in the city | RetroFocus

India’s biggest slum has so far nailed coronavirus. Here’s how they did it | ABC News

Coronavirus cases in India have surged past 2 million just three weeks after recording 1 million infections. It’s the third worst-hit country in terms of cases, with a death toll approaching 42,000. But, as the virus runs rampant, the largest slum in Asia, has emerged as a success story. In Dharavi in Mumbai, around 1 … Read more India’s biggest slum has so far nailed coronavirus. Here’s how they did it | ABC News

Can technology save us from an apocalypse? | Download This Show

What role does technology play in helping us solve everything from pandemics to climate change to tsunamis? Claire Rilley from CNET investigated these in a new series called Hacking the Apocalypse, and together with creative technologist Jesse Hughes, they speak with Marc Fennell about the technology that shows the most promise and is most likely … Read more Can technology save us from an apocalypse? | Download This Show

Militant group Hezbollah denies weapon stockpile at site of Beirut port explosion | ABC News

The head of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has denied it had any munitions stockpiled at Beirut’s port, and any responsibility for the massive explosion there. Middle East correspondent Eric Tlozek reports. #ABCNews #beirutexplosion Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-08/beirut-blast-lebanese-president-not-ruling-out-missile-strike/12537460 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: … Read more Militant group Hezbollah denies weapon stockpile at site of Beirut port explosion | ABC News

Social-distancing rules tested as United Kingdom suffers through punishing temperatures | ABC News

The mercury is rising in the UK, and Britons are flocking to the countries’ beaches. But as tightly-packed crowds swell, some people are being ordered home. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on our ABC … Read more Social-distancing rules tested as United Kingdom suffers through punishing temperatures | ABC News

Tasmanian couple on a mission to clean up their neighbourhood and its image | ABC News

For many years, the illegal dumping of rubbish has been a big problem for the Brighton area, north of Hobart. One local couple is determined to change that, with the help of the community. Read more here: https://ab.co/2EVlV9E For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: … Read more Tasmanian couple on a mission to clean up their neighbourhood and its image | ABC News

Man in his 30s dies from coronavirus as Victoria records hundreds of new cases | ABC News

A man aged in his 30s is one of 12 people who have died from COVID-19 in Victoria in the past 24 hours, with the state recording 466 new cases. Premier Daniel Andrews says stabilising case numbers are a positive sign restrictions are preventing the virus from spreading exponentially. #ABCNews #breakingnews #coronavirus Read more here: … Read more Man in his 30s dies from coronavirus as Victoria records hundreds of new cases | ABC News

Coronavirus update 8 Aug: Victoria records 466 COVID-19 cases, Queensland border now shut | ABC News

A man in his 30s is one of 12 people who have died from COVID-19 in Victoria in the past 24 hours, with the state recording 466 new cases. Meanwhile, following Queensland’s new border restrictions, travellers experienced some early delays, with many motorists being turned away. New South Wales has recorded nine new cases of … Read more Coronavirus update 8 Aug: Victoria records 466 COVID-19 cases, Queensland border now shut | ABC News