Melbourne’s second coronavirus shutdown sees businesses closing for good | 7.30

Victoria’s latest lockdown is a huge drag on the national economy. This time around more industries are directly affected, with construction and many retail operators now forced to either close or drastically change the way they operate. Many of them won’t survive it, as Carrington Clarke reports. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY … Read more Melbourne’s second coronavirus shutdown sees businesses closing for good | 7.30

Seal in suburban Melbourne river brings bright spot during ‘grim’ stage-four lockdown

A seal has been spotted eating a large fish in a river in Melbourne’s inner north-west while the city remains in stage-four coronavirus lockdown. The seal delighted passersby who were out on their one hour of sanctioned daily exercise. Melbourne local Alicia Pavlis  filmed the seal flapping about in the Maribyrnong River. ‘We might be … Read more Seal in suburban Melbourne river brings bright spot during ‘grim’ stage-four lockdown

Property prices now predicted to decline gradually, rather than falling off a cliff | ABC News

Melbourne’s lockdown has increased fears that the residential housing market is headed for a COVID prompted drop. Back in May, the Commonwealth Bank were suggesting that property prices could fall up to 30 percent, as the worst of the Coronavirus pandemic and economic fallout lay ahead. Now though, sentiment seems to have shifted and a … Read more Property prices now predicted to decline gradually, rather than falling off a cliff | ABC News

The ABC’s Dr Norman Swan says stage 4 restrictions may be needed in Vic regional areas | ABC News

While a recent drop in Victoria’s daily COVID case numbers has been heartening there’s still plenty of causes for concern. The ABC’s Dr Norman Swan, says Melbourne-style stage four restrictions may need to be imposed in regional areas. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/story-streams/coronavirus/ For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC … Read more The ABC’s Dr Norman Swan says stage 4 restrictions may be needed in Vic regional areas | ABC News

News Breakfast interviews nurse featured in Vic govt confronting new COVID-19 ad campaign | ABC News

Sam Martin is a nurse and midwife at Melbourne’s Royal Women’s Hospital who contracted COVID-19 in July. He and his partner Sarah are featured in the Victoria governments new COVID advertising campaign featuring people explaining their experiences of being infected with coronavirus. Read more from here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-10/victoria-covid19-deaths-rise-by-19-state-detects-322-new-cases/12540452 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY … Read more News Breakfast interviews nurse featured in Vic govt confronting new COVID-19 ad campaign | ABC News

Victorian hotel quarantine nurse alleges infection controls relaxed to appease guests | ABC News

A nurse who worked in Melbourne’s botched hotel quarantine system has told the ABC departmental staff were more concerned with appeasing guests rather than infection control. She says staff were unnerved by a suspected suicide in one of the hotels so increasingly granted guests special requests. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-10/victoria-coronavirus-hotel-quarantine-nurse-alleges-breaches/12539382 For more from ABC News, … Read more Victorian hotel quarantine nurse alleges infection controls relaxed to appease guests | ABC News

ASX rises strongly amid signs Melbourne’s coronavirus peak has passed | Finance Report

Banks and retailers led a surge by the local share market to its highest close in three weeks. Alan Kohler has today’s finance report. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/business/ 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 … Read more ASX rises strongly amid signs Melbourne’s coronavirus peak has passed | Finance Report

Coronavirus update, August 10: Details of lax protocol’s during Victoria hotel quarantine | ABC News

Departmental staff in charge of running Melbourne’s quarantine hotels were more concerned with appeasing guests than infection control, according to a nurse who worked at the troubled facilities. Some guests were given extra so-called “fresh air” breaks and took advantage of the increasingly relaxed system, threatening to self-harm if they were not given allowances to … Read more Coronavirus update, August 10: Details of lax protocol’s during Victoria hotel quarantine | ABC News

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

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

Victoria records another 450 cases, Government reveals plans for VCE scores | ABC News

Victoria has recorded another 450 cases of coronavirus, continuing a more than four week run of triple digit daily increases. Another 11 people have died after contracting the virus, including a woman in her 50s, bringing the death toll so far to 181. The Federal Government has launched its own inquiry into one of the … Read more Victoria records another 450 cases, Government reveals plans for VCE scores | ABC News

Magda Szubanksi talks about mental health during lockdown | 7.30

Like millions of others, Magda Szubanksi is locked down in Melbourne. She talks to 7.30 about mental health and riding the corona-coaster. 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 News In-depth channel: https://ab.co/2lNeBn2 … Read more Magda Szubanksi talks about mental health during lockdown | 7.30

New childcare restrictions start in Melbourne | 7.30

For the next six weeks most parents in Melbourne will not be allowed to send their children to childcare. It is a stressful time for both families and workers in the sector, which is fighting for survival. 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 New childcare restrictions start in Melbourne | 7.30

Australia Announces JobKeeper Extension During Covid-19

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced an extension and additional 15 billion AUD ($10.8 billion) to the government’s JobKeeper scheme to offer relief for Australians during the coronavirus pandemic. “This is the largest program of this nature the country has ever undertaken,” said Morrision during a news conference with Acting Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly … Read more Australia Announces JobKeeper Extension During Covid-19