Victoria records 77 new COVID-19 infections “largely” in locked-down areas | ABC News

Victoria has confirmed 77 new coronavirus cases, with the state’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton saying the cases are “largely” in the Melbourne suburbs locked down last night. Dr Sutton addressed the media earlier. 0:00 Opening remarks -ANSWERS TO REPORTER QUESTIONS- 1:15 Are these cases all in the hot-zones? 1:56 How likely is it that … Read more Victoria records 77 new COVID-19 infections “largely” in locked-down areas | ABC News

Ruby Princess: Class action building against cruise operator

Hundreds of former passengers who were on board the Ruby Princess cruise ship are looking to sue its operator. The vessel docked in Australia in March and has been linked to hundreds of coronavirus cases there. The Maritime Union says this exposes major flaws in the multi-billion-dollar industry and is calling for a complete overhaul. … Read more Ruby Princess: Class action building against cruise operator

A pandemic won’t deter some Australians from cruising | 7.30

The coronavirus pandemic has shut down the cruise industry around the globe, after ships like the Ruby Princess became notorious infection hot spots. It’s an industry that’s worth $5 billion a year to the economy and, surprisingly, there’s no shortage of loyal cruisers who are eager to get back on-board. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-28/couple-caught-coronavirus-on-ruby-princess-but-will-cruise-again/12283368 For … Read more A pandemic won’t deter some Australians from cruising | 7.30

Roman Quaedvlieg says authorities ‘should have done better’ handling Ruby Princess | 7.30

Roman Quaedvlieg was once one of the country’s most senior national security figures as head of Border Force, involved in everything from counter-terrorism to asylum-seeker policy. But after multiple investigations he had a spectacular fall from grace. He was sacked and found to have acted corruptly in seeking to help his girlfriend get a job … Read more Roman Quaedvlieg says authorities ‘should have done better’ handling Ruby Princess | 7.30

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Friday May 22 | ABC News

0:02 – There’s been another death from coronavirus in New South Wales. The 80-year-old woman died in a Sydney hospital overnight and is believed to have caught the virus in an out-patient department. The state also recorded three new cases from community transmission. 0:18 – Victoria has added 12 new cases. Five are linked to … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Friday May 22 | ABC News

22nd Ruby Princess passenger dies from COVID-19 as pubs seek loosening of restrictions | ABC News

Almost eight weeks after the Ruby Princess docked in Sydney another passenger has died from COVID-19. Meanwhile, NSW pubs are seeking to be allowed an exemption to social-distancing regulations as restaurants and cafes reopen. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-13/australia-coronavirus-death-toll-rises-ruby-princess-fatality/12239626 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: … Read more 22nd Ruby Princess passenger dies from COVID-19 as pubs seek loosening of restrictions | ABC News

Ruby Princess inquiry hears tearful apology from NSW Health official | ABC News

An emotional apology came from a New South Wales, Australia, health official during the inquiry into the Ruby Princess, which let sick patients off in Sydney during the coronavirus outbreak. A New South Wales Health official has broken down while giving evidence at the inquiry into the Ruby Princess debacle. The hearing heard there was … Read more Ruby Princess inquiry hears tearful apology from NSW Health official | ABC News

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison: coronavirus most likely originated in Wuhan market

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison says the origin of the Covid-19 virus was most likely a wildlife wet market in Wuhan, China after both US president Donald Trump and secretary of state Mike Pompeo claimed, without providing evidence, that the virus could have originated in a Wuhan laboratory. Morrison added it remained paramount for a … Read more Australian prime minister Scott Morrison: coronavirus most likely originated in Wuhan market

Ruby Princess inquiry: Senate Select Committee on COVID-19

The Senate Select Committee into COVID-19 examines how the Ruby Princess was allowed to dock in the Sydney CBD despite having a number of people with respiratory illness on board. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-05/inquiry-into-coronavirus-outbreak-from-ruby-princess/12215270 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 … Read more Ruby Princess inquiry: Senate Select Committee on COVID-19

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Tuesday May 5 | ABC News

0:00 More than a quarter of a million people have now died from COVID-19. The human toll has been devastating particularly in the United States Meanwhile, countries are starting to lift restrictions, keen to ease the pressure on people’s mental health and get economies moving again. In this update: 0:27 New analysis shows our economy … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Tuesday May 5 | ABC News

Hospital cluster probe finds staff worked while sick, Ruby Princess source of outbreak | ABC News

An investigation into the coronavirus outbreak in Tasmania’s north-west has found it most likely began with a Ruby Princess passenger infecting staff, who then unwittingly transmitted the virus to other staff and patients across two hospitals. The report by Tasmania’s Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health found some staff infected with coronavirus worked … Read more Hospital cluster probe finds staff worked while sick, Ruby Princess source of outbreak | ABC News

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Friday 30 April | ABC News

The name, the Ruby Princess cruise ship has come up yet again contributing to the incidence of coronavirus in Australia. It comes as some states and territories announce further easing of restrictions. In this update: 0:16 There’s been another coronavirus death in Tasmania. While a report into the coronavirus outbreak in the state’s north west … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Friday 30 April | ABC News

Keneally says government should take blame for Ruby Princess | Insiders

Shadow Home Affairs Minister Kristina Keneally speaks with Insiders host David Speers about the Ruby Princess cruise ship, border reform, JobKeeper payments, the coronavirus tracing app, and whether students should be going back to school. Read more here: https://ab.co/2PTeDpK For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on … Read more Keneally says government should take blame for Ruby Princess | Insiders

Ruby Princess departure casts cloud of doubt over criminal investigation | ABC News

The first foreign crew members repatriated from the Ruby Princess cruise ship have arrived back in their homelands, straight into further self-isolation following weeks of quarantine on board the vessel. Now that the ship has departed, legal experts are raising doubts over how effective the ongoing criminal investigation into the ship will be. Mark Reddie … Read more Ruby Princess departure casts cloud of doubt over criminal investigation | ABC News

The Aussie Charity That Sent 1,100 Care Packages to the Quarantined Crew of the Ruby Princess

John Kewa has a message for the crew quarantined aboard the Ruby Princess cruise ship: “It’s not your fault. You are just like anybody else who’s gone to work and suddenly you find yourself in this situation and we are thinking of you. We hope everything gets better and better and you can go back … Read more The Aussie Charity That Sent 1,100 Care Packages to the Quarantined Crew of the Ruby Princess