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

Australian families taking their elderly out of aged care and into the home amid COVID-19 | ABC News

The royal commission into aged care will begin investigating how the aged care sector has handled the coronavirus pandemic. Almost 1,200 elderly people have contracted coronavirus at care homes in NSW and Victoria. Two hundred nursing home residents have died. Some relatives are so concerned they’re considering pulling their elderly out of aged care and … Read more Australian families taking their elderly out of aged care and into the home amid COVID-19 | ABC News

From placements to working in a pandemic, graduate medics tell their story | ABC News

Around a third of the new coronavirus cases identified in Victoria over the past few days have been healthcare workers. There are now 994 active cases within the healthcare system – among them, young medical graduates who have made the transition from university placements to emergency rooms in the midst of the pandemic. Matilda Marozzi … Read more From placements to working in a pandemic, graduate medics tell their story | ABC News

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

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

Will NCAA Football Players Be Required to Play Through The Pandemic?

While the future of NCAA football is unclear, The Mid-American Conference has become the first major conference to cancel its fall season. The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach and ASU Historian Victoria Jackson discuss what the fall season might look like, and whether or not football players are held to different standards than other collegiate athletes. Subscribe to … Read more Will NCAA Football Players Be Required to Play Through The Pandemic?

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

RBA lowers medium-term outlook and warns unemployment could stay high for years | Finance Report

Victoria’s COVID-19 crisis has seen the Reserve Bank issue gloomier forecasts for economic growth and unemployment. Phillip Lasker has today’s finance report. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-07/asx-wall-street-nasdaq-gold-silver-record-us-trillion-stimulus/12533258?section=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 our ABC … Read more RBA lowers medium-term outlook and warns unemployment could stay high for years | Finance Report

Long queues at NSW-Queensland border ahead of late-night closure | ABC News

A mini-migration is taking place as thousands of Queenslanders stream home across the border. At 1am the state goes into a hard lockdown. No-one will be allowed to drive into Queensland from New South Wales unless they live in a border community and have a valid pass – or if they’re moving freight. Any Queenslander … Read more Long queues at NSW-Queensland border ahead of late-night closure | 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

Australia’s Victoria state reports 450 new coronavirus cases, 11 deaths

Australia’s second most populous state of Victoria on Friday reported 11 coronavirus-related deaths and 450 new infections in the last 24 hours, compared with eight fatalities and 471 cases a day earlier. The state began a six-week total lockdown on Thursday, closing down shops and businesses to contain a second wave of infections requiring its … Read more Australia’s Victoria state reports 450 new coronavirus cases, 11 deaths

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