Updated 22 May — Coronavirus: Call for Calm — Latest Important Information - Hope 103.2

Updated 22 May — Coronavirus: Call for Calm — Latest Important Information

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is calling for calm over the coronavirus outbreak, since January 2020, as people strip supermarket shelves of food and toilet paper.

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Headlines (weekdays) between 6 March and 4 May 2020

Monday 4 May

  • NSW Health authorities have confirmed just one new coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours, that’s the lowest number of infections recorded in a 24-hour period
  • The new case is a seven year old boy from Warrragamba Public School in Sydney’s west — the school is closed today and will be extensively cleaned with contact tracing underway
  • Daily coronavirus testing of staff at an aged care home in Sydney’s west has begun this morning — 14 people have died after testing positive to Covid-19 at Newmarch House
  • Australians are tightening their belts with figures showing national spending has dropped to its lowest level since the pandemic hit
  • The number of apprenticeships being advertised has dropped 75 per cent since the beginning of the year; hospitality and beauty services have seen the biggest falls
  • A class action lawsuit is being launched on behalf of Australians who were offered vouchers when their travel plans were cancelled because of the pandemic — lawyers believe tens’ of thousands of travellers are being short changed by major airlines, travel agents and tour companies, who may have breached their legal obligations by putting in place travel voucher schemes
  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says there is a “significant amount of evidence” the COVID-19 outbreak originated from a laboratory in Wuhan, China — China has repeatedly denied this
  • Leaders in several African countries are ordering a herbal tonic from Madagascar, which has been promoted as a cure for coronavirus — the World Health Organization says there is no proof of a cure for Covid-19

Expand: Past Headlines Since Monday 9 March

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Australian Academy of Science

Professor Robert Booy from the University of Sydney, Head of Clinical Research at the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, explains what ‘flattening the curve’ actually means.

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“On 24 March the Prime Minister announced a ban on all overseas travel, with few exceptions. This is on top of our standing advice from 18 March to not travel overseas at this time. While there are still commercial options available to return to Australia, take them.”

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