Coronavirus Australia: Queensland aged care nurse’s close contacts test negative for COVID-19 – 7NEWS.com.au

All 42 close contacts of a Queensland nurse whose COVID-19 diagnosis sparked a lockdown of an aged care facility have tested negative for the disease.The North Rockhampton Nursing Home’s 114 residents have also tested negative.Watch the video aboveBut the state’s chief health officer Jeannette Young is not yet breathing a sigh of relief.The nurse, tested…

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Coronavirus Australia live news: passenger tests positive after Brisbane to Sydney flight – latest updates – The Guardian

11.15pm EDT23:15 Morrison announces the resumption of elective surgery across Australia. “The boom is going up on elective surgery all around the country,” he says. “That will be done, of course, at the pace that states set. But that will be welcome, particularly to the private health industry, in particular, and the jobs that are…

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Australia coronavirus live: Josh Frydenberg tests negative to Covid-19 – latest updates – The Guardian

Australian media outlets have shown great concern over the likelihood that China may soon impose major tariffs on barley exports from Australia, as the move could become the symbolic start to a series of retaliatory measures against the country. Some Australian media have deliberately politicized the issue, describing it as China’s retaliation to Australia’s attempt…

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Australia hits back at US claim linking coronavirus to Wuhan lab – The Guardian

The Australian government has pushed back at US claims the coronavirus may have originated in a Wuhan lab and has determined that a “dossier” giving weight to the theory is not a Five Eyes intelligence document. It is understood the Morrison government sees the promotion of the theory the virus leaked out of a laboratory…

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Coronavirus Australia live updates: 16th Newmarch House resident dies – latest news – The Guardian

3.40am EDT03:40 Thanks Josh. I’ll be with you for the remainder of the evening. You can contact me at luke.henriques-gomes@theguardian.com or on Twitter @lukehgomes. 3.35am EDT03:35 I am handing over the blog to my colleague, Luke Henriques-Gomes to take you through the evening. 3.01am EDT03:01 Labor’s Bill Shorten indicates Labor senators are going to ask…

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New Zealand and Australia consider coronavirus COVID-19 `travel bubble` – Zee News

New Zealand and Australia are discussing the potential creation of a “travel bubble” between the two countries, sources said on Monday, even as Australia reported its highest number of coronavirus cases in two weeks. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will take part in a meeting of Australia`s emergency coronavirus cabinet on Tuesday, the Australian…

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Australia coronavirus live update: education minister accuses Dan Andrews of ‘taking sledgehammer’ to schooling – latest news – The Guardian

10.50pm EDT22:50 We’re expecting the NRL’s New Zealand Warriors to arrive in the country today, after being given an exemption from travel restrictions by home affairs minister Peter Dutton. They’ll base themselves in Tamworth ahead of the season’s resumption on May 28. They’re expected to be away from home until October, though Warriors boss Cameron…

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Australia coronavirus live updates: ACT known active cases down to zero, as Andrew Forrest reportedly making bid for Virgin Australia – latest news – The Guardian

2.12am EDT02:12 Police in New South Wales have fined five women for allegedly breaching social distancing laws, after a video emerged of the women dancing on TikTok alongside NRL player Nathan Cleary. But Cleary himself has not been fined. This statement has been issued by police: Police have issued PINs to five women after photos…

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Australia ‘nowhere near’ herd immunity in fight against coronavirus, health authorities say – ABC News

Australia is a victim of its own success as it plans a strategy for the next phase of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, according to Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly, who ruled out a herd immunity approach adopted by other nations.Key points:Professor Kelly said a herd immunity wouldn’t help Australia with its next…

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Coronavirus Australia: Everything Scott Morrison announced Friday: social gathering rules, testing – NEWS.com.au

Prime Minister Scott Morrison highlighted how suppression of coronavirus in Australia was working, while addressing several other issues on Friday.Mr Morrison noted “the good progress that has been made”, pointing out how NSW was now encouraging anyone with symptoms of the virus to get tested.He said we were now in the third phase of the…

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