Author: James Sharp – Client Success & Community Manager
Overseas travel will now be banned under biosecurity powers, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Exceptions could include people in aid work, compassionate travel or essential travel for employment.
Source: ABC news
From midnight Wednesday, these activities and businesses will no longer be allowed to continue:
Amusement parks and arcades
Indoor and outdoor play centres
Community and recreation centres, health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre, spin facilities, saunas, wellness centres
Public swimming pools
Galleries, museums, national institutions, historic sites, libraries, community centres
Real estate auctions and open house inspections
In-store beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, nail salons and tattoo parlours, spa and massage parlours (excluding allied-health-related services, like physiotherapy)
Food courts within shopping centres will only be able to sell takeaway. Shopping centres themselves will remain open
Mr Morrison also addressed specifics around a number of other activities:
Hairdressers and barber shops can continue, but a customer must not be on the premises longer than 30 minutes
Personal training and boot camps are limited to a maximum of 10 people
Weddings can continue, but only with the couple, the celebrant, and witnesses — totalling a maximum of five people
Funerals are limited to a maximum of 10 people
Outdoor and indoor food markets will be addressed by individual states and territories.
Source: ABC News
The 2020 Olympic Games will be postponed by one year because of coronavirus, says International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound.
Amendments to the Long Services Leave Act 1955 will allow employees to take leave in shorter blocks, such as one day a week, and without the traditional one-month notice period, by agreement with their employer.
There are 40 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand as at 10 am this morning.
Source: NZ MInistry of Health
As of this morning, 1,128 cases have been confirmed in Japan.
Japan have published a map of cases by prefecture located here
Source: Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour & Welfare (Asia)
As of 24 March 2020, 12pm [SST], the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 32 imported and 17 local cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore. Taking the countries total to 401.
Source: Singapore MOH
As of 6pm [IST] 23 Mar there are 469 active COVID 2019 cases in India.
There are 54030 cases in Italy as at 6 pm [CEST] on 24 March.
The link below provides a break down by province.
Source: Protezione Civile
The NICD, as of 23 March 2020, confirms 34 new additional cases that have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 274. Of the 274 cases, 208 (76%) have a history of travel from an area where COVID-19 is circulating. The majority of those without international travel history have had recent contact with persons who have travelled internationally.
Source: South African Institute for Communicable Diseases
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
As of 19 March 6pm (AEST) the CDC is reporting:
Total cases: 44,183
Total deaths: 544
Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)
Source: US Centre for Disease Control
VIC DEPT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
As of 1830hrs 24 March 2020, Victoria has 411 total confirmed cases, and no deaths.
Source: VIC DHHS
NSW GOVT HEALTH
Monday 24 March 2020, an additional 149 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed, since 8pm 22 March, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in NSW to 818.
Source: NSW Govt Health
Queensland has 78 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) raising the state total to 397.
Source: QLD Health
TASMANIAN DEPT OF HEALTH
Tasmania has today confirmed eight more cases of coronavirus.
This brings the State’s tally to 36.
Source: Tasmanian Dept of Health
Thirty-six people in South Australia have today tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 170 confirmed cases in South Australia.
Source: SA Health
As of 24 March 2020, there are 175 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in WA.
To date, 10,353 Western Australians tested for COVID-19 in WA have returned a negative result.
WA borders closed at 13:30 24 March 2020. Interstate arrivals are now required to self-isolate for 14 days, and the border controls apply to all road, air, rail and sea access points. Exceptions apply
for essential services and workers. Please see details Self-Isolation Following Interstate Travel Direction
Source: WA Health
An additional case was identified overnight taking the total in the NT to 6.
Source: NT Health
There are 7 new confirmed cases in the ACT of COVID-19, bringing the ACT’s total to 39.
Source: ACT Health
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