Coronavirus live update Australia: Victoria reports 12 deaths and 216 new Covid cases as NSW records seven cases
‘My view on this is pretty clear and not for turning,’ prime minister says. Follow today’s news liveFollow our global coronavirus live blogAustralian stats interactive; Vic cases map; NSW cases map; NSW hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 3.30am BST Daniel Andrews was asked why there was the breakdown of infections within private aged care homes, as opposed to public aged care homes.(The state-run aged homes have not seen anywhere near the issues the private sector is seeing.) People can make their own judgments, I’m not seeking to make any other point than the facts, and they are the facts and I’ve consistently presented them that way. And if it’s if it’s OK by you I’ll continue to do that. That is that is the appropriate thing to do. 3.21am BST NSW Health has put out its official announcement this morning:Of the seven new cases reported to 8.00pm last night: Continue reading...
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Labor to ramp up calls in parliament to extend current level of wage subsidy as NSW...Labor to ramp up calls in parliament to extend current level of wage subsidy as NSW focuses on Covid-19 community transmission in Sydney’s west and south-west. Follow liveFollow the global live blogAustralian stats interactiveNSW cases map; NSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listVictoria and Melbourne trend mapSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 1.14am BST The Greens are also calling for Scott Morrison to “take action” when it comes to Richard Colbeck:Rachel Siewert:Aged care is a debacle in this country.We have no national coordinating body to address the Covid crisis in aged care. It was not inevitable that Covid was going to spread extensively into aged care.We know that some providers have done the work to make sure that Covid did not get in or spread. 1.07am BST Goodness. If only there was some way all these Coalition ministers could just somehow talk to each other to get solutions. Continue reading...