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Old Mar 31st 2020, 1:04 pm
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Originally Posted by stevenglish1
I think perhaps the temperature has done us some favours too. Might be a different story had this hit us in winter.
Sure that's going to be an issue but the average winter day in Australia is akin to an average Spring/Summer day in Western Europe
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WA Health has released the locations of the confirmed cases in Regional WA.

Peel - City of Mandurah

South West - Shires of Harvey, Dardanup & Augusta-Margaret River; Cities of Bunbury & Busselton

Great Southern - City of Albany

Wheatbelt - Shires of Dumbleyung, Goomalling, Toodyay & Gingin

Goldfields-Esperance - City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Mid West - City of Greater Geraldton

Gascoyne - Shire of Carnarvon

Pilbara - City of Karratha

Kimberley - Shire of Broome

A map has also been released of the Metropolitan Area - every LGA in Perth has at least one confirmed case.
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Originally Posted by Amazulu
I'm gonna stick my neck out here a bit, but after much reading and research I reckon C19 is not going to be as bad in Australia as it is in many other countries. We're on a Singapore/South Korea trajectory, not an Italy/Spain/UK/USA one. Our governments, federal and state have overall done a good job at containment. Not perfect but far from what, say, the US has done. I know being geographically isolated has helped (even more so for us in Perth) but apart from cruise ships and international arrivals, the spread has been small. Not out of the woods yet but getting there

But then again WTF do I know!
Australia has a mortality rate of those died v those recorded infections of 0.5%. UK is at 7%. This number is bogus of course, bugger all are being tested in the UK, but it just goes to show how testing really goes a long way to help contact tracing. Even in NSW where the cases are at the highest they still have contact tracing under control. Same in Singapore and South Korea. The UK lost that a long time ago.
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Australia has a mortality rate of those died v those recorded infections of 0.5%. UK is at 7%. This number is bogus of course, bugger all are being tested in the UK, but it just goes to show how testing really goes a long way to help contact tracing. Even in NSW where the cases are at the highest they still have contact tracing under control. Same in Singapore and South Korea. The UK lost that a long time ago.
Someone on another forum flew into the UK yesterday. No testing of any sort on arrival, just went on their way.
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Old Apr 1st 2020, 2:32 am
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Australia has a mortality rate of those died v those recorded infections of 0.5%. UK is at 7%. This number is bogus of course, bugger all are being tested in the UK, but it just goes to show how testing really goes a long way to help contact tracing. Even in NSW where the cases are at the highest they still have contact tracing under control. Same in Singapore and South Korea. The UK lost that a long time ago.
The NSW government is doing a good job

Even the Victorian government is going okay, especially given that their premier is an asshat
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Dear People that expressed interest, concern and or offers of help ............ I love you all for that. Chloe applied for a subclass 600 visitor's visa ----- not without some difficulty filling in the form ----- but she has been granted a bridging visa which at least means that she stays legal. Today is my Italian anniversary - 30 ******* years so I'm having a little lockdown/video drink with friends. Chat soon xxxx

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Originally Posted by moneypenny20
Someone on another forum flew into the UK yesterday. No testing of any sort on arrival, just went on their way.
Last time I looked the UK had only actually conducted around 150k tests (google suggests that Australia has conducted 244k by comparison), the situation is fairly bleak and I suspect it will take months to start to get a read on what has and is occurring in the UK. I seem to recall the government warning was current quarantine measure may last six months.

Still, brexit was getting old and variety is the spice of life.
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20
Someone on another forum flew into the UK yesterday. No testing of any sort on arrival, just went on their way.
Germany testing 500k a week, UK just over 50k. Australia's death total is 1% of the UK's

UK has cocked up basically
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Dear People that expressed interest, concern and or offers of help ............ I love you all for that. Chloe applied for a subclass 600 visitor's visa ----- not without some difficulty filling in the form ----- but she has been granted a bridging visa which at least means that she stays legal. Today is my Italian anniversary - 30 ******* years so I'm having a little lockdown/video drink with friends. Chat soon xxxx
Excellent - both on the Bridging Visa and the 30 years. Congratulations to you.
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There has been a COVID-19 outbreak among health care workers in the WA Kimberley - 5 cases - reported in Broome, Halls Creek and Kununurra.

Halls Creek is almost entirely Aboriginal.

There have also been reports of indigenous communities in the Kimberley not enforcing 14 days of quarantine or self-isolation on returning Aboriginals coming from other parts of Australia.

I have heard Aboriginals in the Kimberley expressing concern about the government's "return" order - some have gone back, and with kids, but with deep concerns about what happens if they actually have it but are asymptomatic.

The Kimberley was the first region in WA to be locked down - some days before the other regions - but apparently too late, or just in time to catch and isolate a small occurrence.
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Originally Posted by Amazulu
The NSW government is doing a good job

Even the Victorian government is going okay, especially given that their premier is an asshat
Daniel Andrews wants NZ style lockdown. He has been pulled back into line and told "Don't be an over zealous Jacinta".
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Originally Posted by Amazulu
Germany testing 500k a week, UK just over 50k. Australia's death total is 1% of the UK's

UK has cocked up basically
The UK is in a world of hurt ...... not as bad as the US will be.
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So to those who were interested in Child Care Centres, it looks like its nothing to worry about. From what I can tell the Child Care Centre can now put every kid on the books for all 5 days and be paid 100% for that. For parents child care is free for 6 months.. Big $$$$.
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Premier Mark McGowan has announced that from Sunday night, Western Australia will have a "hard border" and nobody except those in essential employment will be allowed entry. McGowan said that this means Western Australians outside of the state, who want to re-enter after Sunday, will be denied entry.

The Kimberley now has the highest number of regional cases in Western Australia, with more predicted as some in self-isolation are showing symptoms. From tonight the Kimberley will now go to a shire-by-shire lockdown where residents are not permitted to leave their local government areas. These are the Shire of Broome, the Shire of Derby-West Kimberley, the Shire of Halls Creek and the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley (Kununurra).

McGowan added that "our isolation is our best defence."

Western Australia reported only 8 new cases today, which is the lowest total in weeks.

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So to those who were interested in Child Care Centres, it looks like its nothing to worry about. From what I can tell the Child Care Centre can now put every kid on the books for all 5 days and be paid 100% for that. For parents child care is free for 6 months.. Big $$$$.
until parents have enough confidence to send their kids back to preschool en masse it won't matter. My wife's pre school has been on the bones of it's arse with only 6 of the usual 40 kids turning up. The owner has had to take out a loan to pay wages, all because there was no answer from the government. The saddest thing of all though is that parents are slowly bringing kids back (up to 10 today) and the main reason is I just can't cope with them at home full time. That's sad.
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