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COVID-19 Update June 22

22 June 2020 In: Health, General

COVID-19 could be spread by flushing the toilet if the seat is not put down researchers suggest  Researchers have found that flushing once the business is done could generate a cloud of coronavirus aerosol droplets that rise nearly one metre above the porcelain. Those droplets may linger in the air long enough to be inhaled by another user, or to land on surfaces. Horrible! In the UK, a common anti-inflammatory drug that costs about $9…

COVID-19 Cases Rise

21 June 2020 In: Health, General

COVID-19 in Australia is increasing again after months of steady decline. The number of active cases has increased to 412 nationwide, suggesting a reversal in containing the coronavirus The increase began on Monday and has continued every day this week. Authorities say that being “vigilant” about the risk of a second wave of infections is now more important than ever. The increase is being driven by outbreaks in Victoria, where 13 new cases were recorded….

4 Top Tips for Best Home Working

20 June 2020 In: Jobs, Health, Family, General

Home Working: One of the biggest challenge’s homeworkers are facing day-to-day is achieving balance. However according to new research from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University there are proactive steps we can take to help us feel more in control of our time. “If we want to operate at our best, human beings need to have their three basic psychological needs satisfied. The first is autonomy, which is a sense of choice and control about…

COVID-19 Update 8 June

08 June 2020 In: Health, Economy, General

COVID-19 lockdown is lifting to help parents with school-age children but it will come at a cost. Free childcare in Australia will end on July 12, now that demand has returned to 70% of pre-pandemic levels. Education Minister Dan Tehan says that measures will be in place to protect facilities and families whose incomes have been harmed by the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. The number of new Australian COVID-19 cases dropped by 30% in the past…

COVID-19 Update 6 June

06 June 2020 In: Health, Family, General

COVID-19 restrictions are now lifting across Australia as the country begins to emerge from the coronavirus emergency. At one US dollar to 1.53 Aussie dollars, Australia’s currency has bounced back after hitting 17-year lows just six weeks ago. The Reserve Bank held official interest rates steady. It said the economy was going through its biggest economic contraction since the 1930s, but there were signs the worst was over. With COVID-19 cases now falling fitness facilities…

COVID-19 Family Issues

04 June 2020 In: Health, Family, General

COVID-19 Family Issues have been highlighted by the latest report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Women were almost three times as likely to have stayed at home to look after their children on their own than men (46 per cent* compared with 17 per cent*), according to the fourth ABS Household Impacts of COVID-19 Survey Many parents made changes to their work arrangements to care for their children, including working from home (38 per…

COVID-19 Effect On Business

03 June 2020 In: Jobs, Health, Economy, General

COVID-19 has forced 70 per cent of Australian businesses to change how they operate, according to results from the fourth Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey on Business Impacts of COVID-19. ABS Head of Industry Statistics John Shepherd said that the survey also showed that seven in ten businesses (72%) had a decrease in revenue as a result of COVID-19. Mr Shepherd said: “Businesses that had changed the way they operate were more than twice…

COVID-19 Lockdown Saved 14,000 Lives

03 June 2020 In: Health, Economy, General

COVID-19 Lockdown worked down under. Around 14,000 lives were saved in Australia by social distancing, mass testing and border restrictions. Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy said social-distancing measures; border restrictions and an “aggressive public health response” had saved thousands of lives. Human trials for a US coronavirus vaccine have begun in Melbourne. Biotech company Novavax has partnered with Australian Nucleus Network for the trial that will involve 131 healthy participants. The COVID-19 vaccine, made in…

COVID-19: No Future Lockdown

26 May 2020 In: Health, Economy, Family

COVID-19: Australia is not expected to ever return to lockdown once restrictions to curb the coronavirus are lifted. That’s according to Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt who predicts “localised rings of containment,” if a suburban, facility-based or regional outbreak occurs in future. Future state or territory shutdown will only happen if there is “systemic, state-wide” community transmission, which is “highly unlikely”, according to Mr Hunt COVID-19: back to school Full-time attendance at school is now…

COVID-19 Support In Australia

24 May 2020 In: Health, Family, General

COVID-19 Support In Australia: Coronavirus has created a wide range of challenges and affected society in many different ways. What are the key sources of support for people impacted by the current environment? Latest reports show that most common sources of support are: Family member; Private or public organisation or service and Friend or work colleague. During the period early-April to early-May One in ten adults (10%) sought support from others due to COVID-19, including 12%…

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