Coronavirus in Australia ‘Turned Back’22 April 2020 by News Desk
Coronavirus in Australia has been reversed and the country has turned a corner in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that Australia was “on the road back,” to some kind of normality, with a fall in new cases and a continuing low death rate.
The government says that some restrictions are to be lifted and some elective surgeries like IVF will begin again from next week.
Now it’s a case of supporting the economy. Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowes has warned the country faces its biggest economic hit since the 1930s due to the coronavirus in Australia.
Hundreds of thousand of jobs have been lost – temporarily it is hoped – and the government has promised a range of powerful measures to re-start the economy.
Analysts say the federal government’s delayed budget will feature “lower taxes” and “aggressive deregulation”, with growth forecast to return in 2021
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School students’ return to the classroom will be staggered, beginning with one day a week.
Research has found the virus behind COVID-19 can stay infectious in the air for more than 12 hours – now scientists believe it may last longer than previously thought. Compared with other deadly coronaviruses such as SARS and MERS, COVID-19 was “remarkably resilient” in the air when aerosolised into smaller particles.
The national death toll has reached 72 after the death of a 92-year-old woman in western Sydney. NSW and Queensland recorded six new cases, Victoria seven and Tasmania five. There were no new cases in the ACT.
NSW Health said most COVID-19 cases recovered within three weeks.
It is hoped that a major clinical study that will use HIV and malaria drugs and possibly head lice treatment to treat COVID-19 patients might prevent them from needing intensive care treatment.
Passenger numbers at Melbourne Airport were down 44% in March, the result of travel restrictions caused by the pandemic. April is set to see even less traffic with passenger numbers down 97 per cent compared to the same time last year.
The price of unleaded petrol on Sydney has fallen in the past month from $1.30 per litre to just $1.07 per litre.
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