COVID-19 Lockdown Saved 14,000 Lives03 June 2020 by News Desk
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 the US, has already been successfully tested on animals.
The World Health Organisation suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns.
COVID-19: back to work
A nationwide survey found that one in three Australians expects to be working from home more after the pandemic. But 70 per cent said they couldn’t work from home without hi-speed Internet.
A separate poll of newspaper readers found that 10% wanted to return to working in the office, while 60% said they would rather wait until it was safe to do so.
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