Government updates Corona virus travel advice, urges Australians to return home
The federal government has issued an urgent warning to Australians overseas that it may be too late to return home as the coronavirus epidemic escalates.
Government website Smart Traveler updated its recommendations, urging Australians to return home as soon as possible by business.
“As more countries close borders or impose travel restrictions, overseas travel becomes more complex and difficult,” it said.
“You didn’t plan to return to Australia.”
Australians are also advised to consider whether the health care and support systems available to them if they are ill are adequate based on their condition.
It said: “If you decide to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible.”
“Business choices may become less and less.”
The government also warned that consular assistance in some countries could soon be restricted due to restrictions.
San Francisco conducts 24-hour lockout for 3 weeks
San Francisco travels through Italy with coronavirus security measures-the mayor imposed a curfew throughout the day, barring almost everyone from leaving their homes.
Mayor of London Mayor of London has announced her “decisive moment” in the United States response to the pandemic. Starting at 12 am, all residents of the city can only leave home to see a doctor or go to the grocery store.
This is the strictest new policy promulgated by the United States and is in line with current Italian regulations … Italy is the second most affected country in the world.
The mayor said the rule would take effect at least in the next three weeks.
In addition, in order to close the city, all six counties in the Bay Area are telling residents “shelter”. This means … unless your job is not part of the “basic business”, you will be ordered to stay at home.
The basic business list includes healthcare operations, grocery stores, shelters, media stores, gas stations and banks. The restaurant can remain open but can only be used for takeaway and delivery.
The federal government has issued an urgent warning for Australians abroad, saying it could soon be too late to return home as the coronavirus pandemic escalates.
Government website Smart Traveller has updated its advice, urging Aussies to fly home as soon as they can by commercial means.
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“As more countries close their borders or introduce travel restrictions, overseas travel is becoming more complex and difficult,” it said.
“You may not be able to return to Australia when you had planned to.”
Depending on where they are, Australians are also being advised to consider whether the health care and support systems available to them are adequate, should they get sick.
“If you decide to return to Australia, do so as soon as possible,” it said.
“Commercial options may become less available.”
The government has also warned consular assistance may also soon be limited in some countries due to restrictions.
San Francisco Going on 24-Hour Lockdown for 3 Weeks
San Francisco is going the way of Italy with its coronavirus safety measures — the Mayor’s instituting around-the-clock curfew, banning almost everyone from leaving their homes.
Mayor London Breed announced what she calls a “defining moment” in U.S. response to the pandemic. Beginning at 12 AM, all residents within the city can only leave home for doctor’s appointments or runs to the grocery store.
It’s the strictest new policy enacted in the nation, and matches the current rules in Italy … which has been the 2nd hardest-hit country in the world.
The Mayor says the rule will remain in effect for at least the next 3 weeks.
In addition, to the city shut down, 6 Bay Area counties are telling residents to “shelter in place.” That means … unless your work falls under the list of “essential businesses,” you’ve been ordered to stay home.
That list of essential businesses includes health care operations, grocery stores, shelters, media outlets, gas stations and banks. Restaurants can remain open, but only for takeout and delivery.
Coronavirus Virus Update in Australia
Confirmed Cases : 5,548
Recovered : 636
Deaths : 30
110 people in quarantine in hotels in Sydney have been tested for covid-19 disease.
NSW Health launches daily Covid-19 updates. Here are some key points:
251 patients were hospitalized, including 41 in the intensive care unit. 23 patients were required to use a respirator.
110 people are currently detained in hotels in Sydney are being tested for Covid-19 after reporting symptoms.
NSW health is warning passengers with close contact on flights to check for symptoms.
There is a second case plus the TAFE Ultimo unrelated to the first case. Following. Some of TAFE’s contacts are still open.
Students at Bankstown Senior College conduct positive tests for Covid-19. Continuous monitoring to track close contacts.
At the Rose of Sharon Child Care Center in Blacktown, there are currently seven confirmed cases in the staff, six confirmed patients in children and 12 patients (11 family contacts and one friend).
St. Mary’s High School has one confirmed case, which is the student. School is closed and an investigation is underway.
Gloucester Primary School has one case that has been confirmed in the staff. The school is still open because it has been more than two weeks since the last staff meeting.
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REF : theguardian