Ruby Princess Deaths March 24 – A Queensland woman, in her 70s, died.March 28 – A 75-year-old woman died in Caboolture Hospital, Queensland.March 29 – A woman in her 80s died in North West Regional Hospital in Burnie, Tasmania.March 30 – Elderly man died at the Royal Hobart Hospital.March 30-31 – A woman in her 80s died in Canberra Hospital.April 1 – A woman, 67, died in Orange Base Hospital.April 2 – A man, 85, died in Toowoomba, Queensland. … [Read more...] about Health officials KNEW 104 Ruby Princess passengers were sick, including 36 people with a ‘flu-like illness’, before allowing the entire ‘low risk’ ship to disembark in Sydney – and now seven people are dead
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Some staff on fixed-term contracts have had their status paused, he says, while the university looks to place them in other roles. But his main concern is bridging the likely two-to-three-year gap before foreign student numbers return to current levels. “We don’t have the resources to keep research going with financial help from our funders. We don’t get the full economic cost of research paid for other than by cross-subsidy from foreign student income. It has always been an unstable situation that the pandemic forces us to address,” he says. … [Read more...] about What do companies think of Sunak’s emergency Covid-19 loan scheme?
The ACT is also enforcing the two-person limit, but people are allowed up to two guests inside their homes - only if there is at least four square metres per person. … [Read more...] about Radio host Alan Jones slams police minister during a heated debate about Australia’s strict coronavirus social-distancing rules
In other developments: Spain's official death toll is 932 for the past 24 hours - just below Thursday's figure. Spain, with 10,932 deaths so far, is the worst-hit country after Italy for fatalities The commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt was dismissed after saying the US Navy was not doing enough to halt a coronavirus outbreak on board the aircraft carrier The Zaandam cruise ship, with dozens of ill passengers on board, docked in Florida after several South American countries refused to accept it The World Bank approved a plan to disburse $160bn (£130bn) in emergency aid over 15 months to help countries stricken by the pandemic The French authorities have boosted police checks to prevent anyone trying to go on holiday this weekend ahead of Easter UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has called for volunteers to take part in clinical trials for Covid-19 treatments A 4,000-bed emergency field hospital at London's ExCel centre has opened How have you been affected by the issues … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: New York forced to redistribute ventilators
Other major sporting events to be cancelled or postponed in China because of the virus include the World Indoor Athletics Championships, Olympic qualifying events in boxing, women's football and basketball, World Cup skiing and a Formula E race. … [Read more...] about LPGA scraps golf tournaments in Singapore and Thailand over coronavirus fears after cancelling event in southern China