The announcement comes as Victoria recorded 322 new COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths, bringing the state’s total death toll to 228 (a member of the Australian Defence Force pictured doing a temperature check in Melbourne)
— An outbreak in Australia’s second-largest city held steady Tuesday, raising hopes the strict lockdown in Melbourne was working. Victoria state, which includes Melbourne, reported 331 new cases and 19 more deaths from COVID-19, equaling the record number of deaths set a day earlier. The number of new infections was less than half the peak […]
‘I think it’s for the people higher up to figure out and crack down on that a bit harder because us as players, if we say something it usually comes to bite us on the bum.’
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‘Some people are sadly dying very early in the course of COVID-19 but for many people, it is a week or more after they have been infected that we see people who are gravely unwell.’
Fourteen of the 19 deaths were residents in aged care. The people who died were one man in his 50s, one woman in her 60s, two men in their 70s, one man and six women in their 80s, and one male and seven women in their 90s.
‘One of the things I am hearing is the level of guilt because they don’t feel like they are doing enough even though they are the spirit of Australia and doing an incredible job, it’s the burden that we place upon ourselves in a life of choosing to be a nurse and a life of […]