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Virus alert for thousands in Melbourne

Melbourne residents have been put on alert tonight after COVID-19 fragments were detected in wastewater, affecting some 16 suburbs. “Coronavirus fragments have been detected in wastewater from the Ringwood area,” the Victorian Department of Health said in a statement just before 6pm on Tuesday. The east Melbourne suburbs affected include Bayswater, Bayswater North, Boronia, Croydon,… Read More »

Possible new virus case drove into SA

South Australians have been alerted to a possible new COVID-19 case after a man drove into the state from Victoria on Monday. The man, in his twenties, had earlier been on-board a Darwin-to-Sydney flight which had a positive COVID-19 case. “The thing that was made it a little bit difficult for our staff to put… Read More »

New protests loom as Europeans tire of virus restrictions

MILAN — Italy braced Tuesday for more nationwide protests against virus-fighting measures like regional curfews, evening shutdowns for restaurants and bars and the closures of gyms, swimming pools and theaters — a sign of growing discontent across Europe with renewed coronavirus restrictions. Police in the financial capital of Milan arrested 28 people after protests turned… Read More »

California won’t allow virus vaccines without state approval

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California won’t allow any distribution of coronavirus vaccines in the nation’s most populous state until it is reviewed by the state’s own panel of experts, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday. Vaccinations for the pandemic “will move at the speed of trust,” said Newsom, a Democrat, and the state wants its own independent… Read More »

Dr. Scott Gottlieb: Antibody drugs may be helpful virus treatments, but won’t end U.S. epidemic

Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday that antibody drugs are likely to be important treatments for the coronavirus, but he cautioned against considering them a panacea for the nation’s Covid-19 outbreak. The former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner said the lack of supply means not every person who becomes diagnosed with the coronavirus… Read More »

Potential virus ship docks in NSW via Qld

A coal ship carrying international mariners that docked in NSW on Thursday has become the latest focus of a testing blitz after one crew member returned an inconclusive coronavirus test result. Chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant said the ship left Brisbane and docked at Newcastle where 14 crew members were swabbed for COVID-19. One… Read More »