Coronavirus: Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants to escalate Australia’s shutdown

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The blockade of Australia is being tightened and includes food courts, auction rooms, real estate auctions, open days, massage parlors, beauty salons and a number of other non-essential services.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has unveiled other unprecedented measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus, which will be applied tomorrow night from midnight.

Australia’s advice not to travel has now become a strict ban on travel abroad.

Limited exceptions apply to compassionate travel, auxiliary work and travel for essential employment relationships.

Galleries, museums, libraries, swimming pools, children’s play centers and municipal facilities must also be closed.

Weddings can continue, but only with a couple, a celebrant and their witnesses, as large gatherings are no longer allowed.

Funerals can only be held with a maximum of 10 people who comply with the rules of social distancing.

Scott Morrison speaks after the national cabinet meeting. Picture: Sam Mooy
Media cameraScott Morrison speaks after the national cabinet meeting. Picture: Sam Mooy

Mr. Morrison said Australians should not go out unless it is “absolutely necessary”.

He said people should only go outside when they exercise, buy groceries and supplies, seek medical care, go to work when they can’t work from home, and do caring duties

Mr. Morrison said it was safe for parents to send children to school.

“We have to make sure that children are taught,” he said.

The changes come after days of mixed messages about the closure of non-essential companies like nightclubs, restaurants, cafes, cinemas and gyms.

VIRUS INFLUENCES YOUNG AND OLDER

COVID-19 is not just a disease for the elderly, with 50 Australians under 20 who have already developed the disease, including three infants under the age of four.

Young people, including babies, have died of the disease worldwide.

The majority of cases (56 percent) in Australia occurred in people under 50 years of age.

Although older people are at higher risk of dying from the virus, only 10 percent of COVID-19 cases in Australia are over 70 years old, according to Department of Health data.

All people who died of COVID-19 in Australia are over 70 years of age, and more than one in five people under the age of 80 who are infected with the virus are likely to die.

NSW Health confirmed that 27 (3 percent) of the state’s COVID-19 cases were younger than 20 years of age.

Younger people are warned that the virus does not only affect older people. Picture: Getty
Media cameraYounger people are warned that the virus does not only affect older people. Picture: Getty

According to the Victoria Health Department, 185 cases were between 15 and 44 years old and three were younger than 14 years. Preschoolers were also affected by the virus.

The alarming numbers prompted the President of the Australian Medical Association, NSW, Dr. Kean-Seng Lim to urge young people not to underestimate the risk of viruses.

“COVID-19 can and will kill young people,” he said.

“Some of the sickest patients we had in NSW were younger people,” he said.

“If you look at Italy, the United States and England, we see intensive care units with young people,” he said.

Many younger people were traveling near the beaches of Sydney yesterday, despite social distance rules designed to stop the virus from spreading in Australia.

While young people were less likely to be affected by the virus, they underestimated the risk they posed to others if they violated strict social distance rules, Dr. Lim.

“Even if you don’t get seriously ill yourself, you can pass it on to someone else who could be seriously ill,” he said.

An elderly care center has signs warning people not to enter. Picture: Getty
Media cameraAn elderly care center has signs warning people not to enter. Picture: Getty

New research from China showed that more than 2,000 children in a region were infected with the virus, 125 developed a very serious illness, and a 14-year-old boy died from the disease.

More than 60 percent of children who became critically ill in China were under the age of five, and infants under 12 months are also likely to become very ill.

Information from the United States shows that there have been 705 cases in 20- to 24-year-olds so far, and 2.5 percent of cases are younger than 19 years.

Three percent of those hospitalized with COVID19 in the United States were under the age of 19.

BRITAIN’S RESTRICTIONS WORST

Britain was subjected to stricter restrictions than during the lightning during World War II when it tried to completely combat the corona virus.

Britain has followed the leadership of Italy, France and Spain and fined people who break the rules.

All stores except grocery stores and pharmacies are closed for at least three weeks, and the army is brought in to help with logistics.

Meetings of more than two people were banned and playgrounds closed after a weekend when the British ignored guidelines for social distancing.

The death toll in the UK was 336 out of 6,726, with a national emergency declared.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to the nation about the big blockade.
Media cameraPrime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to the nation about the big blockade.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the 66 million people in the country: “You have to stay at home.

“Without much national effort to stop this virus from growing, there will be a moment when no health service in the world could possibly cope with it,” he said.

“Because there are not enough ventilators, intensive care beds, enough doctors and nurses.”

The UK passed some German regulations that showed signs of a decrease in the spread of the virus.

SPAIN’S VIRUS DEATH GREAT RISES

Spain has made a grim decision to turn an ice rink, usually a place where children and families spent spring weekends, into a mortuary.

The ice rink in Madrid can accommodate 1,800 skaters, but is used to store dead bodies when the death toll increases in the country. 462 people die within 24 hours.

Members of the Spanish Army's military emergency unit in protective suits stand up as a delivery truck arrives at the Palacio de Hielo (Ice Palace) shopping center. Picture: AFP
Media cameraMembers of the Spanish Army’s military emergency unit in protective suits stand up as a delivery truck arrives at the Palacio de Hielo (Ice Palace) shopping center. Picture: AFP

“Preparations have begun so that the facilities ceded by the Ice Palace can collect corpses and facilitate the funeral services in the face of this extraordinary situation,” said the regional government of Madrid.

“This is a temporary and exceptional measure aimed at alleviating the pain of the victims’ families and the situation of the hospitals in Madrid.”

Italian health authorities have warned that it will take a few days before declaring that they are beginning to defeat the coronavirus, with the number of fatalities falling for the second day in a row.

There were 601 deaths on Monday local time, compared to 651 on Sunday local time, and new cases were also down 700 compared to previous days.

The authorities warned that the south of the country was still in danger after people ignored the blockade there.

“The curve to the south doesn’t seem to be improving, but I’ve seen streets full of people in the press photos, things you can’t see elsewhere,” said Silvio Brusaferro, director of the Italian University Institute for Health.

The French authorities closed all open markets and increased the fines to $ 248 to intensify the attack on the corona virus.

Another 186 people died from the virus in France, for a total of 862.

Moscow accelerated the coronavirus testing to combat the threat with 438 cases and one death.

The authorities have decided that a positive test is enough to stop sending samples to a laboratory for further analysis and confirmation.

It comes when over 65s were bribed to stay at home with a $ 86 payment to stay indoors.

India canceled all domestic flights as of midnight local time on Tuesday and stopped its rail traffic because it is fighting the corona virus.

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