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Month: December 2020

COVID-19 restrictions on New Years Eve will not affect Australia v India test, with crowds allowed

The third test of cricket between Australia and India will take place in Sydney despite growing COVID-19 clusters and strict new rules around social gatherings.NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian implemented new restrictions in the last 24 hours, including outdoor gatherings limited to 30 people.But Ms. Berejiklian stood firm in the decision to allow a 50 percent capacity attendance at the traditional New Year's Test, which begins on January 7.Cricket Australia expects a minimum of 19,000 people to attend each day."We support our decision to make sure we can run safe COVID events and as Dr. Chant said, if we need to re-evaluate some of the settings, some of the health settings update our advice, update our compliance measures update COVID plan security, we will not hesitate to do so, "said M...

California announces first confirmed case of virus variant

California has announced its first confirmed case of the new and apparently more contagious variant of coronavirus, the second documented case in the United States in one day.Governor Gavin Newsom announced the infection found in Southern California during an online conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.“I don't think Californians should think this is weird. It's to be expected, ”Dr. Fauci said.Newsom did not provide any other details about the infected person.A nurse works in an ICU ward with a COVID-19 positive patient in Roseville, California, earlier this month. (AP)The cases have raised questions about how the version circulating in England made it to the United States and whether it is too late to stop it now, a...

Donald Trump’s push for $ 2,000 aid checks almost died in Senate

The american president Donald trumpThe $ 2,000 (A $ 2605) COVID-19 Aid Checks Momentum Has Nearly Died When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Proposed An Alternative Approach Of Loading The Bill With Other House Priorities White that seemed destined for failure.The hurdle set by Senate Republicans seems insurmountable, even as pressure mounts to pass the most important controls. Trump wants the Republican-led House to follow the House and increase checks of $ 600 (Australian $ 781) for millions of Americans. President Donald Trump plays golf at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. (AP)A growing number of Republicans, including two senators in Georgia's Jan. 5 runoff election, agree. But most Republican senators are opposed to higher spending, even if they ...

Bunnings and Santa Photo Booth Added to COVID-19 Alert List

NSW Health has updated its list of places visited by a confirmed COVID-19 case to include a Santa photo booth from the mall, a Bunnings store and Officeworks.Nine are linked to the Avalon Cluster, but another six were found in the Croydon area of ​​inner west Sydney and another three are under investigation.The new warning spots stretch across Sydney to the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra.Anyone visiting the following sites is considered a close contact, should be tested immediately and isolated for 14 days regardless of the result. Bankstown: Monkey Mania at Bankstown Sports Club on December 28 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.Bankstown: La Piazza at Bankstown Sports Club on December 28 between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.Bass Hill: Hair Management at Bass Hill Plaza on December 24 between 11:15 am a...

Tsunami-proof survival capsules to enter main production

After a year like no other, many people are looking for more safety and protection in 2021.One Christmas gift could have met all of those requirements, while also offering the latest in disaster sure.the Survival The capsule is scheduled to enter main factory production in 2021 after a decade of testing, including dropping it down a waterfall, and development in the US.Constructed to aerospace standards from aircraft-grade aluminum, the capsules are designed to protect you and your family from tsunamis, earthquakes and cyclones.The survival capsule is tested in a cascade. (Supplied)Aerospace engineer and Survival Capsule founder Julian Sharpe thought of the idea in 2010 while remembering the Indonesia Boxing Day Tsunami during a camping trip on the beach."After the Indonesi...

Newest strain of COVID-19 found in the UK more infectious, but not more serious: CMO

Medical director Professor Paul Kelly said Australian authorities are closely watching the new strain, which is believed to be more transmissible than what has currently been tested here."This variant is not more serious, it does not cause more serious disease. There is no increase in hospitalization and no increase in mortality at 28 days," said Professor Kelly.Paul Kelly, Australian Medical Director. (9News)"So these are positive signs. It seems like it's more transmittable, but not that much, and I'd say our two weeks of quarantine with someone in their own hotel room means it doesn't really matter if that's more transmittable or not."Professor Kelly said the launch of a COVID-19 vaccine in Australia was "on target" but had not yet received regulatory approval from the Therapeutic Go...

The pop song the bomber played before it detonated

In the tense moments before a motor home exploded in downtown Nashville in the US on Christmas morning, he broadcast a warning over a loudspeaker that a bomb was about to go off and urged people to evacuate.Confusingly, the parked vehicle also broadcast a song, Petula Clark's 1964 upbeat hit "Downtown," about how the bustle of a city can heal the sadness of a lonely person.The song begins like this:When you're lonely and life makes you feel lonelyYou can always go downtownWhen you have worries, all the noise and the rushIt seems to help, I know, in the center 'It sounds like something from a thriller: the jolly, jarring melody played over the eerie scene that portends bad things ahead (see "Caught in the middle with you" from "Reservoir Dogs", "Hip to be Square" from "American Psycho " ...

US COVID Hospitalizations Soar as US Doctors Forced to Treat Patients

In Los Angeles County, where a large number of cases have filled hospital intensive care units for days, at least five hospitals have already turned away patients due to oxygen supply problems, authorities say."The surges and the impact on our ICUs across the country are absolutely devastating ... This is the nightmare scenario that we work so hard to prevent," Dr. Peter Hotez, infectious disease specialist at the College, told CNN. Baylor of Medicine. on the hospital situation nationwide.Doctors performing chest compression on a patient who tested positive for coronavirus in the emergency room. (AP)The United States reported 121,235 coronavirus patients in hospitals on Monday, the most ever reported on any given day during the pandemic, according to the COVID Tracking Project. The pr...

Minor floods in Sydney, record rain in December, wet weather on the way to the East Coast, New Years Eve forecast

Sydney's wet weather has arrived and is here to stay, with 2021 to begin soaking wet.A trough on the east coast brings rain and cooler conditions with temperatures up to 10 degrees below the December average.Penrith, in west Sydney, has logged 105 millimeters since the beginning of the month, a stark contrast to last year, with zero rainfall recorded throughout December.New South Wales and Queensland are set to ring in the New Years with gloomy gray skies and plenty of rain. (Sam Mooy / The Sydney Morning Herald)Minor flooding is happening this morning in Terrey Hills and Mona Vale in North Sydney. That heavy rain also extends to the Sunshine State.Meanwhile, the Darling Downs saw a unique event in 50 years overnight, with 100 millimeters falling in one hour.The group's unit was heav...

Vaccine passport could allow returning travelers exemption from hotel quarantine

Special entry grants could be awarded to people wishing to come to Australia if they can show that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.The federal government is said to be considering granting an exemption to international travelers and returning Australians.But health experts warn that quarantine in hotels should still be in place for some time, until herd immunity is achieved.The COVID-19 vaccine is requested to be mandatory for workers when it arrives in Australia. (9News)Australia's health department says it is unclear if two of the coronavirus vaccines are scheduled for use here: AstraZeneca and Pfizer - prevent the virus from spreading to other people.However, they trust its efficacy in reducing the severity of the disease.The President of the Australian Medical Associat...