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Coronavirus warning issued to NSW as Victoria battles through crisis – 7NEWS.com.au

‘You need to act like you’re already infected and treat people not from your own household as though they are infected.’

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People in NSW have been warned to be vigilant to ensure the state doesnt see the same community spread of coronavirus seen in Victoria.
The Australian Medical Association NSW President Dr Andrew Zuschmann said the situation in Victoria is bad but it could have just as easily been us.
Because of whats happened there and because of the porous nature of the border prior to it being closed, people in NSW are going to need to be very careful over the next few weeks, Dr Zuschmann said.
Its likely we wont know for sure whether community spread is going to be a problem here for a while.
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Victoria’s coronavirus crisis worsens, with millions in lockdown, as Queensland reopens its borders.
Community spread of the type gripping Victoria currently is something different than most of what weve seen in NSW previously.
The majority of cases in NSW have been easier to contain from sources like hotel quarantine.
Dr Zuschmann added the virus is much harder to contain when it spreads from interstate travellers and through the community.
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Your decisions as an individual could make a very big difference.
The Premier has been giving good advice you need to act like youre already infected and treat people not from your own household as though they are infected, he said.
Maintain social distancing, stay home as much as you can, and exercise a high degree of caution.
AMA (NSW) has previously compared the sort of advice being issued by the NSW Government on COVID-19 to that regarding international travel to places that might be hazardous.
The language is similar its not designed to create alarm but it is serious and it should be treated the same way.
The responsibility for stopping the spread of COVID-19 belongs to everyone and that means your decisions as an individual could make a very big difference.
Victoria recorded 288 new coronavirus cases on Friday, compared to NSW which confirmed 14 new cases – 13 of which were in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.
Fridays daily case increase in Victoria was the highest Australia has seen since the pandemic began, even topping NSWs daily records at the height of the Ruby Princess outbreak.
Hundreds of more cases of COVID-19 in Victoria remain active.
Across Melbourne, hundreds of thousands of people returned to lockdown and have been given only four reasons to leave their homes.
NSW last week also closed its borders to Victoria, following an agreement between the states premiers Daniel Andrews and Gladys Berejiklian and Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

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US marks 160,000 virus deaths, talks stall – Australian Associated Press

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More than 160,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States, a Reuters tally shows, as President Donald Trump says he would unilaterally grant financial relief to Americans after talks with congressional Democrats stalled.

The grim milestone on Friday, which includes 10,000 deaths nationwide in the past nine days, comes as Americans and their political leaders remain divided over such issues as reopening schools, testing, business closures and mask…



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197 fined for breaching Vic virus rules – Australian Associated Press

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Almost 200 Victorians have been fined for breaching the state’s coronavirus restrictions, including a man caught breaking curfew to buy cigarettes and lollies. 

Victoria Police did 3554 spot checks on homes, businesses and public places in the 24 hours to Saturday morning, fining 197 people for breaching the chief health officer’s directions. 

Sixty-two were fined $1652 for breaching Melbourne’s 8pm-5am curfew, while a further 36 were penalised $200…



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142 people turned back at Qld border – Australian Associated Press

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More than 140 people have been turned away at the Queensland border after it closed to anyone from the ACT, NSW and Victoria, in a bid to keep coronavirus out of the state.

Queensland Police Services Chief Superintendent Mark Wheeler said 142 people – including 18 Queenslanders – were refused entry into the state after the border closed at 1am on Saturday.

“The 18 Queenslanders no doubt were extremely disappointed because there’s going to be…



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