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Coronavirus Update: Perth Set To Host 30,000 Fans Easing Coronavirus Curbs

Australia’s most isolated city will become the spectator capital of the world on Sunday when 30,000 fans descend upon Perth Stadium as Australian Rules football resumes in the country’s west amid easing COVID-19 restrictions.

Neesham said talent will only take teams so far this season given the upheaval and off-field distractions.
“Mental strength would be a critical factor in this current environment,” he added. “It’ll be a deserved winner at the very end.”

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Coronavirus Update: Do Face Masks Really Reduce COVID-19 Spread?

With the recent spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, people are looking to face masks as a way of protecting themselves and others from the virus, which causes the disease COVID-19.

But does wearing a face mask prevents the spread of coronaviruses?

Yes, wearing a face mask can help reduce the spread of the coronavirus by people who have COVID-19 but don’t realize it.

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WHO Published Updated Guidance On The Use Of Face Masks To Control Coronavirus.

On 5 June 2020, WHO published updated guidance on the use of face masks for control of COVID-19. This guidance is based on evolving evidence and provides updated advice on who should wear a mask when it should be worn and what it should be made of.

World Health Organization updates guidelines on Masks.

Notably in areas with widespread infection:

  • All people working in clinical areas should wear medical masks
  • People over 60 years of age or with underlying conditions should wear a medical mask
  • Governments should encourage the general public to wear masks where physical distancing is difficult, such as on public transport.

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Except from todays WHO announcement, here is what’s new:

  • In areas with the widespread transmission, WHO advises medical masks for all people working in clinical areas of a health facility, not only workers dealing with patients with COVID-19.

That means, for example, that when a doctor is doing a ward round on the cardiology or palliative care units where there are no confirmed COVID-19 patients, they should still wear a medical mask.

  • Second, in areas with community transmission, we advise that people aged 60 years or over, or those with underlying conditions, should wear a medical mask in situations where physical distancing is not possible. 
  • Third, WHO has also updated its guidance on the use of masks by the general public in areas with community transmission.

In light of evolving evidence, WHO advises that governments should encourage the general public to wear masks where there is widespread transmission and physical distancing is difficult, such as on public transport, in shops or in other confined or crowded environments. 

Our updated guidance contains new information on the composition of fabric masks, based on academic research requested by WHO. Based on this new research, WHO advises that fabric masks should consist of at least three layers of a different material. Details of which materials we recommend for each layer are in the guidelines.

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Coronavirus Update: Australian Open 2021 Will Take Place In Melbourne Despite COVID-19

Despite Victoria’s alarming COVID-19 spike, the 2021 Australian Open will proceed in Melbourne and Melbourne only.

According to tournament boss Craig Tiley, Nothing has changed for us in terms of our planning,” Tiley told AAP. 

“So I’m confident we will run the Australian Open in Melbourne and other events around Australia in January.

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Coronavirus Vaccine Update: Adelaide-Based Company Vaxine To Start Human Trials

The first human trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed in Australia are about to begin in Adelaide.

Vaccine research director Professor Nikolai Petrovsky said the human trials beginning in Adelaide today were the first for a vaccine developed in the southern hemisphere.

He said “I am very confident there will be successful vaccines against COVID-19.”

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Alison McMillan Warned “This Coronavirus Pandemic is Not Over Yet”

Australia’s chief nursing and midwifery officer Alison McMillan warned “this pandemic is not over” as the country recorded 85 new cases in the past 24 hours.

She described what a “second wave” of the deadly coronavirus would look like and warned that although younger people might suffer milder symptoms, they were absolutely at risk of infection and could spread the virus to more vulnerable Australians if they were not careful.