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Dr Nick Coatsworth: ‘Light at the end of the tunnel’ for Victoria – NEWS.com.au

Dr Nick Coatsworth: ‘Light at the end of the tunnel’ for Victoria

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Victoria is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel as case numbers drop following the states deadly second outbreak.“The rate of growth in the past week shows things are, indeed, coming under control in Victoria,” Dr Nick Coatsworth, Australia’s deputy chief health officer, told reporters on Monday.
“It’s the light at the end of the tunnel that we’re starting to see.”
Dr Coatsworth said while his outlook for Victoria was positive with only 116 new cases announced on Monday, it woul…

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Coronavirus Updates LIVE: Victorians urged to comply with rules, NSW government looks for app downloads, decision looms on Queensland border – The Sydney Morning Herald

State governments are shifting their focus on how to control case outbreaks as social distancing rules are eased. Overseas there are worrying signs in Europe and…

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We must not be complacent or self-congratulatory. Leadership, science and unity got us and our Asia-Pacific neighbours to this place. And its these things that stand between a “zero COVID” life and the devastation of a new wave.
A one-way travel bubble is in place with New Zealand and that could be cautiously extended two-way to other Pacific and Asian countries with low transmission like Vanuatu, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Until there is an effective and widely…

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Meghan Markle wins court bid to delay privacy trial as Thomas Markle says he could die soon – NEWS.com.au

Meghan Markle wins court bid to delay privacy trial as Thomas Markle says he could die soon

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Meghan Markle has won her bid to delay her privacy court battle for almost a year over a confidential matter, despite her dad warning I could die tomorrow.The Duchess of Sussex is suing Associated Newspapers, the publisher of the Mail on Sunday, for releasing a letter she wrote to her estranged father Thomas Markle before her royal wedding in 2018.
A ten-day trial was set to take place in London on January 11 next year, where the 39-year-old royal and her father were expected to give evidence in…

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‘A bigot without principles’: ex-Malaysian PM condemned by former ambassador to France – Sydney Morning Herald

Mahathir Mohamad infuriates Europe for saying Muslims “have a right to kill millions of French people” after a terrorist beheaded an elderly Christian.

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Famously described as a “recalcitrant” by former PM Paul Keating, Mohamad has previously been condemned for inflammatory comments about Jews and gays.
He was the prime minister of Muslim-majority Malaysia for 22 years between 1981 and 2003, and returned as leader for a further two years before his government collapsed in March this year.
The comment by former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad was removed by Twitter after it was found to glorify violence.Credit:AP
In a series of tweets about…

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