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State’s top doc takes stronger stance on masks as more cases expected – Herald Sun

Health authorities are scrambling to find the “missing link” between a new cluster in Brisbane’s southwest and a smaller one brought about by two women returning to Queensland from Melbourne last month.

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Health authorities are scrambling to find the missing link between a new cluster in Brisbanes southwest and a smaller one brought about by two women returning to Queensland from Melbourne last month.
It comes as Queensland has recorded no new COVID-19 cases, after more than 8000 people flocked to get tested in the 24 hours to Tuesday morning.
Queensland Health has rolled out more testing facilities as the state experiences it’s largest bout of community transmission of COVID-19 in months, aft…

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Victoria reports three Covid cases; Rudd ‘deeply disturbed’ by Epstein donations – politics live – The Guardian

Former Australian PM says he was ‘blindsided’ by revelations the convicted paedophile donated money to the Internat­ional Peace Institute. Follow all the latest…

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Former Australian PM says he was blindsided by revelations the convicted paedophile donated money to the Internat­ional Peace Institute. Follow all the latest news and updates, live

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ASX set to tumble amid global virus selloff; ANZ profit down 42% – The Sydney Morning Herald

The ASX is set for steep early losses on Thursday after US and European markets fell on concerns the worsening pandemic will intensify the economic blow.

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The selling was widespread, and roughly 95 per cent of stocks in the S&P 500 were lower.
Markets were dropping even more sharply in Europe, where investors expect the French President to announce tough measures to slow the virus’ spread and German officials agreed to impose a four-week partial lockdown.
The measures may not be as stringent as the shutdown orders that swept the world early this year, but the worry is they could still hit the already weakened global economy.
Coronavirus counts are…

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria records three new COVID-19 cases as student tests positive in south-west Sydney; Anthony Fauci says vaccine ‘imminent’ as Australian death toll stands at 907 – The Sydney Morning Herald

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 44 million, Johns Hopkins University data shows, and there have been 1.17 million deaths from the…

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NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer Jeremy McAnulty has provided some more information about the rationale behind the state’s sewage tracing system, stressing the coronavirus fragments found at a western Sydney plant do not necessarily mean the area has large numbers of undetected infections.
Earlier this week, virus fragments detected at a sewage treatment plant at Glenfield prompted alerts for residents in a number of suburbs to be alert for symptoms. On Wednesday, it was announced the sewage testing…

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