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Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

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ANZAC:

Australian and
New
Zealand
Army
Corps

Yes that is the telegraphic code:
see Origins of the acronym ANZAC | The Australian War Memorial

However one of the ways that Anzac is now also used is to describe the special ongoing relationship between Australia and New Zealand forged from that original joint service, and especially in times of trouble. Hence Anzac Bubble.

This relationship is like that of two brothers, a brotherly rivalry where we seem to 'give each other crap' about everything but where you always have each others back if something goes wrong.
 

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Cretin of the day (northern Tas)

A TEENAGER who allegedly drove on the wrong side of the road in an urban area as police gave chase has been charged with evading police and coronavirus emergency compliance offences.

The 16-year-old, who only holds a Novice L1 licence allegedly evaded police in Devonport about 8:30pm on Wednesday.

Police claim he then exceeded speeds of 130km/h on the Bass Highway and drove on the wrong side of the road in a built up area.

The vehicle he was driving was spiked near Tugrah and the youth was arrested a short time later.

He was charged in relation to that alleged incident as well as two other evades earlier this week in Launceston and Burnie.

In total, the youth, from Launceston, was charged with three counts of evade police (Aggravated Circumstances), three counts of reckless driving and three counts of learner driver driving unaccompanied by a licenced driver.

The youth was also charged with two counts of failing to comply with a direction of the Director of Public Health, due to not remaining at his primary residence unless for essential purposes.
 

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NSW has an entrant in the Cretin of the Day.No surprise a colleague of the Health Minister Health Hazzard.

Not only that he was clothes shopping in Sydney whilst supposedly self isolating on the Central Coast.
Also when caught driving to Sydney told police that he was driving to a medical appointment in Sydney.
Plus since 17/3 he has been living with a friend who arrived home from OS that day.

He needs to be sacked but he is the parliamentary leader of the dominant faction of the Liberals.Gladys really does need to grow balls and sack these morons.If she doesn't she loses the next election.Of course if she does she may be rolled by her "friends".
 

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ACT has put out a dashboard with some more detailed data, including where in Canberra the cases have been (based on place of residence). Microsoft Power BI
The main areas are:
Belconnen 13
Gungahlin 15
North Canberra 12
South Canberra 17
Tuggeranong 23
Woden 11
Western Creek 7

Doesn't say where the active cases are.
Up to 100 confirmed cases today, 54 recovered, 2 deaths.
 

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He needs to be sacked but he is the parliamentary leader of the dominant faction of the Liberals.Gladys really does need to grow balls and sack these morons.If she doesn't she loses the next election.Of course if she does she may be rolled by her "friends".
Absolutely be sacked. At least he's now been fined by the NSW Police.

living with a friend who arrived home from OS that day.
... who also needs to be fined for not self-isolating in own residence.
 
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Didn't he move down there before the restrictions came into place? We currently aren't living in our registered home address.
That's his excuse but he has been seen in Sydney many times over the last 3 weeks when supposedly self isolating at Pearl Beach.
 

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The North Queensland funeral exemption is interesting.. a lot of votes were hanging on that decision.
Good old labour ; moral expediency rules
 

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He as a minister is meant to be leading by example.

Unfortunately he chose to lead by bad example.
I dont have any issue with him staying in the one place that isnt his registered address. We know of several who have escaped to the country for a few weeks to isolate. If however he has been travelling back and forth then that is different.

Indeed we would be better off going down to our shack right now where we take everything with us, there is no shop at all and no near neighbours. Where we live now, four other households share our stairs, and on the beachfront there are so many people walking.
 

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I think NSW in general once this is all washed up will be held up as the worst state in terms of managing this mess!
Yes, I think the only government in Australia that will suffer electorally due to the issue of 'pandemic handling' (well, so far at least).
 

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Today's nomination for Cretin of the Day.

Coronavirus border check intercepts Gold Coast man with alleged cannabis stash

Queensland Police conducting border checks aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus say they have uncovered a stash of marijuana worth almost $500,000.

Officers pulled over a ute towing a trailer during peak hour on Wednesday on the Pacific Highway at Tugun, on the Gold Coast.

They said they found 93 kilograms of cannabis, stuffed in plastic bags, and more than $4,000 cash, bound for Queensland.

The drugs have an estimated street value of $450,000.

The 31-year-old driver, from the Gold Coast suburb of Palm Beach, is facing numerous charges and was also fined $13,000 for breaching the Chief Health Officer's direction regarding border crossings.
 

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There's an interesting post in the Criusing/Pandemic thread:
For anyone interested in some more first hand knowledge. At a personal level I have little faith in the Health department's current criteria of deeming people virus free if they have isolated for at least 10 days from first symptoms and then been symptom free for an additional 72 hours.

Here is a timeline of what happened in my situation. They told me that I could come out of isolation and return to work. I decided that I didn't want to take a risk that I was still infectious and so remained in self iso from family and refused too return to work. I am casual and have not received any sick leave and do not qualify for Government assistance.

Brief history of COVID issues.

18/3/20 Returned to Sydney on Voyager of the Seas cruise ship. We were given a letter from NSW Border force to self isolate for 14 days at the time from last overseas port which was on March 12th so isolation was to finish on March 26th. Many onboard questioned why the 14 days did not start from when we disembarked but the captain stated that was the advice from Border Force and the letter backing tat up was on Border Force stationary.

19/3/20 Started getting symptoms similar to a mild cold.

20/3/20 Received an email from NSW health that a passenger on board Voyager had tested positive for COVID-19 and we were to self isolate from the time of disembarkation for 14 days which extended the isolation period till April 1st.

21/3/20 Because of mild symptoms and positive case on board I decided to get tested for COVID-19

23/3/20 Received a phone call from NSW Health that I had tested positive. Wife tested negative and we then isolated from each other. My isolation period was under NSW health policy to be 10 days from date of first symptoms 19/3/20 till 29/3/20 then a further 72 hours symptom free. Daily phone calls from Sothern Syd health to check on my condition which remained mild.

28/3/20 Symptoms had finished. Daily phone calls were received to confirm this.

30?/3/20. Contact with my employer *** and (Government Transport Agency I I contract to) to enquire about criteria for return to work once cleared. Informed that Agency policy required a negative test result. Tried various places (COVID test centres, GP's, NSW Health ) to arrange for test only to be told by all that follow up testing was not in their procedures.
Various correspondence with Agency who then aligned their policy with NSW Health which allowed for a NSW Health clearance letter to be the condition for return to work.

1/4/20 Call from NSW Health releasing me from isolation.

2/4/20 Received a release letter from NSW Health confirming a release from isolation on 1/4/20.
Despite being cleared by both NSW Health and Agency aligned policy to return to work on 2/4/20 I decided to not to return to work or to not stop isolating from my family until the next week on 6/4/20. I did this because in my personal research I could find no compelling evidence that proved I had cleared the virus appart from doing a retest. As stated previously I was unable to be retested under current policy.

4/4/20 Telephoned my GP and asked again for a retest. I told him that concerns for COVID-19 transmission to my family or work colleagues was adversely affecting my mental health. GP agreed and referred me for a retest.

Once I had arranged for a retest I decided to remain off work until I received my result despite being cleared and eligible to return to work.

6/4/20 Retest done.

8/4/20 Received a call from GP telling me that test showed still positive for COVID-19. GP told me that DESPITE the positive test this his follow up calls to NSW Health they had advised him to inform me that I was still OK to return to work and remove myself from isolation as I met their criteria of 10 days + 72 hours symptom free.

GP also told me that he could not refer me for further testing and had in fact been told by NSW health that he had done the wrong thing referring me for the follow up test outside of their criteria.

I also followed up myself with a call to NSW Health questioning that decision. I was told that the decision is in line with their policy and I could remove myself from iso and return to work. I chose to remain in isolation as this made zero sense to me.

I then requested to talk to a more senior person who could advise me of my risk of transmission. They said they would discus this and call me back.

9/420 Received a call from Southern Sydney Service saying they had discussed my case and that they have now agreed to allow me to undergo further testing. They said my virus levels were low in the test on 6/4/20 and that I should undergo a retest on 14/4/20. The instructed me to isolate until a test comes back negative.

Feel free to ask questions.
 

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Just came here to repost.

For anyone interested in some more first hand knowledge. At a personal level I have little faith in the Health department's current criteria of deeming people virus free if they have isolated for at least 10 days from first symptoms and then been symptom free for an additional 72 hours.

Here is a timeline of what happened in my situation. They told me that I could come out of isolation and return to work. I decided that I didn't want to take a risk that I was still infectious and so remained in self iso from family and refused too return to work. I am casual and have not received any sick leave and do not qualify for Government assistance.

Brief history of COVID issues.

18/3/20 Returned to Sydney on Voyager of the Seas cruise ship. We were given a letter from NSW Border force to self isolate for 14 days at the time from last overseas port which was on March 12th so isolation was to finish on March 26th. Many onboard questioned why the 14 days did not start from when we disembarked but the captain stated that was the advice from Border Force and the letter backing tat up was on Border Force stationary.

19/3/20 Started getting symptoms similar to a mild cold.

20/3/20 Received an email from NSW health that a passenger on board Voyager had tested positive for COVID-19 and we were to self isolate from the time of disembarkation for 14 days which extended the isolation period till April 1st.

21/3/20 Because of mild symptoms and positive case on board I decided to get tested for COVID-19

23/3/20 Received a phone call from NSW Health that I had tested positive. Wife tested negative and we then isolated from each other. My isolation period was under NSW health policy to be 10 days from date of first symptoms 19/3/20 till 29/3/20 then a further 72 hours symptom free. Daily phone calls from Sothern Syd health to check on my condition which remained mild.

28/3/20 Symptoms had finished. Daily phone calls were received to confirm this.

30?/3/20. Contact with my employer *** and (Government Transport Agency I I contract to) to enquire about criteria for return to work once cleared. Informed that Agency policy required a negative test result. Tried various places (COVID test centres, GP's, NSW Health ) to arrange for test only to be told by all that follow up testing was not in their procedures.
Various correspondence with Agency who then aligned their policy with NSW Health which allowed for a NSW Health clearance letter to be the condition for return to work.

1/4/20 Call from NSW Health releasing me from isolation.

2/4/20 Received a release letter from NSW Health confirming a release from isolation on 1/4/20.
Despite being cleared by both NSW Health and Agency aligned policy to return to work on 2/4/20 I decided to not to return to work or to not stop isolating from my family until the next week on 6/4/20. I did this because in my personal research I could find no compelling evidence that proved I had cleared the virus appart from doing a retest. As stated previously I was unable to be retested under current policy.

4/4/20 Telephoned my GP and asked again for a retest. I told him that concerns for COVID-19 transmission to my family or work colleagues was adversely affecting my mental health. GP agreed and referred me for a retest.

Once I had arranged for a retest I decided to remain off work until I received my result despite being cleared and eligible to return to work.

6/4/20 Retest done.

8/4/20 Received a call from GP telling me that test showed still positive for COVID-19. GP told me that DESPITE the positive test this his follow up calls to NSW Health they had advised him to inform me that I was still OK to return to work and remove myself from isolation as I met their criteria of 10 days + 72 hours symptom free.

GP also told me that he could not refer me for further testing and had in fact been told by NSW health that he had done the wrong thing referring me for the follow up test outside of their criteria.

I also followed up myself with a call to NSW Health questioning that decision. I was told that the decision is in line with their policy and I could remove myself from iso and return to work. I chose to remain in isolation as this made zero sense to me.

I then requested to talk to a more senior person who could advise me of my risk of transmission. They said they would discus this and call me back.

9/420 Received a call from Southern Sydney Service saying they had discussed my case and that they have now agreed to allow me to undergo further testing. They said my virus levels were low in the test on 6/4/20 and that I should undergo a retest on 14/4/20. The instructed me to isolate until a test comes back negative.

Feel free to ask questions.
 

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