Australian Reports of the Virus Spread

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Ten South Australians who were on the same floor of an Adelaide hotel as two men who were diagnosed with COVID–19 have been ordered to quarantine at home, while another 24 interstate residents have been urged to do the same.

SA Health is contacting 34 guests who were on level three at the Playford medi-hotel and had since returned home in South Australia, as well as Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.



 

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Extract from Daily Vic DHHS Report

Media release
13 May 2021

Victoria was notified of one new case of coronavirus yesterday in a returned international traveller in hotel quarantine.
The new case is a woman aged in her 50s.

There have been no new locally acquired cases recorded in Victoria.

Update: Wollert COVID-19 case

Public health teams are continuing their work identifying, testing, tracing and isolating people who have been in contact with the positive COVID-19 case in Victoria.

Genomic sequencing results support the hypothesis that this case acquired COVID-19 in an interstate hotel quarantine facility.

The positive case has been interviewed by Victorian public health officials and exposure sites in Melbourne, Epping and Altona North, plus a number of train stations and train services, are published at Case alerts - public exposure sites.

All three of the individual’s household Primary Close Contacts have been tested and returned negative results. As Primary Close Contacts, they remain in isolation. In addition, as of midday today:


  • 42 patrons and staff who attended the Curry Vault CBD exposure site have been identified as Primary Close Contacts, and 34 negative test results have so far been returned.
  • 15 people who attended the Pact Altona North exposure site have been identified as Primary Close Contacts, and 11 negative test results have so far been returned.
  • 22 people who attended the Indiagate Epping exposure site have been identified as Primary Close Contacts, and 15 negative test results have so far been returned.
  • 39 people who attended the Woolworths Epping exposure site have been identified as Primary Close Contacts, and 27 negative test results have so far been returned.
While these locations represent the Department’s highest priority exposure sites, work continues on other sites which require people who attended to get tested and stay isolated until they return a negative result.
 

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Breaking:

Victorian and Commonwealth officials are today holding talks to discuss the Morrison government funding a proposed purpose-built quarantine hub in Melbourne.

It is the strongest indicator yet the federal government is seriously considering funding the facility to house Australians returning from overseas.

Acting Premier James Merlino told reporters there had been constructive engagement with Canberra.

The proposal is for a 500-bed quarantine hub in Melbourne's north that would require $200 million in federal funding.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday the government was still analysing the details of Victoria's "very good proposal".

 

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The problem with the Victorian proposal is that a 500 bed facility (which replaces their existing very low volume 1000 person HQ) actually reduces capacity and so wont help get more Aussies home.

If the Feds are smart they wont agree to provide any funding at all until Vic agrees to pull it weight on arrival volumes (should be at least 2500/week) and also agree to not be able to pause or reduce arrivals because of a community case.

On face value it looks to be cheaper to fund 500 more beds at Howard Springs. If you going to build a second commonwealth sponsored site, it should be capable of taking 3000 arrivals a week (NSW already takes more than this).
 

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The problem with the Victorian proposal is that a 500 bed facility (which replaces their existing very low volume 1000 person HQ) actually reduces capacity and so wont help get more Aussies home.
I am not sure that is intended to 'replace'...it is to complement.

I also wish we could stop endlessly stating what other states should be doing based on the piously held belief that everything NSW does is the correct answer.
 
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I'm sure below is most common phrase throw about on AFF. It's not going to happen by repeating it every 2nd post. really it's not!!

"Vic agrees to pull it weight on arrival volumes (should be at least 2500/week)"
 
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I also wish we could stop endless stating what other states should be doing based on the piously held belief that everything NSW does is the correct answer.

Its based on state population. SA actually leads the country on % arrivals per population, Id be happy for every state to the percentage that SA do.

Even if Vic add 500 to their 1000 HQ, they are still well short of pulling their weight.
 

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Its based on state population. SA actually leads the country on % arrivals per population, Id be happy for every state to the percentage they do.
It doesn't matter what you'd be happy with. It again assumes that NSW is correct and everyone else (except SA?) is doing it wrong...as we hear ad nauseum. If other states wish to adopt a different risk profile...so be it.
 
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Its based on state population. SA actually leads the country on % arrivals per population, Id be happy for every state to the percentage they do.
That's under the assumption everything is even & fair in this world.

Maybe states that receive the largest cut of the GST pie should take most arrivals, or maybe which state has most international citizens returning, state with most hotel rooms, state with least covid cases, on what basis should it be decided, hmm it's not decided at all, each state makes their own call on how many returnees they take according to so many factors.
A number may of been agreed by at Cabinet, who's to know.

Fair & even is just not the real world.
 

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t again assumes that NSW is correct and everyone else (except SA?) is doing it wrong

No it doesn't. I posted the numbers previously. Vic and Qld are doing significantly less than other states. Even with WA's latest unwarranted reduction they are doing double the rate of Vic and Qld.

A key tenant of Australian values is a fair go, Vic are taking the proverbial with demanding extra tax dollars to do significantly less than the other jurisdictions are already doing. Qld already tried this and were knocked back, with luck Vic will also be told no (or to amend proposal to a reasonable in take level).
 
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No it doesn't. I posted the numbers previously. Vic and Qld are doing significantly less than other states. Even with WA's latest unwarranted reduction they are doing double the rate of Vic and Qld.

A key tenant of Australian values is a fair go, Vic are taking the proverbial with demanding extra tax dollars to do significantly less than the other jurisdictions are already doing.
Personally I would like to see any state which does not want to run hotel quarantine hand the keys back to the feds who can then do their constitutional responsibility. If the Feds will insist that a state continues to run it it should be on the terms that state sets. It's nothing to do with fair gos, what next, are you going to call Vic 'unaustralian'!...If Vic accepts less risk than NSW or any other state, good for them. And the federal government should be paying the bill anyway...how is it a state responsibility?
 

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I am not sure that is intended to 'replace'...it is to complement.

I also wish we could stop endlessly stating what other states should be doing based on the piously held belief that everything NSW does is the correct answer.

Yawn I know....
 

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It doesn't matter what you'd be happy with. It again assumes that NSW is correct and everyone else (except SA?) is doing it wrong...as we hear ad nauseum. If other states wish to adopt a different risk profile...so be it.
One of the things the person bleating about this forgets is the level of fear in Vic relating to HQ. I think there's a lot of Melburnians (if asked) would prefer not to risk any arrivals here at all.
 

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One of the things the person bleating about this forgets is the level of fear in Vic relating to HQ. I think there's a lot of Melburnians (if asked) would prefer not to risk any arrivals here at all.
Then next time there’s a HQ breach the Victorians shouldn’t piously lock out the state concerned.

If you don’t have any skin in the game you shouldn’t have the ability to lock out 8 million NSW residents (insert relevant state and population here).

In effect you’re outsourcing your work to another jurisdiction who is taking the risk on your behalf, and then bring in people for economic reasons (Australian Open).
 

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