The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told Morning Report, she’s expecting the country to be restricted to visitors for some time after the lockdown period ends; and the death of an elderly woman in Greymouth from Covid-19 has led to change in the precautions medical staff are taking to protect themselves.
1.The death of an elderly woman in Greymouth from Covid-19 has led to change in the precautions medical staff are taking to protect themselves. The woman who is the country’s first death from the virus was initially treated as if she had the flu and staff did not wear vices.
2.A physics professor says it will take until the third week of the lockdown to know whether it’s having an effect. Professor Shaun Hendy is leading research at Auckland University, modeling the coronavirus. He says the total number of cases so far has been expected due to the high number of people returning from overseas.
3.The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told Morning Report, she’s expecting the country to be restricted to visitors for some time after the lockdown period ends.
4.Rural doctors are calling for some city health workers to be sent to smaller centres likely to struggle as the coronavirus spreads. 21 staff from Grey Base Hospital are in isolation because they were without some protective clothing while treating the woman who died yesterday from Covid-19.
5.The US Government’s leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, thinks at least 100,000 Americans will die from the coronavirus. New York, New Orleans and other major cities are pleading for more medical supplies as the number of cases continues to rise.
6.The Australian Government has announced a ban on public gatherings of more than two people. Outside gyms and skate parks will be closed from today and there will be a six month moratorium on evicting people renting homes.
7.Saudi Arabia state media says the authorities have seized more than five million medical masks that had been illegally stock piled during the coronavirus outbreak.