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  1. Over & out for Western Australia ... 😶 Coronavirus sees WA close its borders from midnight on Sunday to stop COVID-19 spread from eastern states The WA Government will introduce a "temporary closure" of its interstate border effective from midnight on Sunday, with the WA Premier saying the state's isolation was its best defence against the threat of COVID-19 spread. Mr McGowan said the arrangements of the closure were still being finalised, but the message to West Australians in other states thinking of coming home was clear. "You need to come home to Western Australia and come home now," Mr McGowan said. "I cannot stress that enough." https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-02/coronavirus-sees-wa-close-state-borders-from-midnight-sunday/12114648
  2. Australia seizes faulty coronavirus protective equipment imported from China Authorities have begun seizing Chinese-made faulty face masks and other protective clothing that is being exported to Australia to help halt the spread of coronavirus. The ABC has learnt that in recent weeks, Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have intercepted several deliveries of personal protective equipment (PPE) that have been found to be counterfeit or otherwise faulty. One law enforcement official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, estimated the ABF had already seized 800,000 masks with a combined value of more than $1.2 million on the Australian market. "We started seeing this stuff arriving roughly three weeks ago when news of the pandemic was really taking off," the official told the ABC. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-01/coronavirus-chinese-ppe-border-force-intercepted/12085908
  3. How about "There's nothing like a dame"? (South Pacific)
  4. The WA government has also moved to close gun shops and firearm dealerships from noon Friday. All firearm dealers across the state will be required to close. https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/west-australians-to-be-banned-from-travel-around-the-state-to-stop-coronavirus-c-766624
  5. New restrictions on travel across Western Australia preventing the movement of people between different regions have been announced by Premier Mark McGowan in an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19. Beginning at midnight on Tuesday, Mr McGowan said only essential travel would be allowed between regions. Police would have the power to enforce restrictions of movement and those breaking the new rules could face fines of up to $50,000. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-27/coronavirus-restrictions-announced-on-travel-across-wa/12096634
  6. All Ords -5.1% today. Looking like a pullback on the daily chart to be followed by another push up but we'll see ..
  7. That video is scary alright Jimi ..💀 State border crossings are being tightly restricted here and there's more coming as each state is divided into regional areas. Everyone has been told to stay put, NO EASTER TRAVELLING. fxfox that was interesting re Iceland - I was wondering how come their confirmed virus cases, 802, represented 2350/1M population. Switzerland is high too .. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries
  8. Cruise ships becoming a problem in the state harbour of Fremantle: The Vasco da Gama was meant to terminate its cruise in Fremantle and its 950 passengers previously had permission to disembark. Instead, McGowan said, the 800 Australians onboard, including 250 people from WA, will be made to complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine period on Rottnest Island in an effort to prevent a potential coronavirus outbreak from spreading to the general population. Non-Australians on board – about 150 passengers and 550 crew members – will be made to remain on the ship until they can be flown home. About 109 passengers are from New Zealand and 33 from the United Kingdom. Another cruise ship, the Artana, was due to refuel in Fremantle on Tuesday night. One person, who has since left the ship, tested positive to Covid-19 and 25 other people have reported respiratory symptoms. The Artana, with 1,300 people on board, has also been asked to remain at anchor off the coast, McGowan said. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/mar/25/cruise-ship-passengers-to-be-quarantined-on-rottnest-island-in-western-australia
  9. Goldfields-Esperance region = 771,276 sq km pop approx 65,000 Croatia = 56,594 sq km pop 4.1 million just putting things in perspective 😉
  10. Only the one confirmed case here in the vast and sparsely populated goldfields, the French backpacker I posted about previously. Was at supermarket yesterday and got the full fumigation treatment on entry, a staff of thousands disinfecting every shelf and cabinet every 5 minutes and a medium amount of nervous shoppers sidling past each other without eye contact. An uncomfortable experience ...
  11. Lots of price gouging going on for fresh produce .. $7 for a lettuce, sheesh. Fortunately I've got my own vegie garden.
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