Authorities in Western Australia are considering their options after the number of Covid-19 cases linked to a bulk carrier off Port Hedland rose to 17. There are now a dozen quarantined crew members at the ‘Hotel Hedland, 10 of which tested positive.
Nine people remain on the Patricia Oldendorff as part of the essential crew and seven of them tested positive.
The ship, which was carrying 20 Filipino citizens and the captain, has been anchored nine nautical miles off WA’s northwest coast since September 16:
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Global coronavirus deaths exceed 1 million with no signs rate slowing
The number of people who have died from Covid-19 has exceeded 1 million, according to a case count maintained by Johns Hopkins University, with no sign that the global death rate is slowing and infections are on the rise again in countries that thought they were controlling their outbreaks months ago.
The milestone was reached on Tuesday morning, UK time, nine months since Chinese authorities first announced the detection of a cluster of pneumonia cases with an unknown cause in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. The first recorded death, that of a 61-year-old man in a city hospital, occurred 12 days later.
There have been 1,000,555 deaths from Covid-19 so far, according to the latest update of the database, which draws on information from the World Health Organization, US and European Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, and the Health Authority Chinese national, among other sources:
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The Commissioner for Children for England has asked the government to exempt children under 12 from its “rule of six” for social gatherings, in a new wide-ranging report that lays bare the harmful impact of the pandemic on children.
As Covid restrictions tighten across the country, Anne Longfield argued that children’s right to play together after months of isolation should be preserved, warning that the limits for reunions of people from different families should not apply to children. under 12 years old.
The rule of six, which limits indoor and outdoor meetings to six people, went into effect two weeks ago, but similar restrictions in Wales and Scotland – introduced to curb the rise in coronavirus cases – don’t include children under 11 and 12 years old.
Longfield, whose term is due to expire next year, said children have suffered disproportionately from lockdown measures – particularly the most vulnerable – and called on the government to come up with a comprehensive recovery package for the most disadvantaged. , including welfare and housing support to avoid a wave of homeless family members:
In Canada, Ontario has set a new record for daily coronavirus cases, as the province has officially entered the second wave of Covid-19 and officials have warned it will be “worse than the first.”
Ontario recorded 700 new Covid-19 infections on Monday – well above its previous highest daily total of 640 on April 24 – as Premier Doug Ford warned residents to expect a “more complex” wave. and “more complicated” than the virus in the coming weeks.
“We know it will be worse than the first wave, but we don’t know how bad the second wave will be,” Ford said. “Our collective actions will determine whether we face a wave or a tsunami.”
Ford called Monday’s numbers in Canada’s most populous province “deeply troubling” and asked residents to download the country’s Covid-19 alert application:
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