Australians spend less – but more on home cooking and drinks
Electronics, home cooking and alcohol are among the main spending items for Australian households during the pandemic.
Although the country is sinking on its first flight in nearly 30 years, household savings are rising as they are denied the opportunity to squander on nights and outside holidays.
But as my colleague Numan Zou explained, they feel comfortable with more home-cooked meals and indulge in more beer, wine and spirits to wash down.
Here is his full story:
The Australian minister says the vaccine can defeat the virus
Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt thinks there is real reason to hope for a vaccine To overcome Corona virus after resuming AstraZeneca Oxford trials.
Coronavirus vaccine clinical trials Resumed After getting the green light from UK medical authorities and after being suspended last week due to reported side effects in the patient.
The Australian federal government has concluded a deal for 34 million doses of the AstraZeneca and University of Oxford vaccine to be distributed next year if the trials are successful.
Hunt said suspension was a normal part of the preventive action process whenever there was an adverse event and people at the time of the event did not know whether or not it was related to the vaccine.
Hunt told Sky News:
For us, safety is the first, which trumps everything. There is real reason for hope and optimism for Australians.
AstraZeneca said in a statement that trials have resumed in the UK after the Health Medicines Regulatory Authority confirmed it was safe to do so.
On September 6, the standard review process caused a voluntary suspension of vaccination across all global trials to allow review of safety data by independent committees and international regulatory bodies. The UK committee concluded its investigation and the Family and Child Planning Authority has recommended that trials in the UK are safe to resume.
There is growing concern in the UK about the sharp rise in the number of cases in the past few weeks.
New cases multiply every week in England, and Birmingham, the second largest city in the country, is imposing new restrictions to avoid a spike in the number of cases.
The increase has forced ministers to warn people not to collapse The new “rule of six” to limit social groupings He may face fines.
In Scotland, the situation is not much better. New infections rose The highest level in four months on Saturday. Authorities said 221 people had tested positive for the virus within 24 hours of their announcement on Saturday. It was the highest daily number since May 8.
Since the start of the pandemic, 22,435 people have contracted Covid-19 in Scotland and 2,499 people have died of the virus.
This comes after the state’s chief minister, Daniel Andrews, said Police checkpoints can be reinforced on major roads outside Melbourne To ensure that people do not leave the city for regional areas before some restrictions are lifted in the country. The relaxation of the rules means people can go out for a meal or visit the coffee shop.
“It could take it to a new level to make sure that those who just desperately need to travel to Victoria do so,” he said.
Victoria Roadmap to exit lockdown
Victoria officially begins its “Road Map” exit from the epidemic tomorrowAs Melbourne enters the “first step” in the multi-month plan to ease restrictions, my colleague writes Matilda Bosley.
A number of small changes will take effect at midnight in Australia’s second largest city, including a curfew that has been postponed from 8 PM to 9 PM.
The exercise time will also be extended to two hours. Previously only two people were allowed to go out together, this has now returned to either a full family or a maximum of two people from different families.
You will also technically be able to meet someone from another home outside for recreational reasons instead of just playing sports. (Basically, you can sit at opposite ends of a park bench with a friend instead of just going for a walk.)
Parents who are single and those who live alone can also start visiting their designated family from tomorrow.
Meanwhile, regional Victoria will enter a “second step” as childcare centers and hairdressers will reopen, and retail can continue with density restrictions.
It will also now allow a maximum of five people, who form two families, to meet outside for recreational reasons.
Australian diplomats have been dispatched to London’s Heathrow Airport to help Australian citizens stranded and forced to camp at the airport so they can return home.
Thousands are stranded abroad because the number of people allowed to enter Australia has been determined in order to administer quarantine arrangements.
According to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, there are now more than 25,000 Australians overseas who have registered an intention to return home, but are unable to access flights due to strict government restrictions on international access.
Here is the full story from my colleague Elias Visontai:
Young people in England – and possibly some older adults – have generally not responded to government warnings not to go out and party in large groups before New restrictions on gatherings.
Pictures from Leicester Square in central London showed people in large groups enjoying the city’s nightlife.
Here is our story with this government warning:
These latest figures from Victoria over the past 24 hours take The state’s death toll was 723 and the national number 810 Since the beginning of the epidemic.
Melbourne, the state capital, remains under strict lockdown but restrictions could ease by the end of the month if cases continue to decline. The state’s regional areas are expected to ease their restrictions within days.
They come after another day of protests in Melbourne on Saturday amid growing discontent with restrictions on normalcy.
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said road checkpoints may be ramped up to ensure that Melbourne residents do not flee to the country.
On Sunday, News Corp. media released footage of a woman being pulled out of her car by a police officer at a car checkpoint 45 kilometers north of Melbourne.
The footage indicates that she refused to give her name to the officer and was forcibly removed from the car after she refused to get out on her own, saying that she felt insecure.
Victoria recorded 41 new infections and seven more deaths
The hardest-hit Australian state has just released its daily coronavirus numbers.
Good morning / afternoon / evening wherever you are reading this latest edition of our live coverage of Coronavirus.
- French Health authorities have reported 10,561 new confirmed cases of coronavirus During the past 24 hours, it set a new daily record as the number exceeded 10,000 for the first time, and the latest daily count highlights the resurgence of the disease in France.
- Victoria state recorded 41 new cases and seven deaths on Sunday. The Australian state remains in tight lockdown with Melbourne under a night curfew.
- Oxford university He says clinical trials of the vaccine will resume in the UK. Trials of the treatment in development with the pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca were halted last Sunday when one of the participants fell ill.
- Daily coronavirus cases in Scotland recorded their highest level in four monthsAfter 221 people tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours.
- The supply of oxygen has grown in parts of India Severely affected by the Coronavirus.
- The Holland It has been reported 1231 new cases of Coronavirus, in addition to one death.
- Athena It became the center of what senior government officials call An “alarming” increase in cases in Greece.
- in a EnglandAnd People are urged not to hold a “party weekend” Before the government restrictions entered the “rule of six” into effect on Monday.
- Russia mentioned 5,488 new cases of Coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the number to 1057,362, the fourth largest in the world.
Victoria recorded 41 new infections and seven deaths
The hardest-hit Australian state released its latest daily numbers of new cases.
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