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    1. Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of June 29

      This thread is posted weekly, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the...

      This thread is posted weekly, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the situation is like where you live!

      9 votes
    2. Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of June 22

      This thread is posted weekly, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the...

      This thread is posted weekly, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the situation is like where you live!

      10 votes
    3. 'See it as your civic duty': Testing blitz to target hotspots as Victoria records thirty-three new cases

      Article: 'See it as your civic duty': Testing blitz to target hotspots as Victoria records 33 new cases I found this part especially interesting: Health workers going door-to-door to test...

      Article: 'See it as your civic duty': Testing blitz to target hotspots as Victoria records 33 new cases

      I found this part especially interesting:

      Health workers going door-to-door to test residents in these hotspots will be using a new type of saliva test developed by the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity that is less invasive, and painful, than nose and throat swabs.

      There's a new form of coronavirus testing in Australia.

      4 votes
    4. Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of June 15

      This thread is posted weekly, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the...

      This thread is posted weekly, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the situation is like where you live!

      12 votes
    5. Victoria will bring back tougher coronavirus restrictions, limiting gatherings in homes to five people, in a bid to address a recent spike in case numbers

      News article: Victoria will bring back tougher coronavirus restrictions, limiting gatherings in homes to five people, in a bid to address a recent spike in case numbers. Statement from Victoria's...

      News article: Victoria will bring back tougher coronavirus restrictions, limiting gatherings in homes to five people, in a bid to address a recent spike in case numbers.

      Statement from Victoria's Premier:

      • "around half of [Victoria's] cases since the end of April have come from transmission inside someone’s home."

      • "From 11:59pm on Sunday, the number of visitors you can have at your home will reduce to five."

      • "Outside the home, families and friends can meet in groups up to ten."

      • "restaurants, pubs, auction halls, community halls, libraries, museums and places of worship will all stay at a maximum of 20 people in any one space until 12 July."

      • "Businesses that were set to open on Monday like gyms, cinemas, theatres and TABs can do so – but again, only with a maximum of 20."

      • "Community sport for kids and non-contact competition for adults can proceed as planned."

      • "those who can work from home [should] continue to do so at least until 31 July."

      9 votes
    6. Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of June 8

      This thread is posted weekly, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the...

      This thread is posted weekly, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the situation is like where you live!

      8 votes