Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 19 deaths and 322 new Covid cases as national death toll reaches 313

Australia’s coronavirus death toll passes 300. Queensland goes a week without a community coronavirus case. Follow latest updates

8.02am BST

Some more fascinating insights coming out of the Aged Care Royal Commission this afternoon.

Oh wow, so regarding Newmarch House the aged care watchdog was “‘strongly recommending that infected residents be removed from the site.” Despite this happening at Dorothy Henderson Lodge, the NSW Dept of Health did not want to do this and “set a precedent.” #agedcareRC

Commissioner Janet Anderson was incensed by this. “If there is a view
sitting behind the NSW Health position that aged care residents
with COVID-19 should always be cared for in situ and should not
be transferred to a hospital in any circumstances…”

7.38am BST

NSW police have charged six people and fined 11 more, and one Sydney business was fined for non-compliance with Covid-19 public health orders at the weekend.

In one case, officers stopped a vehicle in Gol Gol, near Mildura on the NSW-Victoria border, about 2.30am on Saturday and spoke to the 26-year-old female driver and two passengers – a 28-year-old woman and 35-year-old man.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 19 deaths and 322 new Covid cases as national death toll reaches 313 ———

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