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COVID-19: Melbourne – fifth case brings restrictions and masks

COVID-19: Melbourne – fifth case brings restrictions and masks

Melbourne is increasing the severity of its precautions to prevent any further spread after the 5th case of COVID-19 was discovered. These include mask-wearing, limits on gatherings, and additional exposure sites have been added. You can find the new restrictions and sites listed here.

If you have visited a Tier 1 exposure site during the times listed, you need to get tested and self isolate for 14 days from the date of exposure. For information contact the Department of Health on 1300 651 160.

The new restrictions will be in place until at least 4 June.

The risk is that there is a chain of infection yet to be discovered. Hopefully genetic testing will assist with determining the path of the spread.

The current Melbourne outbreak is of the ‘Indian’ variant.

Travelling to NSW

If you are travelling from Melbourne to NSW, expect to be questioned about your movements and whether you have visited any of the exposure sites.

Travelling to other states

Check the covid site of the state you are travelling to, as things seem to be changing today.

2PAXfly Takeout

The aviation industry has a difficult road ahead when it comes to sustainability. It’s going to require a relative revolution in technology, with ‘electric planes’ or hydrogen planes, or some form of jet engine that doesn’t require a carbon based fuel. And that is going to require the development of an alternative to jet engines probably.

It’s a big ask. It will take time to develop.

This move to home grown and manufactured SAF is a first step – maybe even a baby step in a very long road of innovation. In the long run, US$200 million won’t even touch the sides.

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