COVID-19: Victoria faces 7 more days of lockdown with some regional relief
So the restrictions are extended for another week for Melbourne.
Regional Victoria does get some relief however. Residents can travel within non-metropolitan areas of the state, and business outside Greater Melbourne can re-open from midnight on Thursday 3 June.
With additional cases reported in regional Victoria, and no cases reported in NSW – cross fingers, rural and interstate community transmission has not occurred. Monitoring of close contacts over the next 24 hours will be crucial for these changes to go ahead.
Expect a continuation of flight reductions so check with your airline or travel agent if you are booked to travel.
Check COVID-19 advice state by state
Expect states to update travel restrictions in reaction to this lock-down extension in Victoria. Check each state’s guidelines, and check again before you travel:
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia
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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