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COVID-19: Victorian lockdown likely to end on Thursday 10 June

COVID-19: Victorian lockdown likely to end on Thursday 10 June

James Merlino, acting Victorian Premier, has announced that the state is on track to end the current lockdown on Thursday.

He announced two new local cases, but linked to known clusters, so they will not railroad current plans to end the lockdown this week.

Although the current lockdown will end – providing there is no more adverse news beforehand – there may still be ongoing precautionary restrictions like mask wearing and limits on gatherings.

That weird unlinked Delta strain

Genomic sequencing has linked a returned traveller from Sri Lanka to the North Melbourne primary school outbreak as well as the family who went camping in NSW. So it’s looking like another break-out from hotel quarantine, with a positive test that occurred post quarantine.

“So what this does suggest is that there has been transmission either directly from person-to-person or indirectly via unidentified cases to the family and the community, or less likely perhaps the source of infection for both cases, for example from another traveller from where this gentleman came.”

Professor Allen Cheng

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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