COVID-19: Queensland extends lockdown, Melbourne not
The Delta strain is causing state borders to open and close at a rapid rate.
New South Wales is in lockdown until 28 August.
Melbourne and Victoria are out of lockdown – for the moment, but don’t get too smug down there, your rates still aren’t under control.
Queensland has had an outbreak, and the southeast corner went into a 3-day lockdown as of 4 pm on Saturday 31 July.
That lockdown has now been extended until Saturday at 4 pm, making it a 7 day lockdown.
The Queensland lockdown covers 16 LGA’s (local government areas). Queensland has recorded an outbreak of 9 locally acquired cases, seeming to emanate from an active 17-year-old student. They have genetically analysed the strain, which matches one in hotel quarantine, but have not yet found the ‘missing link’ of transmission – hence the snap lockdown and its extension.
Looks like AMA’s Queensland President, Dr Chris Perry who does not think the lockdown will end as scheduled on Tuesday was correct.
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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.
I have an inkling this outbreak is going to be a doozie, difficult to control. Those predicting it will take mass vaccination to lift the lockdown may, unfortunately, be right.
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