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False claims resurface about tests for COVID-19 and its survival rate – Education – Australian Associated Press

A Facebook post claims tests for COVID-19 cannot distinguish between the coronavirus, the flu and common cold.

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NSW coronavirus alert as infectious case drove taxis, visited Sydney golf club, South Coast restaurants – ABC News

Health authorities in NSW issue a slew of warnings throughout western and south-west Sydney, and on the South Coast, after a confirmed COVID-19 case visited sev…

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A Sydney taxi driver has tested positive for coronavirus after working eight days while infectious and visiting several venues in Sydney and on the South Coast.
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  • The infectious case visited six venues and drove a taxi for eight days
  • Patrons of venues in Campbelltown, Mollymook and Ulladulla are in isolation
  • The case is linked to Liverpool Hospital, though not to the emergency department cluster

NSW Health said the confirmed coronavirus case drove i…

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Factory Leaks Disease That Afflicts Thousands – Newser

In Lanzhou, China, at least 3.2K have tested positive

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A Chinese pharmaceutical factory has apparently leaked an illness into the air and infected thousands of people, Global News reports. Chinese officials say the factory was producing vaccines for animals with brucellosis—also known as Malta fever or Mediterranean fever—when bacteria vented out and infected at least 3,245 people in Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province. CNN reports that another 1,401 residents have come back “preliminarily positive” among 21,847 tests in the city of 2.9…

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Victorian coronavirus healthcare workers not getting best PPE or more N95 masks amid shortage fears – ABC News

Victorian COVID-19 health workers are still not being provided with the best protective equipment because the numbers required would “burn through the supplies …

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Victorian COVID-19 health workers are still not being provided with the best protective equipment because the numbers required would “burn through the supplies in one week”, the state’s Chief Medical Officer has said in private meetings leaked to the ABC.
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  • Healthcare worker infections are a significant contributor to Victoria’s second wave of coronavirus
  • Healthcare workers have been consistently calling for higher standards for PPE, including N95 masks
  • Chief …

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