Would it be ironic if the same people who crowded around one of the infection cluster pubs on the weekend were the same people who are criticising the prime minister for attending the football on the weekend? It's really just a reflection of life in Australia at the moment. Coronavirus? What virus?
It's bound to happen. Why should Sydney be different from Melbourne or any other metropolitan centre around the world? People don't take the coronavirus seriously enough. Refusing to isolate, ignoring social distancing, and not recognising the importance of wearing face masks. ... See MoreSee Less
This is really disturbing. Why do the authorities impose restrictions? It's because of this. Some people aren't taking it seriously enough.
With cases skyrocketing in Melbourne, the reality is that this isn't a problem that's just happening overseas anymore. Community transmission is real and it's here. The call for social distancing and isolation is also real and it's important.
Despite the lifting of restrictions, it's still going to take time for things to go back to normal and the reality is that it's going to be a new normal. That starts today with collective restraint.
That's how things (especially the economy) will recover. But ignoring collective restraint (and disregarding social distancing or isolation) only means we go back to restrictions and have to start the recovery process all over again - for those that survive the next round.
Reminiscent of Australia’s response to Tiananmen Square?#BREAKING: Hong Kong citizens currently living in Australia on skilled and graduate visas will have their visas extended by five years, and will be offered a pathway to permanent residency.
It comes after China imposed tough new national security laws on the region.
Complacency. It's our biggest weakness. So many people walking around like there's nothing to be worried about... this is how it spreads. It's only a matter of time before Sydney realise it's made the same mistakes as Melbourne and we end up with a similar record breaking effort. Well done.