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19:07

Queensland experiences one new case of coronavirus

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18:32

Victoria information 42 new circumstances and ZERO deaths

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18:06

A Sydney aged care residence beforehand the centre of a big Covid-19 outbreak has confirmed {that a} resident who was believed to have the virus on Monday was, in reality, a false constructive.

A spokesman for Anglicare’s Newmarch Home mentioned the resident “initially examined constructive for Covid-19 yesterday at Newmarch Home is now destructive”.

The house has been Covid-19 free since 15 June after the virus ripped by way of the ability, infecting 37 residents, 34 workers and claiming the lives of 19 individuals.

“We’re all relieved and sincerely admire the help obtained from NSW Well being,” the spokesman mentioned. “We’re persevering with our precautions and retaining our an infection management procedures and different protocols in the meanwhile.”

Newmarch House aged care home in Kingswood, near Penrith, NSW.

Newmarch Home aged care residence in Kingswood, close to Penrith, NSW. {Photograph}: AAP

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Chinese language customs officers have elevated screening of imported Australian wheat and barley amid rising tensions between the 2 nations.

Australia’s agriculture minister, David Littleproud, confirmed that the overall administration of customs China had issued a discover on 31 August to its officers “outlining heightened inspection of imports of Australian wheat and barley”. The discover made reference to incidents of non-compliance referring to barley.

Littleproud performed down the importance of the transfer in an announcement in a single day:


It isn’t unusual for China to subject these kind of notices. I perceive that there have been gross sales of wheat to China however the division will solely be capable to verify the variety of shipments when exporters have utilized for related export certification.

The minister mentioned there had been no non-compliance notices issued for Australian imports of wheat since earlier than 2018.

Beijing’s resolution to extend scrutiny of Australian wheat and barley was made across the similar time it suspended a Western Australia-based grains exporter, CBH, over the alleged discovery of “quarantine pests” in shipments to China.

CBH vowed to battle that suspension however Chinese language state media aired claims that the souring of the diplomatic relationship had “destroyed the environment for dialogue”.

China had already launched steep tariffs on all Australian barley exports to China from Could onwards, which made the commerce uneconomic. Beijing has additionally suspended import permits for some beef processing crops and launched a commerce investigation into Australian wine.

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17:28

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