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Australia optimistic over slowing virus spread; urges vigilance

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Well, considering that quite a few people in Australia continue to defy shelter in place orders, there must be another reason for the downturn in infection rate.

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/coronavirus-shoppers-at-a-brisbane-farmers-market-snapped-ignoring-social-distancing-rules/news-story/032ad7a0c4a87da8f4f6a740b64daa23

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8182669/Beachgoers-Sydneys-northern-beaches-ignore-social-distancing-rules-surf-exercise.html

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Well, considering that quite a few people in Australia continue to defy shelter in place orders, there must be another reason for the downturn in infection rate.

and the police are coming down hard on those not complying , fining people and checking bac at their home address for compliance, one business was fined $10000 for having customers in their restaurants.

meanwhile back in Japan cherry blossoms parties are fun

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Sunday that "going hard and going early" seems to be working.

its not a popular decision at the time but he will be thanked latter,

Japan is going the other way, my analogy is the PM is like someone standing on a expressway railway line with a blind fold on, you can hear the train coming, you can feel the train coming as it gets nearer and nearer, your warned by your friends to do something, but your in denial that its coming, but yet you still stand there, and then with 1 second to go you take the blind fold off, but its to late! and there is NOTHING that you can do.

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It was always an overseas problem, all the initial infections came from overseas which allowed the infections to be passed around locally, thankfully the numbers have remained low. The infections in Tasmania were initially caused by someone from Nepal studying at the University who was supposed to have been self isolating instead he went to his casual work then night clubbing.

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And most of the infections in Australia have come off of the cruise vessels at berth, or foreigners ignorant of/intent on spreading this horror.

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Edit^^ I meant deaths, not infections.

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Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said on Sunday while there has been some "wonderful success" in slowing coronavirus spread, Australians "have a long way to go".

Indeed he is very right:

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/coronavirus-man-arrested-at-bondi-as-crowds-descend-on-sydney-beaches/news-story/5e6c8e687a9e0f3b11cde79b9f5627f9

Coronavirus: Manly beach closed after hundreds pictured descending on tourist hotspot

Several beaches in Sydney’s northern suburbs have been closed by NSW police after a large number of people descended on them earlier today.

Northern Beaches Council confirmed on Facebook that Manly, North Steyne, Queenscliff, Freshwater and Palm Beach had all been closed as a result of residents failing to follow social distancing rules imposed by the Federal Government.

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