Coronavirus Australia live news: NSW issues hotel alert amid fears UK virus strain may have crossed border


NSW Health is urging anyone who has been at Brisbane’s Hotel Grand Chancellor as a returned traveller or worker to immediately get tested and isolate

9.20pm GMT

Bing bing bing! It’s my favourite time of the morning! (No prizes for guessing what state I live in)

Victoria has recorded no locally acquired cases yesterday and no cases in hotel quarantine.

Yesterday there were 0 new locally acquired cases reported and 0 new cases in hotel quarantine. Thanks to all who were tested – 16,533 results were received. #EveryTestHelps. More later: https://t.co/lIUrl0ZEco #COVID19VicData pic.twitter.com/zOan8txQEo

9.16pm GMT

I mentioned before that Life Saving Victoria had taken to social media to talk about how heartbreaking yesterday was along the state’s beaches after three died and five were put in hospital in three separate incidents.

Here is one of those posts:

(1/6) Today has been a challenging day for @LifeSavingVic lifeguards and volunteer lifesavers. It breaks our hearts to have three tragic drownings in one day; three families that will never be the same again.

(2/6) But shouldn’t be forgotten is that today on Port Phillip Bay, 2 young @LifeSavingVic lifeguards pulled a young woman unconscious from the water and performed a successful resuscitation saving her life with the help of @FireRescueVic and @AmbulanceVic

(4/6)Tonight in Gippsland, at around 8pm a young LSV volunteer pulled a young child from a dangerous rip; saving that child’s life. His clubmates rushed to the beach to help him.

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