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                                        Coronavirus Australia live updates: 1 week in NSW without community transmission

                                        There have been no cases of COVID-19 acquired in the community in New South Wales for one whole week, Premier Gladys Berejiklian says.

                                        news.com.au June 4, 2020 5:05PM
                                        Last updated June 4, 2020 5:06PM AEST

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                                        Registered Nurse Sharan Coulter tests Shi Yang Liu in Sydney. Picture: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

                                        NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has thanked the community after only two cases of COVID-19 were detected in an "oustanding" number of tests - 11,365.

                                        “We have now gone a full week without any community-to-community transmission, that’s a great result,” she said on Thursday. 

                                        “We want to keep that going as much as we can especially given restrictions are easing, have eased, and this long weekend is an opportunity for people to enjoy the best that New South Wales has to offer in a safe way.”

                                        As of Tuesday morning, 4491 of the nation’s virus cases had been acquired overseas, 2002 were locally acquired from a confirmed case, 725 were locally acquired from a “contact not identified” and 11 were under investigation, according to the federal health department

                                        Earlier, Victorian leaders urged people not to attend a Melbourne protest against Aboriginal deaths in custody on Saturday, even if they won’t be stung with coronavirus fines.

                                        “I understand the depth of feeling on this issue, but I might make the point this way: enough people have been hurt,” Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said.

                                        “Let’s not do anything on the weekend that compromises safety, let’s not do anything on the weekend that potentially spreads the virus.”

                                        Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said: “We are concerned about the potential for a second wave.”

                                        “Having a very large number of people congregating together puts those individuals at risk and put other members of the community at risk.”

                                        Ahead of a similar demonstration during the long weekend in Sydney, NSW Police said they will “facilitate the safety of people expressing their right”.

                                        But police will take action “if that gets out of hand, if there’s serious criminal activity”, Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys said. 

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                                        Australia has recorded a total 7240 cases of COVID-19, with 3106 in New South Wales, 1678 in Victoria, 1060 in Queensland, 440 in South Australia, 592 in Western Australia, 228 in Tasmania, 107 in the Australian Capital Territory and 29 in the Northern Territory. Deaths now total 102. At least 6640 people have recovered. 

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                                        NSW Police to 'facilitate' safe protest

                                        Sarah McPhee

                                        Protests are also planned in Sydney on Saturday.

                                        NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys was asked on Thursday whether officers will be penalising people for gathering en masse, and if a large protest is considered "illegal".

                                        He said police will respect the right of everyone to protest.

                                        "There are public health orders that exist," the deputy commissioner said.

                                        "We will facilitate the safety of people expressing their right."

                                        But police will take action”if that gets out of hand, if there’s serious criminal activity”, he said.

                                        Mr Worboys said a comparison, raised by one reporter, of not being able to go to the football but being able to attend a protest was "very much out of context".

                                        "You're talking about something that is a paid event … this on Saturday is about a very significant issue, for some people of worldwide significance," he said.

                                        NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said protesting is an "inherent right in our democracy".

                                        "I ask anybody who's considering to do that to do it peacefully and to maintain a social distance from other people," she said.

                                        Biosecurity restrictions lift in north WA

                                        Sarah McPhee

                                        Coronavirus-related biosecurity restrictions are set to be lifted in Western Australia’s north, allowing travellers to return, but access to 274 remote indigenous communities will remain off-limits, AAP reports.

                                        The Commonwealth has agreed to the state government’s request to remove the restrictions for the Kimberley, Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku and parts of the East Pilbara on Friday.

                                        There are no active cases in WA’s regional areas and no positive cases reported in remote communities.

                                        However, as of Thursday, there were 26 active cases in WA, including 20 crew members from the Al Kuwait livestock ship.

                                        “All Western Australians are urged to be aware of the high vulnerability of remote communities and to follow the restrictions to help keep them safe,” WA Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt said.

                                        A raft of COVID-19 restrictions are being eased on Saturday including raising the limit on gatherings to 100 people, with 300 allowed in venues with multiple divided spaces.

                                        Many businesses will resume trading, including beauty parlours, cinemas and gyms, while Perth Zoo will again be open to the public after closing for the first time in its 122-year history.

                                        – AAP

                                        Camping on the cards in Queensland

                                        Sarah McPhee

                                        There's good news too out of Queensland this morning.

                                        The state has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 and has just three active cases.

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                                        Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said people can go camping after the state's chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young approved the "necessary COVID-19 plan".

                                        Ms Palaszczuk said facilities including picnic tables and barbecues will be accessible but public shower facilities will remain closed.

                                        "Camping numbers will be reduced in some locations to maintain social distancing and keep Queenslanders safe," she said.

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                                        NSW celebrates 'outstanding' virus result

                                        Sarah McPhee

                                        NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced the state has not recorded a case of COVID-19 via community transmission for one week.

                                        She also praised the more than 11,300 people tested since the last update.

                                        "That is?an outstanding result and one which?we want to maintain," Ms Berejiklian said.

                                        "And during that?last 24-hour period, there were only?two cases, both in quarantine.

                                        "We?have now gone a full week without any?community-to-community transmission,?that's a great result.

                                        "We want to?keep that going as much as we can?especially given restrictions are?easing, have eased, and this long?weekend is an opportunity for people?to enjoy the best that New South?Wales has to offer in a safe way."

                                        'Don't go to protest': Vic Premier

                                        Sarah McPhee

                                        Victorian leaders are urging people not to attend a Melbourne protest against Aboriginal deaths in custody, even if they won’t be stung with coronavirus fines, AAP reports.

                                        Thousands of people are expected to attend the rally on Saturday outside Victoria’s Parliament House, which is organised by the Aboriginal community to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

                                        Ongoing rallies across the United States have been taking issue with police violence against black Americans, after unarmed black man George Floyd died at the hands of police in Minneapolis on May 25.

                                        A protester in Sydney on Tuesday. Picture: Stephen Saphore/AAP

                                        Victoria Police don’t think it is feasible to arrest or fine people for breaking COVID-19 rules at the Melbourne event.

                                        But Premier Daniel Andrews says that doesn’t mean the restrictions shouldn’t be followed.

                                        "They’re not there just for enforcement purposes, they’re not there to raise revenue. They’re there to keep people safe,” he told reporters on Thursday.

                                        “I’m not going to the protest. I would suggest to other people they shouldn’t go to the protest either.

                                        “I understand the depth of feeling on this issue, but I might make the point this way: enough people have been hurt.

                                        “Let’s not do anything on the weekend that compromises safety, let’s not do anything on the weekend that potentially spreads the virus.”

                                        Further protests are planned in Australia. Picture: Stephen Saphore/AAP

                                        Opposition police spokesman David Southwick said it was “astonishing” the premier was allowing police not to fine protesters, given the restrictions had prevented some people from attending the funerals of loved ones.

                                        “The rulebook is out the window on Saturday because Daniel Andrews will not show consistency on this matter,” he told reporters.

                                        “How can anyone think this is fair?”

                                        Upper house Liberal MP David Davis said Western Australia had been on top of the Spanish flu in 1919 before a peace rally celebrating the end of World War One sparked a spike in cases and deaths.

                                        “Having large, mass rallies is a very dangerous matter at this point in time,” he said.

                                        – AAP

                                        Two new cases of COVID-19 in NSW

                                        Sarah McPhee

                                        There have been two new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New South Wales.

                                        "The two new cases today are both travellers in hotel quarantine," NSW Health said in a statement on Thursday.

                                        The state's total number of cases is now 3106 however 2700 people have recovered.

                                        "There are currently 71 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health," the health department said.

                                        "This includes one person being treated in an intensive care unit, who does not require a ventilator."

                                        A total of 11,365 tests were carried out between 8pm on Tuesday and Wednesday compared to the previous 24-hour period.

                                        Yesterday, there were zero new cases in NSW out of 7018 tests.

                                        Fears of second wave ahead of Victorian protest

                                        Victorian authorities are concerned a second wave of the pandemic could sweep the state with protesters set to ignore COVID-19 rules and new cases still being identified.

                                        Thousands of protesters are expected to pour into Melbourne CBD on Saturday in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, over continued Aboriginal deaths in custody and the death of George Floyd in the US.

                                        Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said there was pain and anguish across the nation about the death of Aboriginal people in police custody, but now was not the time to take action in the streets.

                                        “We are concerned about the potential for a second wave,” Ms Mikakos told reporters on Thursday.

                                        “Having a very large number of people congregating together puts those individuals at risk and put other members of the community at risk.”

                                        Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos. Picture: Michael Dodge/AAP

                                        She urged protesters to contact their MPs instead of heading to the streets.

                                        While authorities remain on high alert to a possible second wave of the virus in the state, Victoria notched just eight fresh cases on Thursday.

                                        The state’s total recorded infections rests at 1678.

                                        One new case has been linked to Rydges Hotel, where returned travellers were quarantined, bringing that outbreak to 13.

                                        Six are returned travellers in hotel quarantine and one was found in routine community testing.

                                        Meanwhile, a Victorian waste management company has gone into shutdown after two staff tested positive for coronavirus.

                                        Two operational staff at Global Resource Recovery in Laverton North last week tested positive to COVID-19 and have since been in isolation. Their colleagues have also been told to isolate, with the company deciding to close the facility until June 9.

                                        “In an abundance of caution, GRR made the decision to temporarily close the Laverton North facility, as a precautionary measure on May 29 voluntarily. Now we are operating on a restricted basis,” a company statement reads.

                                        In Victoria, there are seven people in hospital, two in intensive care while 1584 people have recovered in Victoria. Just 73 cases are active. There are also 177 cases of community transmission, up one from Wednesday. The death total remains at 19.

                                        – By Marnie Banger and Christine McGinn, AAP

                                        Tasmania to unveil infrastructure spend

                                        Sarah McPhee

                                        Tasmania is set to outline a ‘record’ construction blitz to stimulate the state’s economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, AAP reports.

                                        Premier Peter Gutwein will today detail the two-year spend, which he has said will build infrastructure worth $3.1 billion.

                                        The projects, including housing and roads, have been brought forward from a previously announced $3.7 billion four-year infrastructure plan.

                                        “This will be a construction blitz and it will be far-reaching,” Mr Gutwein said on Wednesday.

                                        “These are challenging times but now is not the time to sit idle.”

                                        Tasmania has gone 19 days without recording a new COVID-19 case, as the state prepares to shift to stage two of restrictions on Friday afternoon.

                                        There are three active cases, with two of those in hospital.

                                        – AAP

                                        UK COVID-19 death toll surpasses 50,000

                                        Sarah McPhee

                                        The United Kingdom’s COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 50,000, according to a Reuters tally of official data sources that highlighted the country’s place as one of the worst hit in the world.

                                        New data from Scotland brought the toll to 50,059, a dire milestone for Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he tries to ease the stringent coronavirus lockdown.

                                        The Reuters tally mainly comprises fatalities where COVID-19 was mentioned on death certificates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland up to May 22, and up to May 31 in Scotland.

                                        Unlike the daily death toll published by the government, the death certificate figures include suspected cases.

                                        The Reuters tally also incorporates deaths that took place in English hospitals after May 23, and in Wales and Northern Ireland.

                                        – Reuters

                                        PM says virus hit economy 'like a torpedo'

                                        Sarah McPhee

                                        Prime Minister Scott Morrison is speaking to reporters about the new HomeBuilder grant after yesterday's confirmation we're in recession.

                                        He said COVID-19 hit Australia's economy "like a torpedo".

                                        Mr Morrison said he believed the reason for the country's success with the coronavirus compared to so many "sophisticated" countries like ours was the government bringing people together.

                                        "Working with states, territories, industry, the various groups that are impacted … today is another example of that," he said.

                                        Read more about the HomeBuilder scheme here.

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