NORTH WESTERN SYDNEY suburbs of Epping, Macquarie Park, Ryde currently appear to be the epicentre of the CoronaVirus … with its high population growth, high-rise high density living, thousands of international student numbers it cannot come as a surprise … surely …
Aged care residents would be vulnerable with their care largely coming from a large workforce of foreign Visa workers flying in, and being more susceptible due to their age … and infants attending childcare are known as ‘spreaders’ of many infections!
Then we have the ‘Shocking Centres’ of Macquarie Park and Top Ryde, that have become community destination centres for new ‘Permanent Residents’ … to gather … to spend the day!
Macquarie Shopping Centre is opposite Macquarie University which has a very large number of international students especially from China. More high-rise precincts are underway including that of Harry Triguboff’s ‘Destination’ with the convenience of Meriton’s serviced apartments also in Talavera Road.
Already Macquarie Park is heavily populated with new residents in Herring Road, Waterloo Road, and soon Talavera Road … Top Ryde with its residential apartments … Meadowbank … and across the Parramatta River at Rhodes and Wentworth Point …
And nearby Epping, Eastwood, Chatswood, Carlingford … along the North Shore with Turramurra, Lindfield, Roseville …
Epping Boys High has been a lure for many Chinese visa holders and migrants for their children, so it would seem it was only a matter of time before the CoronaVirus hit!
Not unlike Xi Jinping’s model of driving his people out of their rural villages for urbanisation … the Australian developer lobby have lured predominantly Chinese people to buy our real estate … with millions of ‘new residents’ …
Has HT’s claim of ‘I will bring in more migrants’ in fact made Australia more vulnerable?
And the Howard Government introduced Visa workers in the late 1990s so that now we have some 1.6 Million Visa workers in Australia … many working in cafes, nursing homes, childcare, hospitals, retail ….
All flying in, and it would seem this has increased the possibility of Australians contracting this illness … has the Property Sector something to answer for? With the increased likelihood of innocent Australians succumbing to this Pandemic?
In Sydney, dozens of staff at Ryde Hospital were put in self-isolation and 56 patients were identified as close or casual contacts of a confirmed COVID-19 case.
At Liverpool Hospital, in the Sydney’s west, 23 staff and five patients have been identified as potential close contacts of a confirmed case.
A health worker at Canterbury Hospital has been diagnosed with the virus after returning from Iran.
The diagnoses suggest Sydney’s coronavirus epicentre is in the city’s north-west.
UPDATE … The number of Cases in NSW is now 28
Two more staff from an aged care facility in northern Sydney have been diagnosed with COVID-19, as the number of cases in NSW rises to 28.
A 24-year-old female worker and a 21-year-old male staff member from the Dorothy Henderson Lodge in Macquarie Park have been diagnosed with the virus.
Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/national/coronavirus-updates-live-sydney-school-closed-un-tells-world-to-pull-out-all-stops-20200306-p547e5.html
UPDATES FROM THE DAILY TELEGRAPH ON THE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS IN THE NORTHERN DISTRICTS
Six more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed across Sydney on Wednesday night – including an elderly woman who died on Tuesday and a second Sydney hospital doctor – bringing the number of positive infections across NSW to 22. http://bit.ly/2TE6Mxc #coronavirusaustralia #COVID19
CHILDREN VISITED AGED CARE HOME
Children will be banned from visiting aged care facilities in the wake of three elderly residents and a worker from Dorothy Henderson Lodge at Macquarie Park being diagnosed with coronavirus.
It also comes after about 17 children from Banksia Childcare Centre visited the facility, which is now in lockdown, on February 24.
AGED CARE FACILITY IN LOCKDOWN
It was also revealed that the 70-year-old man from the aged care facility diagnosed with COVID-19 was not in the same area of the lodge as the other two infectees.
Mr Hazzard said it was “challenging” for NSW Health to understand that the man “appears to have no contact with the nursing staff in the lodge”.
… a 95-year-old woman at the Dorothy Henderson Lodge in Macquarie Park, Sydney, was confirmed to have died from the virus.
“There are now four people who have been diagnosed from that home, the aged care worker, the 95-year-old woman who has passed away and two other residents who are in hospital,” Mr Hunt said.
Dorothy Henderson Lodge in Macquarie Park, part of the Baptist Care Aged Care facility, is in lockdown after several diagnosis. Picture: Toby Zerna
Residents in Dorothy Henderson Lodge are eating meals inside their rooms as the facility goes into lockdown.
Sydney law firm Clayton Utz evacuated over virus fears
Employees at a Sydney law firm have been evacuated after being told a staffer in the building was linked to a fatal case of coronavirus. It comes as authorities search for 10 medical workers potentially exposed to infected doctors at a medical conference.
Read more: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/coronavirus-australia-number-of-confirmed-infections-across-sydney-and-nsw-grows/news-story/e346f070f09d7a88bb023ee811307ace?utm_source=DailyTelegraph&utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&utm_medium=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR3ArvPxO__99fymSQ_ZLFRh-73QTIim_6aHbiFUjFAMeOxYn5Ong9qHShs
First northern beaches coronavirus case confirmed, woman in her 30s
A northern beaches woman in her 30s is one of six new confirmed cases of the coronavirus overnight.
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Here’s what you should do if you think you may be infected.
NSW Health confirmed the woman was one of six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Sydney, bringing the total in NSW since the outbreak to 22.
For more details on what to do go to health.nsw.gov.au.
Read more: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/manly-daily/first-northern-beaches-coronavirus-case-confirmed-woman-in-her-30s/news-story/6b9a2c35545d20e5f5a8469f479c426b?utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&utm_source=DailyTelegraph&fbclid=IwAR0brVUlG5dxi7eLDbegeyNTn2AogwBXR5VuFB523abvCo3zJDBi85Pgl2o
Employees unable to take sick leave may downplay Coronavirus symptoms to keep working
WILL I GET SICK PAY IF I GET CORONAVIRUS?
As the government forces people to self-isolate as a result of Coronavirus some of Australia employees won’t be able to afford to miss work.
People arriving and wearing mask at the airport. International Airport, Brisbane, 4th of March 2020. Picture: AAP Image/Attila Csaszar
Read more: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/business/work/employees-unable-to-take-sick-leave-may-downplay-coronavirus-symptoms-to-keep-working/news-story/1d9dfb26287bd6b4a8b6783b6f92533d?utm_source=DailyTelegraph&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_medium=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR0zBAjbM7Jlbqo1tEQ04uAwZwlzXJsv5OTS1EpXcxnfdjyJxIiZ67RDGEA
Children tested for coronavirus after exposure concerns at childcare centre
Seventeen children from a Sydney childcare centre have been tested for coronavirus visiting an aged care home where there was a breakout.
Childcare Centre closed over virus fears …
A childcare centre has been closed in Sydney’s northern suburbs over fears people working at the centre have been infected with coronavirus.
Banksia Cottage has been closed down over fears staff have contracted coronavirus.
BaptistCare Macquarie Park where cases of the coronavirus have been detected. Picture: John Appleyard
Read more: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/health/childcare-centre-closed-over-fears-staff-contracted-coronavirus/news-story/512523d5f13a27786a727bd4913c838b?utm_medium=Facebook&utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_source=DailyTelegraph&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&fbclid=IwAR1vhGjbv_yd3W9qagHRwjyTDtP_GUMC9JqqomkgtmjMSj5E1yVu5FmQqBQ
Dorothy Henderson Lodge at Macquarie Park: Life inside aged-care home after lockdown
The son of a resident inside a coronavirus-affected aged care centre has spoken of his worry for his elderly mother who remains in isolation at the Sydney centre.
A worker outside the Dorothy Henderson Lodge at Macquarie Park. Picture: John Grainger
A masked courier leaves the Baptist Care Macquarie Park complex. Picture: John Appleyard
Staff inside the Dorothy Henderson Lodge at Macquarie Park where the COVID-19 virus has been found. Picture: John Grainger
Read more: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/northern-district-times/family-of-agedcare-patients-in-coronavirus-lockdown-at-macquarie-park-speak-of-conditions-inside/news-story/202b6bf190cf2db47bbdf0be76035874?utm_source=DailyTelegraph&utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&fbclid=IwAR22KklBIXYfbK1xos9aR6-yYRbELBstfSreWnMY8r4yOST6wct2kg2lBIU
Live coronavirus coverage: Sixth case diagnosed at Sydney nursing home
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has warned the state has not seen the worst of the impacts of coronavirus yet. It comes after a sixth person contracted COVID-19 at a Sydney nursing home in lockdown, bringing the state’s total infections to 26.
The mother of the student diagnosed with coronavirus, forcing the closure of a Sydney school today, works at Ryde Hospital where a doctor also contracted the deadly disease. …
Parents have welcomed the closure of Epping Boys High School on Friday after health authorities shut the school as a precaution following news a Year 11 student had contracted the disease.
The school is working closely with health authorities and has contacted parents saying staff and students would be informed if they can resume school as normal on Monday or if a further quarantine period will be required. …
Premier Berejiklian said the decision to close Epping Boys High school was precautionary, to allay concerns of affected parents and students.
Read more: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/epping-boys-high-school-shuts-down-after-student-diagnosed-covid19/live-coverage/61c9e5b5ad22ddf5d38c5029cc9d2b87?utm_medium=Facebook&utm_source=DailyTelegraph&utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&fbclid=IwAR3io3mRgw2ad9jlc6zf1nBTjtHeBwtZQDKKjxcCPmrAxLgLe1MvIyo-hRE