/ 11 February 2021

Victoria clears the air

The Holiday Inn in Melbourne has been evacuated as the coronavirus outbreak linked to the quarantine hotel grew to 8 cases yesterday. The state’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton says the “working hypothesis” is that the virus spread via the vapour from a nebuliser that a guest was using to inhale medication. The outbreak has seen Premier Daniel Andrews press pause on receiving additional international travellers while authorities “get to the bottom of what’s going on”. South Australia dusted off their “abundance of caution” and put their hard border back up for Melbourne residents. And if you need some COVID resilience inspiration, Europe’s oldest person, French nun Sister Andre, has recovered from her case of the virus just days before her 117th birthday. “I’m happy to be with you, but I would wish to be somewhere else – to join my big brother, and my grandfather and my grandmother,” she said. That’s gratitude for you…

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