The Squiz Quiz, 11 July 2020

Call yourself a good Squizer? See how well you were across the news this week.

1. The world broke what notable coronavirus case tally this week?

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It took 149 days to hit 6 million cases after the first case was reported in China in early January. And it has taken 39 days to double to 12 million cases.

2. Which former Commonwealth leader will co-head the World Health Organisation’s inquiry into the coronavirus response and origins?

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The inquiry will also be led by former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Africa’s first democratically elected female president.

3. Japanese roller coasters have reopened - but riders need to do what to help limit the spread of the coronavirus?

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It’s the perfect description for 2020, don’t you think?

4. Who won last weekend’s by-election in the federal seat of Eden-Monaro in NSW?

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Labor claimed the win on Sunday, and the Liberals conceded on Thursday.

5. Campaigners have won access to what wonder of the universe?

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And they plan on bringing ‘Eau de Space’ to the masses. Apparently it resembles a “mix of gunpowder, seared steak, raspberries and rum.”

6. Which notable Aussie chef said they were hanging up their apron this week?

Joseph De Leo
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He’s making room for the next generation, he says. Our favourite recipe of his – this moussaka.

7. Australia updated the travel advice for China with what additional warning?

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It was a warning China did not like. Not that we can travel anyway...

8. More than 5 million residents of metro Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire will be subject to Stage 3 stay-at-home restrictions for how long?

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Premier Daniel Andrews said it’s required to get on top of the spike in new cases in the state.

9. A group of 150 high-profile figures put their names to an open letter expressing concern about what?

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The group supports free speech and the tolerance of diverse views, and criticised the “vogue for public shaming and ostracism”.

10. An Australian National Uni study found what has improved for many Aussies as a result of the coronavirus lockdown?

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More than 25% of those surveyed said their family unit is in better shape - more than those who said it had deteriorated. So that’s something…

Squiz Quiz 11 July 2020
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