Tasmanian police find no evidence health workers held ‘illegal dinner party’ that spread Covid-19 – as it happened | Australia news

In news that is of intense interest to your correspondent, Bondi, Bronte and Tamarama beaches are set to reopen for swimming and surfing at 7am tomorrow morning. In the interests of journalistic rigour, I shall be at Tama at 7.01am to see how it’s all going. Thank me not, beloved readers, it’s all part of […]

Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy takes back claim hospital staff at 'illegal dinner party' before Tasmanian coronavirus outbreak

Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy takes back claim hospital staff at ‘illegal dinner party’ before Tasmanian coronavirus outbreak

Updated April 14, 2020 16:44:14 Australia’s Chief Medical Officer has walked back an earlier claim that staff from a Tasmanian hospital at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak attended an “illegal dinner party” together. Key points Brendan Murphy made his comments to a NZ parliamentary committee Tasmania’s Premier Peter Gutwein hit back, saying he didn’t […]


‘Illegal dinner party’ not the cause of Tasmania Covid-19 cluster, chief medical officer clarifies | World news

Australia’s chief medical officer, Brendan Murphy, has walked back a claim he made to a New Zealand parliamentary committee that a Covid-19 outbreak in the north-west of Tasmania was potentially due to “an illegal dinner party”. Following Murphy’s testimony on Tuesday morning, the Tasmanian premier, Peter Gutwein, said that the chief medical officer was “was […]

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Sex. Drugs. Virus. Venezuela elites still party in pandemic

MIAMI (AP) — They whiled away the week on a sex- and drug-fueled romp: dancing on white-sand beaches and frolicking on a paradisaical Caribbean island with prostitutes from Europe, some snapping selfies with famous reggaeton artists. But unbeknownst to several children of Venezuela’s ruling elite, the coronavirus was spreading among them. For some of Venezuela’s […]

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