Transcript – Sunrise interview with Sam Armytage

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria, People with symptoms not self-isolating and not self-isolating once they’ve been tested; aged care facility concerns.   SAM ARMYTAGE: Now as we’ve heard, there are some questions to be answered about why so many Victorians have not been self-isolating while they wait for COVID test results.   The…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: Victorian COVID-19 outbreak; Commonwealth support for Victoria; mandatory mask wearing; hotel quarantine; AHPPC advice; childcare changes. GREG HUNT: This has been the darkest winter for so many Australians, and yet there are real lights of hope. We know today’s numbers will be distressing for so many Australians because these are not just numbers,…

Support for aged care residents and aged care workers across Victoria

The Australian and Victorian Governments, in collaboration with representatives from the aged care sector, are today announcing additional measures to ensure aged care providers are equipped to minimise the spread of COVID-19 and can continue providing quality care.   Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Senator Richard Colbeck, and the Victorian Minister for Disability,…

Two million more face masks for Victorian aged care and disability workers

All aged care workers across Victoria will now be required to wear face masks. The precautionary measure, expanded state wide after consultation between Federal and State Governments, will provide extra confidence that vulnerable senior citizens will receive the highest level of protection against COVID-19. It applies to both residential care and home support care workers.…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus update; Aged care facilities; Sydney outbreak; COVIDSafe app; George Christensen; Social media rumours; Mask wearing; Genomics testing; Elimination strategy.   GREG HUNT: Thanks very much to everybody for joining us.   I want to give a brief summary of Australian Government support for the situation in New South Wales, and in…

ABC News Breakfast interview with Paul Kennedy

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus outbreak in Sydney pub; Aged care and coronavirus situation in Melbourne; Suppression vs elimination; COVIDSafe App.   PAUL KENNEDY: Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, joins us now from Melbourne. Minister, thanks your time. We appreciate you being available. A couple of quick ones.   GREG HUNT: Morning Paul.   PAUL KENNEDY:…