“It’s official – parents are now allowed to have an extra hour outside with their children“. The story is that the Department of Health has clarified (possibly after it came out that a woman was harassed by police for allowing her toddler to crawl on the grass in a park in Fitzroy North) that if you have children you are allowed one hour outside with them, and an additional hour outside without the children. You can’t make this stuff up.
The saddest thing is that there are going to be plenty of people who take this stuff seriously, people who will actually keep an eye on the time to make sure they don’t go over their allotted hour of being outside each day, and scurry home once that time is running out.
Not these old ladies though, but Victoria Home Invasion Force is on the job, snatching their phones and arresting them for not giving their names/addresses:
The other front page story – “Diner ban hinges on zero cases” – tells us that the psychopaths running Victoria are going for elimination of the China Virus. The original reason for locking down in March was “protect our health system”, now it is “protect us from the sniffles forever”.
Restaurants and cafes in Melbourne have been warned that they face bans on indoor dining until Victoria records two weeks of zero community transmissions of Covid 19
But they will insist on running at least 15,000 tests a day to virtually ensure this will never happen. To put it in perspective, there have supposedly been over 500 community transmissions in the last two weeks.
And all this for a virus that seems to have a case fatality rate of 1%, and an infection fatality rate of 0.15%, which puts it on the same level as a bad seasonal flu. Assuming we can believe the official death numbers. One in a thousand, and the average age of death is 83.