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The Latest: Calif requires workers comp for virus infection

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California companies must pay workers compensation benefits to any employees that become infected with the coronavirus and they must warn employees of any potential exposure to the virus under two laws that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Thursday. Business groups have criticized the measures as “unworkable.” The law on informing employees requires that… Read More »

New eye-watering fine for virus offence

Victoria Police has been equipped with a new offence and an eye-watering fine in the fight to stop coronavirus spreading to regional Victoria. A new offence of failing to comply with the requirement to remain in a restricted area will come into force from 11.59pm on Wednesday. It means Melburnians caught trying to flee the… Read More »

Unlikely ‘tool’ to detect virus outbreaks

Dr Aparna La, from the Australian National University Research School of Population Health, told The Briefing Podcast on PodcastOne Australia her team had taken daily samples from the city’s Lower Molonglo sewage treatment plant. “We started collecting samples from the end of April and the results that we just released show no detection of the… Read More »

New Zealand could pull off bold goal of eliminating virus

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — While most countries are working on ways to contain the coronavirus, New Zealand has set itself a much more ambitious goal: eliminating it altogether. And experts believe the country could pull it off. The virus “doesn’t have superpowers,” said Helen Petousis-Harris, a vaccine expert at the University of Auckland. “Once transmission… Read More »