Hit Weekend Breakfast host Angus O’Loughlin announces he and partner Emily are pregnant

Baby joy! Hit Weekend Breakfast host Angus O’Loughlin announces he and partner Emily Hadlin are expecting their first child together

Hit Weekend Breakfast host Angus O’Loughlin has announced  that he and his partner Emily Hadlin are expecting their first child together.

The radio presenter excitedly shared the news with co-host Dylan Alcott on Saturday.

He also explained that the stage four lockdown in Melbourne, where the couple are based, has made the experience difficult as they are apart from their families who are in New South Wales. 

Baby joy! Hit Weekend Breakfast host Angus O’Loughlin announced he and partner Emily Hadlin (both pictured) are expecting their first child together on Saturday

Angus said: ‘While our families have been amazing and incredibly supportive, we haven’t been able to be with them physically to share this experience.’

The father-to-be also went on to share that he has been unable to attend the important scans and appointments because of the lockdown restrictions.  

‘We had the 13 week scan during the week and I just had to drop Emily off at the hospital and had to wait out the front. 

Challenges: Angus also explained that the stage four lockdown in Melbourne, where the couple are based, has made the experience difficult as they are apart from their families who are in New South Wales

Challenges: Angus also explained that the stage four lockdown in Melbourne, where the couple are based, has made the experience difficult as they are apart from their families who are in New South Wales

‘Emily came back into the car on a high, she had just seen our baby for the first time, and I’ve missed that moment. It was very tough,’ he said.  

Angus also used the announcement to urge listeners to take the lockdown and social distancing seriously.  

‘It was pretty tough to miss those scans and I’m going to miss the ones in the future as well. But I understand the process.  

'I've missed that moment. It was very tough': The father-to-be also went on to share that he has been unable to attend the important scans because of the lockdown restrictions

‘I’ve missed that moment. It was very tough’: The father-to-be also went on to share that he has been unable to attend the important scans because of the lockdown restrictions

‘This is just our experience, this is our hurdle, I fully understand there are many people out there in far worse scenarios,’ he said.

‘But if I can accept that I will miss some key moments over the next few months, surely people can stay at home if they’re sick… Social distance when needed and wear a mask,’ he added.

According to Angus’ Instagram posts, he and Emily, who is the daughter of Sony Music Australia CEO, Denis Handlin, have been together since August 2019.

Team: Angus O'Loughlin hosts Hit Weekend Breakfast with Paralympian Dylan Alcott. Angus and Dylan are pictured together

Team: Angus O’Loughlin hosts Hit Weekend Breakfast with Paralympian Dylan Alcott. Angus and Dylan are pictured together

Pregnant radio host Ash Pollard shows off her baby bump

Not long now! Radio host Ash Pollard shows off her baby bump as she reveals that she hasn’t bought any maternity clothes throughout her pregnancy

Pregnant radio host Ash Pollard and partner Pete Ferne, 35, are counting down the weeks until they welcome their first child together. 

And on Tuesday, the 34-year-old former My Kitchen Rules star posted a selfie on Instagram that showcased her baby bump.  

Despite her growing belly, Ash explained that she hasn’t had to buy maternity clothes because she’s just been wearing comfortable clothes while at home in Melbourne amid COVID-19 lockdown.  

Not long now! Pregnant radio host Ash Pollard showed off her baby bump this week, as she revealed that she hasn’t bought any maternity clothes throughout her pregnancy

‘Had a gutful of iso. On the bright side, I haven’t had to purchase any preggo attire at all! I’ve just worn my activewear and slippers the entiiiiire time. What a saving! (sic),’ Ash captioned the 

‘When Stage 4 lifts, it’s possible I’ll have a babe in arms! No joke.’ 

In the picture the former My Kitchen Rules contestant is wearing a pair of black exercise leggings a puffy jacket and a white shirt that she has lifted up to show off her bump. 

Dressing the bump: Despite her growing belly, Ash explained that she hasn't had to buy maternity clothes as a result of the second lockdown in Melbourne due to the COVID-19 resurgence

Dressing the bump: Despite her growing belly, Ash explained that she hasn’t had to buy maternity clothes as a result of the second lockdown in Melbourne due to the COVID-19 resurgence

The soon-to-be mum completed the look with a pair of fluffy slippers and blue patterned socks.

She looked fresh faced with minimal makeup and wore her blonde curls loose. 

Despite announcing her pregnancy in March on her Hit101.3 breakfast show, the radio host only revealed her baby bump on Instagram in June.

Admission: Despite announcing her pregnancy in March on her Hit101.3 breakfast show, the radio host only revealed her baby bump on Instagram in June

Admission: Despite announcing her pregnancy in March on her Hit101.3 breakfast show, the radio host only revealed her baby bump on Instagram in June

Ash later admitted on the program that she has been hiding the blossoming belly from social media as she felt ‘horrible and insecure’ about her body. 

‘I’ve actually been feeling horrible, really insecure. I’ve been avoiding putting pics up, or showing anybody pics,’ she said. 

‘I’m sorry, I feel fat. Because I’m short, everything gets bigger faster. Basically my boobs are that big that my chin hits my t*ts.’

Ash, who is due to give birth in mid September, added that the news had come as a ‘surprise’. She has been dating builder Pete since 2017.

baby makes three: Ash, who is due to give birth in mid September, added that the news had come as a 'surprise'. She has been dating builder Pete (pictured) since 2017

baby makes three: Ash, who is due to give birth in mid September, added that the news had come as a ‘surprise’. She has been dating builder Pete (pictured) since 2017

Rebecca Judd has margaritas delivered to her $7.3million Melbourne mansion during lockdown

Cheers to that! Rebecca Judd has margaritas delivered to her $7.3million Melbourne mansion after another week in lockdown

She’s currently in lockdown with her family at their $7.3million Melbourne mansion.

And on Friday, Rebecca Judd shared her excitement at having some cocktails delivered to her door.  

The 37-year-old AFL WAG posted a boomerang to her Instagram story showing off a margarita, after joking that she was going to drink the lime-based cocktail throughout the entire lockdown. 

Cheers to that! On Friday, Rebecca Judd had margaritas delivered to her $7.3million Melbourne mansion after another week in lockdown

Rebecca explained that the jalapeno margaritas came from a bar in Melbourne, The Ugly Duckling, and that they are ‘the best’ cocktails she’s ever had. 

‘Best cocktails in the bizz (sic) delivered to your door,’ she captioned the clip.

After posting a boomerang that showed off the bottle her margarita arrived in, Rebecca shared a picture of the final drink. 

Home delivery: Rebecca explained that the jalapeno margaritas came from a bar in Melbourne, The Ugly Duckling, and that they are 'the best' cocktails she's ever had

 Home delivery: Rebecca explained that the jalapeno margaritas came from a bar in Melbourne, The Ugly Duckling, and that they are ‘the best’ cocktails she’s ever had

Tucking in: After posting a boomerang that showed off the bottle her margarita arrived in, Rebecca shared a picture of the final drink

Tucking in: After posting a boomerang that showed off the bottle her margarita arrived in, Rebecca shared a picture of the final drink

The brunette beauty had poured her cocktail into a salt-rimmed glass and added two slices of jalapeno to garnish.   

Back in July, Rebecca revealed that she was planning on spending lockdown sipping on margaritas. 

The mother-of-four shared a video to Instagram that revealed her screen as she shopped for blenders to make the drinks.

Having a cheeky drink! Back in July, Rebecca revealed that she was planning on spending lockdown sipping on margaritas

Having a cheeky drink! Back in July, Rebecca revealed that she was planning on spending lockdown sipping on margaritas

Bec asked her followers to send her their recommendations for the best juicer. 

‘Legit looking for juicer recommendations for all the margis [margaritas] I’m going to smash in lockdown,’ she captioned the video.

‘I’m sick of hand juicing limes. Hit me up in my dm’s if you’ve got a good recommendation. I just want to put the lime in and bang – juice!’ 

'I'm sick of hand juicing limes': The mother-of-four shared a video to Instagram that revealed her screen as she shopped for blenders to make the drinks

‘I’m sick of hand juicing limes’: The mother-of-four shared a video to Instagram that revealed her screen as she shopped for blenders to make the drinks

Osher Günsberg will miss son’s birthday and Father’s Day to do quarantine

Osher Günsberg reveals he will miss his son’s first birthday and his first Father’s Day because he must stay in quarantine when he returns to Sydney after filming The Masked Singer

Osher Günsberg revealed he will miss out on important family milestones because of filming The Masked Singer in Melbourne.

The TV host, 46, told Mumbrellacast on Thursday that after the hit Channel 10 show wraps he must do two weeks of quarantine when he arrives in Sydney. 

‘[It] means I’m going to miss both my son’s first birthday and my First Father’s day. 

Missing out on milestones: Osher Günsberg (pictured) revealed on Thursday that he will miss his son’s first birthday and his first Father’s Day because he must stay in quarantine when he returns to Sydney after filming The Masked Singer

‘I’ve been a stepfather for a long time and my beautiful stepdaughter Georgia has given me cards every year and this is my first father’s day with Wolfie. 

‘And I’ll miss them both (the occasions) because I’ll be in a hotel somewhere,’ he said. 

After filming for The Masked Singer finishes later this year, Osher will have to be quarantined in a Sydney hotel for 14 days, at the cost of $3,000.

Quarantine: The TV host said, 'I'll miss them both (the occasions) because I'll be in a hotel somewhere'. Osher will have to be quarantined in a Sydney hotel for 14 days, at the cost of $3,000. Osher pictured with Wolfie

Quarantine: The TV host said, ‘I’ll miss them both (the occasions) because I’ll be in a hotel somewhere’. Osher will have to be quarantined in a Sydney hotel for 14 days, at the cost of $3,000. Osher pictured with Wolfie

Osher and his wife, makeup artist Audrey, welcomed their first son Wolfie (Wolfgang) in August 2019. She also has a 16-year-old daughter named Georgia, from a previous relationship. 

The Bachelor host explained that he and his wife discussed his quarantine situation, and how he would be supporting her while away.

‘The thing I’m going to try to do to make today better than yesterday is try as hard as I can to support Audrey from afar, which will probably involve a lot of FaceTiming and just trying to be there for her, and that’s all I can do today.

‘I can’t change it (the situation), but I can change the way I feel about it. So I’m just going to do as much as I can to support my wife today,’ he added.

'It'll probably involve a lot of FaceTiming': The Bachelor host explained that he and his wife discussed his quarantine situation, and how he would be supporting her while away. Osher and Audrey are pictured together

‘It’ll probably involve a lot of FaceTiming’: The Bachelor host explained that he and his wife discussed his quarantine situation, and how he would be supporting her while away. Osher and Audrey are pictured together

It comes after he also spoke to the podcast about how The Bachelor was forced to adapt to the lockdown rules in response to the pandemic.

Osher, who is convinced viewers will love the new format, said that while past seasons of the show involved an element of ‘fantasy’, with over-the-top dates, this year’s series will be grounded in reality.

‘We have to help them find love using the same tools that everybody else has, which is in many cases a webcam, or even just a camera on your phone,’ he explained.

But he insisted it will give the show’s viewers a new perspective, making them feel like they’re privy to some incredibly intimate moments.

Parents: Osher and his wife, makeup artist Audrey, welcomed their first son Wolfie (Wolfgang) in August 2019. She also has a 16-year-old daughter named Georgia, from a previous relationship. Audrey pictured with her son Wolfie and daughter Georgia

Parents: Osher and his wife, makeup artist Audrey, welcomed their first son Wolfie (Wolfgang) in August 2019. She also has a 16-year-old daughter named Georgia, from a previous relationship. Audrey pictured with her son Wolfie and daughter Georgia

Glamorous Nine News reporter Lana Murphy finally explains THAT F-bomb live on air

Glamorous Nine News reporter Lana Murphy finally explains THAT F-bomb – and reveals how her boss reacted to the embarrassing on-air gaffe

She’s the Nine News Melbourne journalist who left viewers in stitches when she accidentally dropped the F-bomb live on air earlier this week. 

And now glamorous presenter Lana Murphy has explained what really happened.

On Tuesday, the blonde tweeted her apologies her to viewers and said the wrong version of a pre-recorded segment made it to air. 

‘I have a great boss so I’ll be back!’ Glamorous Nine News reporter Lana Murphy has finally explained THAT F-bomb live on air

But she joked that she has a ‘great boss’ and wasn’t being fired for the gaffe.  

‘Thanks for the love friends and apologies to those who got more than they bargained for on Nine News Melbourne,’ Lana tweeted.

‘Unfortunately the wrong version (clearly) of a pre-record made it to air but thankfully I have a great boss and I’ll be back on your screens tomorrow.’

'Apologies to those who got more than they bargained for!' On Tuesday, the blonde tweeted her apologies her to viewers and said the wrong version of a pre-recorded segment made it to air

‘Apologies to those who got more than they bargained for!’ On Tuesday, the blonde tweeted her apologies her to viewers and said the wrong version of a pre-recorded segment made it to air

She hilariously finished: ‘2020 though am I right?’

The tweet from Lana got 4,500 likes, while many followers called Lana a ‘legend’ in the comments.

Earlier this week, a pre-recorded blooper of Lana dropping the F-bomb was played instead of her final edit.  

Lana appeared to be reporting on the state’s alarming coronavirus crisis when she stumbled over her words and sheepishly told someone off-camera: ‘F*** my life.’

Thinking the camera had stopped rolling, Lana began fussing with her locks before the segment cut back to Alicia Loxley in the studio. 

Happens to the best of us! Earlier this week, a pre-recorded blooper of Lana dropping the F-bomb was played instead of her final edit. Lana stumbled over her words and sheepishly told someone off-camera: 'F*** my life'

Happens to the best of us! Earlier this week, a pre-recorded blooper of Lana dropping the F-bomb was played instead of her final edit. Lana stumbled over her words and sheepishly told someone off-camera: ‘F*** my life’

Some ‘live cross’ segments are pre-recorded before they are broadcast live on the show.

It’s evident that Lana’s package was filmed beforehand; however, the wrong footage was accidentally handed over for the final show. 

Nonetheless, amused viewers in Melbourne saw the fun in the blooper and likened Lana’s accidental slip-up to how they were feeling amid their new lockdown rules.

One joked: ‘The whole of Melbourne feels the same as @LanaMurphy right now. #FML.’ 

Finding the funny side: Nonetheless, amused viewers in Melbourne saw the fun in the blooper and likened Lana's accidental slip-up to how they were feeling amid their new lockdown rules

Finding the funny side: Nonetheless, amused viewers in Melbourne saw the fun in the blooper and likened Lana’s accidental slip-up to how they were feeling amid their new lockdown rules

Another amused: ‘Channel 9 reporter Lana Murphy sums up how we’re all feeling right now: “F*** my life.”

‘Somehow I think @Lana Murphy is speaking for all of us in Vic at the moment…’ another viewer added.

Some else added: ‘Oh @LanaMurphy, you have given me a much needed laugh today! Bless ya cotton socks, I hope you’re not sweatin it too much.’ 

One viewer addressed an annoyed parent who watched the segment with his children.

‘Obviously not Lanas fault and it’s very clearly a mistake that wasn’t meant to go to air. Don’t get mad, have a laugh and move on, we all need one right now.’

Lana has been covering breaking and general news across Victoria for Nine News Melbourne since late 2018.

Familiar face: Lana has been covering breaking and general news across Victoria for Nine News Melbourne since late 2018

Familiar face: Lana has been covering breaking and general news across Victoria for Nine News Melbourne since late 2018

Rebecca Judd considers day drinking during stressful Melbourne lockdown

Mother-of-four Rebecca Judd starts her day with leftover pizza and even considers day drinking as she struggles with homeschooling in lockdown

She’s homeschooling her four children as Melbourne heads into stage-four lockdown following a spike in coronavirus cases.

So it’s hardly surprising that Rebecca Judd is struggling to cope at the moment.

The 37-year-old footy WAG revealed on Thursday that she had eaten leftover pizza for breakfast and was even considering day drinking.

Homeschooling from hell: Rebecca Judd is struggling to cope with her four children as Melbourne heads into stage-four lockdown following a spike in coronavirus cases

In a video shared to on Instagram Stories, Rebecca stood in front of her fully-stocked bar and revealed the extensive range of alcohol available.

She then raised her eyebrows suggestively and asked, ‘Is it too early?’

The Postcards host then shared an image of a half-eaten slice of takeaway pizza from the night before. 

Too early for a tipple? In a video shared to on Instagram Stories, Rebecca stood in front of her fully-stocked bar and revealed the extensive range of alcohol available

Too early for a tipple? In a video shared to on Instagram Stories, Rebecca stood in front of her fully-stocked bar and revealed the extensive range of alcohol available 

Comfort food: Rebecca then shared an image of a half-eaten slice of leftover pizza. 'Day one X4 all kids at home,' she said revealing her three-year-old twin sons Tom and Darcy are no longer going to Kindergarten. 'I'm eating leftover pizza for breakfast. Solid start to stage four lockdown,' she added.

Comfort food: Rebecca then shared an image of a half-eaten slice of leftover pizza. ‘Day one X4 all kids at home,’ she said revealing her three-year-old twin sons Tom and Darcy are no longer going to Kindergarten. ‘I’m eating leftover pizza for breakfast. Solid start to stage four lockdown,’ she added.

‘Day one [with] all kids at home,’ she said. ‘I’m eating leftover pizza for breakfast. Solid start to stage-four lockdown.’

Rebecca and her husband, retired AFL star Chris Judd, share four children, son Oscar, nine, daughter Billie, six, and three-year-old twins Tom and Darcy.

They live in a $7.3million mansion in Brighton, an upmarket suburb in Melbourne’s south east.

This isn’t the first time she has spoken about the struggles of homeschooling her kids during lockdown. 

Family: Rebecca and her husband Chris share four children- son Oscar, nine, daughter Billie, six and three-year-old twins Tom and Darcy (all pictured)

Family: Rebecca and her husband Chris share four children- son Oscar, nine, daughter Billie, six and three-year-old twins Tom and Darcy (all pictured) 

Last month, she shared several photos to Instagram of her eldest children, Oscar and Billie, being home-schooled via Zoom.

One image showed Oscar at his makeshift desk in his bedroom, and Rebecca joked that the boy’s teachers should ‘use their mute button frequently’.     

She then posted a photo of Billie studying at a large table while waving frantically at her mother in the doorway. 

‘Term three coming at ya,’ she wrote. ‘What a year. 2020 can f**k right off.’ 

'What a year. 2020 can f**k right off': Last month, she shared several photos to Instagram of Oscar and Billie being home-schooled via Zoom

'What a year. 2020 can f**k right off': Last  month, she shared several photos to Instagram of Oscar and Billie being home-schooled via Zoom

‘What a year. 2020 can f**k right off’: Last month month, she shared several photos to Instagram of Oscar and Billie being home-schooled via Zoom

White Island volcano survivor who suffered burns to 70 per cent of her body reveals her injuries

White Island volcano survivor Stephanie Browitt has revealed the full extent of her injuries after suffering horrific third degree burns to 70 per cent of her body. 

Ms Browitt is still on the long road to recovery after the December 2019 eruption off the east of New Zealand that claimed the lives of her sister and father. 

On Wednesday the 23-year-old from Craigieburn in Melbourne detailed the size and scale of the burns she endured and how they impact her life daily. 

She described how much of her fingers had to be amputated after they were severely damaged in the blast.  

White Island volcano survivor Stephanie Browitt (pictured) has described the full extent of her injuries in a video on her YouTube channel

‘The tips are gone up to the second joint but I still have all of my thumbs,’ she said in a video on her YouTube channel.

‘They were pretty much black. I saw photos and understood why they had to amputate them, there was no coming back from that, they were gone, they were destroyed.’

Ms Browitt explained she has better functionality with her left hand, as the burns are worse on the right-side of her body.   

She can only hold ‘small things’ with her right hand, after the burns ‘left little space between her thumb and index finger’.

Ms Browitt’s legs were severely burnt, but from the ankle down remained unscathed due to the protective footwear she had on. 

She said the wounds are worse on her outer thigh, ‘because it was harder for the ash to hit me in between my legs while I was running’. 

Ms Browitt (pictured before the White Island eruption) said most of her burns were inflicted when she sat on the smouldering ground as she waited for rescue teams

Ms Browitt (pictured before the White Island eruption) said most of her burns were inflicted when she sat on the smouldering ground as she waited for rescue teams

The Victorian woman shared a picture after her skin graft surgery in July describing the agonising pain she has had to endure during her recovery

The Victorian woman shared a picture after her skin graft surgery in July describing the agonising pain she has had to endure during her recovery

The scorching volcanic ash scalded the vast majority of her back, with the exception of a few ‘small patches’. 

Surgeons were forced to cut out sections of her skin, leaving her with a ‘dent’ in her back that makes it difficult to perform some tasks.

‘They were so thick, they had to cut away fat and get in deep, so my back is dented and falls in where the burns are,’ she said. 

‘Sometimes it gets hard to do things like pick something up off the ground, or hold stretches, because the skin is very tight.’

The young woman said a lot of her burns are from sitting on the smouldering ground after the initial explosion. 

‘Our group had to wait for a very long time for rescue, which meant we were waiting on boiling hot ground, rock, and [fallen] ash. I remember it really hurt. I was exhausted and had to try extremely hard not to collapse and put my whole body on the ground because I knew it would make things worse,’ she said.

Along with her feet, her neck, shoulders, scalp, and arms up to the wrist escaped being burnt, while there are a few small burn patches around her chest.  

Ms Browitt was reunited with her 'fur baby' Arlo in May (pictured) when she returned home after spending six months in hospital

Ms Browitt was reunited with her ‘fur baby’ Arlo in May (pictured) when she returned home after spending six months in hospital

However, some of those areas have injuries from being donor sites for skin grafts used on the other areas of her body. 

Ms Browitt said skin from her scalp was taken to use on her face, but her hair is still growing back.

‘It’s not easy seeing my new body,’ she said.

‘The old one is gone and it was overwhelming at the beginning. I won’t ever look the same and I’ve come to terms with that.’

But she remains positive.  

‘I don’t see a point in focusing on the negatives because it’s just wasted energy,’ she said. 

‘That doesn’t mean that I don’t get sad or cry. But I try not to let myself drown in it.’

Ms Browitt has begun sharing details of her experience and journey to recovery on her YouTube channel to help educate others about what life is like as a burns survivor. 

Last week she described the agonising process of undergoing skin grafts and having to learn to walk again. 

Ms Browitt suffered third degree burns to 70 per cent of her body in the December, 2019 eruption also and had to have her fingers amputated in June (White Island volcano pictured)

Ms Browitt suffered third degree burns to 70 per cent of her body in the December, 2019 eruption also and had to have her fingers amputated in June (White Island volcano pictured)

Ms Browitt's 21-year-old sister Krystal (pictured right) and father Paul were killed along with 19 other tourists when the volcano erupted on December 9, 2019

Ms Browitt’s 21-year-old sister Krystal (pictured right) and father Paul were killed along with 19 other tourists when the volcano erupted on December 9, 2019

‘My legs needed multiple surgeries before they were fully covered, so I’d be up and walking (sort of) and then I’d need another surgery and I’d be set back all over again. It was really upsetting,’ she said. 

After having more skin taken from her thighs and behind her knee to help heal other areas of her body, Ms Browitt said the pain was almost unbearable.

‘Let me tell you, the donor sites are the most painful things I’ve ever experienced,’ she wrote.

The young woman also recalled a moment she felt at her lowest when a burns nurse told her she would be walking within two days. 

‘Me being in such pain angrily saying ”nope”, she goes ”yeah you will” and walks off,’ she wrote. 

Ms Browitt said the session began with her struggling to stand with the aid of a walker and nurses. 

In June Mr Browitt revealed her fingers had to be amputated (pictured) but said she wasn't upset about it because of how badly her hands had been injured in the eruption

 In June Mr Browitt revealed her fingers had to be amputated (pictured) but said she wasn’t upset about it because of how badly her hands had been injured in the eruption

The 23-year-old survivor (pictured) has been supported by her mother, Maria, who chose to stay back on the cruise ship before the eruption

After struggling through a few steps her frustration boiled over before the burns nurse returned and saw her walking.   

‘Honestly when I think of this moment it makes me laugh so much, but it also taught me something,’ she wrote. 

‘You can do anything as long as you don’t tell yourself the opposite.’  

She has been supported by her mother, Maria, who chose to stay back on the cruise ship rather than visit the island with her husband and daughters. 

Ms Browitt’s 21-year-old sister Krystal and father, Paul, were killed along with 19 other people when the volcano erupted on December 9, 2019.  

When first responders arrived on the scene after the explosion, Mr Browitt urged them to save his girls before coming back for him. 

Krystal was tragically killed in the initial blast, while Mr Browitt died later in hospital. 

Ms Browitt has spent the last seven months painstakingly rebuilding her life and recovering in hospital.

Ms Browitt has spent the last seven months painstakingly rebuilding her life and recovering in hospital but said the tragedy still feels like it happened 'just yesterday'

Ms Browitt has spent the last seven months painstakingly rebuilding her life and recovering in hospital but said the tragedy still feels like it happened ‘just yesterday’

She said despite the time that has passed, she remembers the eruption like it was ‘just yesterday’. 

‘Honestly, every time it’s the ninth of each month I can feel my heart racing and my body tense as the memory of it floods back in my mind,’ Ms Browitt wrote on Instagram.

‘I get anxious. I hate it so much, it does not get easier. It just hurts more and more when I think about how much time has passed since I was last with my dad and sister.’

She said she keeps wishing she could turn back time and at least have looked for her sister and father and sat with them during the aftermath. 

‘We’re just picking up the pieces of our new lives and doing the best that we can do. 

‘I just want to thank everyone for your kindness, compassion and constant support. You guys manage to put a smile on my face, even if just for a second.’

Ms Browitt (pictured with her father Paul) said despite the time that has passed, she remembers the eruption like it was 'just yesterday'

Ms Browitt (pictured with her father Paul) said despite the time that has passed, she remembers the eruption like it was ‘just yesterday’

Jackie ‘O’ Henderson ‘feels really stupid’ for forgetting to wear a mask

Jackie ‘O’ Henderson ‘feels really stupid’ for forgetting to wear a mask in coronavirus-stricken Melbourne – as she’s pictured without a face covering on set of The Masked Singer

Radio presenter Jackie ‘O’ Henderson has apologised for not wearing a mask in Melbourne, where face coverings are now mandatory in public to limit the spread of coronavirus.

She had been pictured without a mask while arriving on set of The Masked Singer in Docklands on Saturday afternoon, and the photos were splashed across a Sydney tabloid on Tuesday morning.

Victoria has been struggling with a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, and the mask ban – which had originally been limited to metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire – was extended to all regional areas on Monday.

Meanwhile, the state is preparing to enter a draconian stage-four lockdown. 

Addressing the front-page story on her KIIS FM breakfast show, the 45-year-old admitted she had made a mistake and felt ‘really stupid’ for forgetting her mask. 

Copping it: Jackie ‘O’ Henderson has apologised for not wearing a mask in Melbourne, where face coverings are now mandatory in public to limit the spread of coronavirus

Her co-host Kyle Sandilands started the broadcast at 6am by rattling off the negative headlines about Jackie, who was clearly mortified.

She said she found it particularly embarrassing because she has often spoken of the importance of wearing masks and social distancing during the pandemic.

‘It’s my fault, I feel really stupid,’ Jackie confessed.

The mother of one explained that she had been rushing from her hotel to the set, and only realised on the drive over that she’d forgotten her mask.

Busted: She had been pictured without a mask while arriving on set of The Masked Singer in Docklands on Saturday afternoon, and the photos were splashed across a Sydney tabloid on Tuesday morning

Busted: She had been pictured without a mask while arriving on set of The Masked Singer in Docklands on Saturday afternoon, and the photos were splashed across a Sydney tabloid on Tuesday morning

She said: ‘I was coming from my hotel room… and we’re always running late with hair and makeup, and then we quickly packed everything up and we got in the car.

‘It’s only a two-minute drive, and on my way I thought, “Oh my gosh, I’ve forgotten my mask.” No excuse [but] I got out of my car and they gave me a mask.’

Jackie explained that the photo of her without a mask had been taken in the split second when she was dashing from her car to the set.

She concluded: ‘It’s stupid. I was in a rush. I forgot it, and I’m sorry.’

Mortified: Addressing the front-page story on her KIIS FM breakfast show, the 45-year-old admitted she had made a mistake and felt 'really stupid' for forgetting her mask

 Mortified: Addressing the front-page story on her KIIS FM breakfast show, the 45-year-old admitted she had made a mistake and felt ‘really stupid’ for forgetting her mask

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews made face masks mandatory in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire on Wednesday, July 22.

The mask rule was enforced across the state of Victoria on Monday.

People who do not wear masks in public face fines of $200 unless they have a valid exception. 

‘Fury’ in Melbourne over spike that ruined Australia’s COVID-19 recovery: and it’s set to get worse

Scott Morrison says he understands the ‘anger and fury’ of Victorians facing tough coronavirus lockdown measures, as a frontline nurse warned the state’s cases and fatalities are likely to spike further in the coming days.  

Melbourne’s horror second wave has halted the economic recovery of the entire nation, with nearly all states and territories retreating on plans to lift restrictions reopen their borders. 

As Victoria recorded 429 new cases and 13 deaths on Monday, Premier Daniel Andrews announced details of the stage four measures that will put 250,000 people out of work for at least the next six weeks.  

‘I understand people’s frustration. I understand their anger. In some case, I certainly understand their fury,’ Mr Morrison said from Parliament House on Monday.

‘But I also understand their tears and their deep disappointments.’  

Covid-19 palliative care nurse Maya Kaspi (pictured) working at Royal Melbourne Hospital

Nurse Maya Kaspi said the coronavirus situation will get worse before it gets better, as there is a time lag between when infection numbers spike and when hospitalisations occur

Nurse Maya Kaspi said the coronavirus situation will get worse before it gets better, as there is a time lag between when infection numbers spike and when hospitalisations occur

The Victorian government hopes the drastic lockdowns will crush the coronavirus case spike that is derailing Australia’s recovery that was once the envy of the world. 

Some 416 of Victoria’s coronavirus cases are in hospital including 35 in intensive care, the Department of Health and Human Services said on Monday.  

Perth nurse Maya Kaspi, who is working at the Royal Melbourne Hospital helping terminally ill patients, warned the situation is likely to deteriorate in the coming days.

‘With coronavirus, we see people get their sickest in their second week, so our huge numbers that we saw last week, we’ll expect them to be getting hospitalised probably over the next few days and the next week,’ she told the West Australian.  

Victorian hopes the drastic lockdowns will quickly crush the coronavirus case spike that is derailing Australia's recovery that was once the envy of the world

Victorian hopes the drastic lockdowns will quickly crush the coronavirus case spike that is derailing Australia’s recovery that was once the envy of the world

Commuters wait for a tram in Melbourne on Monday. Prime Minister Scott Morrison told shell-shocked Victorians that he understood their anger and fury at the restrictions

Commuters wait for a tram in Melbourne on Monday. Prime Minister Scott Morrison told shell-shocked Victorians that he understood their anger and fury at the restrictions

Empty streets in Melbourne on Saturday in the lead-up to Sunday's curfew announcement

Empty streets in Melbourne on Saturday in the lead-up to Sunday’s curfew announcement

Some coronavirus sufferers have spent weeks on ventilators before recovering or dying. 

Ms Kaspi, 28, said on the frontline she often forgets her patients are ‘wildly infectious’. 

‘You’re covered in layers of PPE and you’re dripping with sweat and you haven’t had a break in ages,’ she said.

‘You forget all of that and do what you can to help them and you almost act like a family member.’  

Flinders Street Station on Monday. Face masks are now mandatory in Victoria

Flinders Street Station on Monday. Face masks are now mandatory in Victoria

Angry traditional owners who live near Uluru blockade the entrance to the national park after a Jetstar flight from Brisbane landed at Yulara on Monday. Other states are on high alert, terrified of going the way of Victoria

Angry traditional owners who live near Uluru blockade the entrance to the national park after a Jetstar flight from Brisbane landed at Yulara on Monday. Other states are on high alert, terrified of going the way of Victoria

Meanwhile, Doctor Norman Swan told the ABC’s 7.30 that Victoria’s extreme lockdown did not mean the previous stage three strategy had failed. 

New research from the Burnet Institute has shown what the numbers would have been like if the Stage Three lockdown had not been put in place.

$1500 DISASTER PAYMENT: CAN YOU GET IT? 

* PM Scott Morrison announced a new disaster payment for Victorian workers on Monday

* Victorian workers who are told to self-isolate for 14 days and have exhausted all their sick leave can get the payment

* The payment is to make up the short fall when sick leave is exhausted 

* It is for Victorian residents only 

* Australian citizens and permanent residents living in Victoria are eligible

* Foreign workers on short-term visas are also eligible

* You can apply by calling Services Australia’s Disaster Recovery Payment hotline after Wednesday on 180 22 66

* Payment means there is no excuse for people to keep working when told to self-isolate

* You can get the payment multiple times if you are directed to self-isolate multiple times and thus cannot work 

* Federal Government will pay for citizens and permanent residents

* Victorian Government will pay for foreign workers on short term visas 

*  Those on JobSeeker do not qualify as they are already receiving income support

* Those on JobKeeper also will not qualify as they are already receiving income support

 

Dr Swan explained that the lockdowns had reduced the rate of infection.

Before the lockdown, every 10 people infected with the virus would pass it on to 17 others, giving it a reproductive number of R1.17, he said. 

‘The Level 3 restrictions brought that infection rate down to just over 11 people, (R1.16) which means that about 20,000 infections were avoided during July.’

Burnet Institute professor Brendan Crabb said Victoria would now be suffering three to four times the death and serious illness without the stage three lockdowns. 

Victorian businesses are bracing for ‘significant pain’ as many prepare to scale back production or shut down altogether, putting another 250,000 people out of work.

Victoria’s Opposition leader Michael O’Brien called the decision to impose a Stage Four lockdown a ‘bitter pill to swallow’ for Victoria’s workers.

‘Small business will be particularly hard hit. Many shopping strips and High Streets will become ghost towns for at least 6 weeks. Many will not recover,’ he said.

Mr O’Brien called on Victoria’s Labor Government to do create a dedicated information hotline to support affected workers, sole traders and small businesses.

Premier Daniel Andrews outlined a three-tiered system for workplaces, effective from Thursday, to complement the state’s six-week ‘stage four’ lockdown combating the COVID-19 outbreak.

‘There will be very significant pain,’ he told reporters on Monday.

He estimated that roughly 250,000 workers would be stood down under the latest changes.

They’ll join a further 250,000 people who are already out of work under ‘stage three’ restrictions, with another 500,000 people working from home.

Supermarkets, grocery stores, bottle shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, post offices and banks will remain open as part of the first group.

Hardware stores such as Bunnings will be accessible to tradespeople, but move to ‘click and collect’ for members of the public.

Those classed in the second group, however, will not be able to operate at all.

Bearing the brunt of the impending closures is the retail industry, with travel and tour agencies, car washes, furniture wholesalers and hairdressers among those to close.

Pubs, taverns, bars, clubs, nightclubs and food courts had already closed their doors, while cafes and restaurants will continue to run as takeaway services.

Other industries will cut back production under the third category of businesses.

Meatworks across the state – a consistent source of outbreaks – will run at two-thirds capacity, with staff dressed in full medical kit and unable to work at multiple locations.

Large-scale construction will be capped at 25 per cent of the regular workforce, while small-scale projects will only be allowed up to five workers on site.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the state government would expand its $5000 grant program for impacted businesses to reflect restrictions running much longer than first expected.

Most retail in Melbourne will be closed to customers while tight restrictions will be in place at construction and meat processing sites, as part of efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Announcing the new rules to fight the state’s second wave of the virus on Monday, Premier Daniel Andrews urged people not to panic buy.

‘Supermarkets as well as grocery stores, the local fruit and veg, the local butcher, the baker, all of those shops, they will remain open,’ he said.

‘There’ll be more to go around if people buy what they need when they need it rather than going and buying four trolleys worth of groceries and enough chicken or beef to last you until Christmas. That’s not necessary.’

Non-essential retail, some manufacturing and administration must stop onsite operations as of midnight on Wednesday.

The premier says people will still be able to shop online or via click and collect services, while hardware stores will only remain open for tradespeople. 

Other states are looking at Victoria’s horror outbreak and are walking back plans to open up their economies.

Very few people crossing the Princes Bridge in Melbourne on Monday (pictured) after Stage Four restrictions were announced on Sunday

Very few people crossing the Princes Bridge in Melbourne on Monday (pictured) after Stage Four restrictions were announced on Sunday

Melbourne's lockdown restrictions have shut down many businesses in the city centre

Melbourne’s lockdown restrictions have shut down many businesses in the city centre

Police on patrol in Melbourne on Monday

Police on patrol in Melbourne on Monday

New South Wales, Tasmania, Western Australia and Queensland have all retreated from removing their restrictions as a result of Victoria’s outbreak.

Western Australia was supposed to move to Phase Five of its road map out of restrictions on August 1 but has delayed it tentatively to August 15. 

Phase Five will mean the removal of the 2 square metre rule, but would leave the hard border restrictions.

CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AUSTRALIA: 18,318

Victoria: 11,937

New South Wales: 3,797

Queensland: 1,085

Western Australia: 669

South Australia: 455

Tasmania: 229

Australian Capital Territory: 113

Northern Territory: 33

TOTAL CASES: 18,318

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES: 6768

DEATHS: 221

Tasmania was to reopen its borders to several states on August 7 but now will not do so until at least August 31.

South Australia has announced new restrictions after the state recorded two new coronavirus cases. 

Starting on Wednesday, at-home gatherings in SA will be reduced from 50 down to 10 people, while patrons at licensed pubs and clubs must be seated.

Border restrictions with NSW will also remain with travellers having to spend 14 days in hotel quarantine. No Victorians are allowed in to South Australia. 

New South Wales has been recording steady daily increases in virus cases in the low double digits to reach a total of 3797 cases on Monday.

It was a Victorian who brought the sickness over the border sparking the current New South Wales outbreak, and the border has now been firmly sealed.

The Northern Territory has no community transmission and angry locals living close to Uluru blockaded the entrance to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on Monday after a Jetstar flight from Brisbane was allowed to land.

The NT is under Stage Three restrictions which allow most ordinary gatherings but restrict major events and public gatherings over 500 people.

Travellers to the NT from declared hotspots must quarantine in a hotel for 14 days under supervision at their own cost of $2500.

Queensland has barred any travelers from coronavirus hotspots from entering the state.

Three women who tested positive for coronavirus then lied about visiting Melbourne and visited venues in Brisbane while infectious.

Queensland reimposed rules on July 24 to restrict all businesses providing dining and drinking to do so for seated patrons only.     

What will still be open in Melbourne Stage 4 

Supermarkets, bottle shops, petrol stations, pharmacies, post offices, banks

Retailers working onsite to fulfill online orders 

Hardware, building an garden supplies for trade

Specialist stationery for business use 

Motor vehicle parts for emergency repairs, mechanics

Locksmiths, laundry and dry cleaners, maternity supplies

Disability and health services and equipment, mobility devices 

Farms and commercial fishing

Vets, pounds and animal shelters

Construction of critical infrastructure and services to support those projects

Supermarkets will stay open

Supermarkets will stay open

Critical repairs to homes where required for emergency or safety

Cafes and restaurants for takeaway

Media 

Critical service call centres

Medicare

Law enforcement and courts for urgent matters

Prisons, facilities for parolees, adult parole board, youth justice facilities

Emergency services

Essential maintenance and manufacturing

FULL LIST 

What will be closed in Melbourne Stage 4 

Furniture wholesalers

Personal care including hairdressers

Car washes

Pubs, taverns, bars, brothels and prostitution services, clubs, nightclubs

Food courts, restaurants, cafes, etc 

Architectural, engineering and technical services

Travel and tour agencies 

Non-emergency call centre operations

Non-urgent elective surgery

Museums, parks and gardens, ski resorts

Gambling

Places of worship except what is required to stream services or provide soup kitchens and food banks 

Manufacturing of non-metallic mineral and fabricated metal products, furniture, wood, textile, leather fur, dressing knitted, clothing and footwear, domestic appliances

All office-based and professional businesses, except those delivering critical services, must work from home

OPERATING BUT LIMITED

Building sites of more than three storeys – 25 per cent of workforce

Less than three storeys- five workers on site at a time only

Meat processing – workers cut by a third

Shopping centres for access to permitted retail only

Public transport, ride share and taxis only to support access to permitted services for permitted workers

Thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing with minimum number of essential participants to operate safely 

FULL LIST  

‘Fury’ in Melbourne over spike that ruined Australia’s COVID-19 recovery: and it’s set to get worse

Scott Morrison says he understands the ‘anger and fury’ of Victorians facing tough coronavirus lockdown measures, as a frontline nurse warned the state’s cases and fatalities are likely to spike further in the coming days.  

Melbourne’s horror second wave has halted the economic recovery of the entire nation, with nearly all states and territories retreating on plans to lift restrictions reopen their borders. 

As Victoria recorded 429 new cases and 13 deaths on Monday, Premier Daniel Andrews announced details of the stage four measures that will put 250,000 people out of work for at least the next six weeks.  

‘I understand people’s frustration. I understand their anger. In some case, I certainly understand their fury,’ Mr Morrison said from Parliament House on Monday.

‘But I also understand their tears and their deep disappointments.’  

Covid-19 palliative care nurse Maya Kaspi (pictured) working at Royal Melbourne Hospital

Nurse Maya Kaspi said the coronavirus situation will get worse before it gets better, as there is a time lag between when infection numbers spike and when hospitalisations occur

Nurse Maya Kaspi said the coronavirus situation will get worse before it gets better, as there is a time lag between when infection numbers spike and when hospitalisations occur

The Victorian government hopes the drastic lockdowns will crush the coronavirus case spike that is derailing Australia’s recovery that was once the envy of the world. 

Some 416 of Victoria’s coronavirus cases are in hospital including 35 in intensive care, the Department of Health and Human Services said on Monday.  

Perth nurse Maya Kaspi, who is working at the Royal Melbourne Hospital helping terminally ill patients, warned the situation is likely to deteriorate in the coming days.

‘With coronavirus, we see people get their sickest in their second week, so our huge numbers that we saw last week, we’ll expect them to be getting hospitalised probably over the next few days and the next week,’ she told the West Australian.  

Victorian hopes the drastic lockdowns will quickly crush the coronavirus case spike that is derailing Australia's recovery that was once the envy of the world

Victorian hopes the drastic lockdowns will quickly crush the coronavirus case spike that is derailing Australia’s recovery that was once the envy of the world

Commuters wait for a tram in Melbourne on Monday. Prime Minister Scott Morrison told shell-shocked Victorians that he understood their anger and fury at the restrictions

Commuters wait for a tram in Melbourne on Monday. Prime Minister Scott Morrison told shell-shocked Victorians that he understood their anger and fury at the restrictions

Empty streets in Melbourne on Saturday in the lead-up to Sunday's curfew announcement

Empty streets in Melbourne on Saturday in the lead-up to Sunday’s curfew announcement

Some coronavirus sufferers have spent weeks on ventilators before recovering or dying. 

Ms Kaspi, 28, said on the frontline she often forgets her patients are ‘wildly infectious’. 

‘You’re covered in layers of PPE and you’re dripping with sweat and you haven’t had a break in ages,’ she said.

‘You forget all of that and do what you can to help them and you almost act like a family member.’  

Flinders Street Station on Monday. Face masks are now mandatory in Victoria

Flinders Street Station on Monday. Face masks are now mandatory in Victoria

Angry traditional owners who live near Uluru blockade the entrance to the national park after a Jetstar flight from Brisbane landed at Yulara on Monday. Other states are on high alert, terrified of going the way of Victoria

Angry traditional owners who live near Uluru blockade the entrance to the national park after a Jetstar flight from Brisbane landed at Yulara on Monday. Other states are on high alert, terrified of going the way of Victoria

Meanwhile, Doctor Norman Swan told the ABC’s 7.30 Victoria’s extreme lockdown did not mean the previous stage three strategy had failed. 

New research from the Burnet Institute has shown what the numbers would have been like if the Stage Three lockdown had not been put in place.

$1500 DISASTER PAYMENT: CAN YOU GET IT? 

* PM Scott Morrison announced a new disaster payment for Victorian workers on Monday

* Victorian workers who are told to self-isolate for 14 days and have exhausted all their sick leave can get the payment

* The payment is to make up the short fall when sick leave is exhausted 

* It is for Victorian residents only 

* Australian citizens and permanent residents living in Victoria are eligible

* Foreign workers on short-term visas are also eligible

* You can apply by calling Services Australia’s Disaster Recovery Payment hotline after Wednesday on 180 22 66

* Payment means there is no excuse for people to keep working when told to self-isolate

* You can get the payment multiple times if you are directed to self-isolate multiple times and thus cannot work 

* Federal Government will pay for citizens and permanent residents

* Victorian Government will pay for foreign workers on short term visas 

*  Those on JobSeeker do not qualify as they are already receiving income support

* Those on JobKeeper also will not qualify as they are already receiving income support

 

Dr Swan explained the lockdowns had drastically reduced the rate of infection.

Before stage three, every 10 people infected with the virus would pass it on to 17 others, giving it a reproductive number of R1.17, he said. 

‘The Level 3 restrictions brought that infection rate down to just over 11 people, (R1.16) which means that about 20,000 infections were avoided during July,’ Dr Swan said. 

Burnet Institute professor Brendan Crabb said Victoria would now be suffering three to four times the death and serious illness without the stage three lockdowns. 

But Victorian businesses are bracing for ‘significant pain’ as many prepare to scale back production or shut down altogether.

Victoria’s Opposition leader Michael O’Brien called the decision to impose a Stage Four lockdown a ‘bitter pill to swallow’ for Victoria’s workers.

‘Small business will be particularly hard hit. Many shopping strips and High Streets will become ghost towns for at least 6 weeks. Many will not recover,’ he said.

Mr O’Brien called on Victoria’s Labor Government to do create a dedicated information hotline to support affected workers, sole traders and small businesses.

Premier Daniel Andrews outlined a three-tiered system for workplaces, effective from Thursday, to complement the state’s six-week ‘stage four’ lockdown combating the COVID-19 outbreak.

‘There will be very significant pain,’ he said on Monday.

He estimated that roughly 250,000 workers would be stood down under the latest changes.

They’ll join a further 250,000 people who are already out of work under ‘stage three’ restrictions, with another 500,000 people working from home.

Supermarkets, grocery stores, bottle shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, post offices and banks will remain open as part of the first group.

Hardware stores such as Bunnings will be accessible to tradespeople, but move to ‘click and collect’ for members of the public.

Those classed in the second group, however, will not be able to operate at all.

Bearing the brunt of the impending closures is the retail industry, with travel and tour agencies, car washes, furniture wholesalers and hairdressers among those to close.

Pubs, taverns, bars, clubs, nightclubs and food courts had already closed their doors, while cafes and restaurants will continue to run as takeaway services.

Other industries will cut back production under the third category of businesses.

Meatworks across the state – a consistent source of outbreaks – will run at two-thirds capacity, with staff dressed in full medical kit and unable to work at multiple locations.

Large-scale construction will be capped at 25 per cent of the regular workforce, while small-scale projects will only be allowed up to five workers on site.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the state government would expand its $5000 grant program for impacted businesses to reflect restrictions running much longer than first expected.

Most retail in Melbourne will be closed to customers while tight restrictions will be in place at construction and meat processing sites, as part of efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Announcing the new rules to fight the state’s second wave of the virus on Monday, Premier Daniel Andrews urged people not to panic buy.

‘Supermarkets as well as grocery stores, the local fruit and veg, the local butcher, the baker, all of those shops, they will remain open,’ he said.

‘There’ll be more to go around if people buy what they need when they need it rather than going and buying four trolleys worth of groceries and enough chicken or beef to last you until Christmas. That’s not necessary.’

Non-essential retail, some manufacturing and administration must stop onsite operations as of midnight on Wednesday.

The premier says people will still be able to shop online or via click and collect services, while hardware stores will only remain open for tradespeople. 

Other states are looking at Victoria’s horror outbreak and are walking back plans to open up their economies.

Very few people crossing the Princes Bridge in Melbourne on Monday (pictured) after Stage Four restrictions were announced on Sunday

Very few people crossing the Princes Bridge in Melbourne on Monday (pictured) after Stage Four restrictions were announced on Sunday

Melbourne's lockdown restrictions have shut down many businesses in the city centre

Melbourne’s lockdown restrictions have shut down many businesses in the city centre

Police on patrol in Melbourne on Monday

Police on patrol in Melbourne on Monday

New South Wales, Tasmania, Western Australia and Queensland have all retreated from removing their restrictions as a result of Victoria’s outbreak.

Western Australia was supposed to move to Phase Five of its road map out of restrictions on August 1 but has delayed it tentatively to August 15. 

Phase Five will mean the removal of the 2 square metre rule, but would leave the hard border restrictions.

CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AUSTRALIA: 18,318

Victoria: 11,937

New South Wales: 3,797

Queensland: 1,085

Western Australia: 669

South Australia: 455

Tasmania: 229

Australian Capital Territory: 113

Northern Territory: 33

TOTAL CASES: 18,318

CURRENT ACTIVE CASES: 6768

DEATHS: 221

Tasmania was to reopen its borders to several states on August 7 but now will not do so until at least August 31.

South Australia has announced new restrictions after the state recorded two new coronavirus cases. 

Starting on Wednesday, at-home gatherings in SA will be reduced from 50 down to 10 people, while patrons at licensed pubs and clubs must be seated.

Border restrictions with NSW will also remain with travellers having to spend 14 days in hotel quarantine. No Victorians are allowed in to South Australia. 

New South Wales has been recording steady daily increases in virus cases in the low double digits to reach a total of 3797 cases on Monday.

It was a Victorian who brought the sickness over the border sparking the current New South Wales outbreak, and the border has now been firmly sealed.

The Northern Territory has no community transmission and angry locals living close to Uluru blockaded the entrance to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park on Monday after a Jetstar flight from Brisbane was allowed to land.

The NT is under Stage Three restrictions which allow most ordinary gatherings but restrict major events and public gatherings over 500 people.

Travellers to the NT from declared hotspots must quarantine in a hotel for 14 days under supervision at their own cost of $2500.

Queensland has barred any travelers from coronavirus hotspots from entering the state.

Three women who tested positive for coronavirus then lied about visiting Melbourne and visited venues in Brisbane while infectious.

Queensland reimposed rules on July 24 to restrict all businesses providing dining and drinking to do so for seated patrons only.     

What will still be open in Melbourne Stage 4 

Supermarkets, bottle shops, petrol stations, pharmacies, post offices, banks

Retailers working onsite to fulfill online orders 

Hardware, building an garden supplies for trade

Specialist stationery for business use 

Motor vehicle parts for emergency repairs, mechanics

Locksmiths, laundry and dry cleaners, maternity supplies

Disability and health services and equipment, mobility devices 

Farms and commercial fishing

Vets, pounds and animal shelters

Construction of critical infrastructure and services to support those projects

Supermarkets will stay open

Supermarkets will stay open

Critical repairs to homes where required for emergency or safety

Cafes and restaurants for takeaway

Media 

Critical service call centres

Medicare

Law enforcement and courts for urgent matters

Prisons, facilities for parolees, adult parole board, youth justice facilities

Emergency services

Essential maintenance and manufacturing

FULL LIST 

What will be closed in Melbourne Stage 4 

Furniture wholesalers

Personal care including hairdressers

Car washes

Pubs, taverns, bars, brothels and prostitution services, clubs, nightclubs

Food courts, restaurants, cafes, etc 

Architectural, engineering and technical services

Travel and tour agencies 

Non-emergency call centre operations

Non-urgent elective surgery

Museums, parks and gardens, ski resorts

Gambling

Places of worship except what is required to stream services or provide soup kitchens and food banks 

Manufacturing of non-metallic mineral and fabricated metal products, furniture, wood, textile, leather fur, dressing knitted, clothing and footwear, domestic appliances

All office-based and professional businesses, except those delivering critical services, must work from home

OPERATING BUT LIMITED

Building sites of more than three storeys – 25 per cent of workforce

Less than three storeys- five workers on site at a time only

Meat processing – workers cut by a third

Shopping centres for access to permitted retail only

Public transport, ride share and taxis only to support access to permitted services for permitted workers

Thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing with minimum number of essential participants to operate safely 

FULL LIST