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Melbourne will reinstate the corona virus locking for six weeks as Australia faces a potential second wave



Melbourne will reinstate the corona virus locking for six weeks as Australia faces a potential second wave

Starting from 11:59 pm on Wednesday, residents in the Melbourne metropolitan city will no longer be allowed to leave their homes except to shop for groceries, care, exercise or work, Victoria’s Prime Minister Daniel Andrews announced Tuesday.

The steps, which are expected to remain in effect for six weeks, come when the state of Victoria sees another record in daily corona virus cases, with 191 new infections recorded for Tuesday. The state reported a previous high of 127 new cases on Monday.

“We know we are at the peak of something that is very, very bad if we don’t resolve this,” Andrews told reporters in Melbourne on Tuesday, describing the surge in cases as unsustainable.

“I think satisfaction has penetrated us when we let our frustrations be better than ours. I think each of us knows someone who hasn’t followed the rules as they should. I think each of us knows that we have no choice by taking steps which is very difficult, “Andrews said.

Victoria has previously re-applied local locking in dozens of suburbs around Melbourne. On Monday, authorities announced the border between Victoria and New South Wales (NSW) – the two most populous states in Australia – would close on Tuesday night, effectively cutting Victoria off from other parts of the country.

The border restrictions will also apply to the metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, Victoria’s regional region, on Wednesday night to limit the spread of outbreaks throughout the state, Andrews said.

“We have talked about this virus which is like a public health fire. By installing rings around the metropolitan Melbourne, we are basically placing a perimeter to protect regional Victoria residents,” he said in a statement.

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“It’s clear we are at the peak of our second wave and we cannot let this virus penetrate our community.”

Under the new locking steps, cafes and restaurants that were allowed to reopen last week will return only to be brought home and sent. Beauty and personal services will be closed, as well as cultural and entertainment venues.

The school will extend their vacation for another week, but high school students and students in specialist schools will return to school as planned on Monday.

“This is not the place we want to be, but we must face the reality of our situation. Doing something else will have deadly consequences,” Andrews said.

Of the 191 new cases detected on Tuesday, 13 came from nine public housing units under “hard locking.”

About 3,000 residents in the densely populated tower were totally locked up late Saturday night, not allowed to leave their homes for any reason. So far, a total of 69 cases have been detected in this plantation, and the authorities aim to test each resident.

“The strategy here is to complete the test and then as soon as possible, after the test is completed, to have nine towers moved to the same footing that the rest of Melbourne will move at 11:59 p.m. tomorrow night – stay – at home with four reasons to leave,” said Andrews.

Coronavirus has infected more than 2,800 people and killed 22 in Victoria. Across Australia, more than 8,700 people have been infected and 106 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University calculations.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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