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Worker reports outbreak at northwest Qld mines

A highly contagious disease is quickly spreading at multiple mining operations in northwest Queensland’s Gulf Country region. An insider revealed several colleagues recently tested positive to...

Appin Coal Colliery

Outbreak forces coal workers into isolation

Mine employees had no choice but to physically separate themselves from colleagues due to a growing number of infections at one coal operation. At least 17 workers have tested positive to coronavirus...

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Greater Brisbane enters three-day lockdown

Greater Brisbane will go into a three-day lockdown and restrictions will come into place across Queensland after a small number of COVID-19 cases were detected in the community. The snap lockdown has...

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Wearing face masks in Western Australia

To continue keeping WA safe, wearing a face mask is now mandatory in Western Australia while: at an airporttravelling on aircrafttransporting a person subject to a quarantine direction (e.g. in a...

Brisbane lockdown ends

Greater Brisbane lockdown ends tonight

Greater Brisbane’s strict lockdown will end at 6pm tonight. But the need for some sensible precautions will remain in the Greater Brisbane hotspot, and for people who have been in the Greater...

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Extending the Shelf Life of N-95 Masks

US researchers have developed new designs for N95 face masks they say will extend the shelf life of the respiratory protection devices – one of the key pieces of personal protective equipment being...

KN 95 respirators banned

Safety regulator bans KN95 for use at work

The UK’s leading health and safety regulator has issued a ban on Chinese respiratory protective masks stating that the KN95 must not be used as PPE at work as their effectiveness cannot be...

AMSJ April 2022