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‘Covid-19 has been a disaster for the bar business’ Listen
Venues such as bars, gyms and cinemas are reopening as part of relaxed social-distancing measures. Restaurant group Dining Concepts is among those reopening its bars this weekend. Its Executive Director, Sandip Gupta was asked by Annemarie Evans whether he was excited.
Hand hygiene still the best way to avoid the virus: expert Listen
A study conducted by the University of Hong Kong has found that the coronavirus may easily be transmitted through the eyes. Researchers found that compared with Sars, the strain of virus that causes Covid-19 can more readily infect the eyes and upper respiratory airways. Jim Gould asked Dr Michael Chan, the leader of the research team, who's also an Associate Professor at the university's School of Public Health, how much more infectious Covid-19 is compared to Sars.
‘It will take years for the Australian economy to recover’ Listen
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a three-phase plan for the country to reopen its economy by July and get 850,000 people back to work. Mr Morrison said he aims to incrementally reopen cafes, restaurants, gyms and cinemas, allow gatherings of up to 100 people and permit interstate travel. Australia's success at flattening the curve of new coronavirus infections has allowed it to relax lockdown restrictions. The timetable puts Australia in the vanguard of developed economies emerging from the crisis, having avoided the scale of sickness and death that's ravaged countries including the UK, US and Italy. RTHK's Australia correspondent Gerry Gannon told Annemarie Evans what he made of Scott Morrison's plans.