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Riverine bats could carry dangerous viruses

Riverine bats could carry dangerous viruses

A Sydney veterinary scientist has warned that people should not be exposed to bat camps. The warning comes as scientists discover six new viruses in bats in Myanmar in South East Asia. The Global Health Program behind the research is associated with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. The United States Agency for International Development was involved in funding the initiative aimed...
Plight highlighted

Plight highlighted

The East Gippsland region is desperate for concerted assistance from all levels of government.  In his submission to the Victorian Fire Season Inquiry, Metung resident, Andrew Cruickshank, has outlined the plight of East Gippsland and its people, predicting a bleak future for the economy. “The East Gippsland region has suffered from the effects of floods in 2008, drought since 2015, the...
Restrictions easing

Restrictions easing

Coronavirus restrictions have eased slightly and the return to school is set for May 26.That’s right, after a month flattening the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria and despite the virus still existing in the state, the small number of active cases is now deemed under control and the Premier, Daniel Andrews, has made the first adjustments to returning to a normal way of life.School...
Teetering gum tree poses threat

Teetering gum tree poses threat

A Tostaree resident has expressed concern about a tall gum tree leaning precariously toward the Princes Highway, near the Wairewa turnoff. Peter Camilleri told the Advertiser the tree could potentially fall across the road and hit those waiting at the bus stop. Contractors for VicRoads were recently clearing trees from the side of the road in order to cut a turning lane into Wairewa Road. Mr...
Fast-tracked planning permits

Fast-tracked planning permits

The State Government is ensuring bushfire-affected East Gippslanders can more easily rebuild their homes and businesses by fast tracking the planning process. Under the new streamlined process, applications to rebuild dwellings or businesses damaged or destroyed by bushfire after January 1, 2019, will be exempt from some planning requirements – meaning permit applications can be assessed much...
Surge in testing

Surge in testing

The State Government’s announcement of a ‘major testing blitz’ of 100,000 people for coronavirus has caused a testing frenzy across the state. The government implemented the current state of emergency on March 16, and will make further decisions on May 11. Bairnsdale Regional Health Service (BRHS) had a significant surge in numbers on Monday, with 53 people presenting for testing, far more than...

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