Sixth person in Australia dies.
A sixth person in Australia has died from coronavirus overnight, NSW Health has confirmed. There have now been five deaths in NSW, and one death in Western Australia.
“NSW Health can confirm a fifth death in NSW from COVID-19,” NSW Health said in a statement on Wednesday afternoon.
“An 86-year-old man previously notified with COVID-19 died last night in a Sydney hospital. Our condolences are with his family and friends at this time.”
In NSW, the number of coronavirus infections stands at 267, with over 450 infections nationwide.
“We have done well in excess of 25,000 tests and continue to test a large number of people each day,” NSW chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant said on Wednesday at a press conference.
“What we have seen is increasing cases in returning travellers from Europe and also America, adding to the previous countries that we have had … Iran, South Korea and Hong Kong,” she said.
Woolworths’ new limits.
As supermarkets continue to be emptied of groceries and supplies amid the coronavirus crisis, Woolworths has introduced a new restriction to better ensure an even distribution of goods.
On Wednesday morning, the supermarket made the announcement of a per customer limit.
“As the situation continues to evolve, we’ve made some further changes to the maximum number of products customers can buy, in addition to any other limits already in place,” their statement reads.
“There is now a per customer, per shop limit of two items from any single category on most packaged products across Woolworths Supermarkets and Metro stores and online. This means customers will only be able to buy two products from any single included category, regardless of the brand or variety. There are some exceptions where no limits remain, such as fruit and vegetables, fresh milk and baby food.”
There is also no limit on Easter confectionery.
Woolworths, Coles, IGA and Aldi have also put out a group statement, asking everyone to do their part in helping the community by following the limits and only taking what you need to buy.
A joint message from Australian supermarkets. pic.twitter.com/sujxIGssEr
— Woolworths (@woolworths) March 17, 2020