1. Fourth child diagnosed with meningococcal virus in Brisbane.
The fourth child to be diagnosed with the potentially deadly meningococcal virus in Brisbane this week is in a stable condition at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
The young boy was admitted to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital on New Year’s Eve feeling ill, Nine News reports.
His diagnoses comes after three children of another family were diagnosed this week in Brisbane – believed to be two siblings and a cousin.
The general public is not at increased risk of the disease as it is generally only spread after close, prolonged contact, according to Queensland Health.
“You need to be in close contact to be at increased risk of meningococcal disease and that does not include being in the same sort of general area as a case,” physician Dr Megan Young told reporters yesterday.
All four children remain in hospital as doctors trying to determine the exact strain of meningococcal.
2. Woman launches into racist rant after a shopper pushed in front of her at Coles.
A woman’s racist rant at a Coles supermarket has been caught on film, with the shopper heard shouting “Go back to your own country”.
Footage posted on social media shows the woman racially abusing someone after another shopper apparently pushed in front of her at a supermarket in Melton, west of Melbourne.
“Go back to your own country you piece of f**ing s**t,” she can be heard shouting.
The footage also shows the woman yelling “this is f***ing outrageous” and calling someone a “rude piece of ‘f***ing s***”.
“Who do you think you are?,” she also asks.
The woman, who has a child with her, appears to threaten to throw a tin of Milo at the other customer.
The witness who filmed the incident on their phone said they felt sorry for the child.
“The people she was yelling at were taken aback and barely said anything while she was going on her rant.”
“I just felt really sorry for her kid who was very embarrassed.”
The woman was ejected from the store, but police were not called, the Daily Mail reports.
3. Attacker stabbed 11 children at Chinese school.
Five children were seriously injured when an attacker entered a school and stabbed 11 students in southern China.
The suspect “sneaked into” their school by climbing over a wall and stabbed 11 children, a statement from the Pingxiang city government’s information office said.