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The Deciport Daily Quick-Look: 26 June 2020

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It might look like old photos from March, but this was taken in Berkeley Coles just 12 hours ago. Picture: Facebook Source:Facebook

Panic Buying Returns To Australia.

Supermarkets in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) are reportedly selling out of items such as toilet paper, as panic buying, spurred by a looming second-wave coronavirus outbreak in the country, appears to have returned.

Reminiscent of shoppers in Australia and around the world at the beginning of the pandemic in March, where fights broke out over toilet paper and supermarkets were emptied of pasta, milk powder and flour; Victoria and now NSW are seeing some supermarkets being emptied of these items once again.

Whether the general public had learned the first time around or not, only time will tell. 2020 is truly the age of 'Be Kind' on social media but fight people in the supermarket over toilet paper.

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The Daily Quick-Look for 26 June 2020

The Deciport Daily Quick-Look is your at-a-glance look at several key events and situations around the world over the last 24 hours. Each headline contains the link to its source report.

BLUF = Bottom Line Up Front.

FYSA = For Your Situational Awareness.

1. UNITED STATES, CHINA - Security/Political: Senate backs bill to punish China over Hong Kong

FYSA: The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Thursday that would impose mandatory sanctions on people or companies that back efforts by China to restrict Hong Kong’s autonomy, pushing back against Beijing’s new security law for the city. (Reuters. See link in heading)

2. VENEZUELA - Political: Venezuela lawyer indicted for 'attack' after being pinned to street by military officer

FYSA: A Venezuelan lawyer who was filmed having her face pressed into a road surface by a National Guard officer was indicted on Thursday for “attacking” a member of the military, fueling outrage over the use of force by the government of President Nicolas Maduro. (Reuters. See link in heading)

3. HONG KONG - Political: Support dips for Hong Kong democracy protests as national security law looms - poll

FYSA: Support for year-long pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong has slipped, now getting the backing of a slim majority, as the city braces for the imposition of Beijing-drafted national security legislation, a survey conducted for Reuters showed. (Reuters. See link in heading)

4. AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND - Economic: Australia and New Zealand win vote to host the 2023 Women's World Cup

FYSA: Australia and New Zealand have pulled off one of the greatest triumphs for football in the region after winning the right to host the 2023 Women's World Cup. In the early hours of Friday morning, FIFA president Gianni Infantino delivered a brief 18-second announcement that Australia and New Zealand would host the next Women's World Cup, selected ahead of a rival bid from Colombia. ​(SMH. See link in heading)

5. AUSTRALIA - Security: Rise in knife crime high on incoming police chief's agenda: Ashton

FYSA: Victoria's outgoing police commissioner says tackling an escalation in knife crime will be high on the agenda of his successor, after two fatal stabbings in Melbourne within a week. Graham Ashton's comments came on Thursday, as police arrested a man over the stabbing death of a 21-year-old in Melbourne's CBD on Monday and as a grieving family held a funeral for a teenage boy killed in a knife attack in the western suburbs earlier this month. (The Age. See link in heading)

6. AUSTRALIA - Security (Health): Panic buying hits Sydney after shoppers in Melbourne hit with buying limits

FYSA: Sydney supermarkets are now reportedly suffering with toilet paper shortages just days after shelves in Melbourne were stripped bare by panic buyers. While Victorians have been hit with purchasing limits on a number of everyday household items, there’s been no restrictions announced in NSW and it seems shoppers are stocking up over fears of a fresh coronavirus wave despite the state recording just three new infections yesterday, all from recently returned travellers. Coles and Woolworths have taken great lengths to reassure customers that there’s no need to panic, but Sydney shoppers have begun reporting lack of supplies in their local stores online. (News.com.au. See link in heading)

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