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Indonesia has ONE MILLION coronavirus infections as experts say truth is ‘ten times official figure’

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Infection experts believe Indonesia has had over a million cases of coronavirus despite the official figure being just over a tenth of that number.

As of Monday evening, Indonesia recorded an official figure of 113,134 coronavirus cases and 5,302 deaths since the pandemic first struck. 

University of Indonesia epidemiologist Dr Pandu Riono and PhD student at Queensland’s Griffith University Dr Dicky Budiman claim the likely number is one million.

Indonesia is believed to have one million cases of coronavirus with the country's top experts claiming the truth is 'ten times the official figure' (Passengers at Bali airport)

Indonesia is believed to have one million cases of coronavirus with the country's top experts claiming the truth is 'ten times the official figure' (Passengers at Bali airport)

Indonesia is believed to have one million cases of coronavirus with the country’s top experts claiming the truth is ‘ten times the official figure’ (Passengers at Bali airport)

As of Monday evening, Indonesia recorded an official figure of 113,134 coronavirus cases and 5,302 deaths (Tourists on a Seminyak beach)

As of Monday evening, Indonesia recorded an official figure of 113,134 coronavirus cases and 5,302 deaths (Tourists on a Seminyak beach)

As of Monday evening, Indonesia recorded an official figure of 113,134 coronavirus cases and 5,302 deaths (Tourists on a Seminyak beach)

Dr Budiman said his ‘prediction is that the current number of Indonesians infected by COVID-19 is around one million because the majority of them are asymptomatic’, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Wednesday.

‘This is a very serious problem because [being] asymptomatic doesn’t mean they don’t have the disease in their body. So we need to put prevention as our main priority. Prevention is still better than being infected by COVID-19,’ he said. 

Mr Riono said he could not say what the exact number of Indonesian cases are but said it was ‘maybe ten times the current rate’.

As the country has such limited testing – about 1/35th of the Australian testing rate – it is hard to assess the spread of the virus through the population.

Dr Riono said there are three reasons the infection rate could be higher than the official figure.

‘There are many young people [in Indonesia], limited testing and third, transmission is still high, the positivity rate is 10 per cent or 12 per cent [of people tested]’,’ he said.

By contrast, only 0.4 per cent of Australian tests came back positive. 

In April Australia re-directed $21 million in aid money to fight coronavirus and Prime Minister Scott Morrison expressed ‘great concerns about the health and wellbeing of Indonesia.

‘We send our best wishes and as much support as we can to President Widodo, and the great challenge that he has there,’ Mr Morrison said.

Diplomatic sources in Jakarta also confirmed the real infection rates could be up to one million people.

'We send our best wishes and as much support as we can to President Widodo (pictured), and the great challenge that he has there,' Mr Morrison said in April

'We send our best wishes and as much support as we can to President Widodo (pictured), and the great challenge that he has there,' Mr Morrison said in April

‘We send our best wishes and as much support as we can to President Widodo (pictured), and the great challenge that he has there,’ Mr Morrison said in April

Mr Riono said he could not say what the exact number of Indonesian cases are but said it was 'a lot, maybe ten times the current rate'

Mr Riono said he could not say what the exact number of Indonesian cases are but said it was 'a lot, maybe ten times the current rate'

Mr Riono said he could not say what the exact number of Indonesian cases are but said it was ‘a lot, maybe ten times the current rate’

The sources said low testing rates outside of Jakarta and a youthful population could be the reason for the number being reported at 113,134.

Dr Riono said Indonesia’s national and provincial governments should impose tougher restrictions to stem the spread of the deadly virus.

But if the country does not do anything it will see a peak during the first quarter of next year, he said. 

Bali announced it would reopen its borders to tourists on Sunday, but foreign tourists would only gradually be readmitted.

The popular tourist destination opened its doors for domestic visitors on July 31 to save the tourist-driven economy from complete collapse amid COVID-19 lockdowns.

A tourist wearing face sunbathe as beaches are gradually reopening following months of lockdown due to the new coronavirus outbreak in Bali

A tourist wearing face sunbathe as beaches are gradually reopening following months of lockdown due to the new coronavirus outbreak in Bali

A tourist wearing face sunbathe as beaches are gradually reopening following months of lockdown due to the new coronavirus outbreak in Bali

While the local government plans to allow foreigners in from September 11, Bali’s borders won’t be open to Australians – as the nation battles through a second wave.

Tourists from Australia represented the largest group to visit the resort island in previous years, with 1.3 million people flying to its famous beaches in 2019.

Australian residents now need permission from the federal government to leave the country and anyone going overseas faces the prospect of two weeks in quarantine when they return. 

The global pandemic costs the holiday island about $950million for every month the borders are closed, according to head of the Bali government’s tourism department, Putu Astawa.

‘With the re-opening we have not set a target yet. We aim to get the trust of international visitors. We need to ensure those who will come are healthy tourists and that they stay healthy while holidaying in Bali,’ he said. 

Famous Indonesian holiday island Bali announced it would reopen its borders to tourists on Sunday, but Australians will not be allowed in (Airport officers line up as they welcome passengers at Bali airport)

Famous Indonesian holiday island Bali announced it would reopen its borders to tourists on Sunday, but Australians will not be allowed in (Airport officers line up as they welcome passengers at Bali airport)

Famous Indonesian holiday island Bali announced it would reopen its borders to tourists on Sunday, but Australians will not be allowed in (Airport officers line up as they welcome passengers at Bali airport)

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Why Aussie porn stars are in huge demand globally

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Australian workers have been forced to get the job done from home during the coronavirus pandemic – and our nation’s porn stars are no different.

With no option to film in the United States under border closures and escort services and strip clubs largely on hiatus in many states, the adult industry has turned to streaming through platforms like Onlyfans and Pornhub.

Some adult entertainers are raking in ‘five figures a month’ through their subscription service and they say it’s never been a better time for an Aussie in the industry.

It's been growing exponentially during COVID. It really peaked in late March when the nation went into lockdown. My subscriptions tripled,' Crissy Lee Bates (pictured) said

It's been growing exponentially during COVID. It really peaked in late March when the nation went into lockdown. My subscriptions tripled,' Crissy Lee Bates (pictured) said

It’s been growing exponentially during COVID. It really peaked in late March when the nation went into lockdown. My subscriptions tripled,’ Crissy Lee Bates (pictured) said

‘Around the world Aussies are seen as hot, fun, playful, sexy, naughty and desirable, so being Australian is definitely an advantage,’ popular OnlyFans performer Crissy Lee Bates told Daily Mail Australia.

But as international fans sign up from all over the world, domestically there has also been a major surge in traffic.

‘I have noticed a big change. It’s been growing exponentially during COVID. It really peaked in late March when the nation went into lockdown. My subscriptions tripled,’ she said.

Content creators on OnlyFans charge subscribers a fee for personalised photos and videos.

But it’s not just women raking in all the cash.

OhDavexx is one of Australia’s most prominent male streamers. He says the key to success is knowing how to interact with your fans, so you can give them what they want.

‘I do a lot of solo photos of videos but I’ve also teamed up with a number of porn stars and have made videos,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.

‘You can make snippets of the video and sell the whole thing for whatever price you want to charge.

‘The thing about Onlyfans is that it’s all homemade and people love that, especially Aussie content. It’s a growing market.’

As well as an increase in international subscribers, domestically there has also been a major surge in traffic. Pictured: Crissy Lee Bates

As well as an increase in international subscribers, domestically there has also been a major surge in traffic. Pictured: Crissy Lee Bates

As well as an increase in international subscribers, domestically there has also been a major surge in traffic. Pictured: Crissy Lee Bates

'Around the world Aussies are seen as hot, fun, playful, sexy, naughty and desirable, so being Australian is definitely an advantage,' popular Onlyfans performer Ms Bates (pictured) told Daily Mail Australia

'Around the world Aussies are seen as hot, fun, playful, sexy, naughty and desirable, so being Australian is definitely an advantage,' popular Onlyfans performer Ms Bates (pictured) told Daily Mail Australia

‘Around the world Aussies are seen as hot, fun, playful, sexy, naughty and desirable, so being Australian is definitely an advantage,’ popular Onlyfans performer Ms Bates (pictured) told Daily Mail Australia

While OhDavexx does not identify as gay or bisexual, he says the vast majority of his subscribers are men.

‘Girls can make big money – I know girls who make 40 to 50 grand a month – it’s a bit harder for guys and you have to rely on the gay clientele,’ he said.

‘I have a lot more male followers than female.’

One of Australia’s biggest success stories on Onlyfans has been fitness model Jem Wolfie.

With 2.7 million followers on Instagram, her transition into explicit content has earned her over $2million since joining in August.

Another big winner is former V8 superstar Renee Gracie who walked away from her lucrative motor-racing career to become an online porn star.

She is now generating over $500,000 a month, through her legion of fans.

But Onlyfans is not the only streaming platform making adult content creators money.

Extraordinary before-and-after photos reveal how wholesome Supercars driver Renee Gracie, 25, transformed into an OnlyFans porn star. Pictured in April 2017

Extraordinary before-and-after photos reveal how wholesome Supercars driver Renee Gracie, 25, transformed into an OnlyFans porn star. Pictured in April 2017

Pictured: Renee in August 2020

Pictured: Renee in August 2020

Extraordinary before-and-after photos reveal how wholesome Supercars driver Renee Gracie, 25, transformed into an OnlyFans porn star. Pictured left in April 2017, and right in August 2020 

With 2.7 million followers on Instagram, her transition into explicit content has earned her over $2million since joining in August

With 2.7 million followers on Instagram, her transition into explicit content has earned her over $2million since joining in August

One of Australia’s biggest success stories on Onlyfans has been fitness model Jem Wolfie (pictured). With 2.7 million followers on Instagram, her transition into explicit content has earned her over $2million since joining in August 

Australia’s hottest emerging porn star Charlotte Star, who was named Best Newcomer at the 2019 Australian Adult Industry Awards, said she focuses her attention on the website Modelhub, which operates through the world’s largest porn site Pornhub.

‘There are so many different streams of revenue other than Onlyfans,’ Ms Star said.

‘I use Pornhub because if you go on Pornhub you are going to get porn, if you go onto Onlyfans who know what you are getting.

The Australian star’s most watched video on the site has over 2.6million views worldwide.

‘I produce and direct all my own content. It’s lucrative if you know what you’re doing and if you know how to interact with your fans,’ she said.

‘Fans can order a custom video via email – saying could you wear this dress and say my name? Things like that – that is the best way to interact.

‘I make five figures every month.’ 

Charlotte Star (pictured), was named Best Newcomer at the 2019 Australian Adult Industry Awards

Charlotte Star (pictured), was named Best Newcomer at the 2019 Australian Adult Industry Awards

Charlotte Star (pictured), was named Best Newcomer at the 2019 Australian Adult Industry Awards

Charlotte Star (pictured) was named Best Newcomer at the 2019 Australian Adult Industry Awards

Charlotte Star (pictured) was named Best Newcomer at the 2019 Australian Adult Industry Awards

She focuses her attention on the website Modelhub, which operates through the world's largest porn site Pornhub

She focuses her attention on the website Modelhub, which operates through the world's largest porn site Pornhub

Australia’s hottest emerging porn star Charlotte Star (pictured), who was named Best Newcomer at the 2019 Australian Adult Industry Awards, said she focuses her attention on the website Modelhub, which operates through the world’s largest porn site Pornhub

But while it appears to be boom time for Australian adult stars, the race to produce explicit content is having is becoming more extreme.

‘I was charging $20 per month and people were happy to pay for it. I would sell vids $25 each (before COVID),’ Ms Bates said.

‘But more people started doing it and then it peaked in March and it seemed like everyone was doing it, so there was so much price competition.

‘People used to be happy for anything they got… but now some girls are charging $5 per month and putting full porn on there.

‘It’s like, if you’re not getting extreme… You’re not that interesting to some.’

The pressure to produce regular videos also has its drawbacks.

‘Sometimes things get on top of me in my personal life,’ Ms Bates said.

‘I’ve got a farm with horses and just had a break up, so sometimes to try and keep a happy face and continuous content when you feel like s**t, that can be very demanding.’

While OhDavexx (pictured) does not identify as gay or bisexual, he says the vast majority of his subscribers are men

While OhDavexx (pictured) does not identify as gay or bisexual, he says the vast majority of his subscribers are men

While OhDavexx (pictured) does not identify as gay or bisexual, he says the vast majority of his subscribers are men

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Security guards at The Star casino in Sydney busted letting man in despite having temperature of 48C

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The Star casino’s coronavirus protocols have come under scrutiny after security guards told a man with a 48C temperature to ‘cool down and come back’. 

A viral video posted by the satirical news site The Chaser, put the Sydney venue’s COVID-19 screening process to the test in a comedic video.

The presenter artificially raised his temperature by putting a heat pack on his forehead to find out ‘how sick you have to be for them not to let you gamble?’

But The Star have labelled the ‘edited’ video a ‘stunt’ and said it doesn’t represent what really happened. 

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Serious questions have been raised about The Star casino's coronavirus protocols after security guards told a man (pictured) with a temperature reading of 48C  to 'cool off'

Serious questions have been raised about The Star casino's coronavirus protocols after security guards told a man (pictured) with a temperature reading of 48C  to 'cool off'

Serious questions have been raised about The Star casino’s coronavirus protocols after security guards told a man (pictured) with a temperature reading of 48C  to ‘cool off’

A viral video posted by the satirical news site The Chaser, put the Sydney venue's COVID-19 screening process to the test in a comedic video

A viral video posted by the satirical news site The Chaser, put the Sydney venue's COVID-19 screening process to the test in a comedic video

A viral video posted by the satirical news site The Chaser, put the Sydney venue’s COVID-19 screening process to the test in a comedic video

When he attempts to enter the gaming floor, guards carry out a temperature check using an infrared thermometer gun.

But when reading comes back at 48C, the blasé security guards tell the man to ‘cool down for 10 minutes or so’ and ‘come back’.

Seemingly unconcerned by the extremely high reading – 11C above what is considered normal at 37C – a guard suggests that perhaps his ‘Russian hat’ is to blame for the reading. 

The alarmingly casual approach to the screening process comes after a coronavirus-positive man visited the The Star two months earlier. 

A gambler visited the glitzy venue on July 4 and was later found to be infected. 

The Star was forced to undergo a massive deep clean before reopening. 

At the beginning of the video, a Chaser presenter arrives at the casino in a hospital gown and attempts to make entry but he is refused.

The Star told Daily Mail Australia the ‘gown stunt’ was their last interaction with security officers.

A  Chaser presenter arrives at the casino in a hospital gown and attempts to make entry but he is refused

A  Chaser presenter arrives at the casino in a hospital gown and attempts to make entry but he is refused

A  Chaser presenter arrives at the casino in a hospital gown and attempts to make entry but he is refused

‘Clearly this has been created as a comedic and satirical stunt. It’s what these guys do,’ the casino said in statement.

‘However, the video published completely misrepresents events through substantial editing and reordering of events. 

‘No one with a high temperature was permitted entry to the casino and the hospital gown episode was reported to police due to welfare concerns.

‘Further, the claim that the person in the gown later gained entry after changing clothes is false.   

NSW recorded four new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Sunday.

Three of the cases were returned travellers staying in hotel quarantine and one case was linked to a known cluster.

The patient had already been in self-isolation because they were a close contact of an infected person linked to the Concord Hospital outbreak in Sydney.

There are currently 136 active coronavirus cases in NSW.  

The Star casino in Sydney has confirmed that gambler has tested positive for coronavirus

The Star casino in Sydney has confirmed that gambler has tested positive for coronavirus

The Star casino in Sydney has confirmed that gambler has tested positive for coronavirus

A presenter in the Chaser video is pictured wearing a t-shirt that reads: I have COVID-19

A presenter in the Chaser video is pictured wearing a t-shirt that reads: I have COVID-19

A presenter in the Chaser video is pictured wearing a t-shirt that reads: I have COVID-19

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The Banksias iso-retreat property with beach, koalas and golf course hits market for $5million

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A luxurious 48.5 hectare retreat with a nine-hole golf course, tennis court and private waterway that leads out to 6km of beachfront is expected to sell for $5 million.  

The Banksias retreat on 1126 Point Plomer Road in Crescent Head on the NSW North Coast is also home to native wildlife such as kangaroos, koalas, black swans and river ducks. 

Christie’s International Real Estate agent Bruce Eason said the property is attracting international millionaires from the US, Asia and Europe as well as potential buyers from Queensland and NSW.  

‘It’s a very unique location, the privacy is just fantastic. There’s not really anything else like it in the area,’ Mr Eason told Daily Mail Australia.  

The Banskias estate (pictured) in Crescent Head on the NSW North Coast spans 48.5 hectares and includes a nine-hole golf course, tennis court and private waterway that leads out to 6km of beachfront

The Banskias estate (pictured) in Crescent Head on the NSW North Coast spans 48.5 hectares and includes a nine-hole golf course, tennis court and private waterway that leads out to 6km of beachfront

The Banskias estate (pictured) in Crescent Head on the NSW North Coast spans 48.5 hectares and includes a nine-hole golf course, tennis court and private waterway that leads out to 6km of beachfront

Eight bedrooms across the homestead, detached honeymoon suite and four private cabins can ‘accommodate up to 18 guests comfortably’, according to the property description. 

Guests can reach the beach by walking, taking a golf cart or by launching a kayak or boat off the pontoon onto the 1km private waterway and cruising out to sea. 

‘That waterway is actually on the property. The boundary goes to the far edge of the river, so the river is completely part of the property and stretches for about one kilometre,’ Mr Eason said. 

An outdoor dining table, lounge and fire pit overlooks the private waterway. There is also an outdoor kitchen, BBQ and even a woodfire pizza oven to cook up a feast

An outdoor dining table, lounge and fire pit overlooks the private waterway. There is also an outdoor kitchen, BBQ and even a woodfire pizza oven to cook up a feast

An outdoor dining table, lounge and fire pit overlooks the private waterway. There is also an outdoor kitchen, BBQ and even a woodfire pizza oven to cook up a feast 

An outdoor entertaining area looks over the private waterway with a fire pit, dining area, BBQ, outdoor kitchen and even a woodfire pizza oven. 

There is also a multi-media outdoor room to watch movies and multiple external lounge areas to sit outside while indoors, there is another kitchen, seven bathrooms and a four-car garage.

Mr Eason said ‘an isolated retreat is the perfect way to describe the property’.

‘The current owners mainly use it as a private family retreat but they have been renting it out in recent times and the holiday lettings have been extremely strong in recent months. There is an element of COVID in that,’ he said.  

The property's tennis court is completely floodlit to play at night. Christie's International Real Estate agent Bruce Eason said it could be used for a tennis camp, a wedding venue, a golf or yoga retreat, wellness spa or eco lodge

The property's tennis court is completely floodlit to play at night. Christie's International Real Estate agent Bruce Eason said it could be used for a tennis camp, a wedding venue, a golf or yoga retreat, wellness spa or eco lodge

The property’s tennis court is completely floodlit to play at night. Christie’s International Real Estate agent Bruce Eason said it could be used for a tennis camp, a wedding venue, a golf or yoga retreat, wellness spa or eco lodge 

Mr Eason said the property could be used as a wedding venue, a tennis camp, a golf or yoga retreat, wellness spa or eco lodge.

‘We have had strong interest from overseas and strong interest in Australia, particularly from Queensland as well,’ he said. 

‘The majority of overseas interest has come from the States, Asia – Hong Kong in the main and a couple from Europe as well.’   

An indoor lounge (right) are and one of eight bedrooms (left). Up to 18 guests can comfortably live on the property in eight bedrooms across the homestead, detached honeymoon suite and four private cabins

An indoor lounge (right) are and one of eight bedrooms (left). Up to 18 guests can comfortably live on the property in eight bedrooms across the homestead, detached honeymoon suite and four private cabins

An indoor lounge (right) are and one of eight bedrooms (left). Up to 18 guests can comfortably live on the property in eight bedrooms across the homestead, detached honeymoon suite and four private cabins

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