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Melbourne woman, 26, who barely survived COVID-19 details the horrible toll it took on her

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A young woman has opened up about the horrifying moment she woke up in a hospital bed attached to a ventilator after contracting COVID-19.

Tina Dinh, 26, was left fighting for her life after she became infected the deadly illness last month. 

She contracted the virus from her parents after an outbreak spread among workers at the Bertocchi Smallgoods factory in Melbourne‘s northern suburbs on July 17.

Within two weeks of contracting the virus her health had deteriorated and she found herself trapped in a plastic bubble with tubes coming out of her throat at Footscray Hospital. 

Despite her young age and lack of major underlying health issues, a team of ten specialists had to work tirelessly to keep her alive in the intensive care unit 

Tina Dinh, 26, has described waking up on a ventilator in a terrifying tale of surviving COVID-19

Tina Dinh, 26, has described waking up on a ventilator in a terrifying tale of surviving COVID-19

Tina Dinh, 26, has described waking up on a ventilator in a terrifying tale of surviving COVID-19

She contracted the virus from her parents after an outbreak spread among workers on July 17 at the Bertocchi Smallgoods factory (pictured)  in Melbourne's northern suburbs

She contracted the virus from her parents after an outbreak spread among workers on July 17 at the Bertocchi Smallgoods factory (pictured)  in Melbourne's northern suburbs

She contracted the virus from her parents after an outbreak spread among workers on July 17 at the Bertocchi Smallgoods factory (pictured)  in Melbourne’s northern suburbs

Her health had rapidly declined from a constant temperature, persistent headache, nausea and chills to serious respiratory problems, the Herald Sun reported. 

Her parents had been diagnosed with coronavirus on July 25, and they had become incredibly sick straight away.  

Then it was her turn, with the symptoms coming on hard and fast in the 24 hours from their diagnosis.

She described losing her sense of smell, taste and the onset of chills she simply couldn’t shake. 

On July 29 she was taken to hospital but discharged 24 hours later with a machine to monitor her oxygen levels at home.

But within two days she was back at the Footscray Hospital with more breathing problems.

Ms Dinh said it was a terrifying experience to be breathing normally, and then have everything change so quickly.

‘You are trying to do everything you can with your mouth and your nose, you are trying to gasp in the air, but nothing is going in. It is like suffocating,’ she said.

Her oxygen levels had dropped to only 84 per cent.

She was placed in an induced coma and connected to machines through a series of tubes at the Western Health facility’s ICU.

The 26-year-old had no idea where she was and how much time had passed when she regained consciousness. 

Ms Dinh said it was a terrifying experience to be breathing normally, and then have everything change so quickly

Ms Dinh said it was a terrifying experience to be breathing normally, and then have everything change so quickly

Ms Dinh said it was a terrifying experience to be breathing normally, and then have everything change so quickly

The young woman never expected to be rushed to hospital and placed in intensive care like many of the older covid victims from aged care facilities

The young woman never expected to be rushed to hospital and placed in intensive care like many of the older covid victims from aged care facilities

The young woman never expected to be rushed to hospital and placed in intensive care like many of the older covid victims from aged care facilities 

‘I just remember lying there being scared, really scared. I was completely alone and I didn’t understand what was happening to me. All I knew was that I could not breathe,’ she said.

Ms Dinh would look forward to the daily contact with doctors and nurses who would give her hand a squeeze as a way to raise her spirits during the traumatic experience.

She said it was the only reminder she was still alive in such an alien situation. 

‘It is a really surreal experience being trapped under that plastic 24/7. You reach out and you don’t touch anything, you just touch plastic,’ she said.

She said she owes the doctors and nurses her life.

Ms Dinh was released from the ICU and returned home to her mother on Monday.

Hospital staff in personal protective equipment wheel a patient into the isolation ward who is suspected of having COVID-19

Hospital staff in personal protective equipment wheel a patient into the isolation ward who is suspected of having COVID-19

Hospital staff in personal protective equipment wheel a patient into the isolation ward who is suspected of having COVID-19

But the young woman is not out of the woods yet, still suffering pneumonia and remaining positive for COVID-19. 

With a team of physiotherapists she is trying to rebuild the muscle she lost during the ordeal and says she can still taste a metallic taste of the virus in her mouth.

Just days before she was rushed to hospital her father Hoang Huynh, was also rushed to intensive care with breathing issues. 

He remains in hospital on life support where he is battling pneumonia and three infections himself. 

The harrowing tale comes as a man in his 20s became the youngest Australian to die from the coronavirus on Friday. 

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews described it as a ‘terrible tragedy.’

He confirmed the man had not been living at a disability facility where an outbreak was confirmed, but said the exact details were still unclear.  

‘I can’t speak to the circumstances of that individual and it may well be the coroner will look at that matter and determine the circumstances,’ he told reporters. 

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (pictured) confirmed a man in his 20s was Australia's youngest coronavirus fatality on Friday

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (pictured) confirmed a man in his 20s was Australia's youngest coronavirus fatality on Friday

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (pictured) confirmed a man in his 20s was Australia’s youngest coronavirus fatality on Friday

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Stuart Dew latest AFL star to land in hot water on Gold Coast

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AFL coach Stuart Dew has landed in hot water after being videoed urinating outside a Gold Coast nightclub, in another embarrassing moment for the league in the state.

Dew, 41, was videoed outside the Miami Tavern Shark Bar urinating against a wall at a drink with fellow senior members of the Gold Coast Suns staff.

It is not known exactly when the video was shot, but it surfaced just a hours after his side’s final game of the severely interrupted 2020 season.

Dew was reportedly filmed urinating by his colleague before the video was shared to a WhatsApp group and eventually wound up online, The Courier Mail reports.

The morning after the video was shot the staffer reportedly realised his mistake and asked anyone in the WhatsApp group to delete it – but it was already too late.

AFL coach Stuart Dew has landed in hot water after being videoed urinating outside a Gold Coast nightclub, in another embarrassing moment for the league in the state

AFL coach Stuart Dew has landed in hot water after being videoed urinating outside a Gold Coast nightclub, in another embarrassing moment for the league in the state

AFL coach Stuart Dew has landed in hot water after being videoed urinating outside a Gold Coast nightclub, in another embarrassing moment for the league in the state

Dew turns to the camera after finishing relieving himself and smiles awkwardly.

Under Queensland law, anyone caught urinating in public faces a fine of $533.80.

Gold Coast Suns chief executive Mark Evans confirmed the incident when contacted by The Courier Mail, but refused to comment further.

In the background of the video Dew can be heard by his fellow colleagues, including one who asks: ‘Do you play for the Canterbury Bulldogs?’

The NRL side has landed in hot water repeatedly in recent years for off-field dramas.

The former Port Adelaide and Hawthorn champion took over as coach of the battling team at the beginning of 2019 and has widely been praised for developing the side. 

It is not known exactly when the video was shot, but it surfaced just a hours after his side's final game of the severely interrupted 2020 season on Sunday

It is not known exactly when the video was shot, but it surfaced just a hours after his side's final game of the severely interrupted 2020 season on Sunday

It is not known exactly when the video was shot, but it surfaced just a hours after his side’s final game of the severely interrupted 2020 season on Sunday

Sydney Stack (pictured), 20, was told to leave Queensland and suspended for 10 games after he broke the AFL's return to play protocols

Sydney Stack (pictured), 20, was told to leave Queensland and suspended for 10 games after he broke the AFL's return to play protocols

Callum Coleman-Jones was also told the leave Queensland and handed a 10 game suspension for breaking restriction protocol

Callum Coleman-Jones was also told the leave Queensland and handed a 10 game suspension for breaking restriction protocol

Several AFL players have been sent home from Queensland for breaching COVID-19 rules 

AFL players and their families were holed up at the league's hotel hub under increasingly strict conditions (pictured, AFL stars and WAGs relaxing by the pool at the Mercure Resort on the Gold Coast)

AFL players and their families were holed up at the league's hotel hub under increasingly strict conditions (pictured, AFL stars and WAGs relaxing by the pool at the Mercure Resort on the Gold Coast)

AFL players and their families were holed up at the league’s hotel hub under increasingly strict conditions (pictured, AFL stars and WAGs relaxing by the pool at the Mercure Resort on the Gold Coast)

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has come under fire for allowing the AFL to set up private hubs in the state she controls, after a number of players and officials were involved in scandals.

Richmond Tigers pair Sydney Stack and Callum Coleman-Jones were sent home and banned for 10 weeks after getting into a fight outside a strip club.

The AFL is also currently investigating Harley Bennell for a potential breach of strict COVID-19 rules that were agreed upon so the league could set up in the state.

There have been similar issues in other hubs around the country, including in Perth where Sydney Swans star Elijah Taylor was caught sneaking his then girlfriend into his team’s private hotel accommodation.

Police have since charged Taylor with domestic violence offences after an alleged incident involving he and the same woman, his now ex-girlfriend, Lekahni Pearce.  

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Jacinda Ardern forced to apologise and admit she ‘made a mistake’ for photo at a construction site 

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Jacinda Ardern has apologised for participating in selfies that have broken her own COVID-fighting social distancing measures.

The Labour leader toured Massey University at Palmerston North on Thursday while campaigning for New Zealand‘s October 17 election.

Ms Ardern was spotted through the windows of a laboratory and a large crowd quickly grew outside the facility’s exit.

She was flooded by students and fans as she made her way to the campaign van and asked the crowd to back away but soon embraced it and took the photo.

The New Zealand Prime Minister was pictured during a tour of Massey University (pictured) on Thursday last week while campaigning for New Zealand's October 17 Election

The New Zealand Prime Minister was pictured during a tour of Massey University (pictured) on Thursday last week while campaigning for New Zealand's October 17 Election

The New Zealand Prime Minister was pictured during a tour of Massey University (pictured) on Thursday last week while campaigning for New Zealand’s October 17 Election

She was also caught-out while touring Isles Construction on the same day, stopping to pose for selfies with tradesmen and not keeping in line with social distancing.  

The Labour Leader was in Auckland on Monday to announce the rollback of COVID-19 restrictions and admitted she should have known better.

‘All the way through on the campaign trail and even before during alert level settings, I work really hard not to shake people’s hands,’ she said.

‘I sanitise. I wear my mask in Auckland, and I work hard to try and keep my social distance.

‘In that particular photo I did make a mistake. I should have stepped further forward. I should have asked them to step apart from each other, and I acknowledge that.’

Auckland, which was at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak that plunged New Zealand back into lockdown, will go into alert level 2 on Thursday.

The rest of the country will lift its lockdown restrictions entirely from midnight on Monday, with just 62 active coronavirus cases in the country. 

The New Zealand Prime Minister often takes selfies with supporters while campaigning

The New Zealand Prime Minister often takes selfies with supporters while campaigning

The New Zealand Prime Minister often takes selfies with supporters while campaigning

National leader Judith Collins said she had been ‘staggered’ to see the photos of Ms Ardern. 

‘I was staggered to see the Prime Minister clearly not socially distancing with no mask just the other day in Palmerston North in a level 2 lockdown,’ she said on Monday.

Alert level settings outside of Auckland do not require masks to be worn but Ms Ardern continuously urges people to ‘be vigilant’ and socially distance when possible. 

The COVID restrictions have been tough on the country’s politicians, who have been unable to reach voters in the means they’ve become accustomed to.

Politicians have scrapped door knocking efforts, instead holding footpath meetings.

Debate crowds have been scaled right back, with voters encouraged to watch online rather than attend in person.

National leader Judith Collins said she had been 'staggered' to see the photos of Ms Ardern

National leader Judith Collins said she had been 'staggered' to see the photos of Ms Ardern

National leader Judith Collins said she had been ‘staggered’ to see the photos of Ms Ardern

The Labour Leader was in Auckland on Monday to announce the rollback of COVID-19 restrictions and admitted she should have known better

The Labour Leader was in Auckland on Monday to announce the rollback of COVID-19 restrictions and admitted she should have known better

The Labour Leader was in Auckland on Monday to announce the rollback of COVID-19 restrictions and admitted she should have known better

Rallies have also been held back until the end of the campaign.

As of Tuesday, candidates and parties are free to hold gatherings of any size outside of Auckland.

In the country’s biggest city, it is against the law to hold a gathering with more than 100 people, though this restriction is due to come offline on October 8, just nine days before election day.

Deputy PM Winston Peters, who entered parliament in 1979, decried the restrictions, saying they made for ‘the worst campaign environment that I’ve been involved in’.

Ms Ardern said the restrictions weren’t aimed at dampening campaign efforts.

‘None of our decision-making around these alert levels, actually are based on the politics or the campaign. They can’t be. They have to be about safety,’ she said.

‘There’s awkward moments where I refuse to shake people’s hands and try and keep distance.’ 

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Man shares his genius three-step hack for perfectly sealing your packet of chips

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An Australian man has shared his ingenious three-step trick for sealing a packet of chips with ease, so you don’t have to find a rubber band to keep it air tight.

Paulio, who is from Melbourne, used a packet of Thins Light and Tangy chips to demonstrate the unique ‘life hack’ on TikTok.

He started by folding the corners down on either side of the packet away from him before rolling the packet downwards towards him.

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He started by folding two edges down on either side of the packet away from him

He started by folding two edges down on either side of the packet away from him

Then he rolled the packet down towards him

Then he rolled the packet down towards him

Paulio, who is from Melbourne, used a packet of Thins Light and Tangy chips to demonstrate the unique ‘life hack’ on TikTok (pictured)

When he reached the spot he was wanting to seal from he folded the two edges over the packet

When he reached the spot he was wanting to seal from he folded the two edges over the packet

You're left with a sealed packet

You're left with a sealed packet

When he reached the spot he was wanting to seal from he folded the two corners over the packet

When he reached the spot he was wanting to seal from he folded the two corners over the packet, so they were now in front of him, effectively sealing off any incoming air flow.

‘When you tuck those little flaps over and give it a squeeze, your chips won’t come undone,’ he said.

Plenty of his fans on the social media site said they just solve the problem by ‘eating all of the chips’ in one go, but could see how this would be helpful if that wasn’t your chosen method.

‘Mate you’re living in 2040,’ one person said, pointing out how advanced the skill was for its time.

‘Oh no I bought storage containers for my chips…’ Said another. 

Paulio isn’t the only Australian who has been showing off chip packet tricks, with another TikTok user crafting her Smith’s Salt and Vinegar bag into a bowl.   

April-Joy Goodlet, from Brisbane, Queensland, demonstrated the trick on camera so she could share it with her fanbase.

She keeps scrunching the packet until the chips are close to the top

She keeps scrunching the packet until the chips are close to the top

'As you can see the chips are now on top, and it looks like a bowl, and you can eat all of your chips without having to do any washing up afterwards,' she said

'As you can see the chips are now on top, and it looks like a bowl, and you can eat all of your chips without having to do any washing up afterwards,' she said

‘As you can see the chips are now on top, and it looks like a bowl, and you can eat all of your chips without having to do any washing up afterwards,’ she said

‘All you’ll need is a packet of chips and not a bowl,’ the 26-year-old said.

She started at the bottom of the packet, and began to evenly scrunch it upwards.  

‘Usually I like to do it in a circular motion so it’s nice and even,’ she said.

‘As you can see the chips are now on top, and it looks like a bowl, and you can eat all of your chips without having to do any washing up afterwards.’

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