Allen Cheng

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Allen Cheng said : "We are concerned about who it was who might have given them the infection and therefore could there be other infections related to that," External link

reuters-af Sunday, June 20, 2021 7:54:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “You don’t want to give conspiracy theorists too much oxygen because it in some way validates the message and brings it into prominence where they might otherwise not get very much hearing,” External link

smh Friday, June 18, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “You don’t want to give conspiracy theorists too much oxygen because it in some way validates the message and brings it into prominence where they might otherwise not get very much hearing,” External link

theage Friday, June 18, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We have been through everyone and we can’t identify anyone else who has been infected or determine what exactly occurred,” “Obviously, now it is getting to be many weeks after it might have happened, so I don’t think it is likely we are ever going to be able to find out how it happened now” External link

smh Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:29:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We have been through everyone and we can’t identify anyone else who has been infected or determine what exactly occurred,” “Obviously, now it is getting to be many weeks after it might have happened, so I don’t think it is likely we are ever going to be able to find out how it happened now” External link

theage Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:17:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We have been through everyone and we can’t identify anyone else who has been infected or determine what exactly occurred,” “Obviously, now it is getting to be many weeks after it might have happened, so I don’t think it is likely we are ever going to be able to find out how it happened now” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, June 14, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “If we were able to find out why this happened then obviously it would be easier to address what gaps we might need to fill or build on,” “But the whole idea is we have a quarantine system in place now where we are continuing to review everything and put additional things in place if we do identify any gaps and that is ongoing work” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, June 14, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “The latest thing that we’ve put in place is increasing the frequency of testing of people coming from countries of higher risk so that we can identify cases early,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, June 14, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We have been through everyone and we can’t identify anyone else who has been infected or determine what exactly occurred,” “Obviously, now it is getting to be many weeks after it might have happened, so I don’t think it is likely we are ever going to be able to find out how it happened now” External link

theage Monday, June 14, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “If we were able to find out why this happened then obviously it would be easier to address what gaps we might need to fill or build on,” “But the whole idea is we have a quarantine system in place now where we are continuing to review everything and put additional things in place if we do identify any gaps and that is ongoing work” External link

theage Monday, June 14, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “The latest thing that we’ve put in place is increasing the frequency of testing of people coming from countries of higher risk so that we can identify cases early,” External link

theage Monday, June 14, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We had already tested several close contacts of these cases outside of the household and they’ve all come back negative but obviously will remain in quarantine,” External link

qt Friday, June 11, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We do understand that and really sympathise with the people waiting for elective surgery, but equally having a [COVID-19] case in a hospital that comes in undetected is also a major disruption," External link

abc-au Friday, June 11, 2021 2:03:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "These new cases are really the strongest reminder that we are no means out of the woods yet" External link

qt Friday, June 11, 2021 12:28:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "That doesn't mean zero. There is still a risk" External link

qt Friday, June 11, 2021 12:28:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We may need to hold on the current settings for a little longer," External link

qt Friday, June 11, 2021 12:28:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "These new cases are really the strongest reminder that we are by no means out of the woods yet," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “These new cases are really the strongest reminder that we are by no means out of the woods yet,” “Once we get down to small numbers, what happens next is very dependent on who those last cases are, what they do and how infectious they are” External link

smh Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “As I’ve said before, once we get down to small numbers, what happens next is very dependent on who those last cases are, what they do and how infectious they are,” External link

Stuff Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:13:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “I think one thing we were very keen to make sure … was that there weren’t any links to sensitive settings like schools or disability settings or public housing or anything like that,” External link

Stuff Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:13:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are still in early days at looking at this cluster in Reservoir," "We would be more comfortable if we could identify a link that would link it to another cluster, and therefore that would resolve that mystery as well" External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:16:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The fact that we've been able to identify a possible link to the Craigieburn shopping centre within hours of hearing about these cases and even before being able to speak to these cases, really highlights the value that we have in QR codes," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:16:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We're already tested several close contacts of these cases outside of the household and they've all come back negative," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:16:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “As I’ve said before, once we get down to small numbers, what happens next is very dependent on who those last cases are, what they do and how infectious they are,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:44:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "These new cases are really the strongest reminder that we are, by no means, out of the woods yet," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:42:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think the fact that we've been able to identify a possible link to the Craigieburn shopping centre within hours of hearing about these cases and even before being able to speak to these cases, really highlights the value that we have in QR codes," "Anyone who has been to the Craigieburn Central shopping centre who has any symptoms should get tested" External link

9news Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:02:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are concerned about who it was who might have given them the infection and therefore could there be other infections related to that," External link

reuters-af Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I am very surprised it got out. But this is what we have, and we need to work out what has happened here," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, June 8, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I am very surprised it got out. But this is what we have, and we need to work out what has happened here," External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, June 8, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “I understand that all of the tier-two contacts at North Melbourne Primary have been upgraded to tier one and that’s because the case that was diagnosed yesterday is in a different grade to the two students that were diagnosed first,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:14:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “I understand that all of the tier-two contacts at North Melbourne Primary have been upgraded to tier one and that’s because the case that was diagnosed yesterday is in a different grade to the two students that were diagnosed first,” External link

watoday Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “I understand that all of the tier-two contacts at North Melbourne Primary have been upgraded to tier one and that’s because the case that was diagnosed yesterday is in a different grade to the two students that were diagnosed first,” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:51:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “I understand that all of the tier-two contacts at North Melbourne Primary have been upgraded to tier one and that’s because the case that was diagnosed yesterday is in a different grade to the two students that were diagnosed first,” External link

smh Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “At this stage, we have not identified any high-risk incidents or interactions with staff or residents that may provide a clue as to the link to this outbreak,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, June 8, 2021 7:59:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Barring obviously what's happening in the next few days, which we don't know … we're on track to change those restrictions on Thursday night," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 8, 2021 7:50:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "At this stage, we have not identified any high-risk incidents or interactions with staff or residents that may provide a clue as to the link to this outbreak," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:23:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The investigation is continuing but there is four main theories and some of them are more or less likely," External link

nzherald Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We have addressed all of these and some of these are still ongoing investigations,” External link

qt Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "But the first person in that outbreak doesn't live anywhere near Whittlesea and as far as we know, wasn't in that direction, and we haven't been able to identify any other epidemiological links at this stage," External link

9news Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Eighty percent of people don't transmit to anyone," External link

9news Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We don’t want to be in this any longer than we need to. So if we can, we will lift it early,” External link

theepochtimes Monday, June 7, 2021 6:40:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There was one case in hotel quarantine," External link

yahoo-au Monday, June 7, 2021 5:29:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We don't want to be in this any longer than we need," "If we can, we would leave early but at this stage our expectation is [to] continue to Thursday" External link

abc-au Monday, June 7, 2021 5:13:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “It is fair to say that, with the passage of time, we get more comfortable with unknown sources of cases if they have no transmission going on after one to three weeks,” External link

dailytelegraph Monday, June 7, 2021 5:01:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We don't want to be in this any longer than we need," "If we can, we would leave early but at this stage our expectation is [to] continue to Thursday" External link

abc-au Monday, June 7, 2021 4:17:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It is fair to say that, with the passage of time, we get more comfortable with unknown sources of cases if they have no transmission going on after one to three weeks," "We always have a baseline level of concern where we don't know where there is a case … but I think we are more worried about the origin of the Delta variant at this stage" External link

newstalkzb Monday, June 7, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We have theories. We’re working through those,” External link

theepochtimes Monday, June 7, 2021 3:33:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It is fair to say that, with the passage of time, we get more comfortable with unknown sources of cases if they have no transmission going on after one to three weeks," "We always have a baseline level of concern where we don't know where there is a case … but I think we are more worried about the origin of the Delta variant at this stage" External link

nzherald Monday, June 7, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “But there’s always that risk,” External link

theage Monday, June 7, 2021 2:39:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We have theories. We're working through those," External link

bordermail Monday, June 7, 2021 2:34:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “But there’s always that risk,” External link

watoday Monday, June 7, 2021 2:03:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “But there’s always that risk,” External link

smh Monday, June 7, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It is fair to say that, with the passage of time, we get more comfortable with unknown sources of cases if they have no transmission going on after one to three weeks," "We always have a baseline level of concern where we don't know where there is a case … but I think we are more worried about the origin of the Delta variant at this stage" External link

nzherald Monday, June 7, 2021 1:40:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “But there’s always that risk,” External link

theage Monday, June 7, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “But there’s always that risk,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There isn't one single magic number," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, June 6, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We have theories, and we're working through those so we're looking at people, if you sort of think through it, it's the people that the sequencing wasn't possible," "So obviously, it's like a fingerprinting database, the people that have had the fingerprints, you can say, they're not the source case" External link

abc-au Sunday, June 6, 2021 5:35:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It is a day-by-day proposition. That is our expectation but we don't want to be in this any longer than we need," "If we can, we would leave early but at this stage our expectation is [to] continue to Thursday" External link

abc-au Sunday, June 6, 2021 5:35:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We don't want to be in this any longer than we need to. So if we can, we will lift it early," External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, June 6, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There are no confirmed cases in that area. There is one case that is a resident of that area but is in hotel quarantine," External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, June 6, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are concerned about who it was who might have given them the infection and therefore could there be other infections related to that," External link

japantoday Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We don't want to be in this any longer than we need to. So if we can, we will lift it early," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:12:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There are no confirmed cases in that area. There is one case that is a resident of that area but is in hotel quarantine," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:12:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We don't want to be in this any longer than we need to. So if we can, we will lift it early," External link

maitlandmercury Sunday, June 6, 2021 8:34:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There are no confirmed cases in that area. There is one case that is a resident of that area but is in hotel quarantine," External link

maitlandmercury Sunday, June 6, 2021 8:34:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are concerned about who it was who might have given them the infection and therefore could there be other infections related to that," External link

trust2 Sunday, June 6, 2021 8:20:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "So who, for these cases that we can't find, who gave them the infection? Particularly the family that returned from Jervis Bay," "We are concerned about who was it that might have given them infection, and therefore, you know, could there be other infections related to that" External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, June 6, 2021 8:11:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are concerned about who it was who might have given them the infection and therefore could there be other infections related to that," External link

japantoday Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are concerned about who it was who might have given them the infection and therefore could there be other infections related to that," External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:45:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "So who, for these cases that we can't find, who gave them the infection? Particularly the family that returned from Jervis Bay," "We are concerned about who was it that might have given them infection, and therefore, you know, could there be other infections related to that" External link

illawarramercury Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "So who, for these cases that we can't find, who gave them the infection? Particularly the family that returned from Jervis Bay," "We are concerned about who was it that might have given them infection, and therefore, you know, could there be other infections related to that" External link

maitlandmercury Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “Public health teams are focusing on a network of small businesses on level four and five. One business in this building was previously listed as an exposure site that this has now been expanded,” External link

watoday Sunday, June 6, 2021 6:53:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "This detection is of interest because there are no confirmed cases in that area," External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, June 6, 2021 6:37:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “Public health teams are focusing on a network of small businesses on level four and five. One business in this building was previously listed as an exposure site that this has now been expanded,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “Public health teams are focusing on a network of small businesses on level four and five. One business in this building was previously listed as an exposure site that this has now been expanded,” External link

theherald-au Sunday, June 6, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There was one case in hotel quarantine," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, June 6, 2021 5:22:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "If you have any symptoms, please come forward. We are still seeing evidence of likely transmission between people that don't know each other," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, June 6, 2021 5:22:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “There is a small stockpile, and we are using those at the moment. I could not give you the exact figures, but clearly there has been a surge in demand for vaccines and there is not the supply to be able to meet that at the moment,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:59:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “If we had more, we would give more,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “If we had more, we would give more,” External link

watoday Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "In general, there is a constrained supply of Pfizer vaccine," External link

abc-au Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "At this stage, we're comfortable with the prioritisation that we have" "There is a balance between trying to have special groups vaccinated first and then just getting as many eligible people in as possible, to try and make it simple," External link

abc-au Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “If we had more, we would give more,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:02:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “at this stage we’re comfortable with the prioritisation that we have” “There is a process to consider special groups but in general there’s a balance between getting special groups vaccinated first and getting as many eligible people in [as possible],” External link

theage Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “It could be shorter, it could be longer, but our best guess at this stage is seven days will be enough,” External link

qt Thursday, June 3, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We certainly agreed that this Kappa strain and the Alpha strain are both probably about 50 per cent more infectious than the strain that we had last year," "The other strain, the Delta strain ... is probably even more infectious than that" External link

abc-au Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "it could be shorter, it could be longer" External link

abc-au Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “There is a small stockpile, and we are using those at the moment. I could not give you the exact figures, but clearly there has been a surge in demand for vaccines and there is not the supply to be able to meet that at the moment,” External link

smh Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:52:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “There is a small stockpile and we are using those at the moment. I could not give you the exact figures, but clearly there has been a surge in demand for vaccines and there is not the supply to be able to meet that at the moment,” External link

smh Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:06:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “There is a small stockpile and we are using those at the moment. I could not give you the exact figures, but clearly there has been a surge in demand for vaccines and there is not the supply to be able to meet that at the moment,” External link

theage Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:51:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “There is a small stockpile and we are using those at the moment. I could not give you the exact figures, but clearly there has been a surge in demand for vaccines and there is not the supply to be able to meet that at the moment,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 5:20:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “There is a small stockpile and we are using those at the moment. I could not give you the exact figures, but clearly there has been a surge in demand for vaccines and there is not the supply to be able to meet that at the moment,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, June 3, 2021 5:10:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "TTS is generally severe, tends to involve different locations in the body and occurs in the absence of recent air travel," "So AstraZeneca vaccination isn't thought to be a risk for common clots" External link

abc-au Friday, May 14, 2021 12:42:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The COVID-19 pandemic, and before this, the swine flu pandemic, has highlighted the importance of improving our understanding of respiratory viral infections to improve the identification of patients at risk of severe outcomes and potentially future treatments," External link

sciencedaily Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The COVID-19 pandemic, and before this, the swine flu pandemic, has highlighted the importance of improving our understanding of respiratory viral infections to improve the identification of patients at risk of severe outcomes and potentially future treatments," External link

medicalxpress Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The COVID-19 pandemic, and before this, the swine flu pandemic, has highlighted the importance of improving our understanding of respiratory viral infections to improve the identification of patients at risk of severe outcomes and potentially future treatments," External link

eurekalert Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng wrote : "It doesn't look like a case of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia (TTS) — these usually involve the internal veins and aren't visible externally (occasional cases have involved limb vessels, but are less common …[I]n those, you generally just see swelling of the affected limb)," External link

abc-au Friday, May 7, 2021 1:07:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “Obviously we’re looking at all data as it comes in so if anything changes we might have to change our advice, but not at this stage,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “Obviously we’re looking at all data as it comes in so if anything changes we might have to change our advice, but not at this stage,” External link

smh Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “Obviously we’re looking at all data as it comes in so if anything changes we might have to change our advice, but not at this stage,” External link

theherald-au Wednesday, April 28, 2021 1:31:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “Obviously we’re looking at all data as it comes in so if anything changes we might have to change our advice, but not at this stage,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:04:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Over the next new days, Commonwealth and state governments will be working out how the program will look in the coming weeks and months," "But because we're thankfully not dealing with ongoing COVID outbreaks, we can make this choice to take a safer path" External link

abc-au Friday, April 9, 2021 6:55:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "90 per cent of staff have received their first dose and protection starts about 10 or 12 days after that first dose," "A lot of the staff are getting their second dose now and the complete protection would be kicking in" External link

abc-au Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:55:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "90 per cent of staff have received their first dose and protection starts about 10 or 12 days after that first dose," "A lot of the staff are getting their second dose now and the complete protection would be kicking in" External link

abc-au Thursday, March 25, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “That’s obviously a higher-risk time,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 21, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “That’s obviously a higher-risk time,” External link

smh Sunday, March 21, 2021 4:39:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “That’s obviously a higher risk time,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 21, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “That’s obviously a higher risk time,” External link

theherald-au Saturday, March 20, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “That’s obviously a higher risk time,” External link

smh Saturday, March 20, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "Last year I was in quarantine having had an exposure on the ward with quite a few of my colleagues, I hope that's not going to happen again and hopefully, I won't actually see patients again with COVID," External link

dailyadvertiser Friday, March 5, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "The primary aim of this is direct protection. So I, you, get vaccinated so we don't get sick," External link

abc-au Friday, February 26, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “There’s still a lot of work to do and it feels like it’s taken a long time to get to this starting line but I think it really gives us hope that you know this is starting to not be so much of an issue that it has been last year,” External link

smh Monday, February 22, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “It looks like there may be some protection but it may not be quite to the same degree [as the other strains],” External link

smh Monday, February 22, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “There’s still a lot of work to do and it feels like it’s taken a long time to get to this starting line but I think it really gives us hope that you know this is starting to not be so much of an issue that it has been last year,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, February 22, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “It looks like there may be some protection but it may not be quite to the same degree [as the other strains],” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, February 22, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “There’s still a lot of work to do and it feels like it’s taken a long time to get to this starting line but I think it really gives us hope that you know this is starting to not be so much of an issue that it has been last year,” External link

theage Monday, February 22, 2021 1:17:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “It looks like there may be some protection but it may not be quite to the same degree [as the other strains],” External link

theage Monday, February 22, 2021 1:17:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “There’s still a lot of work to do and it feels like it’s taken a long time to get to this starting line but I think it really gives us hope that you know this is starting to not be so much of an issue that it has been last year,” External link

theherald-au Monday, February 22, 2021 1:13:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “There’s still a lot of work to do and it feels like it’s taken a long time to get to this starting line but I think it really gives us hope that you know this is starting to not be so much of an issue that it has been last year,” External link

watoday Monday, February 22, 2021 12:35:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “We think the risk to other guests in the hotel – tennis players and their accompanying staff – is relatively low,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, February 4, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “We think the risk to other guests in the hotel — tennis players and their accompanying staff — is relatively low,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, February 4, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "We think the risk to other guests at the hotel, so tennis players and their accompanying staff, is relatively low because they were in the rooms at the time as opposed to staff who were outside the rooms," External link

foxnews Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases," External link

foxnews Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We think the risk to other guests in the hotel - tennis players and their accompanying staff - is relatively low," External link

modernghana Thursday, February 4, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “I think it’s unlikely [they would test positive] but we have asked for testing of all of the players and other people who have been in that hotel,” External link

guardian Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "We think the risk to other guests at the hotel, so tennis players and their accompanying staff, is relatively low because they were in the rooms at the time as opposed to staff who were outside the rooms," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “We think the risk to other guests at the hotel, so tennis players and their accompanying staff, is relatively low because they were in the rooms at the time as opposed to staff who were outside the rooms,” External link

680news Thursday, February 4, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases,” External link

680news Thursday, February 4, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "We think the risk to other guests at the hotel, so tennis players and their accompanying staff, is relatively low because they were in the rooms at the time as opposed to staff who were outside the rooms," External link

startribune Thursday, February 4, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases," External link

startribune Thursday, February 4, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “We think the risk to other guests at the hotel, so tennis players and their accompanying staff, is relatively low because they were in the rooms at the time as opposed to staff who were outside the rooms,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, February 4, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “I think it’s unlikely [they would test positive] but we have asked for testing of all of the players and other people who have been in that hotel,” External link

guardian Thursday, February 4, 2021 9:11:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, February 4, 2021 9:05:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "We think the risk to other guests in the hotel - tennis players and their accompanying staff - is relatively low," External link

dnaindia Thursday, February 4, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “We think the risk to other guests in the hotel – tennis players and their accompanying staff – is relatively low,” External link

france24-en Thursday, February 4, 2021 8:35:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, February 4, 2021 8:12:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “We think the risk to other guests in the hotel - tennis players and their accompanying staff - is relatively low,” External link

reuters-af Thursday, February 4, 2021 8:05:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "We think the risk to other guests at the hotel, so tennis players and their accompanying staff, is relatively low because they were in the rooms at the time as opposed to staff who were outside the rooms," External link

startribune Thursday, February 4, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases," External link

startribune Thursday, February 4, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “We think the risk to other guests in the hotel - tennis players and their accompanying staff - is relatively low because they were in the room at the time as opposed to staff outside the room,” External link

reuters-af Thursday, February 4, 2021 7:04:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng added : “The last person to leave, the last case to leave the health hotels, left on (Jan.) 22nd, so that is now getting close to 14 days since that time,” “So if there was any exposure, they would be coming up to that period. So we think that risk is relatively low, which is why we are testing them to be sure” External link

reuters-af Thursday, February 4, 2021 7:04:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think it's unlikely [players will have been infected] but we have asked for testing of all of the players and other people who have been in that hotel," External link

abc-au Thursday, February 4, 2021 7:00:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:46:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think it's unlikely [players will have been infected] but we have asked for testing of all of the players and other people who have been in that hotel," External link

abc-au Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:31:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "We think the risk to other guests at the hotel, so tennis players and their accompanying staff, is relatively low because they were in the rooms at the time as opposed to staff who were outside the rooms," External link

startribune Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases," External link

startribune Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases,” External link

click2houston Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:10:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:39:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "This is probably one of the most closely scrutinised vaccines that we have," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:37:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "This is probably one of the most closely scrutinised vaccines that we have," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, February 3, 2021 4:09:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think the benefits of that vaccination program in Israel will become clearer, probably in the next couple of months," External link

qt Tuesday, February 2, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The benefit of getting vaccinated is so you don't get sick if there is a COVID outbreak in Australia again," "In terms of when we might be able to go back to a more normal life, that really remains to be seen" External link

qt Tuesday, February 2, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “I think the benefits of that vaccination program in Israel will become clearer, probably in the next couple of months,” External link

dailytelegraph Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “The benefit of getting vaccinated is so you don’t get sick if there is a COVID outbreak in Australia again,” “In terms of when we might be able to go back to a more normal life, that really remains to be seen” External link

dailytelegraph Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “The main question we are asked by the TGA is basically, does the vaccine do what it says on the package?” External link

guardian Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “The other aspect we think about is quality,” “The TGA does a lot more work on that, and makes sure each drug has the same ingredients, that the ingredients are quality, and that there is the same amount of vaccine in each dose. But that crosses over a bit with what we do, because if the vaccine isn’t good quality, then it’s probably not safe and effective” External link

guardian Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “The committee is just one cog in the whole machine that considers the vaccine,” “Before the vaccine data even comes to us, the TGA has done all their background work, examining dossiers of information” External link

guardian Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We now know this occurs in about one in every 100,000 doses,” “So it’s not super common. People who already have severe allergies and who need to carry an EpiPen are the ones affected, but it looks like it may be safe to give it to them as long as they’re in a supervised place that can handle severe allergies” External link

guardian Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “So the advice can be, if you do choose to vaccinate and you have a history of severe allergy, then you might need to hang around for 30 minutes so you can be monitored,” “That’s the sort of thing that we learn from people that have gone before us. And that helps a lot, because now we can have a better discussion with people about risks, and how we’re going to manage those risks” External link

guardian Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “It’s looking like it probably is just because people have a high mortality in nursing homes in general, and the deaths are not specific to this vaccine,” External link

guardian Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “In clinical trials we talk about the efficacy of a vaccine in terms of preventing disease, but in the real world it is never exactly like a trial where things are done in more controlled environments on more healthy people,” “From other countries, the UK and the US and Israel, where the vaccine is already getting rolled out, we will learn how much of an impact this vaccine has made” External link

guardian Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "We're going for protection to start with; we want to stop people getting sick and dying," External link

qt Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:34:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “Nothing is going to be perfect,” “There will be people that do get the infection despite having the vaccination, but the idea is that it reduces the risk [of catching the coronavirus]. It may not eliminate it completely, but it will reduce it” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “Nothing is going to be perfect,” “There will be people that do get the infection despite having the vaccination, but the idea is that it reduces the risk [of catching the coronavirus]. It may not eliminate it completely, but it will reduce it” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, January 18, 2021 5:29:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “Nothing is going to be perfect,” “There will be people that do get the infection despite having the vaccination, but the idea is that it reduces the risk [of catching the coronavirus]. It may not eliminate it completely, but it will reduce it” External link

watoday Monday, January 18, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng wrote : “does cut infectiousness [to] some degree,” External link

theherald-au Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:04:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng wrote : “does cut infectiousness [to] some degree,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, January 15, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng wrote : “does cut infectiousness [to] some degree,” External link

smh Friday, January 15, 2021 6:21:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng wrote : “does cut infectiousness [to] some degree,” External link

smh Friday, January 15, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The AZ vaccine may not be as good (it reduces infection by about 62-70 per cent) but this can be rolled out more quickly. Even if doesn't protect against transmission, it does protect against disease and that's a benefit," External link

smh Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The AZ vaccine may not be as good (it reduces infection by about 62-70 per cent) but this can be rolled out more quickly. Even if doesn't protect against transmission, it does protect against disease and that's a benefit," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The AZ vaccine may not be as good (it reduces infection by about 62-70%) but this can be rolled out more quickly. Even if doesn't protect against transmission, it does protect against disease and that's a benefit," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:03:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The AZ vaccine may not be as good (it reduces infection by about 62-70%) but this can be rolled out more quickly. Even if doesn't protect against transmission, it does protect against disease and that's a benefit," External link

theage Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng says : "I'd argue that we should use all available vaccines that prevent COVID, even if they don't reduce transmission as much as we'd like. This remarkable story has emerged from Russia this morning ... A Russian woman who was admitted to hospital heavily pregnant and with what doctors said were potentially fatal levels of COVID-19 lung damage has been reunited with her newborn baby after spending 51 days on a ventilator and giving birth by caesarean section. Oksana Shelomentseva was hospitalised in the Siberian city of Irkutsk in the 32nd week of her pregnancy, having had a high fever for three days. A scan showed catastrophic lung damage and that her unborn baby was not receiving enough oxygen. " External link

smh Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “It’s going to be discussed at AHPPC [the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee],” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:58:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We're looking at several lines of investigation, including one person who had been in Sydney, but outside the northern beaches area," External link

9news Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "With this number of close contacts, we're expecting at least some of them will become cases over the next week or so," External link

9news Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said ( about The Deputy ) : "The other eight cases are all linked, either directly or indirectly, basically through family gatherings at Christmas," External link

abc-au Sunday, January 3, 2021 8:05:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are looking at several lines of investigation," "We have had more genomic results back... and they are all consistent with transmissions between each other and are also linked to the New South Wales cluster" External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, January 3, 2021 6:35:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are looking at several lines of investigation," "We have had more genomic results back... and they are all consistent with transmissions between each other and are also linked to the New South Wales cluster" External link

JakartaPost Sunday, January 3, 2021 6:12:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We are looking at several lines of investigation,” “We have had more genomic results back... and they are all consistent with transmissions between each other and are also linked to the New South Wales cluster” External link

themalaymailonline Sunday, January 3, 2021 5:29:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are looking at several lines of investigation," "We have had more genomic results back ... and they are all consistent with transmissions between each other and are also linked to the New South Wales cluster" External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, January 3, 2021 4:25:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The other eight cases are all linked, either directly or indirectly, basically through family gatherings at Christmas," External link

abc-au Sunday, January 3, 2021 2:51:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “For example, it could be simply the strain that was involved in a super-spreading event, or spreading in a part of the country where restrictions are less strict or less adhered to,” “Higher viral loads could reflect detection earlier in the illness” External link

guardian Monday, December 21, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng says : “Regulators like the TGA look at more than just a published study,” “I’ve looked at TGA dossiers of more than 100,000 pages and they contain so much data. One of the differences in the UK and US is they are balancing up this data with a real, live epidemic going on. We don’t have any cases. There is more of an urgency to get the data and roll it out there” External link

guardian Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We have had few of these positive wastewater results recently and, while we haven’t discovered any undiagnosed case of coronavirus, it is possible that there may be an infectious person in this catchment," External link

theherald-au Friday, November 27, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We have had few of these positive wastewater results recently and, while we haven’t discovered any undiagnosed case of coronavirus, it is possible that there may be an infectious person in this catchment," "We encourage people in this area who are symptomatic to be tested and will update the community once more testing results become available. It is also a timely reminder for local businesses to re-check their COVID Safe plans to keep themselves, their colleagues and customers safe" External link

watoday Friday, November 27, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We have had few of these positive wastewater results recently and, while we haven't discovered any undiagnosed case of coronavirus, it is possible that there may be an infectious person in this catchment," "We encourage people in this area who are symptomatic to be tested and will update the community once more testing results become available" External link

bordermail Friday, November 27, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We have had few of these positive wastewater results recently and, while we haven’t discovered any undiagnosed case of coronavirus, it is possible that there may be an infectious person in this catchment," "We encourage people in this area who are symptomatic to be tested and will update the community once more testing results become available. It is also a timely reminder for local businesses to re-check their COVID Safe plans to keep themselves, their colleagues and customers safe" External link

theherald-au Friday, November 27, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We have had few of these positive wastewater results recently and, while we haven’t discovered any undiagnosed case of coronavirus, it is possible that there may be an infectious person in this catchment," "We encourage people in this area who are symptomatic to be tested and will update the community once more testing results become available. It is also a timely reminder for local businesses to re-check their COVID Safe plans to keep themselves, their colleagues and customers safe" External link

theage Friday, November 27, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We have had few of these positive wastewater results recently and, while we haven’t discovered any undiagnosed case of coronavirus, it is possible that there may be an infectious person in this catchment,” External link

smh Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The message is, if you have been in Portland or Benalla since Sunday, and if you're symptomatic, even with the mildest symptoms, please get tested," External link

bordermail Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "People in South Australia who have been at a high-risk location are required to quarantine, and the South Australian border is closed to most travellers from Victoria," "We are also putting in place a range of other measures, including screening arrivals at Melbourne Airport, alerting aged care facilities and hospitals and continuing wastewater testing in western Victoria" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "All cases in the outbreak in South Australia have known links and are currently within metropolitan Adelaide, so the risk to Victoria's border communities is low," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "All cases in the outbreak in South Australia have known links and are currently within metropolitan Adelaide, so the risk to Victoria's border communities is low," External link

bordermail Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "No border restrictions have been imposed at this stage, but we are continuing to monitor the situation in South Australia," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "No border restrictions have been imposed at this stage, but we are continuing to monitor the situation in South Australia," External link

bordermail Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “If they refuse to get tested they will be treated as a close contact and be asked to self-isolate for 14 days,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "If they refuse to get tested they will be treated as a close contact and be asked to self-isolate for 14 days," External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "They will be asked to isolate and get tested if they are coming from an area of risk identified by the South Australian Government," "If they refuse to get tested they will be treated as a close contact and be asked to self-isolate for 14 days" External link

abc-au Monday, November 16, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "They will be asked to isolate and get tested if they are coming from an area of risk identified by the South Australian Government," "If they refuse to get tested they will be treated as a close contact and be asked to self-isolate for 14 days" External link

abc-au Monday, November 16, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think clearly it was a very busy time ... and at the time our focus was on trying to make sure of absolute close contacts and making sure that we tried to control it that way, at that time," "But now that we've had the luxury of sitting back and developing algorithms to look back through the data, we can start to clean up the data. It's obviously not of any consequence for what happened back then but it is important for us going forward to have a complete and accurate data set to do analyses from" External link

smh Saturday, November 14, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think clearly it was a very busy time ... and at the time our focus was on trying to make sure of absolute close contacts and making sure that we tried to control it that way, at that time," "But now that we've had the luxury of sitting back and developing algorithms to look back through the data, we can start to clean up the data. It's obviously not of any consequence for what happened back then but it is important for us going forward to have a complete and accurate data set to do analyses from" External link

theage Saturday, November 14, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "What we're trying to do is step through that cautiously and the order of that really depends on what's easy to do, what restrictions can be relaxed that will be relatively high impact and improve people's lives," "Masks I think still are things where everyone's got their masks now and people know what to do. By holding that back a little bit means that we can probably open up some of the other things earlier" External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "What we're trying to do is step through that cautiously and the order of that really depends on what's easy to do, what restrictions can be relaxed that will be relatively high impact and improve people's lives," "Masks I think still are things where everyone's got their masks now and people know what to do. By holding that back a little bit means that we can probably open up some of the other things earlier" External link

theherald-au Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "As time goes on we're becoming more and more confident that there are no more infections out there at this stage," "That doesn't mean this is over. There's always the potential something will pop-up. We do need to be vigilant for any illness that's out there and make sure that people do get tested" External link

abc-au Saturday, November 14, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "This was supplanted by a manual review so it did take a bit of time to go back through all of these to make sure that they were correct," "It's important to correct the record so that we can analyse the data correctly to make sure that we have learnings for next time" External link

abc-au Saturday, November 14, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "As time goes on we're becoming more and more confident that there are no more infections out there at this stage," "That doesn't mean this is over. There's always the potential something will pop-up. We do need to be vigilant for any illness that's out there and make sure that people do get tested" External link

abc-au Saturday, November 14, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "This was supplanted by a manual review so it did take a bit of time to go back through all of these to make sure that they were correct," "It's important to correct the record so that we can analyse the data correctly to make sure that we have learnings for next time" External link

abc-au Saturday, November 14, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think it is understandable that there can be confusion when there's multiple people in the family and symptoms start on a particular day and are cleared on a particular day," External link

theherald-au Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think it is understandable that there can be confusion when there's multiple people in the family and symptoms start on a particular day and are cleared on a particular day," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think it is understandable that there can be confusion when there's multiple people in the family and symptoms start on a particular day and are cleared on a particular day," External link

smh Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think it is understandable that there can be confusion when there's multiple people in the family and symptoms start on a particular day and are cleared on a particular day," External link

watoday Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "People who test positive having had an infection previously do represent quite a difficult issue and the debate is whether they are persistently shedding viral fragments or do they actually have a new infection," External link

theage Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think it is understandable that there can be confusion when there's multiple people in the family and symptoms start on a particular day and are cleared on a particular day," External link

watoday Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "about as encouraging as it gets at this point in time" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, October 16, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "about as encouraging as it gets at this point in time" External link

watoday Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We're looking at everything at the moment," "There's models being run as we speak and they should be off the computer in the next day or so. It does take a little bit of time to do. We're considering all sorts of things in making those decisions" External link

watoday Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "When we made this road map it was quite a number of weeks ago now," "We just need to reassess all our plans each time" External link

watoday Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "That's the issue, and that these mystery cases are distributed through a lot of different LGAs [local government areas]," External link

watoday Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There is unfortunately ... that slipping through the net. A lot of the spread had occurred before (he) became symptomatic," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It's certainly something – when we made this road map it was quite a number of weeks ago now," "We just need to reassess all our plans each time. It's hard to look a month ahead let alone a week or so ahead" External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "That's the issue, and that these mystery cases are distributed through a lot of different LGAs [local government areas]," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It's certainly something – when we made this road map it was quite a number of weeks ago now," "We just need to reassess all our plans each time. It's hard to look a month ahead let alone a week or so ahead" External link

theage Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:55:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "That's the issue, and that these mystery cases are distributed through a lot of different LGAs [local government areas]," External link

theage Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:55:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "That's when we made that connection," External link

dailytelegraph Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "Every unknown source case represents at least one person who gave it to them, so we still are concerned about that," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "Every unknown source case represents at least one person who gave it to them, so we still are concerned about that," External link

maitlandmercury Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "That is the figure that worries me most at this stage," External link

smh Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "So it goes through amplification cycles, and this is what we call the cycle threshold. So, when we can detect it, we get to a point that we can detect the virus, and then we know that it's specific to that virus. So, that's a positive test," "If it doesn't take many cycles to amplify the virus before we can detect it, there must have been a lot there to start with. If there's a lot of, if it takes a lot of cycles to get a positive result, then we can conclude that there probably wasn't a lot there to start with" External link

smh Thursday, October 8, 2020 3:35:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “It is perfectly safe to go back into Chadstone at this time,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, October 2, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “It is perfectly safe to go back into Chadstone at this time,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, October 2, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It is perfectly safe to go back into Chadstone at this time," External link

bordermail Friday, October 2, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It is important to note that these mystery cases are in 14 different local government areas, so they are widely distributed and ... it just reinforces the need for people with symptoms to come forward for testing wherever they are in Melbourne," External link

smh Friday, October 2, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "we have a bit of a situation in Frankston" External link

watoday Friday, October 2, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It is perfectly safe to go back into Chadstone at this time," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, October 1, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The fact that we know we can define where the contacts are and who those people who are likely to get it are is encouraging in one way," "It means we can stop this outbreak, as opposed to if there were 15 cases and we didn't know where they were coming from" External link

abc-au Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "This is likely to mean that it is somewhat of a high risk of thunderstorms, although the pollen forecast at this stage is only that it is probably going to be moderate," External link

bordermail Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "If you are in any one of those groups, you should see your GP and make sure that you have an action plan in case something happens," External link

bordermail Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "This is likely to mean that it is somewhat of a high risk of thunderstorms, although the pollen forecast at this stage is only that it is probably going to be moderate," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "If you are in any one of those groups, you should see your GP and make sure that you have an action plan in case something happens," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "we have a bit of a situation in Frankston" External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "If you are in any one of those groups, you should see your GP and make sure that you have an action plan in case something happens," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "If you are in any one of those groups, you should see your GP and make sure that you have an action plan in case something happens," External link

smh Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "we have a bit of a situation in Frankston" External link

smh Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The fact that we know we can define where the contacts are and who those people who are likely to get it are is encouraging in one way," "It means we can stop this outbreak, as opposed to if there were 15 cases and we didn't know where they were coming from" External link

abc-au Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The staff have been contact traced and cleaning has occurred, so it is perfectly safe to go back into Chadstone at this time," External link

9news Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We have a bit of a situation in Frankston that is linked to the Chadstone cases,” External link

yahoo-au Thursday, October 1, 2020 5:44:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "we have a bit of a situation in Frankston" External link

theage Thursday, October 1, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "For secondary school students, we're not quite so sure about the risk and we're still doing further work on this," External link

theherald-au Tuesday, September 29, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Victorians have demonstrated themselves to be pretty good at this, so they understand what it means not to want to do this all again," External link

qt Monday, September 28, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "They found that primary school children are at a lower risk of getting and spreading infection," "This isn't to say that they can't get infected or they never get unwell, but their risk is lower and it is particularly important when community rates of infection are lower, as they are at the moment" External link

abc-au Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "For secondary school students, we're not quite so sure about the risk and we're still doing further work on this," External link

abc-au Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We still need to be careful. So schools will still need to be prepared, and parents and children will need to monitor their health carefully and not send students to school if unwell," External link

abc-au Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "This really suggests that the case counts have been falling at a rate of about 25 to 30 per cent every five or six days," External link

abc-au Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I'm trying to really emphasise that it's not just that target," External link

abc-au Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "They found that primary school children are at a lower risk of getting and spreading infection," "This isn't to say that they can't get infected or they never get unwell, but their risk is lower and it is particularly important when community rates of infection are lower, as they are at the moment" External link

abc-au Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "For secondary school students, we're not quite so sure about the risk and we're still doing further work on this," External link

abc-au Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We still need to be careful. So schools will still need to be prepared, and parents and children will need to monitor their health carefully and not send students to school if unwell," External link

abc-au Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "This really suggests that the case counts have been falling at a rate of about 25 to 30 per cent every five or six days," External link

abc-au Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I'm trying to really emphasise that it's not just that target," External link

abc-au Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "They were all followed up at the time," "It was only in the process of taking them off from being an active case that they were removed" External link

abc-au Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:10:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "They were all followed up at the time," "It was only in the process of taking them off from being an active case that they were removed" External link

abc-au Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There's still close contacts that are undergoing monitoring but there's been no new cases," External link

smh Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There's still close contacts that are undergoing monitoring but there's been no new cases," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:09:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There's still close contacts that are undergoing monitoring but there's been no new cases," External link

theage Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We’re relatively confident now that it was probably someone who had already recovered from infection," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It usually takes years to develop this sort of test, so it’s been amazing that they’ve managed to do this in a couple of months," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Seven weeks after people recover from infection, they can still shed the virus into wastewater," "Obviously, there's been cases in quite a lot of places in the last seven weeks … but as cases start to decrease and we start to tick over the seven weeks, then it certainly will become more useful, particularly in regional Victoria" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We’re relatively confident now that it was probably someone who had already recovered from infection," External link

theage Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It usually takes years to develop this sort of test, so it’s been amazing that they’ve managed to do this in a couple of months," External link

theage Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Seven weeks after people recover from infection, they can still shed the virus into wastewater," "Obviously, there's been cases in quite a lot of places in the last seven weeks … but as cases start to decrease and we start to tick over the seven weeks, then it certainly will become more useful, particularly in regional Victoria" External link

theage Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We clearly need to make sure that we get a ring around these cases to stop onward transmission,” External link

yahoo-au Friday, September 18, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We're getting into the tail of the infection (the state's second wave) ... these are the sorts of situations we really need to be on top of, to make sure we do get numbers down," External link

bordermail Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It just takes one (super spreader) and it can be off and away and that's why we really need to get on top of this," External link

bordermail Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We would hope it is going to be an average of, getting closer to 40 or 50," External link

9news Friday, September 11, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The date, I'd say, is sort of like a due date for a pregnancy. Only 5 per cent of babies are born on the actual due date, and there's a range before and after," External link

abc-au Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We're still looking, obviously, into the last of those cases to work out when the 14 days will be up," "I'm sure all my friends in regional Victoria will be holding their breath and making sure that nothing else comes up in the next week" External link

maitlandmercury Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Modelling is only one piece of information that we're using to decide on these thresholds," "There is going to be a lot of judgement as we get to low levels" External link

abc-au Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We need to find that sweet spot between the length of the current lockdown and the risk of a resurgence,” External link

guardian Sunday, September 6, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We're coming down maybe not quite as quickly as we'd like, but the numbers are definitely coming down," External link

abc-au Saturday, September 5, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There is going to be a bit of chance in there but clearly… we're still a bit off the thresholds we think we would like to be at, and that would mean that yes, we do need to extend some form of lockdown for longer," External link

abc-au Saturday, September 5, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Clearly they're not in stage 4 but they're only really just holding, and they're pretty good at this," External link

abc-au Saturday, September 5, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The reassuring thing is that in March we didn't even know if we could control this, and this shows that we can," "We just need to hold on just that little bit longer to get down there" External link

abc-au Saturday, September 5, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "If we were in stage 4 until we got to nothing, then clearly that would be the best thing for control, but we could be waiting a long time to get there," External link

abc-au Saturday, September 5, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Really, when you get down to small numbers, chance plays quite a large role. It's who those last people are. And we really encourage people to come forward for testing so we can pick up these chains and shut them down," "As an example, we might be starting with a small number of cases, but if one of them is in a household and transmits to the other, then it will look like a big jump. So, we need to look at the details of those cases, not just the raw number there" External link

abc-au Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "In general, a mystery case means that there's at least one other out there, so I would be happier not to have any of those," External link

9news Friday, August 21, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "It's not a simple process," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "It's not a simple process," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "It's not a simple process," External link

bordermail Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "It's not a simple process," External link

maitlandmercury Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The eagle-eyed among you will notice that there's been a sharp decrease in the number of active cases - 2,291 since yesterday," External link

abc-au Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "People that don't have severe disease actually become less infectious fairly quickly," "In Taiwan, there was a study where they followed up contacts of people. After about six days, there were no cases that resulted from contact after about six or seven days. There's obviously a bit of a safety margin built into that, and we do need to make sure that their symptoms have resolved" External link

abc-au Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It's a day-by-day proposition and we really encourage the community to come forward to get tested so that we can get on top of these transmission chains and hopefully obviate the need for stage 4," External link

abc-au Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We're looking at that very closely. It's sort of a day-by-day proposition and we really encourage the community to come forward to get tested so that we can sort of get on top of these transmission chains and hopefully obviate the need for stage four," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, August 13, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We're looking into that [but] we're not aware of any links at this stage," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, August 13, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Look, I think we're looking at that very closely. It's sort of a day-by-day proposition and we really encourage the community to come forward to get tested so that we can sort of get on top of these transmission chains and hopefully obviate the need for stage four," External link

theage Thursday, August 13, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It's not the preferred option," External link

abc-au Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Clearly we're not getting the 2000 cases but the numbers at the moment are certainly too high," External link

smh Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT



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Allen Cheng said : "We are concerned about who it was who might have given them the infection and therefore could there be other infections related to that," External link

reuters-af Sunday, June 20, 2021 7:54:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “You don’t want to give conspiracy theorists too much oxygen because it in some way validates the message and brings it into prominence where they might otherwise not get very much hearing,” External link

smh Friday, June 18, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “You don’t want to give conspiracy theorists too much oxygen because it in some way validates the message and brings it into prominence where they might otherwise not get very much hearing,” External link

theage Friday, June 18, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We have been through everyone and we can’t identify anyone else who has been infected or determine what exactly occurred,” “Obviously, now it is getting to be many weeks after it might have happened, so I don’t think it is likely we are ever going to be able to find out how it happened now” External link

smh Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:29:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We have been through everyone and we can’t identify anyone else who has been infected or determine what exactly occurred,” “Obviously, now it is getting to be many weeks after it might have happened, so I don’t think it is likely we are ever going to be able to find out how it happened now” External link

theage Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:17:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We have been through everyone and we can’t identify anyone else who has been infected or determine what exactly occurred,” “Obviously, now it is getting to be many weeks after it might have happened, so I don’t think it is likely we are ever going to be able to find out how it happened now” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, June 14, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “If we were able to find out why this happened then obviously it would be easier to address what gaps we might need to fill or build on,” “But the whole idea is we have a quarantine system in place now where we are continuing to review everything and put additional things in place if we do identify any gaps and that is ongoing work” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, June 14, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “The latest thing that we’ve put in place is increasing the frequency of testing of people coming from countries of higher risk so that we can identify cases early,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, June 14, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We have been through everyone and we can’t identify anyone else who has been infected or determine what exactly occurred,” “Obviously, now it is getting to be many weeks after it might have happened, so I don’t think it is likely we are ever going to be able to find out how it happened now” External link

theage Monday, June 14, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “If we were able to find out why this happened then obviously it would be easier to address what gaps we might need to fill or build on,” “But the whole idea is we have a quarantine system in place now where we are continuing to review everything and put additional things in place if we do identify any gaps and that is ongoing work” External link

theage Monday, June 14, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “The latest thing that we’ve put in place is increasing the frequency of testing of people coming from countries of higher risk so that we can identify cases early,” External link

theage Monday, June 14, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We had already tested several close contacts of these cases outside of the household and they’ve all come back negative but obviously will remain in quarantine,” External link

qt Friday, June 11, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We do understand that and really sympathise with the people waiting for elective surgery, but equally having a [COVID-19] case in a hospital that comes in undetected is also a major disruption," External link

abc-au Friday, June 11, 2021 2:03:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "These new cases are really the strongest reminder that we are no means out of the woods yet" External link

qt Friday, June 11, 2021 12:28:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "That doesn't mean zero. There is still a risk" External link

qt Friday, June 11, 2021 12:28:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We may need to hold on the current settings for a little longer," External link

qt Friday, June 11, 2021 12:28:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "These new cases are really the strongest reminder that we are by no means out of the woods yet," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “These new cases are really the strongest reminder that we are by no means out of the woods yet,” “Once we get down to small numbers, what happens next is very dependent on who those last cases are, what they do and how infectious they are” External link

smh Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:44:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “As I’ve said before, once we get down to small numbers, what happens next is very dependent on who those last cases are, what they do and how infectious they are,” External link

Stuff Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:13:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “I think one thing we were very keen to make sure … was that there weren’t any links to sensitive settings like schools or disability settings or public housing or anything like that,” External link

Stuff Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:13:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are still in early days at looking at this cluster in Reservoir," "We would be more comfortable if we could identify a link that would link it to another cluster, and therefore that would resolve that mystery as well" External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:16:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The fact that we've been able to identify a possible link to the Craigieburn shopping centre within hours of hearing about these cases and even before being able to speak to these cases, really highlights the value that we have in QR codes," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:16:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We're already tested several close contacts of these cases outside of the household and they've all come back negative," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, June 10, 2021 6:16:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “As I’ve said before, once we get down to small numbers, what happens next is very dependent on who those last cases are, what they do and how infectious they are,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:44:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "These new cases are really the strongest reminder that we are, by no means, out of the woods yet," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:42:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think the fact that we've been able to identify a possible link to the Craigieburn shopping centre within hours of hearing about these cases and even before being able to speak to these cases, really highlights the value that we have in QR codes," "Anyone who has been to the Craigieburn Central shopping centre who has any symptoms should get tested" External link

9news Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:02:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are concerned about who it was who might have given them the infection and therefore could there be other infections related to that," External link

reuters-af Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I am very surprised it got out. But this is what we have, and we need to work out what has happened here," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, June 8, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I am very surprised it got out. But this is what we have, and we need to work out what has happened here," External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, June 8, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “I understand that all of the tier-two contacts at North Melbourne Primary have been upgraded to tier one and that’s because the case that was diagnosed yesterday is in a different grade to the two students that were diagnosed first,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:14:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “I understand that all of the tier-two contacts at North Melbourne Primary have been upgraded to tier one and that’s because the case that was diagnosed yesterday is in a different grade to the two students that were diagnosed first,” External link

watoday Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “I understand that all of the tier-two contacts at North Melbourne Primary have been upgraded to tier one and that’s because the case that was diagnosed yesterday is in a different grade to the two students that were diagnosed first,” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:51:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “I understand that all of the tier-two contacts at North Melbourne Primary have been upgraded to tier one and that’s because the case that was diagnosed yesterday is in a different grade to the two students that were diagnosed first,” External link

smh Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “At this stage, we have not identified any high-risk incidents or interactions with staff or residents that may provide a clue as to the link to this outbreak,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, June 8, 2021 7:59:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Barring obviously what's happening in the next few days, which we don't know … we're on track to change those restrictions on Thursday night," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 8, 2021 7:50:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "At this stage, we have not identified any high-risk incidents or interactions with staff or residents that may provide a clue as to the link to this outbreak," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:23:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The investigation is continuing but there is four main theories and some of them are more or less likely," External link

nzherald Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:48:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We have addressed all of these and some of these are still ongoing investigations,” External link

qt Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "But the first person in that outbreak doesn't live anywhere near Whittlesea and as far as we know, wasn't in that direction, and we haven't been able to identify any other epidemiological links at this stage," External link

9news Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Eighty percent of people don't transmit to anyone," External link

9news Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We don’t want to be in this any longer than we need to. So if we can, we will lift it early,” External link

theepochtimes Monday, June 7, 2021 6:40:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There was one case in hotel quarantine," External link

yahoo-au Monday, June 7, 2021 5:29:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We don't want to be in this any longer than we need," "If we can, we would leave early but at this stage our expectation is [to] continue to Thursday" External link

abc-au Monday, June 7, 2021 5:13:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “It is fair to say that, with the passage of time, we get more comfortable with unknown sources of cases if they have no transmission going on after one to three weeks,” External link

dailytelegraph Monday, June 7, 2021 5:01:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We don't want to be in this any longer than we need," "If we can, we would leave early but at this stage our expectation is [to] continue to Thursday" External link

abc-au Monday, June 7, 2021 4:17:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It is fair to say that, with the passage of time, we get more comfortable with unknown sources of cases if they have no transmission going on after one to three weeks," "We always have a baseline level of concern where we don't know where there is a case … but I think we are more worried about the origin of the Delta variant at this stage" External link

newstalkzb Monday, June 7, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We have theories. We’re working through those,” External link

theepochtimes Monday, June 7, 2021 3:33:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It is fair to say that, with the passage of time, we get more comfortable with unknown sources of cases if they have no transmission going on after one to three weeks," "We always have a baseline level of concern where we don't know where there is a case … but I think we are more worried about the origin of the Delta variant at this stage" External link

nzherald Monday, June 7, 2021 2:43:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “But there’s always that risk,” External link

theage Monday, June 7, 2021 2:39:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We have theories. We're working through those," External link

bordermail Monday, June 7, 2021 2:34:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “But there’s always that risk,” External link

watoday Monday, June 7, 2021 2:03:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “But there’s always that risk,” External link

smh Monday, June 7, 2021 1:42:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It is fair to say that, with the passage of time, we get more comfortable with unknown sources of cases if they have no transmission going on after one to three weeks," "We always have a baseline level of concern where we don't know where there is a case … but I think we are more worried about the origin of the Delta variant at this stage" External link

nzherald Monday, June 7, 2021 1:40:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “But there’s always that risk,” External link

theage Monday, June 7, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “But there’s always that risk,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There isn't one single magic number," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, June 6, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We have theories, and we're working through those so we're looking at people, if you sort of think through it, it's the people that the sequencing wasn't possible," "So obviously, it's like a fingerprinting database, the people that have had the fingerprints, you can say, they're not the source case" External link

abc-au Sunday, June 6, 2021 5:35:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It is a day-by-day proposition. That is our expectation but we don't want to be in this any longer than we need," "If we can, we would leave early but at this stage our expectation is [to] continue to Thursday" External link

abc-au Sunday, June 6, 2021 5:35:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We don't want to be in this any longer than we need to. So if we can, we will lift it early," External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, June 6, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There are no confirmed cases in that area. There is one case that is a resident of that area but is in hotel quarantine," External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, June 6, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are concerned about who it was who might have given them the infection and therefore could there be other infections related to that," External link

japantoday Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:17:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We don't want to be in this any longer than we need to. So if we can, we will lift it early," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:12:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There are no confirmed cases in that area. There is one case that is a resident of that area but is in hotel quarantine," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:12:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We don't want to be in this any longer than we need to. So if we can, we will lift it early," External link

maitlandmercury Sunday, June 6, 2021 8:34:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There are no confirmed cases in that area. There is one case that is a resident of that area but is in hotel quarantine," External link

maitlandmercury Sunday, June 6, 2021 8:34:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are concerned about who it was who might have given them the infection and therefore could there be other infections related to that," External link

trust2 Sunday, June 6, 2021 8:20:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "So who, for these cases that we can't find, who gave them the infection? Particularly the family that returned from Jervis Bay," "We are concerned about who was it that might have given them infection, and therefore, you know, could there be other infections related to that" External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, June 6, 2021 8:11:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are concerned about who it was who might have given them the infection and therefore could there be other infections related to that," External link

japantoday Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are concerned about who it was who might have given them the infection and therefore could there be other infections related to that," External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:45:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "So who, for these cases that we can't find, who gave them the infection? Particularly the family that returned from Jervis Bay," "We are concerned about who was it that might have given them infection, and therefore, you know, could there be other infections related to that" External link

illawarramercury Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "So who, for these cases that we can't find, who gave them the infection? Particularly the family that returned from Jervis Bay," "We are concerned about who was it that might have given them infection, and therefore, you know, could there be other infections related to that" External link

maitlandmercury Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “Public health teams are focusing on a network of small businesses on level four and five. One business in this building was previously listed as an exposure site that this has now been expanded,” External link

watoday Sunday, June 6, 2021 6:53:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "This detection is of interest because there are no confirmed cases in that area," External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, June 6, 2021 6:37:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “Public health teams are focusing on a network of small businesses on level four and five. One business in this building was previously listed as an exposure site that this has now been expanded,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “Public health teams are focusing on a network of small businesses on level four and five. One business in this building was previously listed as an exposure site that this has now been expanded,” External link

theherald-au Sunday, June 6, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There was one case in hotel quarantine," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, June 6, 2021 5:22:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "If you have any symptoms, please come forward. We are still seeing evidence of likely transmission between people that don't know each other," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, June 6, 2021 5:22:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “There is a small stockpile, and we are using those at the moment. I could not give you the exact figures, but clearly there has been a surge in demand for vaccines and there is not the supply to be able to meet that at the moment,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:59:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “If we had more, we would give more,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “If we had more, we would give more,” External link

watoday Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "In general, there is a constrained supply of Pfizer vaccine," External link

abc-au Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "At this stage, we're comfortable with the prioritisation that we have" "There is a balance between trying to have special groups vaccinated first and then just getting as many eligible people in as possible, to try and make it simple," External link

abc-au Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “If we had more, we would give more,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:02:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “at this stage we’re comfortable with the prioritisation that we have” “There is a process to consider special groups but in general there’s a balance between getting special groups vaccinated first and getting as many eligible people in [as possible],” External link

theage Thursday, June 3, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “It could be shorter, it could be longer, but our best guess at this stage is seven days will be enough,” External link

qt Thursday, June 3, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We certainly agreed that this Kappa strain and the Alpha strain are both probably about 50 per cent more infectious than the strain that we had last year," "The other strain, the Delta strain ... is probably even more infectious than that" External link

abc-au Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "it could be shorter, it could be longer" External link

abc-au Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:14:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “There is a small stockpile, and we are using those at the moment. I could not give you the exact figures, but clearly there has been a surge in demand for vaccines and there is not the supply to be able to meet that at the moment,” External link

smh Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:52:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “There is a small stockpile and we are using those at the moment. I could not give you the exact figures, but clearly there has been a surge in demand for vaccines and there is not the supply to be able to meet that at the moment,” External link

smh Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:06:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “There is a small stockpile and we are using those at the moment. I could not give you the exact figures, but clearly there has been a surge in demand for vaccines and there is not the supply to be able to meet that at the moment,” External link

theage Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:51:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “There is a small stockpile and we are using those at the moment. I could not give you the exact figures, but clearly there has been a surge in demand for vaccines and there is not the supply to be able to meet that at the moment,” External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, June 3, 2021 5:20:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “There is a small stockpile and we are using those at the moment. I could not give you the exact figures, but clearly there has been a surge in demand for vaccines and there is not the supply to be able to meet that at the moment,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, June 3, 2021 5:10:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "TTS is generally severe, tends to involve different locations in the body and occurs in the absence of recent air travel," "So AstraZeneca vaccination isn't thought to be a risk for common clots" External link

abc-au Friday, May 14, 2021 12:42:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The COVID-19 pandemic, and before this, the swine flu pandemic, has highlighted the importance of improving our understanding of respiratory viral infections to improve the identification of patients at risk of severe outcomes and potentially future treatments," External link

sciencedaily Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The COVID-19 pandemic, and before this, the swine flu pandemic, has highlighted the importance of improving our understanding of respiratory viral infections to improve the identification of patients at risk of severe outcomes and potentially future treatments," External link

medicalxpress Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The COVID-19 pandemic, and before this, the swine flu pandemic, has highlighted the importance of improving our understanding of respiratory viral infections to improve the identification of patients at risk of severe outcomes and potentially future treatments," External link

eurekalert Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng wrote : "It doesn't look like a case of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia (TTS) — these usually involve the internal veins and aren't visible externally (occasional cases have involved limb vessels, but are less common …[I]n those, you generally just see swelling of the affected limb)," External link

abc-au Friday, May 7, 2021 1:07:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “Obviously we’re looking at all data as it comes in so if anything changes we might have to change our advice, but not at this stage,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “Obviously we’re looking at all data as it comes in so if anything changes we might have to change our advice, but not at this stage,” External link

smh Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “Obviously we’re looking at all data as it comes in so if anything changes we might have to change our advice, but not at this stage,” External link

theherald-au Wednesday, April 28, 2021 1:31:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “Obviously we’re looking at all data as it comes in so if anything changes we might have to change our advice, but not at this stage,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:04:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Over the next new days, Commonwealth and state governments will be working out how the program will look in the coming weeks and months," "But because we're thankfully not dealing with ongoing COVID outbreaks, we can make this choice to take a safer path" External link

abc-au Friday, April 9, 2021 6:55:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "90 per cent of staff have received their first dose and protection starts about 10 or 12 days after that first dose," "A lot of the staff are getting their second dose now and the complete protection would be kicking in" External link

abc-au Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:55:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "90 per cent of staff have received their first dose and protection starts about 10 or 12 days after that first dose," "A lot of the staff are getting their second dose now and the complete protection would be kicking in" External link

abc-au Thursday, March 25, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “That’s obviously a higher-risk time,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 21, 2021 6:38:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “That’s obviously a higher-risk time,” External link

smh Sunday, March 21, 2021 4:39:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “That’s obviously a higher risk time,” External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 21, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “That’s obviously a higher risk time,” External link

theherald-au Saturday, March 20, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “That’s obviously a higher risk time,” External link

smh Saturday, March 20, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "Last year I was in quarantine having had an exposure on the ward with quite a few of my colleagues, I hope that's not going to happen again and hopefully, I won't actually see patients again with COVID," External link

dailyadvertiser Friday, March 5, 2021 9:50:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "The primary aim of this is direct protection. So I, you, get vaccinated so we don't get sick," External link

abc-au Friday, February 26, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “There’s still a lot of work to do and it feels like it’s taken a long time to get to this starting line but I think it really gives us hope that you know this is starting to not be so much of an issue that it has been last year,” External link

smh Monday, February 22, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “It looks like there may be some protection but it may not be quite to the same degree [as the other strains],” External link

smh Monday, February 22, 2021 7:20:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “There’s still a lot of work to do and it feels like it’s taken a long time to get to this starting line but I think it really gives us hope that you know this is starting to not be so much of an issue that it has been last year,” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, February 22, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “It looks like there may be some protection but it may not be quite to the same degree [as the other strains],” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, February 22, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “There’s still a lot of work to do and it feels like it’s taken a long time to get to this starting line but I think it really gives us hope that you know this is starting to not be so much of an issue that it has been last year,” External link

theage Monday, February 22, 2021 1:17:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “It looks like there may be some protection but it may not be quite to the same degree [as the other strains],” External link

theage Monday, February 22, 2021 1:17:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “There’s still a lot of work to do and it feels like it’s taken a long time to get to this starting line but I think it really gives us hope that you know this is starting to not be so much of an issue that it has been last year,” External link

theherald-au Monday, February 22, 2021 1:13:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “There’s still a lot of work to do and it feels like it’s taken a long time to get to this starting line but I think it really gives us hope that you know this is starting to not be so much of an issue that it has been last year,” External link

watoday Monday, February 22, 2021 12:35:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “We think the risk to other guests in the hotel – tennis players and their accompanying staff – is relatively low,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, February 4, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “We think the risk to other guests in the hotel — tennis players and their accompanying staff — is relatively low,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, February 4, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "We think the risk to other guests at the hotel, so tennis players and their accompanying staff, is relatively low because they were in the rooms at the time as opposed to staff who were outside the rooms," External link

foxnews Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases," External link

foxnews Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:04:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We think the risk to other guests in the hotel - tennis players and their accompanying staff - is relatively low," External link

modernghana Thursday, February 4, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “I think it’s unlikely [they would test positive] but we have asked for testing of all of the players and other people who have been in that hotel,” External link

guardian Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "We think the risk to other guests at the hotel, so tennis players and their accompanying staff, is relatively low because they were in the rooms at the time as opposed to staff who were outside the rooms," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:10:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “We think the risk to other guests at the hotel, so tennis players and their accompanying staff, is relatively low because they were in the rooms at the time as opposed to staff who were outside the rooms,” External link

680news Thursday, February 4, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases,” External link

680news Thursday, February 4, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "We think the risk to other guests at the hotel, so tennis players and their accompanying staff, is relatively low because they were in the rooms at the time as opposed to staff who were outside the rooms," External link

startribune Thursday, February 4, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases," External link

startribune Thursday, February 4, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “We think the risk to other guests at the hotel, so tennis players and their accompanying staff, is relatively low because they were in the rooms at the time as opposed to staff who were outside the rooms,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, February 4, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “I think it’s unlikely [they would test positive] but we have asked for testing of all of the players and other people who have been in that hotel,” External link

guardian Thursday, February 4, 2021 9:11:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, February 4, 2021 9:05:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "We think the risk to other guests in the hotel - tennis players and their accompanying staff - is relatively low," External link

dnaindia Thursday, February 4, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “We think the risk to other guests in the hotel – tennis players and their accompanying staff – is relatively low,” External link

france24-en Thursday, February 4, 2021 8:35:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, February 4, 2021 8:12:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “We think the risk to other guests in the hotel - tennis players and their accompanying staff - is relatively low,” External link

reuters-af Thursday, February 4, 2021 8:05:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "We think the risk to other guests at the hotel, so tennis players and their accompanying staff, is relatively low because they were in the rooms at the time as opposed to staff who were outside the rooms," External link

startribune Thursday, February 4, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases," External link

startribune Thursday, February 4, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : “We think the risk to other guests in the hotel - tennis players and their accompanying staff - is relatively low because they were in the room at the time as opposed to staff outside the room,” External link

reuters-af Thursday, February 4, 2021 7:04:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng added : “The last person to leave, the last case to leave the health hotels, left on (Jan.) 22nd, so that is now getting close to 14 days since that time,” “So if there was any exposure, they would be coming up to that period. So we think that risk is relatively low, which is why we are testing them to be sure” External link

reuters-af Thursday, February 4, 2021 7:04:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think it's unlikely [players will have been infected] but we have asked for testing of all of the players and other people who have been in that hotel," External link

abc-au Thursday, February 4, 2021 7:00:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:46:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think it's unlikely [players will have been infected] but we have asked for testing of all of the players and other people who have been in that hotel," External link

abc-au Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:31:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "We think the risk to other guests at the hotel, so tennis players and their accompanying staff, is relatively low because they were in the rooms at the time as opposed to staff who were outside the rooms," External link

startribune Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases," External link

startribune Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases,” External link

click2houston Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:10:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We are aware that he was on a floor where there were cases,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:39:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "This is probably one of the most closely scrutinised vaccines that we have," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, February 3, 2021 8:37:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "This is probably one of the most closely scrutinised vaccines that we have," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, February 3, 2021 4:09:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think the benefits of that vaccination program in Israel will become clearer, probably in the next couple of months," External link

qt Tuesday, February 2, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The benefit of getting vaccinated is so you don't get sick if there is a COVID outbreak in Australia again," "In terms of when we might be able to go back to a more normal life, that really remains to be seen" External link

qt Tuesday, February 2, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “I think the benefits of that vaccination program in Israel will become clearer, probably in the next couple of months,” External link

dailytelegraph Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “The benefit of getting vaccinated is so you don’t get sick if there is a COVID outbreak in Australia again,” “In terms of when we might be able to go back to a more normal life, that really remains to be seen” External link

dailytelegraph Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “The main question we are asked by the TGA is basically, does the vaccine do what it says on the package?” External link

guardian Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “The other aspect we think about is quality,” “The TGA does a lot more work on that, and makes sure each drug has the same ingredients, that the ingredients are quality, and that there is the same amount of vaccine in each dose. But that crosses over a bit with what we do, because if the vaccine isn’t good quality, then it’s probably not safe and effective” External link

guardian Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “The committee is just one cog in the whole machine that considers the vaccine,” “Before the vaccine data even comes to us, the TGA has done all their background work, examining dossiers of information” External link

guardian Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We now know this occurs in about one in every 100,000 doses,” “So it’s not super common. People who already have severe allergies and who need to carry an EpiPen are the ones affected, but it looks like it may be safe to give it to them as long as they’re in a supervised place that can handle severe allergies” External link

guardian Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “So the advice can be, if you do choose to vaccinate and you have a history of severe allergy, then you might need to hang around for 30 minutes so you can be monitored,” “That’s the sort of thing that we learn from people that have gone before us. And that helps a lot, because now we can have a better discussion with people about risks, and how we’re going to manage those risks” External link

guardian Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “It’s looking like it probably is just because people have a high mortality in nursing homes in general, and the deaths are not specific to this vaccine,” External link

guardian Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “In clinical trials we talk about the efficacy of a vaccine in terms of preventing disease, but in the real world it is never exactly like a trial where things are done in more controlled environments on more healthy people,” “From other countries, the UK and the US and Israel, where the vaccine is already getting rolled out, we will learn how much of an impact this vaccine has made” External link

guardian Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "We're going for protection to start with; we want to stop people getting sick and dying," External link

qt Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:34:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “Nothing is going to be perfect,” “There will be people that do get the infection despite having the vaccination, but the idea is that it reduces the risk [of catching the coronavirus]. It may not eliminate it completely, but it will reduce it” External link

theherald-au Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “Nothing is going to be perfect,” “There will be people that do get the infection despite having the vaccination, but the idea is that it reduces the risk [of catching the coronavirus]. It may not eliminate it completely, but it will reduce it” External link

brisbanetimes Monday, January 18, 2021 5:29:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “Nothing is going to be perfect,” “There will be people that do get the infection despite having the vaccination, but the idea is that it reduces the risk [of catching the coronavirus]. It may not eliminate it completely, but it will reduce it” External link

watoday Monday, January 18, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng wrote : “does cut infectiousness [to] some degree,” External link

theherald-au Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:04:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng wrote : “does cut infectiousness [to] some degree,” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, January 15, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng wrote : “does cut infectiousness [to] some degree,” External link

smh Friday, January 15, 2021 6:21:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng wrote : “does cut infectiousness [to] some degree,” External link

smh Friday, January 15, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The AZ vaccine may not be as good (it reduces infection by about 62-70 per cent) but this can be rolled out more quickly. Even if doesn't protect against transmission, it does protect against disease and that's a benefit," External link

smh Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The AZ vaccine may not be as good (it reduces infection by about 62-70 per cent) but this can be rolled out more quickly. Even if doesn't protect against transmission, it does protect against disease and that's a benefit," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The AZ vaccine may not be as good (it reduces infection by about 62-70%) but this can be rolled out more quickly. Even if doesn't protect against transmission, it does protect against disease and that's a benefit," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:03:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The AZ vaccine may not be as good (it reduces infection by about 62-70%) but this can be rolled out more quickly. Even if doesn't protect against transmission, it does protect against disease and that's a benefit," External link

theage Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng says : "I'd argue that we should use all available vaccines that prevent COVID, even if they don't reduce transmission as much as we'd like. This remarkable story has emerged from Russia this morning ... A Russian woman who was admitted to hospital heavily pregnant and with what doctors said were potentially fatal levels of COVID-19 lung damage has been reunited with her newborn baby after spending 51 days on a ventilator and giving birth by caesarean section. Oksana Shelomentseva was hospitalised in the Siberian city of Irkutsk in the 32nd week of her pregnancy, having had a high fever for three days. A scan showed catastrophic lung damage and that her unborn baby was not receiving enough oxygen. " External link

smh Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “It’s going to be discussed at AHPPC [the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee],” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:58:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We're looking at several lines of investigation, including one person who had been in Sydney, but outside the northern beaches area," External link

9news Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "With this number of close contacts, we're expecting at least some of them will become cases over the next week or so," External link

9news Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said ( about The Deputy ) : "The other eight cases are all linked, either directly or indirectly, basically through family gatherings at Christmas," External link

abc-au Sunday, January 3, 2021 8:05:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are looking at several lines of investigation," "We have had more genomic results back... and they are all consistent with transmissions between each other and are also linked to the New South Wales cluster" External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, January 3, 2021 6:35:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are looking at several lines of investigation," "We have had more genomic results back... and they are all consistent with transmissions between each other and are also linked to the New South Wales cluster" External link

JakartaPost Sunday, January 3, 2021 6:12:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We are looking at several lines of investigation,” “We have had more genomic results back... and they are all consistent with transmissions between each other and are also linked to the New South Wales cluster” External link

themalaymailonline Sunday, January 3, 2021 5:29:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We are looking at several lines of investigation," "We have had more genomic results back ... and they are all consistent with transmissions between each other and are also linked to the New South Wales cluster" External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, January 3, 2021 4:25:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The other eight cases are all linked, either directly or indirectly, basically through family gatherings at Christmas," External link

abc-au Sunday, January 3, 2021 2:51:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “For example, it could be simply the strain that was involved in a super-spreading event, or spreading in a part of the country where restrictions are less strict or less adhered to,” “Higher viral loads could reflect detection earlier in the illness” External link

guardian Monday, December 21, 2020 7:37:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng says : “Regulators like the TGA look at more than just a published study,” “I’ve looked at TGA dossiers of more than 100,000 pages and they contain so much data. One of the differences in the UK and US is they are balancing up this data with a real, live epidemic going on. We don’t have any cases. There is more of an urgency to get the data and roll it out there” External link

guardian Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We have had few of these positive wastewater results recently and, while we haven’t discovered any undiagnosed case of coronavirus, it is possible that there may be an infectious person in this catchment," External link

theherald-au Friday, November 27, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We have had few of these positive wastewater results recently and, while we haven’t discovered any undiagnosed case of coronavirus, it is possible that there may be an infectious person in this catchment," "We encourage people in this area who are symptomatic to be tested and will update the community once more testing results become available. It is also a timely reminder for local businesses to re-check their COVID Safe plans to keep themselves, their colleagues and customers safe" External link

watoday Friday, November 27, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We have had few of these positive wastewater results recently and, while we haven't discovered any undiagnosed case of coronavirus, it is possible that there may be an infectious person in this catchment," "We encourage people in this area who are symptomatic to be tested and will update the community once more testing results become available" External link

bordermail Friday, November 27, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We have had few of these positive wastewater results recently and, while we haven’t discovered any undiagnosed case of coronavirus, it is possible that there may be an infectious person in this catchment," "We encourage people in this area who are symptomatic to be tested and will update the community once more testing results become available. It is also a timely reminder for local businesses to re-check their COVID Safe plans to keep themselves, their colleagues and customers safe" External link

theherald-au Friday, November 27, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We have had few of these positive wastewater results recently and, while we haven’t discovered any undiagnosed case of coronavirus, it is possible that there may be an infectious person in this catchment," "We encourage people in this area who are symptomatic to be tested and will update the community once more testing results become available. It is also a timely reminder for local businesses to re-check their COVID Safe plans to keep themselves, their colleagues and customers safe" External link

theage Friday, November 27, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We have had few of these positive wastewater results recently and, while we haven’t discovered any undiagnosed case of coronavirus, it is possible that there may be an infectious person in this catchment,” External link

smh Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The message is, if you have been in Portland or Benalla since Sunday, and if you're symptomatic, even with the mildest symptoms, please get tested," External link

bordermail Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "People in South Australia who have been at a high-risk location are required to quarantine, and the South Australian border is closed to most travellers from Victoria," "We are also putting in place a range of other measures, including screening arrivals at Melbourne Airport, alerting aged care facilities and hospitals and continuing wastewater testing in western Victoria" External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "All cases in the outbreak in South Australia have known links and are currently within metropolitan Adelaide, so the risk to Victoria's border communities is low," External link

dailyadvertiser Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "All cases in the outbreak in South Australia have known links and are currently within metropolitan Adelaide, so the risk to Victoria's border communities is low," External link

bordermail Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "No border restrictions have been imposed at this stage, but we are continuing to monitor the situation in South Australia," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "No border restrictions have been imposed at this stage, but we are continuing to monitor the situation in South Australia," External link

bordermail Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “If they refuse to get tested they will be treated as a close contact and be asked to self-isolate for 14 days,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "If they refuse to get tested they will be treated as a close contact and be asked to self-isolate for 14 days," External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, November 17, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "They will be asked to isolate and get tested if they are coming from an area of risk identified by the South Australian Government," "If they refuse to get tested they will be treated as a close contact and be asked to self-isolate for 14 days" External link

abc-au Monday, November 16, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "They will be asked to isolate and get tested if they are coming from an area of risk identified by the South Australian Government," "If they refuse to get tested they will be treated as a close contact and be asked to self-isolate for 14 days" External link

abc-au Monday, November 16, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think clearly it was a very busy time ... and at the time our focus was on trying to make sure of absolute close contacts and making sure that we tried to control it that way, at that time," "But now that we've had the luxury of sitting back and developing algorithms to look back through the data, we can start to clean up the data. It's obviously not of any consequence for what happened back then but it is important for us going forward to have a complete and accurate data set to do analyses from" External link

smh Saturday, November 14, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think clearly it was a very busy time ... and at the time our focus was on trying to make sure of absolute close contacts and making sure that we tried to control it that way, at that time," "But now that we've had the luxury of sitting back and developing algorithms to look back through the data, we can start to clean up the data. It's obviously not of any consequence for what happened back then but it is important for us going forward to have a complete and accurate data set to do analyses from" External link

theage Saturday, November 14, 2020 4:38:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "What we're trying to do is step through that cautiously and the order of that really depends on what's easy to do, what restrictions can be relaxed that will be relatively high impact and improve people's lives," "Masks I think still are things where everyone's got their masks now and people know what to do. By holding that back a little bit means that we can probably open up some of the other things earlier" External link

brisbanetimes Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "What we're trying to do is step through that cautiously and the order of that really depends on what's easy to do, what restrictions can be relaxed that will be relatively high impact and improve people's lives," "Masks I think still are things where everyone's got their masks now and people know what to do. By holding that back a little bit means that we can probably open up some of the other things earlier" External link

theherald-au Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "As time goes on we're becoming more and more confident that there are no more infections out there at this stage," "That doesn't mean this is over. There's always the potential something will pop-up. We do need to be vigilant for any illness that's out there and make sure that people do get tested" External link

abc-au Saturday, November 14, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "This was supplanted by a manual review so it did take a bit of time to go back through all of these to make sure that they were correct," "It's important to correct the record so that we can analyse the data correctly to make sure that we have learnings for next time" External link

abc-au Saturday, November 14, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "As time goes on we're becoming more and more confident that there are no more infections out there at this stage," "That doesn't mean this is over. There's always the potential something will pop-up. We do need to be vigilant for any illness that's out there and make sure that people do get tested" External link

abc-au Saturday, November 14, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "This was supplanted by a manual review so it did take a bit of time to go back through all of these to make sure that they were correct," "It's important to correct the record so that we can analyse the data correctly to make sure that we have learnings for next time" External link

abc-au Saturday, November 14, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think it is understandable that there can be confusion when there's multiple people in the family and symptoms start on a particular day and are cleared on a particular day," External link

theherald-au Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think it is understandable that there can be confusion when there's multiple people in the family and symptoms start on a particular day and are cleared on a particular day," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think it is understandable that there can be confusion when there's multiple people in the family and symptoms start on a particular day and are cleared on a particular day," External link

smh Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think it is understandable that there can be confusion when there's multiple people in the family and symptoms start on a particular day and are cleared on a particular day," External link

watoday Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "People who test positive having had an infection previously do represent quite a difficult issue and the debate is whether they are persistently shedding viral fragments or do they actually have a new infection," External link

theage Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I think it is understandable that there can be confusion when there's multiple people in the family and symptoms start on a particular day and are cleared on a particular day," External link

watoday Thursday, October 22, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "about as encouraging as it gets at this point in time" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, October 16, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "about as encouraging as it gets at this point in time" External link

watoday Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We're looking at everything at the moment," "There's models being run as we speak and they should be off the computer in the next day or so. It does take a little bit of time to do. We're considering all sorts of things in making those decisions" External link

watoday Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "When we made this road map it was quite a number of weeks ago now," "We just need to reassess all our plans each time" External link

watoday Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "That's the issue, and that these mystery cases are distributed through a lot of different LGAs [local government areas]," External link

watoday Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There is unfortunately ... that slipping through the net. A lot of the spread had occurred before (he) became symptomatic," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It's certainly something – when we made this road map it was quite a number of weeks ago now," "We just need to reassess all our plans each time. It's hard to look a month ahead let alone a week or so ahead" External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "That's the issue, and that these mystery cases are distributed through a lot of different LGAs [local government areas]," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It's certainly something – when we made this road map it was quite a number of weeks ago now," "We just need to reassess all our plans each time. It's hard to look a month ahead let alone a week or so ahead" External link

theage Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:55:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "That's the issue, and that these mystery cases are distributed through a lot of different LGAs [local government areas]," External link

theage Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:55:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "That's when we made that connection," External link

dailytelegraph Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "Every unknown source case represents at least one person who gave it to them, so we still are concerned about that," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "Every unknown source case represents at least one person who gave it to them, so we still are concerned about that," External link

maitlandmercury Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "That is the figure that worries me most at this stage," External link

smh Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "So it goes through amplification cycles, and this is what we call the cycle threshold. So, when we can detect it, we get to a point that we can detect the virus, and then we know that it's specific to that virus. So, that's a positive test," "If it doesn't take many cycles to amplify the virus before we can detect it, there must have been a lot there to start with. If there's a lot of, if it takes a lot of cycles to get a positive result, then we can conclude that there probably wasn't a lot there to start with" External link

smh Thursday, October 8, 2020 3:35:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “It is perfectly safe to go back into Chadstone at this time,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, October 2, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “It is perfectly safe to go back into Chadstone at this time,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, October 2, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It is perfectly safe to go back into Chadstone at this time," External link

bordermail Friday, October 2, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It is important to note that these mystery cases are in 14 different local government areas, so they are widely distributed and ... it just reinforces the need for people with symptoms to come forward for testing wherever they are in Melbourne," External link

smh Friday, October 2, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "we have a bit of a situation in Frankston" External link

watoday Friday, October 2, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It is perfectly safe to go back into Chadstone at this time," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, October 1, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The fact that we know we can define where the contacts are and who those people who are likely to get it are is encouraging in one way," "It means we can stop this outbreak, as opposed to if there were 15 cases and we didn't know where they were coming from" External link

abc-au Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "This is likely to mean that it is somewhat of a high risk of thunderstorms, although the pollen forecast at this stage is only that it is probably going to be moderate," External link

bordermail Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "If you are in any one of those groups, you should see your GP and make sure that you have an action plan in case something happens," External link

bordermail Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "This is likely to mean that it is somewhat of a high risk of thunderstorms, although the pollen forecast at this stage is only that it is probably going to be moderate," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "If you are in any one of those groups, you should see your GP and make sure that you have an action plan in case something happens," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:12:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "we have a bit of a situation in Frankston" External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "If you are in any one of those groups, you should see your GP and make sure that you have an action plan in case something happens," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "If you are in any one of those groups, you should see your GP and make sure that you have an action plan in case something happens," External link

smh Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "we have a bit of a situation in Frankston" External link

smh Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The fact that we know we can define where the contacts are and who those people who are likely to get it are is encouraging in one way," "It means we can stop this outbreak, as opposed to if there were 15 cases and we didn't know where they were coming from" External link

abc-au Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The staff have been contact traced and cleaning has occurred, so it is perfectly safe to go back into Chadstone at this time," External link

9news Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We have a bit of a situation in Frankston that is linked to the Chadstone cases,” External link

yahoo-au Thursday, October 1, 2020 5:44:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "we have a bit of a situation in Frankston" External link

theage Thursday, October 1, 2020 5:06:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "For secondary school students, we're not quite so sure about the risk and we're still doing further work on this," External link

theherald-au Tuesday, September 29, 2020 11:49:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Victorians have demonstrated themselves to be pretty good at this, so they understand what it means not to want to do this all again," External link

qt Monday, September 28, 2020 1:57:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "They found that primary school children are at a lower risk of getting and spreading infection," "This isn't to say that they can't get infected or they never get unwell, but their risk is lower and it is particularly important when community rates of infection are lower, as they are at the moment" External link

abc-au Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "For secondary school students, we're not quite so sure about the risk and we're still doing further work on this," External link

abc-au Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We still need to be careful. So schools will still need to be prepared, and parents and children will need to monitor their health carefully and not send students to school if unwell," External link

abc-au Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "This really suggests that the case counts have been falling at a rate of about 25 to 30 per cent every five or six days," External link

abc-au Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I'm trying to really emphasise that it's not just that target," External link

abc-au Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "They found that primary school children are at a lower risk of getting and spreading infection," "This isn't to say that they can't get infected or they never get unwell, but their risk is lower and it is particularly important when community rates of infection are lower, as they are at the moment" External link

abc-au Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "For secondary school students, we're not quite so sure about the risk and we're still doing further work on this," External link

abc-au Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We still need to be careful. So schools will still need to be prepared, and parents and children will need to monitor their health carefully and not send students to school if unwell," External link

abc-au Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "This really suggests that the case counts have been falling at a rate of about 25 to 30 per cent every five or six days," External link

abc-au Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "I'm trying to really emphasise that it's not just that target," External link

abc-au Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "They were all followed up at the time," "It was only in the process of taking them off from being an active case that they were removed" External link

abc-au Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:10:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "They were all followed up at the time," "It was only in the process of taking them off from being an active case that they were removed" External link

abc-au Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There's still close contacts that are undergoing monitoring but there's been no new cases," External link

smh Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:26:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There's still close contacts that are undergoing monitoring but there's been no new cases," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:09:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There's still close contacts that are undergoing monitoring but there's been no new cases," External link

theage Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:55:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We’re relatively confident now that it was probably someone who had already recovered from infection," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It usually takes years to develop this sort of test, so it’s been amazing that they’ve managed to do this in a couple of months," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Seven weeks after people recover from infection, they can still shed the virus into wastewater," "Obviously, there's been cases in quite a lot of places in the last seven weeks … but as cases start to decrease and we start to tick over the seven weeks, then it certainly will become more useful, particularly in regional Victoria" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We’re relatively confident now that it was probably someone who had already recovered from infection," External link

theage Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It usually takes years to develop this sort of test, so it’s been amazing that they’ve managed to do this in a couple of months," External link

theage Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Seven weeks after people recover from infection, they can still shed the virus into wastewater," "Obviously, there's been cases in quite a lot of places in the last seven weeks … but as cases start to decrease and we start to tick over the seven weeks, then it certainly will become more useful, particularly in regional Victoria" External link

theage Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We clearly need to make sure that we get a ring around these cases to stop onward transmission,” External link

yahoo-au Friday, September 18, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We're getting into the tail of the infection (the state's second wave) ... these are the sorts of situations we really need to be on top of, to make sure we do get numbers down," External link

bordermail Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It just takes one (super spreader) and it can be off and away and that's why we really need to get on top of this," External link

bordermail Thursday, September 17, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We would hope it is going to be an average of, getting closer to 40 or 50," External link

9news Friday, September 11, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The date, I'd say, is sort of like a due date for a pregnancy. Only 5 per cent of babies are born on the actual due date, and there's a range before and after," External link

abc-au Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We're still looking, obviously, into the last of those cases to work out when the 14 days will be up," "I'm sure all my friends in regional Victoria will be holding their breath and making sure that nothing else comes up in the next week" External link

maitlandmercury Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Modelling is only one piece of information that we're using to decide on these thresholds," "There is going to be a lot of judgement as we get to low levels" External link

abc-au Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : “We need to find that sweet spot between the length of the current lockdown and the risk of a resurgence,” External link

guardian Sunday, September 6, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We're coming down maybe not quite as quickly as we'd like, but the numbers are definitely coming down," External link

abc-au Saturday, September 5, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "There is going to be a bit of chance in there but clearly… we're still a bit off the thresholds we think we would like to be at, and that would mean that yes, we do need to extend some form of lockdown for longer," External link

abc-au Saturday, September 5, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Clearly they're not in stage 4 but they're only really just holding, and they're pretty good at this," External link

abc-au Saturday, September 5, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The reassuring thing is that in March we didn't even know if we could control this, and this shows that we can," "We just need to hold on just that little bit longer to get down there" External link

abc-au Saturday, September 5, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "If we were in stage 4 until we got to nothing, then clearly that would be the best thing for control, but we could be waiting a long time to get there," External link

abc-au Saturday, September 5, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Really, when you get down to small numbers, chance plays quite a large role. It's who those last people are. And we really encourage people to come forward for testing so we can pick up these chains and shut them down," "As an example, we might be starting with a small number of cases, but if one of them is in a household and transmits to the other, then it will look like a big jump. So, we need to look at the details of those cases, not just the raw number there" External link

abc-au Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:07:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "In general, a mystery case means that there's at least one other out there, so I would be happier not to have any of those," External link

9news Friday, August 21, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "It's not a simple process," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "It's not a simple process," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "It's not a simple process," External link

bordermail Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng told : "It's not a simple process," External link

maitlandmercury Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "The eagle-eyed among you will notice that there's been a sharp decrease in the number of active cases - 2,291 since yesterday," External link

abc-au Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "People that don't have severe disease actually become less infectious fairly quickly," "In Taiwan, there was a study where they followed up contacts of people. After about six days, there were no cases that resulted from contact after about six or seven days. There's obviously a bit of a safety margin built into that, and we do need to make sure that their symptoms have resolved" External link

abc-au Thursday, August 20, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It's a day-by-day proposition and we really encourage the community to come forward to get tested so that we can get on top of these transmission chains and hopefully obviate the need for stage 4," External link

abc-au Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We're looking at that very closely. It's sort of a day-by-day proposition and we really encourage the community to come forward to get tested so that we can sort of get on top of these transmission chains and hopefully obviate the need for stage four," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, August 13, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "We're looking into that [but] we're not aware of any links at this stage," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, August 13, 2020 6:36:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Look, I think we're looking at that very closely. It's sort of a day-by-day proposition and we really encourage the community to come forward to get tested so that we can sort of get on top of these transmission chains and hopefully obviate the need for stage four," External link

theage Thursday, August 13, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "It's not the preferred option," External link

abc-au Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Allen Cheng said : "Clearly we're not getting the 2000 cases but the numbers at the moment are certainly too high," External link

smh Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT



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