Telstra’s 5G network now covers around a third of the Australian population and is predicted to grow to 75 per cent by June next year, according to executives.
As the technology continues to be rolled out across the country, more than 10 million Australians now live, work or pass through the network footprint every day.
Artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology will soon be used to monitor social distancing and as an ‘enhancement’ for systems such as temperature checks, experts say.
The technology will be able to detect those with high temperatures and individuals not following COVID-19 directives, alerting businesses of any breaches via CCTV cameras.
Seven protesters have been arrested at an anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne’s CBD this afternoon, with campaigners following through on original plans to demonstrate.
Attendees at the “Melbourne Freedom March” took to the streets to express how their rights are being compromised by draconian coronavirus restrictions.
Two men accused of planning an anti-lockdown protest in Melbourne have had their homes raided and been arrested.
The move follows a vow by police to crack down on the protest, planned in Melbourne’s CBD today, calling it a “blatant breach” of COVID-19 restrictions.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has called out the “appalling behaviour” of people flouting Melbourne’s strict coronavirus restrictions.
Recently speaking to the press, Andrews pleaded with the public to ‘ignore conspiracy theorists’ who “have no basis in science, fact or law”.