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    "Toughest quarantine measures in the country"

    Premier of Tasmania Peter Gutwein speaking to media ahead of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in Sydney, Friday, March 13, 2020. (AAP Image/James Gourley) Any non-essential arrival in Tasmania - including those returning home - will be placed into…
  • (L-R) Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos, Northern Territory Health Minister Natasha Fyles,  Australian Government Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy and Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt speak to the media after a conference of the federal and state and Territory Health Ministers at a COAG meeting in Melbourne, Friday, February 28, 2020. (AAP Image/David Crosling) NO ARCHIVING

    Virus now outside Darwin raising concerns

    NT Health Minister Natasha Fyles (middle) confirmed today that the first Northern Territory residents outside Darwin to test positive for coronavirus have been recorded (AAP Image/David Crosling) The first Northern Territory residents outside Darwin to test…
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    Hand sanitiser thieves

    Police are investigating the theft of hand sanitiser from the Mersey Community Hospital. Around 7pm on Wednesday night, two women were seen leaving the Mersey Community Hospital with bottles of hand sanitiser. “A review of CCTV from the hospital shows two…
  • Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison holds up a Coronavirus  Isolation Declaration Card as he speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, March 27, 2020. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

    Returning Aussies to be locked in hotels

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has today announced that Australians returning from overseas as the coronavirus pandemic worsens will now be quarantined in hotels and other facilities for two weeks (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) Australians returning from overseas as…
  • Travellers queuing to check in for their flights at the Sydney International Airport, Sydney, Friday, March 27, 2020. The Australia Federal Government have introduced strict social distancing rules in an effort to contain the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.(AAP Image/James Gourley) NO ARCHIVING

    Sydney Airport urges caution to slow virus

    People at Sydney Airport have been urged to adhere to social distancing rules amid reports of chaos and shoulder-to-shoulder interaction (AAP Image/James Gourley) People at Sydney Airport have been urged to inhibit COVID-19 by being responsible and adhering…
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    Endangered pangolins could be virus hosts

    Pangolins should be considered as possible hosts of coronavirus, scientists have said. Researchers in Hong Kong and China claim to have found viruses in the scaly mammals which are closely related to the one responsible for the Covid-19 outbreak. The team…
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    Covid-19 could kill 81000 in US: analysis

    The coronavirus pandemic could kill more than 81,000 people in the United States in the next four months and may not subside until June, according to a data analysis done by the University of Washington School of Medicine. The number of hospitalised patients…
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    Students to be kept at home if possible

    Parents and carers are being told to keep their children away from school, if they're able to do so, from Monday March 30th. Premier Peter Gutwein announced the new recommendations today, saying for emergency service personel and others unable to supervise…
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    Pack your own bags, Coles tells shoppers

    Coles has told shoppers to pack their own groceries to limit the spread of coronavirus (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) Coles has told shoppers to pack their own groceries to limit the spread of coronavirus. The supermarket giant has written to customers with a new…
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    Hundreds report NSW isolation disobedience

    Hundreds of concerned people have been dobbing in their neighbours for flouting coronavirus restrictions, with NSW Police receiving about 600 calls in just two days. Police from Thursday were given the power to hand out on-the-spot fines of $1000 to…
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    Grey nomad exodus

    Attention's now turning to how to get tourists still in the state back home, with calls for extra Spirit of Tasmania day sailings. The closure of the state's national parks and reserves overnight has caught some travellers on the hop, as well as Sunday…
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    Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

    The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of March 27, 0730 AEDT. LATEST NEWS ABOUT COVID-19: NUMBERS * Confirmed cases in Australia: 2799, up from 1709 on Monday and nearly tripled since Saturday * NSW is the worst hit, with 1219 cases *…
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    US has most coronavirus cases in world

    Confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States reached 81,378 on Thursday, more than any other country, overtaking both Italy and China. China was second with 81,285 cases, and Italy was third with 80,539 cases. © RAW 2020
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    Number of NSW COVID-19 cases passes 1400

    The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in NSW has jumped as the government warns it's starting to see cases of infection from "unknown sources" in the community, reinforcing its message to stay at home as much as possible. The number of confirmed COVID-19…
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    Britons show love for health carers

    People applaud outside St. Thomas's Hospital in support of British National Health Service workers who are treating coronavirus victims, part of a nationwide salute to the doctors, nurses and staff of the NHS in London, Thursday, March 26, 2020. The COVID-19…
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    Virus hits Queensland's rail, bus network

    Long-haul train and bus services will be cut or cancelled entirely as Queensland fights to slow the spread of coronavirus. From Monday, there will be far fewer trains and coaches crisscrossing the state, but rural and regional centres have been told they will…
  • Shoppers are seen outside a Woolworths in Marrickville in Sydney, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. A dedicated shopping hour is underway for seniors and pension card holders who

    Woolies to take on extra 20,000 workers

    Shoppers are seen outside a Woolworths in Marrickville in Sydney, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AAP Image/Danny Casey) Up to 20,000 jobs are up for grabs as Woolworths takes on workers across Australia to keep up supplies of food and drink during of the…
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    Aussie options to flee the US are closing

    Australians have been warned that time and flight options are running out if they want to flee the US as the coronavirus spreads across the globe. Chelsey Martin, Australia's consulate-general in Los Angeles, issued a stark message on Thursday to the "tens of…
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    Aussie ICU beds over capacity in a week

    There are calls to increase the number of intensive care unit beds at Australian hospitals, amid worries coronavirus cases could exceed capacity next week. A new study published by the Medical Journal of Australia compared real data of the infection in Italy…
  • Hang on, help is on its way

    Round two of the Tasmanian government's economic relief package to stem the damage of coronavirus sees the first quarterly water and power bills after April 1st waived for small business. Public school levies will be refunded and the programme of no interest…