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    Vic records 14 deaths, 372 new virus cases

    Another 14 Victorians have died from coronavirus while the state has recorded 372 new cases. The figures take the state toll to 289 and the national toll to 375. The figures were tweeted by the…
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    Vic records 14 virus deaths, 372 new cases

    Another 14 Victorians have died from coronavirus while the state has recorded 372 new cases. The figures were tweeted by the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday morning, with further…
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    Ruby Princess report handed to NSW govt

    A special commission of inquiry's report into the ill-fated disembarkation of the Ruby Princess cruise ship is set to be handed to the NSW government. The Ruby Princess, which docked at Sydney's…
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    China find virus in food packaging

    Two Chinese cities have found traces of the coronavirus in imported frozen food and on food packaging, raising fears that contaminated food shipments might cause new outbreaks. A sample taken from…
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    Push for telehealth extension amid virus

    Australia's peak medical group has urged the federal government to extend Medicare-subsidised telehealth services until March as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The service is due to end…
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    NSW worried about unknown virus sources

    The NSW premier and health authorities are increasingly concerned about a rise in COVID-19 cases with no known source across the state. Premier Gladys Berejiklian has warned NSW might need tougher…
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    PM warns more elderly will die from virus

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned Australians to be prepared for more coronavirus deaths, particularly amongst the elderly, after an aged care royal commission heard stories of neglect and…
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    Vic flattening curve despite deadliest day

    Premier Daniel Andrews is confident Victoria's COVID-19 curve is flattening despite cases returning above 400 on Australia's deadliest day of the pandemic. The virus-hit state is starting to bear the…
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    21 deaths, 410 new Victoria COVID cases

    Another 21 people have died and 410 Victorians have contracted coronavirus. The record number of deaths, tweeted by the Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday, takes the state toll to…
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    NSW school COVID clusters causing concern

    Another Sydney school, shopping centre, club and a restaurant on the NSW south coast have closed because of coronavirus. The NSW Department of Education said Parramatta Public School would be closed…
  • In this image from a video, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at a news conference in Wellington, New Zealand Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Ardern said Tuesday that authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus in one Auckland household from an unknown source, the first reported cases of local transmission in the country in 102 days. (TVNZ via AP)

    Ardern pleads for calm after COVID return

    In this image from a video, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at a news conference in Wellington, New Zealand Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (TVNZ via AP) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda…
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    Sydney aged home 'overwhelmed' by virus

    The operator of Sydney's Newmarch House aged care home admitted the facility was "overwhelmed" during the early stages of its deadly coronavirus outbreak. The royal commission into aged care will on…
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    Alpacas could help fight the coronavirus

    Australian medical researchers have found an unlikely hero in a pair of alpacas they hope will help them develop a prevention and treatment for COVID-19. The nameless duo have been immunised with…
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    Virus deaths could rise as infections fall

    Australia's deputy chief medical officer has warned coronavirus deaths will continue to rise even if Victorian infections continue to stabilise. The nation has recorded its equal deadliest day of the…
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    Global coronavirus cases hit 20 million

    Global coronavirus cases have pushed past 20 million, with the United States, Brazil and India accounting for more than half of all known infections. The disease has infected at least four times the…
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    Study to examine long-term virus recovery

    New research led by an ICU specialist working at the epicentre of the Victorian outbreak will examine how Australia's most seriously-ill COVID-19 cases recover from the virus long-term. While most…
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    Virus response probed at Sydney aged home

    Confusion around care during a deadly coronavirus outbreak at Sydney aged home Newmarch House will be examined during royal commission hearings into the sector's pandemic response. The commission…
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    Andrews to be grilled at Vic virus inquiry

    Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews addresses the media during a press conference in Melbourne, Monday, May 11, 2020. (AAP Image/Daniel Pockett) Premier Daniel Andrews is set to be grilled over his…
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    Qld faces anxious wait on teens results

    Queensland health authorities are waiting on coronavirus test results from two teens arrested after allegedly lying about being in COVID-19 hotspot Sydney. The girls, aged 15 and 16, arrived on a…
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    Vic COVID slow down to hit food supply

    Australia could face some food shortages due to Victoria's stage four coronavirus restrictions. Large swathes of manufacturing will have to close under the lockdown measures taking effect from…