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Aged home residents 'second class people'

Aged care staff on the coronavirus front line are battling grief and personal protective equipment shortages while residents are treated as second-class citizens, a royal commission has heard.

Auckland locked down as COVID hunt begins

As Auckland returned to lockdown, New Zealand's "rapid response" contact tracing swung into gear in a mad dash to contain the country's first COVID-19 outbreak in three months.

War of words rages over hotel quarantine

Victoria has recorded another 21 coronavirus deaths as the state and federal governments play tit-for-tat over defence force assistance for hotel quarantine.

NSW premier warns of further measures

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has issued her strongest plea yet for people in to wear masks in public and for businesses to comply with COVID-19 regulations as NSW remains on high...

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.

Conflicting advice amid NSW aged outbreak

Sydney aged care home Newmarch House received conflicting opinions about the wearing of personal protective equipment during the early stages of its deadly coronavirus outbreak, a royal commission has heard.

Residents return to flood-hit NSW towns

Hundreds of residents on the NSW south coast have been given the all-clear to return home as river levels fall and flooding eases following heavy rain and wild weather.

Trump abruptly escorted from briefing

President Donald Trump has been abruptly escorted by a US Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing.

Virus takes heavy toll on Vic aged care

It's likely to be weeks before COVID-19 starts to loosen its deadly grip on Victoria's aged care homes, after another 19 deaths across the state and 331 more cases.