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    Country singer dies of virus complications

    This Aug. 22, 2018 file photo shows Joe Diffie at the 12th annual ACM Honors in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File) Country singer Joe Diffie, who had a string of hits in the…
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    Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

    The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of March 30, 0730 AEDT. LATEST NEWS ABOUT COVID-19: -- NUMBERS * Australian deaths: 16 (eight in NSW, four in Vic, two in WA, two in…
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    Italy's virus death toll rises by 756

    Doctors wear protective clothing as they carry out checks on citizens in Naples, Italy. IPA Milestone Italy's coronavirus figures have pointed to a decreasing number of new infections, even as health…
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    UK virus lockdown likely to last months

    In this handout photo provided by Number 10 Downing Street, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson chairs the morning Covid-19 Meeting remotely after self-isolating after testing positive for the…
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    Norway to carry out random virus tests

    Norwegian health authorities say they are set to start performing random coronavirus tests, following the experiment Iceland has done. Citing officials at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health,…
  • (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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
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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…
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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…
  • Signage at a Coles supermarket in Sydney, Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Australia's second-biggest grocery chain, Coles Group Ltd, posted a sharper-than-expected fall in half-year earnings on Tuesday and said costs were rising faster than sales, sending its shares lower. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) NO ARCHIVING

    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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
  • Chinas coronavirus death toll up to 563

    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…
  • 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've been disadvantaged by panic buying by the general public in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak (AAP Image/Danny Casey) NO ARCHIVING

    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…
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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…
  • Chinas coronavirus death toll up to 563

    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…
  • In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, passengers board a train at the Jingmen Railway Station in Jingmen, central China's Hubei Province, March 25, 2020. Trains carrying factory employees back to work after two months in locked-down cities rolled out of Hubei province, the center of China's virus outbreak, as the government on Wednesday began lifting the last of the controls that confined tens of millions of people to their homes. (Peng Qi/Xinhua via AP)

    China has no new local virus transmissions

    Mainland China has reported a second consecutive day of no new local coronavirus cases as the country's epicentre of the epidemic, Hubei province, opened its borders (Peng Qi/Xinhua via AP) Mainland…