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29/03/2020

SBS News

'This is radical': Gatherings in Australia reduced to two people in bid to slow coronavirus spread

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the size of gatherings in Australia will be further reduced from 10 to two people in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus. The limit will not apply to households, education or employment, while skate parks and public playgrounds will also be closed.

 


 

29/03/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus pandemic prompts WA to consider hard border closure to restrict spread of COVID-19

Mr McGowan said the proposed restrictions would mean only West Australians would be allowed into the state, with exemptions for those travelling for essential purposes or on compassionate grounds.

 


 

29/03/2020

Perth Now

Coronavirus crisis: Australia death toll reaches 16 following overnight deaths in Queensland and Victoria

The number of Australian people who have died after contracting COVID-19 has now reached 16, following the death of two more people overnight.

 


 

29/03/2020

CNN

How Russia is using authoritarian tech to curb coronavirus

Moscow (CNN)Russia under President Vladimir Putin has pioneered authoritarian tech: Last year, the Kremlin leader approved measures that would enable the creation of a "sovereign" Russian internet, able to be firewalled from the rest of the world.

 


 

29/03/2020

Bloomberg

Trump Won’t Quarantine N.Y., China’s 45 New Cases: Virus Update

President Donald Trump said he’s not putting New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut under quarantine to stop the spread of Covid-19 in those hard-hit areas but will issue a “strong travel advisory.”

 


 

29/03/2020

News Corp Australia

Coronavirus: Young Australians warned they are transmitters, risking other lives by not social distancing

Young Australians are “transmitters of the virus” and have been warned they are putting other lives at risk after a number of house parties and social outings over the weekend.

 


 

29/03/2020

Perth Now

Aust increasingly using law in virus fight

Australian governments are now turning to police-managed quarantine measures and the threat of fines and jail to battle coronavirus, as the death toll reaches 14.

 


 

28/03/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Vietnam stockpiles rice as outbreak spreads and food security concerns grow

Traders believe the world has enough rice but transport disruptions due to India’s lockdown and Vietnam’s stockpiling could affect global supply. Prices could also rise if there is more demand, as Thailand is producing less rice due to a drought, says a Bangkok-based trader

 


 

28/03/2020

The Age

Victoria records biggest jump in virus cases as on-the-spot fines introduced

Victoria has recorded its biggest single-day increase in coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, as the state government ushers in new on-the-spot fines for those flouting health directives in a bid to curb its spread.

 


 

28/03/2020

Bloomberg

U.S. Tops 100,000 Cases; Tokyo Set for Key Weekend: Virus Update

The U.S. is the first country to reach 100,000 coronavirus cases. Italy had its deadliest day.

 


 

28/03/2020

Bloomberg

The Workers Who Supply the World’s Food Are Starting to Get Sick

Poultry giant Sanderson Farms Inc. on Monday reported the first case of a worker at a major U.S. meat producer testing positive for coronavirus. The employee and six more from the McComb, Mississippi, plant were sent home to self-quarantine, with pay, but operations continued as normal.

 


 

28/03/2020

Perth Now

Myer closes stores, stands down 10,000 staff without pay in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

Retail giant Myer will close all of its stores and stand down 10,000 staff without pay in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

 


 

28/03/2020

ABC News

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus, will self-isolate in 10 Downing St

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating.

 


 

28/03/2020

Perth Now

WA man charged for allegedly failing to self-isolate after returning from Indonesia

A 61-year-old Carlisle man has been charged after allegedly failing to comply with a direction to self isolate after returning from overseas last week.

 


 

27/03/2020

7 News

Visual walkthrough of lung damage in ‘relatively healthy’ US coronavirus patient

This video shows the lungs of a man who had been asymptomatic just a few days earlier.

 


 

27/03/2020

Bloomberg

WHO Issues a Rare Public Scolding, Saying Countries Wasting Time

Governments should stop wasting precious time needed to fight the coronavirus after squandering an opportunity to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization’s head said.

 


 

27/03/2020

Bloomberg

Countries Starting to Hoard Food, Threatening Global Trade

It’s not just grocery shoppers who are hoarding pantry staples. Some governments are moving to secure domestic food supplies during the conoravirus pandemic.

 


 

27/03/2020

CNN

James Dyson designed a new ventilator in 10 days. He's making 15,000 for the pandemic fight

Dyson has received an order from the UK government for 10,000 ventilators to support efforts by the country's National Health Service to treat coronavirus patients. Dyson said the company had designed and built an entirely new ventilator, called the "CoVent," since he received a call 10 days ago from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

 


 

27/03/2020

Today Online

A 600 per cent hike in the price of raw materials is hampering the production of masks

Amid rising demand in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Manufacturers told The Malaysian Insight that they are still producing the protective gear, but will stop once they run out of raw materials.

 


 

27/03/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: China to ban most foreign arrivals in effort to block contagion’s spread

Suspension order is set to take effect at midnight on Friday. Foreign ministry makes some exceptions, including for transit passengers.

 


 

27/03/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Italy’s dead overwhelm morgues as toll tops 8,000

TAn overwhelmed Italian city at the heart of the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday sent more of its dead to nearby towns for cremation as the country’s world-leading toll topped 8,000.

 


 

27/03/2020

BBC

Coronavirus: US becomes nation with most cases

The US now has more confirmed cases of coronavirus than any other country with at least 82,404 positive tests. According to the latest figures collated by Johns Hopkins University, the US overtook China (81,782 cases) and Italy (80,589).

 


 

26/03/2020

Reuters

China's factories reopen, only to fire workers as virus shreds global trade

BEIJING (Reuters) - Shi Xiaomin, who used to export suits and blazers by the thousands to South Korea, the Netherlands and the United States, was luckier than many other Chinese factory owners.

 


 

26/03/2020

ABC News

New 'point-of-care' finger-prick tests for coronavirus are being rolled out. Here's how they work

Over 178,000 COVID-19 tests have been carried out in Australia and that number is growing rapidly by the day.

 


 

26/03/2020

7 News

Coronavirus and kids: Separating fact from fiction

Super immune or super spreader? Parents navigating the mixed messages surrounding coronavirus and its effect on children have some justification in feeling frustrated and worried.

 


 

26/03/2020

ABC News

WA parents asked to keep children home from school to prevent COVID-19 spread

The WA Premier has asked parents to keep children home from school if possible, with the last day of the current term brought forward to April 3.

 


 

26/03/2020

CNN

'That's when all hell broke loose': Coronavirus patients start to overwhelm US hospitals

The doctor, who spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity out of concern for his job, described a hospital that was woefully unprepared for an influx of Covid-19 patients that started roughly two weeks ago -- which has already stretched the hospital's resources thin and led to severely ill patients outnumbering ventilators.

 


 

26/03/2020

ABC News

Australian coronavirus death toll rises to 12 after third man dies in Victoria

A third man being treated for COVID-19 in Victoria has died in hospital, bringing the national coronavirus death toll to 12. At a press conference this afternoon, Health Minister Jenny Mikakos confirmed a third man, also in his 70s, had died from COVID-19.

 


 

26/03/2020

SBS News

Who is deemed an 'essential' worker under Australia's COVID-19 rules?

Pharmacies and supermarkets have been given special permissions to open 24 hours a day in NSW while Australia tackles the coronavirus crisis. Their workers are deemed essential, along with a range of other employees across the country.

 


 

26/03/2020

Perth Now

Australia’s COVID-19 death roll rises to 11

Two more Australians have died from coronavirus, taking the nation's death toll to 11. The two deaths are Victorian men in their 70s, the state's chief health officer confirmed on Thursday.

 


 

26/03/2020

SBS News

Australia's coronavirus testing criteria expanded

Other groups who are now eligible for testing, after showing fever or acute respiratory symptoms, include: health workers, aged care workers, identified hotspots; and high-risk settings such as detention centres where two cases have been reported.

 


 

26/03/2020

SBS News

Three billion under lockdown as UN warns the coronavirus threatens humanity

More than three billion people are living under lockdown measures to stem the spread of the killer coronavirus that the United Nations warned Wednesday is threatening all of humanity.

 


 

26/03/2020

SBS News

Social distancing appears to have slowed New York's coronavirus epidemic

New York's governor on Wednesday said there were tentative signs that restrictions were slowing the spread of the coronavirus in his state, even as the public health crisis deepened in hard-hit New Orleans and other parts of the United States.

 


 

26/03/2020

BBC

Spain’s death toll surpasses China’s

Spain’s death toll from the coronavirus has surpassed the official figure from China, becoming the second highest in the world.

 


 

26/03/2020

Reuters

New Zealand wakes up to eerie silence as coronavirus lockdown begins

New Zealand started a one-month compulsory lockdown on Thursday to slow the spread of the coronavirus, with warnings from authorities to stay at home or face huge fines and even jail time.

 


 

26/03/2020

Reuters

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus, Queen Elizabeth in good health

Prince Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus but is in good health and is now self isolating in Scotland with mild symptoms.

 


 

25/03/2020

SBS News

New commission set up to navigate Australia's virus response

A new commissioner will advise Australian governments on what should be done to tackle the social and economic effects of coronavirus. Sweeping closures of businesses and a clampdown on travel have led to tens of thousands of job losses, with at least 800,000 more expected.

 


 

25/03/2020

SBS News

Almost all elective surgery suspended across Australia to ease pressure on hospitals

All elective surgery other than the most urgent procedures will be put on hold to free up capacity in hospitals dealing with coronavirus. State and federal leaders have agreed to indefinitely suspend all category three and most category two surgeries from midnight.

 


 

25/03/2020

SBS News

First known US child virus death was teen 'in good health'

Young people can also succumb to coronavirus, the mayor of Los Angeles has warned, after the virus claimed a healthy teen in California.

 


 

25/03/2020

Perth Now

Coronavirus: Stage two lockdown could happen in Australia tomorrow as eighth death revealed

The second stage of radical restrictions could be in place in Australia tomorrow as authorities deal with the fallout of infected passengers disembarking from the Ruby Princess cruise ship.

 


 

25/03/2020

News Corp Australia

Star Entertainment Group stands down 90 per cent of staff after casino shuts

Thousands of Australians have found themselves out of work today as the coronavirus crisis deepens.

 


 

25/03/2020

Perth Now

Virgin Australia stands down 8000 workers amid coronavirus crisis

Virgin Australia has stood down 80 per cent of its workforce, amid the coronavirus crisis and extensive Government travel bans.

 


 

25/03/2020

Reuters

Moscow's coronavirus outbreak much worse than it looks, Putin ally says

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The mayor of Moscow told President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that the number of coronavirus cases in the Russian capital far exceeded the official figures, as Putin donned a protective suit and respirator to visit a hospital.

 


 

25/03/2020

Reuters

Italian coronavirus deaths jump, dashing hopes that worst was over

ROME (Reuters) - Fatalities in Italy from coronavirus have surged in the last 24 hours, the Civil Protection Agency said on Tuesday, dashing hopes the epidemic in the world’s worst hit country was easing after more encouraging numbers in the previous two days.

 


 

25/03/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus cases in NSW rise past 1,000, two children infected

Another record rise in new cases has pushed NSW's COVID-19 infections past 1,000, but the Premier insists "some" degree of control is being maintained over the virus. The state has recorded its first two cases of coronavirus in children under 10, after a two-month-old boy and seven-year-old girl tested positive yesterday.

 


 

25/03/2020

SBS News

Scott Morrison tells Australians to stay home unless 'absolutely necessary' to go out

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged Australians to stay home except for essential trips, ordering more businesses to close to stop people gathering. On Tuesday, Mr Morrison told Australians to only leave the house when "it is absolutely necessary you go out".

 


 

25/03/2020

SBS News

China to lift Hubei lockdown as new COVID-19 cases slow

The Chinese province where the coronavirus pandemic began is relaxing its lockdown but other regions are clamping down amid a jump in new cases from overseas.

 


 

25/03/2020

BBC

Coronavirus spreading in New York like 'a bullet train'

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has pleaded for medical supplies, warning Covid-19 is spreading in his state faster than "a bullet train". New York now has over 25,000 confirmed virus cases and at least 210 deaths.

 


 

25/03/2020

SBS News

India's 1.3 billion people to go into 'total lockdown' as virus cases soar

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the country has to go into "total lockdown" for 21 days to combat the spread of coronavirus or risk going back 21 years.

 


 

24/03/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus infections in NSW pass 800, Australia's eighth death confirmed

Health authorities in NSW have confirmed Australia's eighth coronavirus death — a female passenger in her 70s who had been on the Ruby Princess cruise ship.

 


 

24/03/2020

SBS News

Health workers get special shopping hours

Doctors, nurses, paramedics, hospital workers and firefighters will have exclusive access to Coles during the first hour of trade on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 


 

24/03/2020

SBS News

The COVID-19 pandemic is 'accelerating', WHO warns as global death toll passes 15,000

"The pandemic is accelerating," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual news conference. He said it took 67 days from the beginning of the outbreak in China in December for the virus to infect the first 100,000 people worldwide. In comparison, it took 11 days for the second 100,000 cases and just four days for the third 100,000 cases, he said.

 


 

24/03/2020

SBS News

NSW records 149 new coronavirus cases in biggest daily jump

New South Wales has reported 149 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, the highest one-day jump since the outbreak began. The new cases bring the state's total number of confirmed cases to 818, NSW health authorities said on Tuesday morning.

 


 

24/03/2020

CNN

People in the West are ignoring advice to stay home. That's because it's too confusing, one expert says

In these times of extraordinary global turmoil, the weekend came as a welcome break for many. But anyone looking at the cyclists and runners crowding New York's parks, hikers thronging Britain's beauty spots and groups hanging out at California's busy beaches would have no clue that a dangerous pandemic has the world in its grip.

 


 

24/03/2020

BBC

Strict new curbs on life in UK announced by PM

From this evening people must stay at home except for shopping for basic necessities, daily exercise, any medical need and travelling to and from essential work. Shops selling non-essential goods are being told to shut and gatherings in public of more than two people who do not live together are to be prohibited.

 


 

23/03/2020

South China Morning Post

Should China count recovered coronavirus patients who test positive again?

Hubei health official says the cases aren’t considered new but the people will be sent back to hospital for observation. Estimates vary but Guangdong says about 14 per cent of those discharged test positive again

 


 

23/03/2020

South China Morning Post

Tokyo 2020: Canada and Australia pull out of Olympics as coronavirus crisis deepens

Canada and Australia have pulled out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as both countries pushed for a year postponement because of the coronavirus pandemic. The moves came after the IOC announced a four-week deadline to decide the fate of the Games, which are set to start on July 24, although it said cancellation was not an option.

 


 

23/03/2020

SBS News

UK calls in the army as people told to stay home

Britain has sent in the army to deliver protective equipment to hospitals and told people to stay at home and heed warnings over social distancing or the government would bring in more extreme measures to stop the coronavirus spread.

 


 

23/03/2020

SBS News

Federal parliament to shut until August as coronavirus causes revised schedule

Federal parliament will shut shop until August after the government revised its sitting timetable due to coronavirus.

 


 

23/03/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus update: New test that gives results in 15 minutes due to arrive soon, expert says

A rapid-diagnostic test for COVID-19 has been approved for use in Australia and could be in use within a week, according to one expert.

 


 

23/03/2020

SBS News

NRL season suspended due to coronavirus

The NRL has confirmed it will suspend its season indefinitely as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

 


 

23/03/2020

Perth Now

Coronavirus crisis: WA records 20 new cases of COVID-19

Western Australia has reported 20 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, including many cruise ship passengers, Health Minister Roger Cook revealed today.

 


 

23/03/2020

7 News

The University of WA confirms a student has tested positive for coronavirus

The University of Western Australia has confirmed one of its students has returned a positive test for coronavirus.

 


 

23/03/2020

News Corp Australia

Coronavirus community noticeboard: What you need to know

The coronavirus outbreak has had a devastating impact on life within our communities nationwide. From travel to school announcements and business restrictions, here are the latest developments and updates for the coronavirus outbreak in your state.

 


 

23/03/2020

Perth Now

Coronavirus crisis: St Andrews Grammar School, Dianella first WA school to close after parent tests positive

St Andrews Grammar has become the first West Australian school to temporarily close after a parent of two students tested positive to coronavirus.

 


 

23/03/2020

7 News

Canada out, Australia set to follow: Tokyo 2020 in tatters after Olympics bombshells

Australia and Canada are poised to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics if the 2020 Games are not postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

 


 

23/03/2020

Reuters

Domestic travel, airline hubs the latest hit as coronavirus restrictions tighten

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Airlines cancelled more flights on Monday as Australia and New Zealand advised against non-essential domestic travel, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) halted flights for two weeks and Singapore and Taiwan banned foreign transit passengers.

 


 

23/03/2020

7 News

‘Don’t take any chances’: a young mother’s stark coronavirus warning from her bed in ICU

A woman with COVID-19 in an English hospital has recorded a social media video pleading with people to “not take any chances.”

 


 

23/03/2020

7 News

UK specialists reveal crucial new COVID-19 symptom

British ear, nose and throat specialists say the sudden loss of taste and smell could be a crucial new symptom of coronavirus.

 


 

23/03/2020

SBS News

What you can and can't do under Australia's coronavirus shutdown

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23/03/2020

Perth Now

Game over! AFL about to shut down due to coronavirus concerns

West Coast and Melbourne will this afternoon play the final AFL game for at least two months after the league confirmed it would bring matches to a halt.

 


 

23/03/2020

CNBC

These charts show how fast coronavirus cases are spreading — and what it takes to flatten the curve

As U.S. public officials, health-care workers and epidemiologists struggle to track the course of the coronavirus pandemic, they are being hampered by a dearth of data on exactly how far and how fast the virus is spreading.

 


 

22/03/2020

South China Morning Post

A third of coronavirus cases may be ‘silent carriers’, classified Chinese data suggests

More than 43,000 people in China had tested positive without immediate symptoms by the end of February and were quarantined. It is still unclear what role asymptomatic transmission is playing in the global pandemic.

 


 

22/03/2020

BBC

Coronavirus: Lombardy region announces stricter measures

The Italian region of Lombardy has introduced stricter measures in a bid to tackle the spread of coronavirus. Under the new rules announced late on Saturday, sport and physical activity outside, even individually, is banned. Using vending machines is forbidden.

 


 

22/03/2020

SBS News

Scott Morrison announces new restrictions and closures, but schools to stay open

Pubs, clubs and other non-essential indoor venues across Australia will close at midday tomorrow, as part of dramatic new measures to try to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

 


 

22/03/2020

SBS News

NSW to shut down non-essential services as Federal Government considers 'more draconian' measures

Restaurants, pubs, entertainment venues and some businesses will be forced to close across New South Wales over the next two days.

 


 

22/03/2020

SBS News

Federal Government advises against domestic travel, warns of more 'draconian' measures to enforce social distancing

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said authorities will be forced to use more draconian measures to enforce social distancing after some Australians failed to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously enough.

 


 

22/03/2020

SBS News

South Australia announces border measures requiring visitors to self-isolate for 14 days

South Australia will effectively close its borders in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. Premier Steven Marshall announced on Sunday that anyone entering the state would be subject to a mandatory 14-day isolation period. The new measures will take effect from 4pm on Tuesday and will not impact the state's essential services, including the supply of food.

 


 

22/03/2020

SBS News

Almost one billion people ordered to stay home as coronavirus toll surpasses 12,000

Almost one billion people are confined to their homes worldwide as the global coronavirus death toll topped 12,000 and US states rolled out stay-at-home measures already imposed across swathes of Europe.

 


 

22/03/2020

Business Insider

A medical worker describes terrifying lung failure from COVID-19 — even in his young patients

One New Orleans-based respiratory therapist told ProPublica that at first, he thought the novel coronavirus wouldn't be much different from the flu. But after seeing COVID-19 patients, he said his perspective has completely changed.

 


 

21/03/2020

Reuters

Coronavirus stay-at-home directives multiply in major U.S. states

New Jersey’s governor was expected on Saturday to follow four other states - California, New York, Illinois and Connecticut - demanding that millions of Americans close up shop and stay home to slow the spread of coronavirus infections.

 


 

21/03/2020

SBS News

Bondi Beach to close a day after thousands flouted coronavirus social distancing advice

Sydney's Bondi Beach will be closed in line with the federal government's ban on gatherings of more than 500 people, a day after thousands of people were photographed flouting social distancing advice aimed at slowing the coronavirus pandemic.

 


 

21/03/2020

7 News

Western Australia records spike in coronavirus cases as 26 more people are diagnosed

26 new cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed in Western Australia overnight, taking the state’s total to 90.

 


 

21/03/2020

Perth Now

Tracking coronavirus’ global spread

Authorities in 171 countries and territories have reported more than 209,000 novel coronavirus cases worldwide since China reported its first cases to the World Health Organization in December.

 


 

21/03/2020

News Corp Australia

Coronavirus Australia: COVID-19 cases in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, SA, WA, Tasmania, ACT and NT

The number of coronavirus cases in Australia is doubling every three to four days and the death toll stands at seven after an 81-year-old woman died in a Sydney hospital.

 


 

21/03/2020

7 News

‘You are not invincible’: Health chief warns young people about coronavirus

UN health chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says young people around the world must face the reality that the novel coronavirus attacks them in large numbers, not only older generations.

 


 

21/03/2020

7 News

Italy tightens coronavirus lockdown as it records its deadliest day

Italy has imposed further draconian restrictions on public life in an increasingly desperate effort to halt coronavirus infections after the death toll leapt by 627 in a single day, by far the biggest 24-hour rise recorded anywhere.

 


 

20/03/2020

Perth Now

PM: "One person every four square metres"

Scott Morrison has announced new social distancing rules, an aged care boost and has postponed the federal budget until October because of the coronavirus pandemic.

 


 

20/03/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus infects faster and lasts longer than Sars, raising new containment challenges, Chinese studies suggest

Researchers found that on average, infected people expel virus particles from their bodies for a relatively long period of 20 days, even before symptoms appear. Findings indicate longer quarantine periods may be needed for patients, according to researchers from the China-Japan Friendship Hospital.

 


 

20/03/2020

News Corp Australia

Passengers on cruise ship off Sydney test positive for coronavirus

At least three people on a cruise ship off Sydney have tested positive for coronavirus.

 


 

20/03/2020

7 News

Australia’s coronavirus infections rising exponentially

Australia’s coronavirus curve is not flattening. According to state health departments, Australia has 832 coronavirus cases on Friday and confirmed community transmission in New South Wales and Western Australia.

 


 

20/03/2020

SBS News

NAPLAN tests cancelled for 2020 amid concerns over coronavirus spread

School students will not face national literacy and numeracy testing in 2020 because of the spread of coronavirus.

 


 

20/03/2020

Reuters

China reports record new coronavirus cases from abroad

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s coronavirus infections from abroad hit a new daily record while infected travelers reached an unprecedented number of Chinese provinces, pressuring authorities to hold the bar high on already tough custom rules and public-health protocols.

 


 

20/03/2020

9 News

Normal rules no longer apply: UN chief

The world's richest nations have poured unprecedented aid into the global economy as coronavirus cases ballooned in the new epicentre Europe, with the number of deaths in Italy outstripping those in mainland China, where the virus originated.

 


 

20/03/2020

9 News

Major banks to defer loan repayments for small businesses for six months

Australia's banks will defer loan repayments for small businesses affected by the coronavirus crisis for six months in an effort to free up cash.

 


 

20/03/2020

News Corp Australia

Coronavirus China: Dr Li Wenliang treated ‘inappropriately’ before death from COVID-19, Chinese officials admit

Police in China’s virus epicentre Wuhan acted “inappropriately” by punishing a doctor who blew the whistle on the outbreak that has now killed more than 9,000 worldwide, a Chinese government investigation found Thursday.

 


 

19/03/2020

ABC News

WA coronavirus community transmission begins as 17 new COVID-19 cases reported

Health Minister Roger Cook has confirmed the first cases of community transmission of COVID-19 have been recorded in Western Australia as 17 new cases in the state were confirmed overnight.

 


 

19/03/2020

ABC News

Queensland's COVID-19 cases rise 50 in one day taking total to 144

Queensland has confirmed 50 new coronavirus cases across the state, including patients in Townsville and Cairns, taking the state's total to 144. Queensland Health said the latest cases were split evenly between male and female patients, with ages ranging from one to 79

 


 

19/03/2020

Perth Now

Coronavirus crisis: Qantas to stand down most of 30,000 staff in savage international travel cuts

Qantas is suspending all international flights, will delay its $201 million interim payout, and is standing down two-thirds of its 30,000-member workforce until the end of May in the face of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic.

 


 

19/03/2020

SBS News

Guard working at Brisbane hotel housing refugees and asylum seekers tests positive for COVID-19

A guard at a makeshift refugee centre in Brisbane has tested positive to coronavirus, potentially exposing detainees to infection.

 


 

19/03/2020

SBS News

Australia set to introduce travel ban on all foreigners

From 9pm tomorrow, only Australian citizens, residents and their direct family members will be allowed into the country.

 


 

19/03/2020

SBS News

Sales of children's paracetamol to be restricted as Australia's COVID-19 cases hit 565

Children's paracetamol will be sold behind pharmacy counters and asthma medication Ventolin limited to one purchase per person to stop coronavirus hoarding.

 


 

19/03/2020

ABC News

RBA slashes interest rates to 0.25pc in emergency cut amid coronavirus pandemic

The Reserve Bank has cut interest rates to a record low 0.25 per cent and announced a money-printing program for the first time in its history to help prevent a coronavirus-driven recession.

 


 

19/03/2020

BBC

Coronavirus: Asian nations face second wave of imported cases

South Korea, China and Singapore are among the Asian countries facing a second coronavirus wave, spurred by people importing it from outside.

 


 

19/03/2020

7 News

The real reason Australian schools haven’t shut down during COVID crisis

Schools will stay open for now but health officials are keeping a close eye on the situation as the coronavirus spreads across Australia.

 


 

19/03/2020

SBS News

Australians could now face prison if they break new rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's declaration of a national biosecurity emergency means Health Minister Greg Hunt now has a broader range of powers to implement new controls to keep Australians safe.

 


 

19/03/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus deaths in NSW rise to five as City of Sydney closes gyms, pools

The City of Sydney has cancelled or postponed all non-essential events and closed gyms and aquatic centres because of the coronavirus pandemic.

 


 

19/03/2020

SBS News

UK to close schools amid spike in coronavirus cases

Britain announced Wednesday it would be closing schools in the coming days to stem the spread of coronavirus, as the death toll topped 100 and Londoners braced for tougher measures to tackle the outbreak.

 


 

19/03/2020

7 News

Coronavirus Australia: Tasmania shuts down

The Tasmanian government has declared a state of emergency and placed tough new restrictions on mainland Australians seeking entry.

 


 

19/03/2020

CNN Business

GM, Ford and other automakers to halt production in the US

(CNN Business) - Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler will temporarily shut down production in the face of the coronavirus outbreak.

 


 

19/03/2020

Reuters

Rattled world 'at war' with coronavirus as deaths surge in Italy, France

MADRID/BEIJING (Reuters) - Hundreds of millions of people faced a world turned upside down on Wednesday by unprecedented emergency measures against the coronavirus pandemic that is killing the old and vulnerable and threatening prolonged economic misery.

 


 

19/03/2020

Reuters

Russia deploying coronavirus disinformation to sow panic in West, EU document says

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russian media have deployed a “significant disinformation campaign” against the West to worsen the impact of the coronavirus, generate panic and sow distrust, according to a European Union document seen by Reuters.

 


 

19/03/2020

CNN Business

The world's biggest carmaker is shutting down in Europe

London (CNN Business)Volkswagen is preparing to suspend production across Europe as the continent struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

 


 


 

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