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    Social diss: pokie venue blasted

    Clark Federal MP Andrew Wilkie is on the warpath, accusing a Hobart pokie venue of flouting social distancing laws The Member for Clark has released images of gamblers sitting side by side at machines at the Carlyle at Derwent Park. He's also had reports of…
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    Questions linger over health worker allegations

    Premier of Tasmania Peter Gutwein speaking to media ahead of a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting in March (AAP Image/James Gourley) Tasmania's Premier won't reveal the source of the Prime Minister's claim that a Tasmanian doctor lied to…
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    Tas borders expected to reopen next month

    Tasmania is planning to reopen its borders to the mainland in four weeks. Premier Peter Gutwein has announced the state intends to ease border restrictions on July 24, depending public health advice. He says the state will review the coronavirus situation in…
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    Restrictions ease further

    Noon on Friday begins the next phase of increased maximum numbers for groups to 500 outdoors and 250 indoors. It's around two and a half weeks earlier than previously indicated in recognition of Tasmania remaining free of known active cases of coronavirus.…
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    Tenant protections extended

    Protections for vulnerable residential tenants in Tasmania will remain in place for at least another 3 months. Tasmanian renters can't be evicted until October nor can rents increase, under the emergency coronavirus legislation which has been extended to…
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    Gutwein holding firm on borders amid Vic concern

    Premier Peter Gutwein is resisting calls to ease restrictions and open Tasmania's borders earlier than planned, despite Labor and industry bodies pushing him on the issue. An announcement on borders is due to be made this week, but another outbreak of…
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    No cases, Stage 3 restrictions brought forward

    An expansion of numbers for gatherings is coming soon for Tasmania, as it marks no known active coronavirus cases and nearly a month since an infection. Premier Peter Gutwein made the breakthrough statement about active cases this afternoon, as well as…
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    Rally attendee tests positive

    A person who attended a mass rally in Melbourne on the weekend has been diagnosed with Covid-19. Victoria's Chief Health Officer says the individual was unlikely to have caught the illness there as he first developed symptoms the day after. Thousands of…
  • Homebuilding

    Home builders boost

    Homeowners will be offered grants of up to $25,000 under a federal government plan to prop up the construction sector during the Covid-19 downturn. The "HomeBuilder" scheme is designed to help those building a new home or undertaking substantial renovations.…
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    Festival of Voices goes virtual

    Hobart's much-loved Festival of Voices is moving online for this year, as a result of coronavirus restrictions on gatherings. Jackie Wilson's 1967 classic 'Higher and Higher' will be used for The Big Sing, normally conducted around a campfire in Salamanca.…
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    Early mark on restrictions welcomed

    Peter Gutwein's early mark on easing Stage 2 restrictions from Friday afternoon is being broadly welcomed. The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry says businesses are breathing a sigh of relief at the news. "The Premier has listened to the business…
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    Hospital visits returning

    Restrictions on visitations at Tasmanian hospitals will be eased from Monday. It comes as the state notches up a 14th straight day of no new confirmed coronavirus cases, leaving our tally at 226 with only 6 active infections - 2 of those in hospital but not…
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    Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact - Wednesday 27 May 2020 -sharenews

    The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 0730 AEST May 27. CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS * Australia has recorded 7133 cases. There are 478 active cases. SA has recorded its first case in three weeks while the ACT and NT have no active cases. *…
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    Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact - Tuesday 26 May 2020 -sharenews

    The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 0730 AEST May 26. CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS * Australia has recorded 7118 cases. There are 485 active cases. SA, ACT and NT have no active cases. * The national death toll is 102 - NSW 50, Victoria…
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    Coronavirus milestone

    The number of active Covid-19 cases in Tasmania dropped back into the single figures for the first time since mid-March on Tuesday. Health department figures list 8 active cases remaining in Tasmania's northwest, after the north followed the south in…
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    WHO-led hydroxychloroquine trials halted -sharenews

    Tests of hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients have been halted following a recent report that the anti-malarial drug could increase the mortality in coronavirus patients, the World Health Organisation says. The tests were part of the WHO-led international…
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    NSW govt encourages COVID-19 testing -sharenews

    The NSW government is urging anyone feeling unwell with even the mildest of symptoms to get tested for COVID-19 in an attempt to rapidly identify community transmission. Premier Gladys Berejiklian says early testing is crucial as people begin to move around…
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    Aussies stashing cash during pandemic -sharenews

    Australians weren't just stockpiling toilet paper during the COVID-19 crisis - they have also been hoarding crisp new banknotes. While consumer spending has fallen after the panic-buying splurge in March, and many retailers are refusing cash payments for…
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    Cygnet Folk Festival cancelled

    Another major event in Tasmania has been cancelled due to coronavirus. Organisers of the Cygnet Folk Festival in the state's south say the 6000 attendees brought to the township every January posed an "unacceptable health risk". It was also thought the basic…
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    Expanded testing criteria

    Tasmania has now gone 8 days without recording a new case of coronavirus. As of 12pm Sunday, there were only 11 active cases across the state: 10 from the North West and 1 from the North. Nearly 25,000 COVID-19 tests have been carried out here, but the state…

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