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    Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact - 7/4/20 -sharenews

    The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 0730 AEST April 7. -- NUMBERS * Confirmed cases in Australia: 5,795 * Australian deaths: 41 (19 in NSW, 10 in Vic, four in Qld, four in WA, two in Tas, two in ACT). 12 were passengers on the…
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    Book thrown at alleged quarantine dodger

    A Launceston man is likely to be in serious hot water after police re-arrested him for allegedly breaching his coronavirus bail. The 50-year-old, who'd recently returned from interstate, had previously been arrested and bailed on Sunday, reportedly leaving…
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    Australians told to keep up virus measures -sharenews

    Members of the public are seen walking past a sign reading '1.5 Metres Apart' at Scarborough Beach, Perth, Monday, April 6, 2020. Beaches in Perth remain open but people must still adhere to social distancing rules. (AAP Image/Richard Wainwright) Health…
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    NWR Hospital outbreak worsens

    Tasmanian authorities are scrambling to contain a coronavirus outbreak at the Northwest Regional Hospital, the number of infected staff rising to six. An outbreak management team is now following up close contacts of the two latest cases, taking the state's…
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    More staff at Tas hospital have COVID-19 -sharenews

    Two more staff at a hospital in Tasmania's northwest have tested positive to the coronavirus, with authorities banning visitors from the facility. The new cases at the North West Regional Hospital in Burnie were confirmed by the state's public health…
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    More cases in hospital outbreak

    27 healthcare workers at both the Mersey Community Hospital and the North West Regional Hospital are in isolation as a result of a cluster of coronavirus cases in the region. A patient and staff member from Burnie are among 4 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed…
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    China sees rise in new coronavirus cases -sharenews

    Mainland China has reported 39 new coronavirus cases as the number of asymptomatic cases also surged, as Beijing continues to struggle to extinguish the outbreak despite drastic containment efforts. The National Health Commission said in a statement on Monday…
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    Warning on early access to super scam -sharenews

    Scammers are pretending to offer people financial relief from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic by helping them access superannuation early. The fraudsters are phoning people and claiming to be from organisations that can help them access their…
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    New RACT Insurance fund

    RACT Insurance has today unveiled a Covid-19 Community Response Package to help those doing it tough during this pandemic. The $100,000 fund is focused on responding to the financial pressures the state’s community groups are facing as a result of Covid-19.…
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    Killer cruise's Tassie grief

    Ruby Princess operator Carnival is pledging to cooperate with a NSW police probe into why thousands of potentially infected passengers were allowed off the vessel in Sydney last month. The ship's been linked to more than a tenth of Australia's infections and…
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    NSW COVID-19 death toll rises to 18 -sharenews

    NSW has now recorded 18 COVID-19 deaths as the state's total number of cases rises to 2637. NSW Health said on Monday the state had recorded 57 new cases - a drop on the previous day which was partly explained by fewer tests being done over the weekend. The…
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    Tiger at NYC Bronx Zoo positive for virus -sharenews

    A tiger at New York's Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the US or a tiger anywhere. The four-year-old Malayan tiger, and six other tigers and lions that have also fallen…
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    UK PM admitted to hospital for tests -sharenews

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests after showing persistent symptoms of coronavirus (EPA/Will Oliver) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests after showing persistent symptoms of…
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    We can defeat the coronavirus: Queen -sharenews

    Queen Elizabeth II during her address to the nation and the Commonwealth in relation to the coronavirus epidemic (EPA/Buckingham Palace) Queen Elizabeth has told the British people that they would overcome the coronavirus outbreak if they stayed resolute in…
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    Qld sticks with tough coronavirus controls -sharenews

    Queensland's coronavirus infection rate has slowed, but tough restrictions remain in place amid fears any relaxation could cause a spike in cases. The state recorded an extra nine cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the lowest rise in weeks with the state total now…
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    NSW Police to investigate Ruby Princess -sharenews

    NSW Police to investigate Ruby Princess (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) The Ruby Princess will be berthing at the port of Port Kembla, near Wollongong on the same day a criminal investigation is set to begin into the ill-fated cruise ship. NSW Police Commissioner…
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    3rd Burnie hospital worker with coronavirus

    The medical and surgical wards at Burnie's North West Regional Hospital are closed to new admissions, after a third worker at the facility tested positive to coronavirus. A full investigation was already underway to aggressively trace and track the movements…
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    Two health workers among new COVID-19 cases

    An urgent investigation into how two medical ward staff at Burnie's North West Regional Hospital contracted coronavirus is underway. The other four cases in the state confirmed late yesterday all returned from overseas, interstate or the now-infamous Ruby…
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    North-west coronavirus testing expanded

    Coronavirus testing is being ramped up in Tasmania's north-west, in the hope of finding a source of infection for two people in Devonport with no obivious links to cruise ships or overseas travel. There are currently 74 confirmed cases in the state, including…
  • Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is seen during a press conference at Queensland Parliament House in Brisbane, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Premier Palaszczuk announced that Queensland had 55 more cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the state

    Queensland months away from infection peak -sharenews

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (pictured) has warned Queensland is still some way off approaching its infection peak (AAP Image/Darren England) Queensland's coronavirus tally has climbed again and the state is months away from a peak in infections, the premier…

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