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| UPDATE: The 2020 Agfest has been cancelled due to coronavirus, in the first time in the event's 37-year history. "After much careful deliberation weighing up the latest advice from health officials and the Tasmanian and...
| The Tasmanian Government has unveiled a $420 million stimulus package to help boost the local economy in light of the coronavirus pandemic. There is a one off payment of $250 for individuals and $1,000 for families forced...
| Coronavirus has prompted the state government to accept the Royal Hobart Hospital's K-Block, flaws and all. Previously the government refused to accept a hand over of the massive redevelopment from the contractor because...
| Mona founder David Walsh says his famed museum will close for the foreseeable future due to Covid-19. The professional gambler has used his well-known knack for numbers to crunch the possible outcomes, and he admits the...
| A report's being prepared for the coroner after an elderly man died in a tractor crash at Huonville. The 87 year old couldn't be revived after the incident at a Benders Road property. Police and crash investigators remained...
| Everyone entering Tasmania will be forced to give the state government their contact details as part of measures to combat the spread of coronavirus. Premier Peter Gutwein announced the 'arrival card' will be rolled out...
| RSL Anzac Day services are cancelled for Tasmania in response to coronavirus. The league's board met on the weekend and came to a unanimous decision in the interests of public safety. RSL State President Robert Dick encourages...
| The University of Tasmania is beginning to move its courses online. UTAS has announced it's beginning a staged transition to online courses for students where possible as part of its ongoing response to COVID-19. Staff...
| Tasmanians are being reassured there still hasn't been any community transmission of coronavirus, after the number of cases in the state rose to seven. The latest, a woman in her 50s, is in isolation after going on a yacht...
| All cruise ships will be suspended from visiting Tasmanian ports until June 30th in an unprecedented move by the state government. There are now six confirmed cases of coronavirus in Tasmania, after a female in her 60s tested...
| Another coronavirus patient is in isolation in the Royal Hobart Hospital, bringing the state's known infections to five. The man in his 60s had been travelling recently in Canada and America, and is not thought to have been...
| All mass public gatherings of more than 500 people will be cancelled from Monday, in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus. Prime Minister Scott Morrison made the announcement after receiving advice from health officers. Meanwhile,...

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