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| Australia's coronavirus co-ordinator is preparing for infection rates among the community to peak in coming months. Neville Power says once the virus peak eventually passes, his commission will turn its attentions to rebuilding...
| Tasmania has recorded its second coronavirus death, with an elderly man dying at the Royal Hobart Hospital overnight. It comes after a woman in her 80s died on Monday from the virus in the state's northwest and takes the...
| Australian scientists are using a massive X-ray machine to map the molecular structure of COVID-19 to help find a vaccine for the virus. Experts at the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne - which is about the size of a football...
| Coronavirus sees flu shots fly off shelves (Bigstock) Pharmacists say they have seen a huge surge in people getting flu shots, outpacing last season's demand. Medicos are reminding Australians to get vaccinated for flu...
| The coronavirus is mutating - as viruses do - and eight strains are now making the rounds globally, medical experts say. The good news is that the mutations are not more lethal, said Trevor Bedford, whose website NextStrain.org...
| Australians applying for welfare can now get support if their partner earns about $79,000, the prime minister has announced. Scott Morrison says the government has boosted the threshold from about $48,000, which would allow...
| Pinprick blood tests that detect COVID-19 in just minutes are coming to Australia within days. Melbourne diagnostic company Endo X and ASX-listed biotech company Cellmid are among several companies that have signed import...
| Thousands of Queenslanders are offering a foster home to animals big and small as the RSPCA faces a potential lockdown of its care centres. The charity is combing through more than 3000 foster caring applications as it races...
| New York state has surpassed a grim milestone, with its death toll from the coronavirus outbreak climbing above 1000, less than a month after the disease was first detected in the state. New York City reported on Sunday...
| An elderly woman has become the first person to die from coronavirus in Tasmania, as the state introduces tough policing of social gathering restrictions. The woman, aged in her 80s, died on Monday morning in the North West...
| 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 1990s with chart-topping...
| 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 Qld). * Confirmed cases...

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