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| 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 national COVID-19 toll to 19. #COVIDaus | An elderly man has passed away...
| 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 field - capture atomic-scale 3D pictures of coronavirus. The images are being shared...
| 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 early this year to ease pressure on the health system, which is under pressure from the coronavirus pandemic. Pharmaceutical...
| US President Donald Trump says more than one million Americans had been tested for coronavirus and has urged people to continue to follow social distancing measures through April to prevent the virus from spreading. "Every one of us has a role to play in winning this war. Every citizen, family, and...
| The NSW government is urging the community to keep social gatherings to a minimum and obey new regulations as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state passes 2000. Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Tuesday implored people to not leave their homes unless they "absolutely" have to as the state tries...
| An injured sulphur-crested cockatoo walks through the burnt ground of Kosciuszko National Park in Providence Portal, New South Wales, Australia January 11, 2020. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy The devastating bushfire season in NSW has officially ended with more than five million hectares of land burnt across the state. NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane...
| LATEST NEWS ABOUT COVID-19: -- NUMBERS * Confirmed cases in Australia: 4245. NSW remains the worst hit with 1918. * Australian deaths: 18 (eight in NSW, four in Vic, two in WA, two in Qld, one in Tas, one in ACT). * Four people have died at Sydney nursing home Dorothy Henderson Lodge, three women...
| The federal government is rolling out the biggest economic stimulus package in Australian history to protect six million jobs potentially affected by COVID-19. The new JobKeeper payment announced on Monday is part of a $130 billion package and features a $1500 per fortnight payment to an estimated six million workers via...
| The agreement with Adelaide's Detmold Group is for 145 million masks, with 100 million to go to the National Medical Stockpile and 45 million to SA. "We have a sufficient supply of masks at the moment, but this work will ensure we sustain that supply over the months ahead," federal Minister...
| 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 is tracking the virus' genome from samples provided to him from throughout the...

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