National Pen-Pal Service Launched To Help Elderly Stay Connected In Isolation
A nationwide pen-pal program is being launched from Tuesday, encouraging Aussies in isolation to write to the elderly to lift their spirits.
A nationwide pen-pal program is being launched from Tuesday, encouraging Aussies in isolation to write to the elderly to lift their spirits.
This pair shows quarantine is the perfect time for a bubbling romance.
From Midnight Monday Australians will be banned from visiting friends and partners at their homes and rule-breakers have been warned they face big fines for ignoring the guidelines.
This past weekend, a Sydney couple said 'I do' in front of the groom's 90-year-old grandmother -- there to capture the moment was a photographer with an extraordinary lens and an ingenious plan.
Businesses are being urged not to sack employees during the coronavirus crisis, with $750 a week per worker offered to subsidise wages as the economy takes a nosedive and workplaces close.
All foreign investments in Australia will require approval as the government moves to protect the country's assets during the coronavirus pandemic.
Australia's largest pet care company has offered to donate all of its human-grade ventilators, as hospitals prepare for more COVID-19 cases.
Find A Bed Au helped hundreds of Aussies who lost their homes during the devastating bushfires and now it's turning its attention towards the COVID-19 outbreak.
Australia’s leading health and research institutes are clarifying misinformation around fresh produce including fruit and vegetables.
Woolworths has introduced an $80 ‘basic box’ of groceries which includes meals and some essential items.
Millions of Australians will see an additional $750 appear in their bank accounts from tomorrow as the government starts rolling out its coronavirus stimulus package which includes an Economic Support Payment.
In a world struck by depressing new realities, one of the most confronting things would have to be the news about the effect of COVID-19 on our elders.
British boxer Billy Joe Saunders has been slammed for his 'punching women in isolation tutorial', with experts warning violence will increase during the coronavirus pandemic.
A man who repeatedly broke mandatory self-isolation requirements has been arrested and will face a Sydney court today.
Foreign workers who are stranded in Australia without work or access to Centrelink are urging the government to help them survive the coronavirus pandemic.
Australian banks are expanding their business support package to all businesses with loans of up to $10 million from Monday.
'Studio 10' health expert, Dr Andrew Rochford, has pleaded with the public to stop stealing protective supplies from hospitals as it risks the lives of medical workers and patients during the pandemic.
Victorians will be slapped with hefty fines of more than $1500 if they're sprung having friends over for dinner, Victorian Premier Daniels Andrews has declared.
COVID-19 cases are rising in young adults, who are the age group most likely to ignore the state's strict health measures, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Monday.
Australia's entertainment industry has already suffered a $316-million body blow, with artists saying they're in "a horrible position" after cancelled gigs and no prospect of venues reopening.
The coronavirus death toll in Spain climbed by 838 overnight to 6528, following the PM's announcement that all non-essential workers must stay at home.
Australians will be banned from meeting in groups of more than two, as the government orders even tighter coronavirus rules in the face of case numbers continuing to grow.
One in five Australians already battle a mental illness and it is feared that number will increase amid tough social distancing restrictions, job losses and the need for self-isolation caused by the coronavirus.
At least 16 Australians have now died after contracting COVID-19 but the prime minister says the "strong" rate of infections is slowing.
Following the lead of other nations, the Australian government will deliver coronavirus information and public health advice through WhatsApp and an Apple app.
Health workers are going without essential hygiene items because thieves are stealing them from hospitals, leaving doctors and nurses at coronavirus risk.
A New South Wales woman will face court after allegedly speeding through a South Australian border checkpoint and coughing in the faces of two police officers.
“I was on the line at the supermarket, having finally secured a pack of toilet paper, when my phone just started pinging at me."
As a parent of a child with a restricted diet, I've been on the receiving end of a number of raised eyebrows.
Australians will be able to consult their GP over the phone and access new coronavirus-specific mental health support as part of a new $1.1 billion package.
Thousands of people flying into Australia have begun being shuttled to makeshift quarantine facilities across the country as Australia turns to law-and-order to fight Covid-19.
Dozens of people from the Artania cruise ship are awaiting coronavirus test results, while hundreds of healthy people have begun flying home.
Queenslanders headed to the polls today as the number of coronavirus cases climbed and Brisbane hotels prepared to quarantine people returning from overseas.
A community in Perth hasn't let new social distancing measures dampen the spirits of two young boys who were forced to cancel their birthday parties this weekend due to coronavirus.
A hospital in northern Italy has desperately resorted to utilising scuba masks, as ventilators run low and the country's coronavirus deaths climb.
Compared to other countries, the number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus in Germany has been surprisingly low.
The Federal government has ordered all dentists to adhere to strict guidelines, which includes turning away more patients and only treating cases that meet "emergency" criteria.
People and businesses across Australia now face steep fines for breaching self-isolation, quarantine and mass-gathering rules, as authorities step up enforcement to manage the spread of COVID-19.
Geneva Wood has lived a long and feisty life. The 90-year-old mother, grandmother and great-grandmother has lived through wars and recessions -- but she nearly died from coronavirus.
The federal government will invest almost $300 million to help the regional aviation sector get through the coronavirus pandemic.
Any non-essential travellers who arrive in Tasmania will be quarantined for 14 days, in what the Tasmanian Premier said is the strongest border measures in the country.
Iconic Australian brand R.M Williams has become the latest retail store to shut its doors amid the COVID-19 crisis.
A stellar line-up of Australian talent will present a livestream for the planet tonight, as landmarks around the country and the world switch off their lights for Earth Hour at 8.30pm AEDT.
A Sydney man has been charged with helping to steal 400 rolls of toilet paper from restricted supermarket storage areas amid shortages of the product.
Holland America Line says four passengers have died on a cruise ship anchored off the coast of Panama.
Facebook and Twitter are battling mountains of scams, misinformation and racist hoaxes amid the coronavirus crisis, as crooks and far-right groups seek to exploit the pandemic.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus.
Myer has announced it will shut down all of its stores for at least four weeks, becoming the latest retail business forced to close its doors amid the coronavirus outbreak.
A number of Victoria's beaches have been closed and beachgoers told to move along after people defied social distancing rules put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus.
An international group of pen-pals, coordinated from Sydney, are making sure this grandmother doesn't get lonely in isolation.
Brand Collective is the latest victim of Australia’s retail collapse after an estimated 30,000 workers in the sector lost their jobs this week.
Some of Australia’s leadership experts have weighed in on the PM’s performance during the coronavirus crisis, pointing out some missteps and his best moments of clarity.
Long lines of voters waiting at pre-polling booths in Queensland has caused concern over social distancing and the spread of coronavirus.
I’m an independent sex worker, and have been working for almost four years.
Scott Morrison has strengthed self-isolation requirements of Australians arriving home from overseas, announcing mandatory quarantine in hotels for two weeks before they are allowed to return home.
After receiving backlash for 'insensitive' comments she made about the social distancing and self-isolation measures needed to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, Evangeline Lilly has now apologised.
A shopping centre in Sydney's Inner West is doing what they can to move shoppers along following increased self isolation measures and the closure of food courts.
Kathmandu has announced it will close 175 stores, including Rip Curl outlets, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
In a bid to support the heroes on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic, two major companies are offering their support in the form of free meals and accommodation.
Saying goodbye is never easy.
A new survey has found COVID-19 is already hitting Australian homes in dangerous ways, and there are urgent calls for the Federal government to step in as domestic violence is expected to get much worse.
One of the silver linings of being in self isolation is the extra time we get to spend with our pets.
Coles is telling its customers to pack their own bags and groceries to help stem the spread of coronavirus.
Australians are getting cabin fever and it appears they're doing everything they 'virtually' can to keep occupied as the coronavirus continues to grip the nation and force people inside.
The NSW police commissioner Mick Fuller said a rising number of Australians are calling to dob-in people who are not complying with self-isolation requirements.
A US man frustrated with government action to stop the spread of the coronavirus was planning to bomb a hospital, according to the FBI.
Australians have been warned time and flight options are running out if they want to flee the US, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to take hold.
The number of people infected with coronavirus has reached 500,000 as economies around the world reel from the impact of widespread lockdowns.
A new study forecasting the capacity of Australian hospitals to treat people in intensive care units (ICU) will be exceeded in about a week.
A woman who breached quarantine regulations after returning from Bali is one of five people in NSW who have been handed infringement notices for flouting coronavirus public health orders.
A Perth man in his 70s has become Australia's 13th coronavirus fatality.
Hundreds of travellers were filmed packing out Sydney Airport’s international arrivals on Thursday as they waited to pass through border security – many not following social distancing rules.
In a heartwarming display of community spirit, Aussies are placing teddy bears in their windows to brighten the days of local children.
This morning, Scott Morrison announced he was lifting the 30-minute appointment rule he imposed on hairdressers and barbers on Tuesday night in response to the spread of coronavirus.
Last week, I started watching 'Ambulance Australia'.
Not since 1919 has the border between Queensland and NSW effectively been closed.
Funerals will be completely transformed under new social distancing measures that limit services to just 10 people.
After a stressful week brought on by the coronavirus outbreak, Australians have lifted each other's spirits, jamming out to an iconic national song from their balconies in Sydney.
The Big Issue vendor Louis is larger-than-life and loves his job. But as the coronavirus pandemic empties the Melbourne streets, he's struggling.
The spread of coronavirus has already had a huge impact on the way we're currently living, both in Australia and across the world.
In the wake of the drought and coronavirus crisis, supermarkets are relaxing their specifications and allowing imperfect fruit and veg to fill our shelves.
Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia have announced schools will become pupil-free ahead of the holidays as the states move towards majority online learning.
For many Aussie parents, the realisation that homeschooling was indefinite led to a panicked dash to the liquor store. And rightly so.
Debt: it’s a four-letter word.
Three men, all in their 70s, have died in Victoria after contracting coronavirus.
Flight Centre has announced it will temporarily stand down 3,800 Australian workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sydney trains will continue to operate but commuters are advised to consider options like working from home to reduce passenger numbers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A birthday bash at a popular restaurant on the Sunshine Coast has caused a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Passengers will not be allowed to disembark from cruise ships in NSW, the state's premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Thursday.
The Giza Pyramids have been sterilised as part of Egypt's disinfection efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
NSW Police are now able to hand out on-the-spot fines to anyone who breaches public health orders or ministerial directions during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus.
Australia's death toll from the coronavirus has risen to nine after the death of a 68-year-old man in Queensland.
A Victorian family will be allowed to farewell their father together, after telling of their 'heartbreak' at having to choose which of the 11 children would be able to attend his funeral.
Children as young as seven are turning to the Kids Helpline for support as they struggle to come to terms with the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak.
When I left the teaching profession eight years ago, I never thought for a minute I’d be back doing it again. Never.
Lengthy delays are expected when Queensland's borders are closed at midnight on Wednesday.
An Adelaide nurse who copped a parking fine after finishing her night shift has had an online stranger pay it for her, as the nurse's union calls for free and accessible parking for hospital staff.
As the government continues to tighten measures around self isolation to control the spread of coronavirus, many of us are finding ourselves in situations we never have before.
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