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National

Aussies Finally Home After 14-Day Christmas Island Coronavirus Quarantine

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Most of the Australians quarantined on Christmas Island because of the coronavirus scare will finally wake up in the comfort of their own homes, as about 200 others stranded on a cruise ship prepare to evacuate.

World

World

Japan Confirms 99 More Coronavirus Cases On Cruise Ship, Total Now 454

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Japanese officials have confirmed 99 more people infected by the new virus aboard the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess, bringing the total to 454, the Health Ministry says.

Politics

Politics

Aussies On Coronavirus Cruise To Be Flown To Darwin For Quarantine

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A boatload of Australians stuck on a ship afflicted by the coronavirus will spend another 14 days in quarantine, with Qantas to fly them from Japan to Darwin.

News

News

Wuhan Lab Where Bat Bled And Urinated On Worker Could Be Coronavirus 'Ground Zero'

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Researchers believe a research facility in Wuhan where a worker's skin was exposed to bat urine and blood could be the source of the deadly coronavirus.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Teen Raped Young Relative 100 Times Before She Gave Birth In Bathtub

7 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday morning.

National

National

Plans Finalised To Evacuate Australians Aboard Diamond Princess Cruise

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As hundreds of Australians prepare to leave quarantine on Christmas Island, others stranded on a cruise ship off Japan are expecting to learn if they too will be brought home.

World

World

Another 70 Coronavirus Cases On Japan Cruise Ship, Total 355

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Another 70 people aboard a quarantined cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total to 355 cases, Japanese health minister Katsunobu Kato says.

National

National

Christmas Island Evacuees Scheduled To Come Home After Coronavirus Quarantining

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More than 200 Australians who have been quarantined on Christmas Island for two weeks waiting to be cleared of any symptoms of the deadly coronavirus are due to head home on Monday.

World

World

First Coronavirus Death Confirmed In Europe

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An elderly Chinese tourist hospitalised in France has died of the coronavirus, becoming the first fatality in Europe.

National

National

Australian Medical Expert Sent To Quarantined Cruise Ship

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An Australian infectious disease expert is in Japan to help authorities cope with concerns for passengers aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama due to coronavirus.

News

News

Chinese Gymnasts Forced To Pull Out Of World Cup In Australia Due To Travel Ban

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The Chinese gymnastics team entered into next week’s World Cup in Melbourne, has pulled out due to Australian government travel restrictions put in place to limit the coronavirus outbreak, organisers said on Saturday.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Dettol Sales Have Spiked 600 Percent During Coronavirus Health Emergency

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Dettol has revealed sales of its hand sanitiser increased by 600 per cent across Australia, just one day after nearly 14,000 new cases of coronavirus were announced.

National

National

Cruise Ship Passengers In Sydney Harbour Cleared Of Coronavirus

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A passenger on a cruise docked in Sydney has been cleared of coronavirus after the ship's owner slammed false and inflammatory media reports which suggested someone on board could have contracted the disease.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Man Jailed For Life After Beheading Mate With Axe, Hiding Head In Pair Of Jeans

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All the news you need to know this Friday morning.

News

News

Aussie Dentists Issue Desperate Warning Over Face Mask Shortage Amid Coronavirus

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Dental surgeries in Australia and the UK face a desperate shortage of face masks amid the coronavirus outbreak, meaning treatment could be delayed.

National

National

Scott Morrison Extends China Travel Ban As Coronavirus Fears Continue

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The Australian government has announced it is extending a travel ban for visitors arriving from mainland China, over ongoing fears of the potentially deadly coronavirus.

World

World

Aussie Tourists Urged To Take Caution After Coronavirus Hits Bali

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Australian tourists are being warned to stay vigilant in Bali, after a man who visited the island in late January reportedly tested positive for coronavirus.

Sport

Sport

Olympics Organisers 'Seriously Worried' About Coronavirus, But Games Won't Be Canned

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Tokyo Olympics organisers say they are not considering postponing or cancelling the Games because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Breaking

Breaking

Coronavirus Death Toll Sees Highest Daily Spike After 242 Killed Overnight

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China has reported its highly daily death toll to coronavirus after those killed by the infection rose by more than 240 overnight.

National

National

Landlord Evicts Malaysian Student From Perth Home Over Coronavirus Fears

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A Malaysian student returned to her Perth home to find she was "no longer welcome".

National

National

Young Melbourne Woman Diagnosed With Coronavirus 'Felt Physically Fine'

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A young Melbourne woman, who was on the stranded Diamond Princess cruise ship, has spoken of her shock after testing positive to coronavirus.

National

National

Aussie Supermarkets Apologise For Hand Sanitiser Shortage

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If you have been searching for hand sanitiser only to find empty supermarket shelves, you are not alone.

National

National

Australia Scrambles To Confirm Coronavirus Cases, As 40 More On Cruise Ship Test Positive

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The government is working to determine how many Australians have tested positive for coronavirus after forty new cases were confirmed aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan on Wednesday.

World

World

Coronavirus Could Infect More Than Half The World's Population If Not Contained Soon

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As the death toll of coronavirus passes 1,000, a leading expert has warned if it's not controlled soon it could infect up to two-thirds of the world's population.

News

News

Website Offers Free Porn To Stranded Coronavirus Cruise Passengers

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Well, this is one way to ease the boredom. A website is offering free porn to passengers stranded on a cruise ship for at least two weeks due to a coronavirus outbreak.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Dolphins Found Shot And Stabbed On Popular Beach

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All the news you need to know this Wednesday morning.

World

World

The Deadly Coronavirus Has Been Given A Name To Prevent 'Inaccuracy And Stigma'

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The new coronavirus has been named Covid-19 by the director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

News

News

Coronavirus Death Toll Soars Past 1000

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The death toll from the coronavirus epidemic in mainland China passed 1000 on Tuesday with a record daily rise in fatalities, although the number of new confirmed cases fell.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Housemates Horrified After Dead Neighbour's Blood Seeps Through Ceiling

6 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday morning.

National

National

Parents Pull Kids From School Near Quarantine Camp Over Coronavirus Fears

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Concerned parents have taken their kids out of a school near a coronavirus quarantine camp in the Northern Territory over fears the deadly virus could spread.

National

National

Four More Aussies Test Positive For Coronavirus On Cruise Ship

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Four Australians are among more than 60 newly-confirmed coronavirus cases aboard a quarantined cruise ship docked at Yokohama, Japanese authorities have confirmed.

National

National

Cruise Ship Diverted To WA From Singapore Amid Coronavirus Fears

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A luxury cruise ship has been diverted to Fremantle amid concerns about the deadly coronavirus, which could cost Western Australia up to $300 million in tourism revenue.

News

News

Coronavirus Is Airborne, Chinese Official Warns

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As the death toll increases to more than 900, a Chinese official has warned the deadly respiratory infection can be caught through aerosol transmission.

Views

Views

Is China Telling Us Everything It Knows About Coronavirus?

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As the coronavirus crisis has unfolded, the heavy cost of the Chinese governance system’s favoured tools of censorship and information control has been on display.

National

National

New Virus Evacuees Begin NT Quarantine, But Hundreds Still Stranded

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After more than 200 evacuees from the virus outbreak epicentre of Wuhan landed in Darwin, hundreds remain stranded overseas.

National

National

Flight Carrying More Than 200 Aussies From China Lands In Darwin

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A Qantas flight carrying more than 200 Australians evacuated from the coronavirus epicentre of Wuhan in China has landed in Darwin.

News

News

Scaly Anteaters Could Have Spread The Coronavirus To Humans

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China's deadly coronavirus outbreak could have spread from bats to humans through the illegal traffic of pangolins, the world's only scaly mammals, which are prized in Asia for food and medicine, Chinese researchers say.

National

National

Aussies Evacuated From China To Be Quarantined In Former Mining Camp

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More Australians from the coronavirus epicentre of Wuhan in China are primed to enter quarantine at an old mining camp north of Darwin.

World

World

Coronavirus Death Toll Set To Surpass SARS

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The death toll for the new coronavirus has soared above 700, with an American the first confirmed non-Chinese victim, as the epidemic looked set to pass the death toll from SARS.

National

National

Fears Of Coronavirus Case On Christmas Island After Child Becomes Unwell

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A young evacuee has become sick on Christmas Island, with tests now being carried out to confirm whether the illness is coronavirus.

World

World

KFC And Pizza Hut Launch 'Contactless' Delivery In China To Ease Coronavirus Fears

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One of China's largest restaurant operators is trying to make sure the potentially lethal coronavirus paralysing much of the country doesn't disrupt the vital task of delivering pizza and other foods.

Rhonda Stuart

Rhonda Stuart

Why There's No Need To Panic About Coronavirus

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Nearly two weeks on from the first confirmed Australian case of the 2019 novel coronavirus, we’ve seen extensive media coverage about how this new virus is impacting the globe.

News

News

Aussie Retailers Worst Hit By Coronavirus Warned It's 'Tip Of The Iceberg'

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Clothing, footwear and household goods retailers have been the worst hit as the impact of the coronavirus spreads to suppliers.

National

National

Coronavirus Travel Ban Could Cost Aussie Universities Billions

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Australia's universities are scrambling to find solutions to the coronavirus travel ban that could cost them billions, as nearly 100,000 Chinese students remain stranded overseas.

National

National

Summer Could Be Australia's Best Defence Against Coronavirus

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Australia's hot, humid summer temperatures may stave off coronavirus, as experts say winter is the best time for the infection to spread.

World

World

Five Australians 'Among 41 New Cases Of Coronavirus On Cruise Ship'

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Five Australians are reportedly among another 41 people who have tested positive for coronavirus onboard a cruise liner that is quarantined off Japan. 

World

World

Chinese Doctor Who Revealed Coronavirus Outbreak Dies After Contracting Illness Himself

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The Chinese doctor who raised the alarm about the new novel Coronavirus has died.

National

National

'It's Not An Excuse': How Racism Has 'Mobilised Fear And Hostility' Over Coronavirus

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With the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus globally in the tens of thousands, experts are warning of an "echo chamber of pandemic racism" emerging in response online.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

TV News Anchor's Awkward On-Air Blunder Goes Viral

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All the news you need to know this Thursday morning.

National

National

Queensland Confirms Fourth Case Of Coronavirus, State's Second In 24 Hours

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Queensland health authorities have confirmed another case of coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to four.

National

National

Two Australians Test Positive For Coronavirus On Princess Cruises Ship

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At least two Australians onboard a cruise ship docked off the coast of Japan have tested positive for coronavirus. 

News

News

Coronavirus Whistleblower Was 'Silenced' By Chinese Government In December

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A Chinese doctor who tried to raise the alarm about the new coronavirus before it was even identified was threatened by his government to stop "making false comments".

News

News

Coronavirus Claims Second Life Off Mainland China

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The second victim of coronavirus outside of mainland China was a 39-year-old man from Hong Kong with an underlying illness, who had visited China’s Wuhan city, the epicentre of the outbreak now under virtual quarantine.

National

National

Eight-Year-Old Boy Isolated In QLD Hospital With Coronavirus

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An eight-year-old boy has been isolated in a Queensland hospital after it was confirmed he had coronavirus, health authorities said.

National

National

First Coronavirus Evacuees From Wuhan Land On Christmas Island

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The first group of Australian citizens evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan have touched down on Christmas Island.

Crime

Crime

Facebook Mums Charged After Coronavirus Debate Turned Into Fight

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Two women have been charged after an online dispute about coronavirus in a mothers' group chat spilled onto a Sydney street.

National

National

Qantas Flight Carrying Australians Fleeing Coronavirus Departs Wuhan

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The Qantas plane that will bring home hundreds of Australians stranded in the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak has departed from Wuhan, headed for Western Australia.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Man Charged After Allegedly Suffocating 10-Month-Old Baby, Twice

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All the news you need to know this Monday morning.

World

World

Drones Are Being Used To Scold People Not Wearing Masks During Coronavirus Crisis

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People in China are using drones with speakers to scold those who are outside without protective face masks amidst the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.

Politics

Politics

Government Now Says Wuhan Evacuees Won't Be Charged For Christmas Island Flight

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The government now says Australians being evacuated from Wuhan will not be charged $1000 -- despite continually stating that fact in recent days.

World

World

Coronavirus Death Toll Rises To 259 As USA, Australia Announce China Travel Crackdown

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The number of deaths from a coronavirus epidemic in China has risen by 46 to 259, the country's health authority says, as the United States and other nations announced new border curbs on foreigners who have been in China.

National

National

Travel Limits On Foreign Passengers, Qantas To Suspend Flights To Mainland China

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Foreign travellers who have left or passed through mainland China will be denied entry to Australia as officials try to contain the spread of coronavirus.

World

World

All The Times WHO Has Declared A Public Health Emergency

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The new coronavirus outbreak has become the sixth global public health emergency declared by the World Health Organisation. So, what came before it?

Raina MacIntyre

Raina MacIntyre

Christmas Island Quarantine Is A Small Price To Pay To Stop Coronavirus

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Today the WHO declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

National

National

Australia Still Waiting For China To Approve Citizen Evacuations

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The Coalition is still waiting for China to give it the green light on evacuating hundreds of Australian citizens amid the coronavirus crisis, which has now been declared a global health emergency.

News

News

Australians Among Thousands Stuck On Cruise Ship After Coronavirus Scare

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Six thousand people, reportedly including 27 Australians, have been forced to stay on board a cruise ship in Italy after a passenger was tested for coronavirus.

World

World

Coronavirus Declared A Global Health Emergency

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The World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus epidemic in China now constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.

World

World

Fears As Number Of Coronavirus Cases Overtake SARS Epidemic

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Infections from China's coronavirus have spread to more than 8100 people globally, surpassing the SARS epidemic's total.

National

National

Two New Coronavirus Cases Diagnosed In Australia

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Victoria and Queensland have each confirmed a new case of coronavirus, bringing the nation's total to nine.

National

National

Aussies In Wuhan Concerned About Christmas Island Plan

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Australians in Wuhan say they're unsure about the government's plan to evacuate them, with some questioning if they're better off staying put.

National

National

Fears For Tigerair Passengers After Coronavirus Patient Became Unwell On Flight

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Queensland Health authorities are scrambling to contact passengers who were on a flight from Melbourne to the Gold Coast on Monday after it was confirmed a man who was infected with coronavirus became unwell on the plane.

Politics

Politics

The Unanswered Questions Of Australia's Coronavirus Plan

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The plan to evacuate Australians from the coronavirus epicentre remains fuzzy, with questions of how to land a large plane on Christmas Island and how people will be treated there yet to be answered.

National

National

Australia Day Diners Told They Might Have Been Exposed To Coronavirus

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A popular Melbourne restaurant has warned diners who ate at the establishment on Australia Day that they may have been exposed to the coronavirus and to look out for associated symptoms.

News

News

People Are Wearing Plastic Bottles On Their Heads To 'Prevent' Coronavirus

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Residents in China are wearing garbage bags and cut-up water bottles over their heads in a bid to avoid being infected, as coronavirus cases explode across the country.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

9-Year-Old Boy Charged With Attempted Murder After 5-Year-Old Sister Stabbed

5 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday morning.

Sport

Sport

Coronavirus Casts Shadow Over Matildas' Olympic Qualifiers

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The Matildas' qualification tournament for this year's Olympics are in doubt amid fresh concerns about the potentially deadly coronavirus.

Sport

Sport

Coronavirus Sees Chinese Football Team Quarantined In Brisbane Hotel

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China's women's football team has been quarantined in Brisbane after arriving for the Olympic qualifiers, which had been moved to Australia due to coronavirus fears.

National

National

Seventh Case Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Australia

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Queensland authorities have confirmed the state's first coronavirus case, bringing Australia's total to seven.

News

News

Facebook, Twitter Struggle To Stop Spread Of Coronavirus Conspiracies

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Misinformation about coronavirus continues to spread worldwide despite efforts and pledges by social media companies to eliminate fake news.

National

National

Australian Scientists On Track To 'Gamechanger' Coronavirus Vaccine

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In an extraordinary breakthrough, Australian scientists have grown coronavirus in a lab, bringing the medical world closer to creating a vaccine for the deadly infection.

National

National

Qantas Working Out How To Get Evacuated Aussies To Christmas Island

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The government wants to evacuate Australians trapped in Wuhan and isolate them for two weeks on Christmas Island, however, the airline that's been asked to help is still trying to figure out how.

National

National

Will A Face Mask Prevent You From Getting Coronavirus?

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As the spread of the coronavirus continues to grow, many have flocked to chemists and other suppliers to purchase face masks in the hope it will prevent the spread of the deadly disease.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Young Mum Fatally Shoots Toddler Son, Then Herself

6 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday morning.

National

National

Australians Warned To Reconsider Travel To China During Coronavirus Outbreak

2 min read

As coronavirus cases surge at home and overseas, the Australian government has updated its travel advice for China overnight, urging Australians to reconsider their need to travel.

National

National

Coronavirus: 400 Australian Citizens Register To Be Freed From Wuhan

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Australian authorities continue to search for ways to help hundreds of citizens locked down in the Chinese epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.

Politics

Politics

Scott Morrison's Phone Call Interrupted Jacinda Ardern's Press Conference

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has laughed off having to reject a phone call from Scott Morrison, when he rang through in the middle of a press conference she was holding.

National

National

Parents Told To Keep School Kids At Home If They've Recently Been To China

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People in NSW have been asked to hold their children back from returning to school this week if they've recently travelled to China.

National

National

What To Do If You Think You Have Coronavirus

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As Australia confirms its fifth case of coronavirus, an expert says there's "no need to panic" and that the deadly infection poses a very small risk to Australians.

National

National

False Claims Coronavirus Hiding In Energy Drinks, Noodles, Slammed By Health Departments

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Bizarre claims coronavirus is hiding inside food like noodles, rice and even energy drinks are spreading on Facebook, with health experts forced to emphatically slap down the harmful posts.

National

National

Boarding School Students Quarantined Over Coronavirus Fears In QLD

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A group of international students who recently returned from China are being isolated on a separate floor of their Queensland school boarding house over fears they may have been exposed to the deadly coronavirus.

National

National

Top Doctor Says More Aussies Will Be Diagnosed With Deadly Coronavirus

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Australian health authorities are warning that the country's fifth case of the deadly coronavirus won't be the last.

World

World

Woman Saved From Travelling To Wuhan After Dog Ate Her Passport

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A woman who was to travel to the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak has her furry friend to thank for her abandoned trip.

National

National

Australia To Evacuate Citizens From Coronavirus Epicentre As Riots Break Out Abroad

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The Australian government is preparing to evacuate citizens living in China and bring them home, claiming Australia is "incredibly well-prepared" to deal with more cases of the deadly virus.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap: Aussie Artist Has Both Legs Amputated In Freak NYC Accident

5 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday morning.

National

National

Uni Student Confirmed As Fifth Case Of Deadly Coronavirus In Australia

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A student from Sydney's UNSW has become the fifth person to contract, the deadly coronavirus, as four other possible cases are investigated in WA. 

National

National

Possible Fourth Case Of Coronavirus In NSW

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NSW health authorities are investigating a fourth possible case of the deadly coronavirus in the state after a patient tested positive during a preliminary examination

World

World

Hong Kong Declares Coronavirus Emergency As 122 Tested

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A coronavirus emergency has been declared in Hong Kong with a package of measures to limit the Asian financial hub's transport links with mainland China.