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    Childcare's perfect storm

    Childcare operators are facing a triple-whammy of challenges in coming weeks, with concerns the return of fees today will force some families to pull children out. After more than six weeks of the Federal Government covering all fees, families are again…
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    Alleged quarantine dodger fronts court

    A young Ulverstone man will front an after-hours court session today, accused of dodging home quarantine having come in from Victoria Police say Alex Bezemer arrived in Devonport on July 3rd, but wasn't at his nominated place of residence when when officers…
  • coronavirus update

    Borders sealed until at least July 31

    A decision to open Tasmania to interstate travellers on July 24 has been deferred at least another week. Those arriving from other jurisdictions will still need to quarantine for 14 days, Premier Peter Gutwein told a press conferenece this afternoon. "It's…
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    State of emergency extended

    Tasmania's state of emergency, giving the government sweeping powers including quarantining interstate visitors, will be extended until the end of next month as Victoria's coronavirus situation remains tense. Police Commissioner Darren Hine will continue in…
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    US coronavirus cases exceed 3 million

    After shattering a daily record this week and recording more than 60,000 new coronavirus cases, the United States has now passed the 3 million mark in the total tally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The US has registered 131,594 deaths related to…
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    Melburnians start stay-at-home lockdown

    Melburnians are back in stay-at-home lockdown for six weeks in a bid to contain a second wave of coronavirus cases in the state. Residents in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, north of the city, can only leave their homes to get food and supplies,…
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    Vic does more than one million virus tests

    VICTORIA'S LATEST CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS: AS OF JULY 8: * 134 new cases * Total of number of cases now 2942 * 11 new cases are linked to outbreaks * 123 are under investigation * 75 infections in total at the nine public housing towers in hard lockdown * 29,424…
  • coronavirus update

    Gov urged to clamp down on essential workers

    The State Government is assuring Tasmanians it's acting only on public health advice, as Labor raises concerns about essential workers being allowed into the state from Victoria without quarantining. Currently personnel are allowed to work and shop in the…
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    Melbourne returns to lockdown for 6 weeks

    Melbourne has been ordered back into lockdown after the state was hit with a record 191 new cases of coronavirus. Premier Daniel Andrews on Tuesday confirmed people in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, north of the city, will return to lockdown from…
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    Victoria records 191 new COVID-19 cases

    Victoria has recorded 191 new cases of coronavirus, as the state prepares for the closure of its border with NSW. It is the highest number of new diagnoses in the state since the start of the pandemic and follows an increase of 127 cases on Monday, which was…
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    ADF to be deployed on NSW-Victoria border

    Australian Defence Force personnel will patrol the NSW-Victoria border after it closes at midnight to contain the COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne. The ADF is finalising plans to deploy between 350-500 personnel to support NSW Police Force border checkpoints,…
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    How the NSW-Victorian border closure works

    VICTORIA-NSW BORDER CLOSURE * The border will close from 11.59pm Tuesday night * Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and NSW Premier Gladys Berejikilian agreed the measure on Monday morning * Border will be enforced from the NSW…
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    Victoria-NSW border set to be closed

    The Victoria-New South Wales border is set to be closed, as Victoria struggles to contain a second wave of coronavirus. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is expected to announce the border closure at a press conference at 10.45am on Monday. It has been…
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    Decision looms on Vic border

    A new report is predicting the nation's economic growth will contract by three percent this year, due in part to Victoria's unfolding coronavirus crisis. The Deloitte Access Economics analysis also found Victoria will be one of the hardest hit jurisdictions.…
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    Victoria records 74 new coronavirus cases

    A resident looks out a window in public housing towers in North Melbourne, Sunday, July 5, 2020. Police are enforcing a lockdown at public housing towers in Melbourne after Victoria recorded 108 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, forcing the lockdown of nine…
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    Social diss: pokie venue blasted

    Clark Federal MP Andrew Wilkie is on the warpath, accusing a Hobart pokie venue of flouting social distancing laws The Member for Clark has released images of gamblers sitting side by side at machines at the Carlyle at Derwent Park. He's also had reports of…
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    Virus cases rising in 40 of 50 US states

    The number of confirmed coronavirus cases per day in the US has climbed to a record high of more than 50,000, with the infection curve rising in 40 of the 50 states in a reversal that has largely spared only the northeast. An alarming 36 states are seeing an…
  • coronavirus update

    Tweaked TB vaccine shows COVID-19 promise

    Mice have shown promising immune responses to a tuberculosis vaccine that's been repurposed to defeat COVID-19. Australian researchers are heartened by animal trials that indicate their potential vaccine is prompting all the right responses to fight off the…
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    PM takes middle path on virus support

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned against creating a dependency on coronavirus support measures, as some Victorians entered lockdown for a second time. Lockdowns have been reimposed across 10…
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    Lab-grown 'lungs' help in virus treatments

    Australian scientists have grown "human lungs" in the laboratory, meaning victims of potentially fatal viruses such as COVID-19 could receive faster treatments. The research would minimise animal testing and fast-track drugs for human clinical trials. CSIRO…