Australia records five cases in 24 hours

                                        Australia’s coronavirus death toll is 102 with just five cases of the virus recorded in the last 24 hours.

                                        Bubble tea addicted girl falls into coma

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                                        The teen drank two bubble teas every day for a month before she was admitted to hospital in a seriously ill condition.

                                        Woman claims she is UK’s ‘patient zero’

                                        Susannah Ford became sick on January 6. Picture: LinkedIn

                                        A woman who fell ill after a skiing holiday in early January believes she may have been the first COVID-19 patient in the UK.

                                        NZ lifting almost all virus restrictions

                                        The trans-Tasman bubble could be closer than we think after New Zealand hit a major milestone in its coronavirus battle.

                                        X-ray reveals shocking find in bladder


                                        A man who presented to doctors complaining of abdominal pain reportedly had a “history of accidental ingestion of headphones”.

                                        ‘Can’t disagree more’: Protesters lashed

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                                        Today host Karl Stefanovic has hit out at the tens of thousands of Aussies who protested over the weekend, labelling them “irresponsible”.

                                        Baffling way Americans ‘ward off’ virus

                                        A surprising number of Americans have taken a dangerous measure to attempt to “ward off” the coronavirus, a new report has found.

                                        Activists slam ‘appalling’ protest ban

                                        The NSW Supreme Court’s decision to block a Black Lives Matter protest in Sydney has been slammed by activists as?“appalling” and?an "abuse of COVID powers".

                                        Country admits it got COVID-19 wrong

                                        Sweden steered a different coronavirus course, refusing to lock down. But its death toll is now one of the worst in Europe with one expert saying, “we understood nothing”.

                                        More babies infected in bacteria outbreak

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                                        Three more babies have been infected with a rare and potentially-deadly bacteria following an outbreak at an Adelaide hospital.

                                        ‘Appalling’: Evans’ post angers fans

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                                        A Trump post on the controversial chef’s Instagram has enraged fans – and he didn’t even write anything. But a single emoji spoke volumes.

                                        Only two states record new virus cases

                                        New South Wales and Queensland have recorded no new cases of COVID-19 with just eight infections confirmed across the country today.?

                                        Fears protests could lead to COVID surge

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                                        US politicians are increasingly worried the protests could be “super spreader” events which will see scores infected with coronavirus.

                                        Supermarket worker stuns as cover star

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                                        Its pages are usually reserved for only the biggest stars and royalty, but British Vogue’s latest edition has made a bold U-turn.

                                        Berejiklian's pay freeze laws rejected

                                        Premier Gladys Berejiklian speaks during question time at New South Wales State Parliament, Sydney. Picture: Dylan Robinson

                                        Controversial laws to restrict pay increases for public servants have been reversed by the NSW upper house this afternoon.

                                        Two clues COVID may have come from lab

                                        Two unusual characteristics of COVID-19 have led some scientists to conclude it could be man made rather than from a Wuhan market.

                                        Chicken farm virus could kill billions

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                                        A scientist has warned mass chicken farming could lead to a pandemic deadlier than COVID-19 with half the world at risk.

                                        Britain lifting restrictions ‘too quickly’

                                        Shocking photos from the UK’s beaches over the weekend have reinforced health experts’ warnings that it’s easing restrictions too fast.

                                        COVID plan B no one is talking about

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                                        Zero new virus cases across multiple states is looking increasingly likely, but it’s causing a headache amid fears a two-speed Australia could emerge.

                                        Gross find reveals Australia’s bad habit

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                                        Weighing similar to a small car, the shocking find took four sewage plant operators five hours to remove it with shovels and pitch forks.

                                        Mum gives gift of life to son by donating her kidney

                                        As a parent, you’d do anything for your child, even if it means giving up a body part. South coast mum Evelyn Dickson did not think twice about donating her kidney to save her five-year-old only child’s life.

                                        Australia’s surprising virus statistic

                                        Casey Hospital new ICU ward

                                        Australia has a remarkably low number of virus victims on ventilators, a long way short of the 7000 authorities catered for in the worst-case scenario.

                                        Children most at risk of virus at home

                                        Mystery surrounds how one in four children who contracted the virus were infected, after a study found kids aren’t superspreaders.

                                        Nurse’s shock overseas trip revealed

                                        A coronavirus-infected nurse who could be linked to a 30-year-old’s death has been blasted for “constantly changing her story”.

                                        China could halt global virus recovery

                                        China Slowly Recovers From Coronavirus Outbreak

                                        Beijing has shown it can inflict economic pain on those who challenge it, but it could also cripple the COVID-19 recovery if it doesn’t get its way.

                                        Silent virus risk bigger than thought

                                        Researchers are warning the rates of “silent” coronavirus could be rife in the community, with symptomless cases “significantly underestimated”.

                                        Dad’s shock over mango-sized tumour

                                        Alan King and his family.

                                        You often hear of golf ball-sized tumours but this Sydney father-of-three found out he had one the size of a mango growing.

                                        Temperature scans for Macca’s staff

                                        12 McDonald's Restaurants Closed Across Melbourne After Deliver Driver Tests Positive For COVID-19

                                        Staff working at fast food outlets in Australia will now have to undergo temperature checks before starting their shift.

                                        Supermarket mob turns on ‘dirty' shopper

                                        Shoppers turn on customer not wearing mask.

                                        Confronting footage shows a crowd of angry customers driving the woman out of the supermarket, accusing her of being “dirty”.

                                        30yo Australia’s youngest virus victim

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                                        The young father was found unresponsive yesterday when his partner came home from work and his post-mortem COVID-19 test was positive.

                                        Wet markets an unfair virus ‘victim’

                                        View of Wuhan Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market before its closure in Hankou, Wuhan city, central China's Hubei province, 31 December 2019.

                                        Chinese state media claims the wet market believed to be at the centre of the first cluster of coronavirus cases is a “victim”.

                                        Top doctor: Pete Evans ‘defies logic’

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                                        Celebrity chef Pete Evan’s latest controversial antics have raised the ire of a top doctor, who said the anti-vaxxer is misleading people.

                                        Questions over ‘serious’ ship outbreak

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                                        Serious questions have been raised about why a live export ship, now the source of a COVID-19 outbreak, was allowed to dock in WA.

                                        Man pulls gun on paramedics

                                        An elderly man pulled a gun on paramedics trying to assist him on Monday.

                                        An elderly man being prepared for transport by ambulance pulled a gun on paramedics in Victoria.

                                        How public transport has changed

                                        We’re slowly getting back to work but there are now a bewildering array of rules – and they can differ hugely from state-to-state.

                                        Queen star’s shock ’brush with death’

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                                        Weeks after being hospitalised for severe muscle tears in his buttocks after a “gardening accident”, Queen legend Brian May was rushed back to hospital with a more severe health issue.

                                        ‘Frankly cruel’ post-COVID plan slammed

                                        If the government doesn’t change its mind “millions” of Australians could be plunged into poverty in September, an expert has warned.

                                        Big change coming to public toilets

                                        Public toilets could look very different in the future.

                                        It seems everything is changing as we embrace our new normal – even toilets which experts have described as a “potpourri for bugs”.

                                        Spread of Victoria’s worst virus clusters

                                        You’ve heard about the coronavirus outbreak at a Melbourne abattoir, but these clusters identified by the Department of Health went under the radar.

                                        Feminist writer blasted for anti-men tweet

                                        Feminist writer Clementine Ford sparked outrage over the weekend after she fired off a “flippant” tweet about men being killed by coronavirus.

                                        State where lockdowns aren’t working

                                        Leaders in this US state locked down and locked down hard – but virus numbers still stubbornly continue to rise. So what went wrong?

                                        US protesters caught spreading virus

                                        Phone data shows they travelled for hours to fight for their freedom – but when they returned home, they took COVID-19 with them.

                                        Volcano survivor’s emotional return home

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                                        A woman who lost her dad and sister in the NZ volcano eruption, shared an emotional hug with her mum after six months in hospital.

                                        Aussie state’s unwanted virus figure

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                                        Australia has received global praise for our COVID-19 response – but it’s a different story for one state, which has had an explosion of cases.

                                        ‘He’s a petulant child’: Fury at Trump

                                        US President Donald Trump has been told he is “no longer welcome” in one state after ignoring its coronavirus rules during a visit today.

                                        Worrying photos emerge from Wuhan

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                                        The source of the coronavirus pandemic is conducting a testing blitz after a cluster emerged, but photos from Wuhan have sparked panic.

                                        Fine after disabled woman’s death

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                                        A care provider has been fined by the National Disability Insurance Scheme for failing to report a woman’s degrading death.

                                        Sweden's death toll skyrockets

                                        The country has shunned lockdowns throughout the pandemic. Picture: AFP/Getty

                                        After continuing to shun lockdowns Sweden's coronavirus death rate has risen sharply in the last week to the highest in the world per capita.

                                        Parents drinking the most in lockdown

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                                        Stressed out Aussie parents have been hitting the bottle during the virus crisis, with one group drinking the most of all.

                                        Incredible tribute to ‘miracle’ survivor

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                                        A Ruby Princess passenger who was the first patient admitted to intensive care in Adelaide has become the last after walking out after four weeks on a ventilator.

                                        US blasts China after Aussie ‘dog’ swipe

                                        The US has ripped into China after the communist regime called Australia a “giant kangaroo that serves as a dog” to Donald Trump.

                                        Virus causing ‘human development crisis’

                                        A key measure of human development points to a looming crisis due to coronavirus.

                                        A startling new report warns the consequences of coronavirus will be felt for years, with a measure of human wellbeing at its worst level ever.

                                        Man gives 52 people virus in 2.5 hours

                                        When he turned up to choir practice, he had no symptoms. Just 2.5 hours later, 52 of the 61 singing group members were infected with coronavirus.

                                        ‘Extremely rare’ disease resurfaces

                                        A NSW resident is believed to be the first case of a “highly contagious” disease last reported in Australia in 2011, caught from a common animal.

                                        Australia could have had ‘9000 deaths’

                                        An expert on epidemics has revealed the extent to which Australia dodged a massive bullet in responding to the coronavirus crisis.

                                        Trump ‘using witchcraft’ to fight virus

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                                        China has launched an extraordinary attack on Donald Trump, saying the White House would be “burned down” if it was in Beijing.

                                        Professor floored by severity of COVID

                                        Prpfessor Paul Garner said coronavirus has been the worst illness he's ever had. Picture: ABC

                                        An infectious diseases specialist says having coronavirus has been “really frightening” and by far “the worst” illness he’s ever had.

                                        ‘Absolutely’: Premier confirms pub move

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                                        NSW residents will be allowed to take holidays from June 1, while the Premier has confirmed more people will be allowed at pubs and cafes.

                                        Nurse in hot water over video

                                        Nurse under fire for bar appearance.

                                        The US healthcare worker told a TV reporter that being in a crowded bar was no riskier than going to the supermarket.

                                        Aussies’ shocking virus beliefs

                                        A new poll has revealed how many Aussies think 5G and Bill Gates are behind the COVID-19 pandemic and where they think the virus came from.

                                        COVID trend impacting young Aussies

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                                        Australia’s coronavirus crisis has led to job losses and massive societal shifts, but it’s also sparked an unexpected trend.

                                        Sweden’s deadliest month in 27 years

                                        Sweden has reported the most deaths in a single month in almost three decades after the country rejected strict social distancing measures.

                                        Bizarre new $10 note virus theory

                                        Conspiracy theorists claim the $10 note hides 'proof' about a so-called coronavirus plot.

                                        A determined cohort of Australians who believe the coronavirus is a hoax have found “proof” of a conspiracy hidden in the $10 note.

                                        ‘Staggering’: Premier’s on-air fumble

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                                        Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk appeared to stumble over a question about coronavirus on The Project — and viewers pounced.

                                        How virus ripped through the UK

                                        Research has shown 20 per cent of the UK’s COVID-19 patients got the virus while in hospital for unrelated illnesses.

                                        Dad‘s heartbreaking pic of ‘healthy’ girl

                                        Dad Piers Roberts shared this photo of his daughter Scarlett Roberts who is fighting for her life with Kawasaki disease

                                        The father of a five-year-old has shared a devastating photo of his daughter fighting for life from Kawasaki disease “weeks after beating coronavirus”.

                                        ‘Stunning’: US floored by Trump revelation

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                                        Donald Trump dropped a bombshell today, shocking the US with the revelation that he has been taking an unproven drug to ward off the virus.

                                        Mystery over two virus-linked deaths

                                        Melbourne Medical Centre Unveils New Emergency Resuscitation Units In Preparation For Coronavirus Patients

                                        Two people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in Tasmania, but the cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

                                        NSW students back to school full-time

                                        All school students in NSW will return to full-time classes in days as coronavirus restrictions ease across the state.

                                        Disease on the rise as offices reopen

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                                        Businesses reopening following COVID-19 closures are being reminded about a “potentially life-threatening” disease after a rise in cases.

                                        Toxic rivalry doomed thousands

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                                        President Donald Trump has copped most of the blame for America’s coronavirus outbreak, but he isn’t the only politician responsible.

                                        Trump’s son claims virus will vanish

                                        Republican National Convention: Day Three

                                        Donald Trump’s son has been criticised for claiming COVID-19 pandemic will “magically” end after the presidential election in November.

                                        Stickers signal massive changes on trains

                                        Commuters on trains and buses in Sydney will see stickers popping up. And they herald a big change that could spark long delays.

                                        Nicotine could be used to treat virus

                                        Close-up of a person removing a nicotine patch on the arm.

                                        A controversial new study will look at the potential for nicotine patches to treat the effects of coronavirus.

                                        ‘Sitting ducks’: Shoppers flock to CBD

                                        Hundreds of shoppers have flocked to Sydney's Pitt St Mall after some social distancing restrictions were eased over the weekend.

                                        Gross solution to lifting lockdowns

                                        Waste could be good for tracking coronavirus. Picture: Schlamniel /Wikimedia Commons.

                                        This somewhat smelly way of testing for coronavirus could give weeks of warning before the COVID-19 situation turns dire.

                                        ‘Sitting ducks’: Minister’s bleak warning

                                        Coronavirus Restrictions Further Ease In New South Wales

                                        The NSW health minister has issued a stark reminder of the situation we’re all still stuck in as restrictions ease across the country.

                                        ‘Extreme’ conspiracy killing US ‘faithful’

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                                        Across America, preachers have proclaimed God will protect them from COVID-19 – now dozens are dead, and their flocks are dying too.

                                        Premier’s anger: ‘A nurse should know better’

                                        The Queensland Premier has said an investigation is under way into why a nurse awaiting a coronavirus test went back to work at a nursing home.

                                        First shot fired in war over vaccine

                                        A simple comment from the boss of a pharmaceutical company this week has sparked a glimpse of how ugly the battle for a vaccine could get. So who is first in line?

                                        Aussies venture out as restrictions ease


                                        With lockdown restrictions easing today, parks and shopping centres became hot spots as many took to the streets to enjoy their new-found freedom.

                                        Donald Trump’s laughable virus excuse

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                                        Donald Trump has come up with a new excuse for the abysmal state of his country’s response to the coronavirus. It isn’t a good one.

                                        Young boys most at risk of rare disease

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                                        New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has revealed some “sobering statistics”, after more than 100 boys tested positive for a rare inflammatory illness with possible links to COVID-19.

                                        Slaughterhouse cluster increases again

                                        More COVID-19 Cases Confirmed From Melbourne Meat Works Cluster Outbreak

                                        The Victorian abattoir at the centre of the state’s biggest COVID-19 outbreak just keeps producing new cases despite reassurances it’s under control.

                                        Place you’re most likely to be infected

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                                        Now that people are reconnecting with family and friends, there’s a new risk people should be aware of when having people over.

                                        State declares ‘zilch’ virus cases

                                        Zero known active COVID-19 cases in South Australia. Picture: SA Health

                                        After a 14-day streak of no new cases followed by a slight hiccup, one Aussie state has finally announced it has no known COVID-19 infections.

                                        How country of 97m defeated virus

                                        Vietnam Slowly Recovers From Coronavirus Outbreak

                                        Vietnam has reopened pubs and businesses after recording just over 300 cases of coronavirus and no deaths. Here’s how they did it.

                                        Mysterious new disease linked to COVID-19

                                        A baffling new medical condition presenting in some children has been linked to COVID-19, and doctors believe it could be related to an immune system response.

                                        Comedian 'terrified' to leave house

                                        Comedian Em Rusciano. Picture: Instagram.

                                        While restrictions have begun to ease, Em Rusciano won’t be leaving the house until she could “lick her neighbour” and not get sick.

                                        Doctor caught virus ‘through his eyes’

                                        Dr Joseph Fair believes he caught coronavirus through his eyes while on a flight in the US.

                                        A virologist hospitalised with coronavirus who caught the virus on a flight believes he contracted it “through his eyes”.

                                        Primitive reason you’re feeling depressed

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                                        There’s a primitive reason going back to cave man times why you’re depressed in the coronavirus outbreak – but you can come out of the black hole.

                                        Problem with Wuhan’s bold testing plan

                                        After a small outbreak of cases, the city announced it would test all 11 million residents for coronavirus, but the plan has faced criticism.

                                        Devastation as death toll hits 300,000

                                        Coronavirus deaths have passed 300,000, with more than 4.2 million people infected – and the pandemic has caused economic devastation.

                                        Myer set to reopen just 15 stores

                                        Retail giant Myer is set to reopen just 15 of its stores in a national trial as coronavirus restrictions are wound back.

                                        Heavy price for pubs reopening

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                                        Pubs are set to reopen in places across Australia today, but the end of the lockdown comes with big risks to Australians.

                                        Overseas travel 'possible in months'

                                        The 'travel bubble' idea mooted between Australia and New Zealand could be expanded to other countries.

                                        Aussies who are keen to travel internationally again could be in luck within months, with a model being proposed to open the borders.

                                        Daily infections that will be new normal

                                        Pubs, cafes and restaurants are reopening. But this is the cost we will have to accept in order to avoid going into lockdown again.

                                        Three infected with rare 'parrot fever'

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                                        An alert about the infectious disease has been issued for residents in a region already impacted by COVID-19.

                                        Parking inspectors back on the streets

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                                        In the strongest sign yet things are returning to normal, the City of Sydney will shortly resume “full parking enforcement”.

                                        ’Cruel joke’ Aussie couples are facing

                                        IVF coronavirus

                                        While IVF was deemed “unessential” during the COVID-19 lockdown, for those trying to fall pregnant, the fertility procedure is anything but.