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 2021-10-17 01:15 

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ACT records 33 new COVID-19 cases...

The ACT has reported 33 new coronavirus cases, 24 of which are linked to known infections or ongoing clusters. As of Sunday there were 16 COVID-19 patients in ACT hospitals, including nine in intensive care. While the daily tally is comfortably below rece...

 2021-10-17 00:30 

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Tas tests reveal no virus cases so far...

Tasmania is breathing a collective sigh of relief, with no COVID-19 cases detected as a result of testing around the primary contacts of a coronavirus-infected hotel quarantine escapee. The island state's south, including Hobart, was forced into a thr...

 2021-10-16 23:15 

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Trailer shows Pattinson as vengeful Batman...

The latest trailer for The Batman unveils Robert Pattinson as a darker, vengeful Bruce Wayne. The British actor, 35, is seen in violent fight scenes, high-speed car chases and dramatic explosions as he navigates Gotham City and the rise of his rivals. Aft...

 2021-10-16 22:00 

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Counsellors needed as NSW students return...

From Monday students in NSW will begin returning to classrooms and Sydney mother-of-two Carly Freel is one parent who "couldn't be happier". Her boys, aged seven and nine, have been learning from home since late June as the Delta coronavirus s...

 2021-10-16 16:30 

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Tasmania awaits further virus test results...

Tasmania has a nervous wait as further test results from primary contacts of a coronavirus-infected hotel quarantine escapee are returned. The island state's south, including Hobart, was forced into a three-day lockdown on Friday evening, after the ca...

 2021-10-16 12:00 

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Russia's daily virus toll passes 1000...

Russia's daily death toll from COVID-19 has exceeded 1000 for the first time as the country faces a sustained wave of rising infections. The national coronavirus task force on Saturday reported 1002 deaths in the previous day, up from 999 on Friday, a...

 2021-10-16 02:45 

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ACT allows travel to additional NSW areas...

Fully vaccinated ACT residents can visit additional areas of NSW after coronavirus quarantine requirements were relaxed. The ACT on Saturday reported another 20 locally acquired cases, the lowest daily amount in 18 days. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr ann...

 2021-10-16 02:00 

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'Throw the book' at Tas quarantine escapee...

Tasmania's premier wants extra penalties dished out to a coronavirus-infected NSW man whose hotel quarantine escape sparked a snap three-day lockdown. No new cases were recorded as of Saturday morning after the island's south, including Hobart, be...

 2021-10-16 00:15 

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No new cases in Tasmania amid lockdown...

No new coronavirus cases have been recorded in Tasmania, as the state's south undergoes a three-day lockdown after an infected NSW man absconded from hotel quarantine. Restrictions were enforced across dozen government areas, including Hobart, from 6p...

 2021-10-15 22:30 

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ACT allows travel to more NSW regions...

Residents of the ACT have been given the green light to visit a further 26 NSW postcode areas after a relaxing of coronavirus quarantine requirements. Chief Minister Andrew Barr has announced the changes, which include Batemans Bay and Perisher Valley, wi...

 2021-10-15 22:00 

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Bill Clinton 'doing fine' in hospital...

Former US president Bill Clinton is "doing fine" in a California hospital, President Joe Biden says after his fellow Democrat was admitted with a non-coronavirus infection earlier this week. Clinton, 75, who left office in 2001, entered the Univer...

 2021-10-15 06:30 

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India reopens for foreign tourists...

India has reopened to fully vaccinated foreign tourists travelling on chartered flights in the latest easing of its coronavirus restrictions as infection numbers decline. Foreign tourists on regular flights will be able to enter India starting on November...

 2021-10-15 05:45 

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Rescheduled FFA Cup games locked in...

Melbourne City will play their first competitive match since winning the A-League Men grand final when they face former NSL powerhouse South Melbourne in their FFA Cup round of 32 clash on November 12. Cup fixtures have been postponed due to coronavirus o...

 2021-10-15 05:30 

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Sharp urges rule-breakers to 'stay the course' until restrictions ease as Shepparton hits 205 active cases...

GV Health chief executive Matt Sharp has said household-to-household transmission remains the single biggest driver of Shepparton's COVID-19 outbreak. On Friday Greater Shepparton recorded 26 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total to 205 - with ...

 2021-10-15 05:15 

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Southern Tasmania forced into lockdown...

Hobart and southern Tasmania has been forced into a snap three-day lockdown after a coronavirus-infected NSW man entered the state illegally and escaped hotel quarantine. Premier Peter Gutwein announced a range of restrictions would be in force across a d...

 2021-10-15 04:30 

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Victorian budget deficit revised to $14.6b...

Victoria's 2020/21 deficit has been revised downwards after the state's economy performed better than expected between lockdowns. The government 2020/21 financial report, tabled in parliament on Friday, shows the state recorded a $14.6 billion def...

 2021-10-15 03:45 

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Southern Tasmania plunged into lockdown...

Hobart and southern Tasmania is heading into a snap three-day lockdown sparked by a coronavirus-infected NSW man who broke out of hotel quarantine. Premier Peter Gutwein announced the restrictions would come into force from 6pm on Friday. People can only ...

 2021-10-14 22:15 

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Hobart virus case visited supermarket...

A supermarket in Hobart's northern suburbs has been declared an exposure site after it was visited by a coronavirus-infected NSW man who escaped hotel quarantine. Anyone who visited the Bridgewater Woolworths between 3.15pm and 4.30pm on Tuesday shoul...

 2021-10-14 17:30 

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South Korea, Hungary, Latvia cases rise...

Health authorities in Hungary, Latvia and South Korea have registered an increase in coronavirus cases while the World Health Organisation says global infections overall have fallen in the past week. Hungary recorded its highest daily number of new COVID-...

 2021-10-14 04:30 

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Tas quarantine escapee driven by friend...

A coronavirus-infected NSW man who entered Tasmania illegally and escaped hotel quarantine in Hobart was driven away from the facility by a friend. Authorities have identified 38 primary and 16 casual contacts of the 31-year-old, who flew into Hobart with...

 2021-10-14 03:45 

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Indigenous jab rates spark opening concern...

A senior Indigenous health leader has warned of significant concerns about Australia reopening with a massive gap in vaccination rates continuing. National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation chief executive Pat Turner wants to see 100 per...

 2021-10-14 03:15 

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Drug trade fuelled western NSW virus spike...

The illicit drug trade has been blamed as the source of a major coronavirus outbreak in western NSW. Dubbo mayor Stephen Lawrence told the Senate's coronavirus committee on Thursday that a drug dealer who visited Sydney brought the virus to the major ...

 2021-10-14 02:30 

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NZ climate chief to aim higher at UN talks...

The coronavirus pandemic has shown humans are very good at responding to an immediate crisis, says New Zealand's Climate Change Minister James Shaw, but when it comes to dealing with a slower-moving threat like climate change we are "terribly bad....

 2021-10-14 02:15 

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Pandemic makes 'extensive' impact on jobs...

More than a quarter of million jobs have been lost in Australia in the past two months as a result of coronavirus lockdowns in NSW, Victoria and the ACT. New figures show the number of people in employment in September alone fell by 138,000. "The numb...

 2021-10-14 01:00 

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Mystery over how Tas virus case left hotel...

A coronavirus-infected NSW man who entered Tasmania illegally and escaped hotel quarantine in Hobart has been in contact with at least 50 people. The 31-year-old, who flew into Hobart without a valid pass on Monday night, was arrested by police on Tuesday...

 2021-10-13 23:30 

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Massive gap in Indigenous vaccine rollout...

Australia's coronavirus vaccine rollout boss insists the gap is closing between immunisation rates of Indigenous people and the broader population. Just 42.3 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have received both doses compared wi...

 2021-10-13 23:15 

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Australia to keep making AstraZeneca doses...

AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine will continue being produced in Australia into next year with leftover doses being shipped to neighbouring countries. Health Minister Greg Hunt on Thursday rejected reports CSL would stop producing the vaccine in Melb...

 2021-10-13 22:30 

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Australia's coronavirus wave soars again...

Australia's third coronavirus wave has soared to a grim new record with more than 2700 cases reported in a single day. Victoria posted a massive increase on Thursday with 2297 new infections and 11 deaths while NSW reported 406 locally acquired cases ...

 2021-10-13 19:45 

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Swiss scrap jab proselytiser rewards plan...

Switzerland is hoping to raise its relatively low coronavirus vaccination rate with a raft of new initiatives but one of the more eye-catching proposals will not be among them. A country-wide vaccination week will take place from November 8 to 14, the gov...

 2021-10-13 16:30 

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Vaccine mandates increase around Australia...

Australians are facing an increasing patchwork of coronavirus vaccination mandates with different rules across state borders and industries. The NT on Wednesday announced a broad-ranging requirement for all workers who come into contact with the public to...

 2021-10-13 08:15 

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UK economic recovery falters...

Britain's economic recovery lost momentum during the northern summer despite the widespread lifting of coronavirus restrictions as supply chain issues took their toll, official figures show. While the Office of National Statistics said the economy eke...

 2021-10-13 06:45 

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Pfizer takes step towards under-12 vaccine...

Australia's medicines regulator has approved a key step towards the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine being given to children aged five to 11. The Therapeutic Goods Administration said on Wednesday it had granted a provisional determination to Pfizer Australia ...

 2021-10-13 02:45 

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Quarantine escapee tests positive in Tas...

A NSW man who arrived in Tasmania without a valid border pass and escaped hotel quarantine has tested positive to coronavirus. The 31-year-old is the island state's second active case and just the third recorded there this year. The man flew into Hoba...

 2021-10-13 02:30 

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ACT to mandate COVID vaccines for teachers...

Canberra primary school and early childhood staff will be mandated to get COVID-19 vaccines, as the ACT looks set to stop listing low-risk exposure sites. It comes as Canberra recorded 51 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, almost a single-day record f...

 2021-10-13 00:45 

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SA to bat first against Qld in one-dayer...

South Australia won the toss and will bat against Queensland in their domestic one-day match. The fixture at Adelaide's Karen Rolton Oval is just the second domestic one-dayer this season because of coronavirus travel complications, with Western Austr...

 2021-10-13 00:00 

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Light at the end of the tunnel: Treasurer...

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has warned the widely expected economic contraction in the September quarter could be more than three per cent as a result of the coronavirus lockdowns in NSW and Victoria. This is larger than the two per cent-plus contraction he...

 2021-10-13 00:00 

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ACT records 51 new cases of coronavirus...

Canberra has recorded one of its highest ever days of new COVID-19 cases, with 51 infections reported on Wednesday, just days before the ACT comes out of lockdown. The figures come ahead of an ACT health authorities announcement later on Wednesday about h...

 2021-10-12 21:30 

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News blog, October 13: Positive coronavirus case at Verney Road School...

Gday Shepparton, It's Max Stainkamph back on the news blog today. I'll bring you the latest you need to know about what's happening in the Goulburn Valley as it happens. UPDATE, 8.40 am: Verney Road School closes following positive case A conf...

 2021-10-12 21:00 

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Melbourne NICU unit exposed to coronavirus...

Dozens of vulnerable newborns have been placed at risk after an infected person visited a Melbourne children's hospital NICU ward. A Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne spokeswoman has confirmed there was an "exposure in our NICU", with ra...

 2021-10-12 20:00 

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Infections up in Romania, fall in Pakistan...

Romania has reported a surge in coronavirus infections as confirmed cases dipped in Pakistan and the United Nations said the pandemic had forced more than 100 million people into poverty. Romania reported on Tuesday its highest number of coronavirus infec...

 2021-10-12 17:00 

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UK capital scraps plan for NYE fireworks...

The New Year's Eve firework display over the Thames in London has been cancelled this year because of the coronavirus. The annual event is usually attended by up to 100,000 people and broadcast across the world. City Hall said it has been cancelled th...

 2021-10-12 16:30 

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Employers back in the market for workers...

Job advertising had a marked turnaround in September as employers began to gear up for the re-openings in NSW and Victoria after months of coronavirus lockdowns. Online job advertiser SEEK said ads rose six per cent in September, the first increase since ...

 2021-10-12 10:30 

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Aust misses out on sevens rugby series leg...

Sydney has missed out on hosting a World Rugby Sevens series leg due to logistical challenges associated with the coronavirus. The 2022 schedule was announced on Tuesday with the series to kick off with a pair of men's and women's rounds in Dubai ...

 2021-10-12 05:30 

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WA considers mandatory jabs for teachers...

School teachers could be the next group targeted for mandatory coronavirus vaccinations in Western Australia in a bid to accelerate the state's rollout. Education Minister Sue Ellery says the idea is being considered by the state government amid conce...

 2021-10-12 03:15 

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Confidence lifts, shakes off COVID gloom...

Businesses and consumers already had a renewed spring in their step when NSW finally ended more than 100 days of lockdown battling the coronavirus Delta variant. Business confidence surged on the hope that roadmaps out of COVID-19 lockdowns will allow act...

 2021-10-12 01:00 

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UK pandemic approach a major error: MPs...

The delay to Britain's first coronavirus lockdown was a serious error based on groupthink that went unchallenged, MPs say, adding that failures in testing positive cases and tracing contacts exacerbated the crisis. Parliament's health and science ...

 2021-10-12 00:15 

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Canberra records 28 new coronavirus cases...

The national capital has recorded 28 new cases of COVID-19 in its most recent reporting period. Of the new cases, 22 have been linked to known infections, with 14 of those being household contacts. Nine cases were in quarantine for their entire infectious...

 2021-10-11 22:45 

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Reopening lifts mood among Sydneysiders...

The mood among Sydneysiders improved further in the past week in anticipation of Monday's reopening after more than 100 days of coronavirus lockdown. The ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence index - a pointer to future household spending - rose one per ...

 2021-10-11 18:00 

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Thailand opens to outsiders, EMA eyes drug...

Thailand plans to no longer require vaccinated visitors from at least 10 countries to quarantine while the European Medicines Agency is examining the approval of another coronavirus drug. Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Monday said the first grou...

 2021-10-11 17:00 

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Italy green pass order 'not boosting jabs'...

Italy's attempt to boost vaccinations by making a contested health pass necessary to go to work is not having the desired effect, data indicates. Prime Minister Mario Draghi's government decreed last month that from October 15 any worker who fails...

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