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Tue 7 Apr 2020

Nurse tests positive to virus at Qld Hospital

premium_icon Nurse tests positive to virus at Qld Hospital

A frontline health worker tested positive to COVID-19 on Monday after caring patients with the potentially deadly virus. Six other employees have been removed from...

Trigger that can make mild COVID-19 lethal

Trigger that can make mild COVID-19 lethal

Prince Charles, 71, shook off coronavirus but the younger Boris Johnson is in ICU. A single, simple way the virus acts could be the difference between mild symptoms and...

Delayed movie going direct to digital platforms

Delayed movie going direct to digital platforms

A satirical British comedy about the excessive lifestyle of a fashion mogul will no longer be released in cinemas in the wake of coronavirus shutdowns.

Medical marijuana training now available on Coast

premium_icon Medical marijuana training now available on Coast

A Coast GP clinic has created the region’s first cannabis centre to teach other GPs how to prescribe the drug.

Outbreak worrying authorities the most

Outbreak worrying authorities the most

One area of Australia is worrying authorities the most when it comes to COVID-19 infections.

Premier to meet with mayors over Qld travel crackdown

premium_icon Premier to meet with mayors over Qld travel crackdown

Mackay MP says some people are continuing to flout the rules.

Coronavirus tally increases in Mackay region

premium_icon Coronavirus tally increases in Mackay region

The latest case comes just days after a drastic spike in cases within the Mackay Hospital and Health Service.

Term 2 to be online for ‘majority’ of students: minister

premium_icon Term 2 to be online for ‘majority’ of students: minister

Most Australian students will complete term two online as the nation’s education ministers thrash out a plan for those in their final year of school.

Prison pandemic: Virus tally climbs in Qld jails

premium_icon Prison pandemic: Virus tally climbs in Qld jails

Five Queensland prison officers have now tested positive for coronavirus, while 78 are self-isolating. It follows a jail lockdown when an officer tested positive two...

Bindi reveals Russell Crowe’s unusual wedding gift

premium_icon Bindi reveals Russell Crowe’s unusual wedding gift

He couldn’t attend Bindi Irwin’s rushed Australia Zoo wedding amid coronavirus restrictions, but actor Russell Crowe was sure to send his best in the form of a...

The travellers temporarily calling Biloela home

premium_icon The travellers temporarily calling Biloela home

Shani Hoffman has had to suddenly postpone her plans and find work in Biloela.

West Moreton Health staff in isolation after virus scare

premium_icon West Moreton Health staff in isolation after virus scare

Hospital workers have been isolated after coming in contact with someone later confirmed to have coronavirus.

ATO reveals new working from home rules

ATO reveals new working from home rules

The tax office has announced special arrangements this year – and it affects everyone working from home due to the coronavirus crisis.

Unimaginable loss devastates Darling Downs Zoo

premium_icon Unimaginable loss devastates Darling Downs Zoo

“The whole world got wrecked without a single shot being fired”: Zoo struggles to keep on top of colossal costs.

Sporting statue robbed before official unveiling

premium_icon Sporting statue robbed before official unveiling

ALLORA community shocked as vandals damage homegrown heroes newly minted statue.

Visa extensions for pickers welcomed

premium_icon Visa extensions for pickers welcomed

Seasonal workers who can’t return to their home country during this health crisis have been given a helping hand.

Rates on hold: What borrowers should do next

premium_icon Rates on hold: What borrowers should do next  

The Reserve Bank of Australia board has kept the cash rate on hold but there’s still some important steps borrowers should take to save themselves money.

Cops fined for breaching social distancing

Cops fined for breaching social distancing

Two off-duty cops have been fined for partying on the weekend after one was spotted intoxicated on a nearby street and had to be taken to hospital.

CLOSED: All beachside carparks shut

premium_icon CLOSED: All beachside carparks shut

A fed up Gold Coast mayor has shut all beachside carparks saying it was a clear message to Easter revellers ‘there’s no point coming here’.

RBA keeps cash rate on hold

RBA keeps cash rate on hold

The Reserve Bank has kept the interest rate at 0.25 per cent as the country grapples with the economic fallout from the coronavirus.

Fate of 200 sick Ruby Princess crew

Fate of 200 sick Ruby Princess crew

As the Ruby Princess cruise ship sits docked at Port Kembla in NSW with hundreds of unwell crew on-board, what will happen to those with virus symptoms?

Meghan and Harry announce new venture

Meghan and Harry announce new venture

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have revealed the name of their newly announced foundation as they embark on post-royal life.

NRL offered a slice of paradise to resume competition

premium_icon NRL offered a slice of paradise to resume competition

The Whitsundays have offered to host all 16 NRL clubs at Hamilton, Daydream and Hayman Islands in an effort to resume the 2020 competition.

Third Tassie coronavirus death, national death toll 46

Third Tassie coronavirus death, national death toll 46

Tasmania has recorded its third death from coronavirus, a man in his 80s who was a passenger aboard the Ruby Princess cruise ship. It comes after several surfers were...

Alleged quarantine escapee ‘discharged missile’

premium_icon Alleged quarantine escapee ‘discharged missile’

A 50-year-old man who was being kept in a Government COVID-19 quarantine facility is due in court after allegedly escaping multiple times and ‘discharging a...

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