Distancing trick every supermarket needs

Huge change coming to supermarkets. Picture: Instagram

An Adelaide supermarket has gone viral after introducing a nifty system to help shoppers keep their distance. Should the big chains do it too?

Devastating choice for dying man’s family

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The family of a Perth grandfather were forced to make an awful choice when he was hospitalised after contracting the deadly coronavirus.

Person you need to ‘steer clear’ of outside


Exercise is one thing we’re allowed to leave our homes to do – but an Australian doctor has urged us to “steer clear” of runners for good reasons.

Infected 22yo’s ‘scary’ virus symptoms

US woman Amy Shircel on her coronavirus experience. Picture: Instagram.

A healthy 22-year-old has shared intense details of her terrifying battle with COVID-19 in a bid to warn others it can affect young people too.

‘Healthy’ 13-year-old boy with virus dies

A “healthy” teenager has become the UK’s youngest virus victim, dying alone in hospital as Britain recorded its deadliest day on record.

‘Demonised’: NSW Police slammed over stranded cruise ship

The boss of Carnival Australia’s boss has slammed the NSW police and the government for not allowing the embattled Ruby Princess to dock, accusing them of demonising the cruise industry. It comes as the NSW death toll rises to 10 after a death at Orange Base Hospital. LIVE COVERAGE

Cops’ kind act after nan’s robbery

A shopper carrying bags. Picture: Peter Rae

After an elderly woman was robbed of her groceries, in the middle of the coronavirus panic, local police knew there was a way they could make it right.

Australia’s plan for global economy

Scott Morrison PM Treasurer 130bn announcement

Australia has urged the world’s biggest countries to put the global economy on ice until the coronavirus crisis recedes, saying it could save millions of jobs.

You can buy groceries at Macca’s drive-thru

Bangkok, Thailand - Mar 4, 2017: customer receiving hamburger and ice cream after order and buy it from McDonald's drive thru service

Burger chain McDonald’s has stepped up to help those struggling to buy basics in the coronavirus crisis, offering groceries at the drive-thru.

UK, Spain record deadliest days

A person wearing a face mask stands next to a red phone booth in the UK.

Both the United Kingdom and Spain have reported a huge surge in coronavirus deaths as the global number of cases climbs past 800,000.

‘It’s critical’: Aussie flu jab warning

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Australians have been issued a stark warning to get in for their flu jabs early with one GP saying this is not the year you want to catch it.

Music star’s thoughtful virus gesture

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Lizzo has warmed hearts around the world with her latest big gesture – shouting lunch for emergency medical staff battling coronavirus.

‘Un-Australian’ side effect of virus

There are few character traits that Aussies despise more than dobbing. But as coronavirus spreads, should snitches be hailed as heroes?

Qantas flight ‘turned around mid-air’

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A Qantas flight from Sydney to Adelaide has been forced to “turned around mid-air” after news broke of a coronavirus cluster at Adelaide Airport.

When you’ll get your stimulus cash

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The government is handing out a record pile of cash to soften the economic blow of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s all the details you need.

Truth about viral Italy coffin photo

A post has pointed to the COVID-19 crisis in Italy to emphasise the importance of staying home.

It’s an arresting image, shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook, showing coffins of virus victims in Italy – there’s just one problem.

Countries where coronavirus has been confirmed

Supplied Editorial Tracking map showing the spread of the coronavirus over seven days.
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Coronavirus is jumping borders, with confirmed cases in at least 173 countries. Here are the places around the world where it’s been detected.

Price hikes now on hold

Man counting hundreds and fifties Australian dollar bills

Health funds were set to increase their prices tomorrow – but many have put those plans on hold as the coronavirus crisis rages on.

Why playgrounds and gyms had to be shut

The increase of community transmission in NSW. Picture: Supplied

The rate of new virus cases may be dropping in NSW, but a new graph shows why playgrounds, gyms and skate parks had to shut – community transmission is on the rise.

Bottle shop buying limits cause fury

Cafe's are pictured closed and people are seen stocking up on Alcohol as pubs will close in the next 48 hrs due to the corona virus.

As major retailers announce strict booze limits in a bid to keep bottle shops open – some have declared the move “un-Australian”.

Mutating coronavirus now has 8 strains

The coronavirus is mutating and now has eight different strains according to researchers who say they are circulating around the world.

More big retailers announce closures

Supplied Editorial Sephora store opening Rundle Mall. Supplied by Colliers International

Two more stores have joined the growing list of big name brands to close up shop as the coronavirus takes a massive toll on retailers.

‘Infected backpackers’: Bondi outbreak

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NSW Health is ramping up coronavirus testing in Sydney’s wealthy eastern suburbs due to an outbreak believed to be linked to Bondi backpackers.

Virus peak may not be for months

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New modelling shows the peak of the coronavirus cases in Australia may not be until November, with 5000 ICU patients expected in NSW alone.

Piers Morgan names and shames 20 celebs

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Piers Morgan has attacked a number of stars he thinks should be ashamed of their behaviour during the coronavirus crisis.

Everything that is closed from today

A series of new restrictions have come into effect across the country overnight. Here is a list of what is closed from today.

Ruby Princess boss’s plea: bring cruise ship back to NSW

Carnival Australia’s boss has called on the government to allow the Ruby Princess’s crew to return to NSW after they were told ‘it’s time to go home’. Five passengers aboard the ship, which docked in Sydney earlier this month, have died. LIVE COVERAGE

Border Force officers test positive

Two Australian Border Force officers have tested positive for coronavirus. One of the officers is located in Queensland while the other is from New South Wales.

Flight 321: How virus landed in Australia

Coronavirus landed in Australia on flight 321 from Guangzhou and spread due to a series of “stupid” mistakes that could see Australia end up like Italy, experts have warned.

Virus could cause global food shortage

A person wears a face mask in Brisbane.

The UN says panic buying across the world could lead to a food shortage in April and May.

Legendary rocker dies from coronavirus

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Legendary rocker Alan Merrill who wrote I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll has died from coronavirus, his family have confirmed.

Top cop’s smoko warning to tradies

International Travellers Arrive To Mandatory Isolation Orders In Sydney

People who leave their home without “reasonable excuse” could be fined up to $11,000, while NSW’s top cop has warned tradies about smoko breaks.

‘Screw your joke’: Anger over virus hashtag

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Millennials have a shocking new hashtag on TikTok for coronavirus, which is causing anger among other generations.

Graph that shows progress is being made

Graphs of the cases in NSW and Victoria show that progress could be being made in Australia's fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Picture: Supplied

Graphs from New South Wales and Victoria show Australia could be winning its battle against the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

Eerie images inside ‘dead’ Disneyland

As coronavirus continues to close down businesses, restaurants and shops around the world – even the happiest place on earth isn’t immune.

‘Despicable’ stockpiling photo angers

Shoppers who stockpiled fresh food at supermarkets have left bins overflowing with out of date food Credit: @AtwalAjit

After shoppers stripped shelves bare in a panic-buying frenzy, uneaten food is now being left to waste in bins, sparking fury.

Ambo’s ‘proud’ selfie trashed by trolls

British ambo trolled for wearing make-up to work during coronavirus crisis. Picture: Instagram

A British paramedic whose post about fighting COVID-19 went viral has hit back after her proud selfie was flooded with “awful” remarks.

‘Unacceptable’: Lara’s quarantine hotel fury

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Lara Worthington has posted a scathing message on social media, after her symptomatic mum was placed in “disgraceful” hotel quarantine.

The Aussies ‘most at risk’ of virus

A Sydney charity says there is a group of Australians “most at risk” from the coronavirus, expressing fears for the 116,427 across the country.

PM’s weird idea of what’s ‘essential’

Introducing a raft of new virus fighting measures, Scott Morrison drew on one example to drive home his point – but his choice left people puzzled.

Airport to be turned into virus mortuary

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Birmingham Airport could be turned into a temporary coronavirus mortuary for 12,000 bodies to cope with the grim death toll in the UK.

WHO official’s bizarre interview


The World Health Organisation is being accused of pushing “Chinese propaganda” after an official refused to acknowledge Taiwan in a bizarre interview.

‘Healthy’ chef, 19, dies as lungs collapse

Luca Di Nicola tragically died from a lung complication at just 19 years old.

A “very healthy” Italian chef has died in a suspected case of coronavirus, despite doctors telling him he was “young and strong”.

Woolies’ solution for those stuck inside

Woolworths has ramped up its delivery service, introducing a $80 box filled with essential items that can be dropped outside your front door.

Pregnant woman’s awful virus discovery

Pregnant woman infects 39 at wedding. Picture: Channel 9

A pregnant woman with COVID-19 has no idea if her unborn baby has been affected by the virus after being infected at a NSW wedding.

New York’s grim death count

Coronavirus Pandemic Causes Climate Of Anxiety And Changing Routines In America

New Yorkers are watching the city drastically transform before their eyes as the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the city – which is now at the US epicentre of the pandemic.

Everything that is closed from today

Tough new restrictions will come into place from midday today, with the message from the PM only go outside if it’s essential.

Everything you can’t do from midnight

People not abiding by the social distancing policy at St Kilda beach today. Picture by Wayne Taylor

Restrictions to stem Australia’s coronavirus epidemic have tightened with a large amount of activities banned since midnight.

Six-month moratorium on evictions

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a six-month moratorium on evictions as some fear they can’t afford the roof over their heads.

Parking rangers told to hold off on fines

Parking rangers have been urged to take a “flexible approach” to issuing parking fines in response to the economic impact the virus is having.

Young Aussies ‘transmitters of virus’

Young Australians have been warned they are transmitters and putting others’ lives at risk as they continue to flout social distancing measures.

How many cases there are in Australia

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Governments across the country are stepping up their enforcement measures, with the number of coronavirus cases rising well past 3500.

PM reduces gatherings from 10 people to 2

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told all Australians not to go out in public with more than one other person from tomorrow onwards.

Prisoners riot over COVID-19 fears

Dozens of prisoners broke furniture and smashed windows during a riot in a Thai jail sparked by fears of a coronavirus outbreak.

101yo Italian man’s ‘extraordinary’ recovery

An Italian man aged 101 has become the oldest person to recover from COVID-19, after he was released from hospital this week.

NSW cases rise by 212 in one day

NSW has recorded another staggering jump in coronavirus cases, bringing the state’s total to 1617, with the Premier acknowledging the public’s frustration.

91yo NSW woman dies from virus

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A 91-year-old woman in NSW has died from coronavirus, taking the national death toll to 14.

Tom Hanks touches down in LA

Tom Hanks was reportedly seen doing a happy dance on the tarmac in LA after returning from his coronavirus isolation in Australia.

Partygoers openly defy social rules

Partygoers openly defy social distancing ban.

Australians are continuing to ignore social distancing rules, with some posting pictures of parties and others calling them out online.

Queensland’s ‘idiot’ election decision

Amid social distancing policies, thousands of Queenslanders must attend local voting booths today or risk getting fined.

‘Dissenting’ doctor calls for lockdown

A top Australian health official has called for a total lockdown, signalling a major breakaway from the Morrison Government’s approach.

Coles throws lifeline to sacked Aussies

Coles is granting thousands of people who have lost their jobs a reprieve, as the coronavirus continues to decimate the Australian economy.

Why these virus numbers don’t add up

China's infection rate is now over 81,000.

Today, the US overtook China for the world’s highest number of COVID-19 infections. But experts have cast doubt on some of these figures.

Virus clustered in Sydney’s richest suburbs

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NSW Health data has revealed coronavirus cases in Sydney have broken out in the Harbour City’s most affluent areas.

The word PM doesn’t want used

Scott Morrison has cautioned the Australian public against saying this one word as the nation continues to battle the COVID-19 outbreak.

China’s wet markets should be banned

The cruel wetmarkets that led to the coronavirus pandemic should be banned, writes Dan Wootton. Warning: Graphic content

Medical professionals skipped quarantine

Dozens of medical professionals ignored quarantine rules after returning to Australia from South America. Picture: AAP/James Gourley

A group of medical professionals skipped quarantine and flew interstate after flying into Sydney Airport from South America on Friday.

One dying every eight minutes in UK

The UK recorded its biggest jump in deaths over 24 hours on Friday. Picture: AFP/Tolga AKMEN

The United Kingdom has recorded its biggest-ever jump in coronavirus deaths, with at least one person dying every eight minutes on Friday.

76 days: What Wuhan did, why it worked

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The epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak will emerge from lockdown after 76 days. Here’s what Wuhan did and why it worked.

RM Williams to close all stores

RM Williams CEO Raju Vuppalapati

Coronavirus has taken another hit at the retail industry, with iconic bush outfitter RM Williams announcing its decision today.

All the virus news from the past 24 hours

International Arrivals To Australia Told To Self-Isolate As Strict Coronavirus Border Restrictions Come Into Effect

It has been another frantic day of coronavirus developments in Australia. Here’s everything you need to know about how it will affect you.

Bottle-Os enforce new restrictions

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Panic-buyers who can’t bear the thought running out of booze when shutdowns strengthen have forced alcohol retailers to crack down.

Eight tips to maintain your wellbeing

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Coronavirus has changed people’s lives and it’s been difficult to adjust, but there are a few things you can do to maintain your sense of wellbeing during a tough time.

Dark motive behind China’s grand gesture

As the world crumbles under the coronavirus outbreak, China is making a massive gesture. But experts say the government has a sinister motive.

How virus will change Australia forever

The coronavirus already promises to change our lives for the next few months, but its impacts in Australia could last a lot longer than that.

Business backlash over ‘hibernation’

Strict Restrictions In Place For Australians As Number Of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Climb

Scott Morrison has announced a plan to hibernate Australian businesses during “the difficult months that are ahead”. What does it mean?

Why these virus numbers don’t add up

China's infection rate is now over 81,000.

Today, the US overtook China for the world’s highest number of COVID-19 infections. But experts have cast doubt on some of these figures.

‘Next contagion’: US crisis could cripple us

The US's economic and financial contagion could infect Australia.

First Australia got a bunch of infections from the US; next, we will catch its financial and economic contagion, and it could cripple us.

Bali holidaymaker’s $1k virus mistake

A woman who recently returned to NSW from a holiday in Bali has been slapped with a hefty fine, following a “reckless” decision.

One Aussie’s desperate flight home

Hannah went on a flght during the global virus pandemic.

An Australian who was in London has revealed what it was like flying home amid the global pandemic. And measures she went to to get home.

ICU bed shortage in just 10 days

Australia's infection rate since the virus first appeared here.

Experts have warned our health system could be overrun in less than two weeks, putting us on a similar path to Italy’s nightmare scenario.

Woolworths rolls out 20,000 new jobs

Woolworths has announced it has 20,000 new jobs on offer. Picture: Dallas Kilponen/PPR

Woolworths has announced it has 20,000 new jobs on offer and will be looking to hire people who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sydney arrivals placed in hotel military lockdown

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison holds up a Coronavirus  Isolation Declaration Card as he speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, March 27, 2020. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

Scott Morrison has announced further quarantining actions for those who arrive in Australia. It comes as NSW Health confirmed 41 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ruby Princess cruise ship and seven attendees of a Bali wedding tested positive. LIVE COVERAGE

‘We’re at war’: Half a million infected

 Workers wearing protective clothing disinfect a hotel as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus in Yangon . Picture: Ye Aung Thu/AFP

The world has been warned it’s fighting a losing battle against COVID-19, as the infection toll surpasses 500,000.

Tasmania reports record jump in cases

A new symptom of coronavirus has been identified.

Tasmania has reported another 11 new cases of coronavirus, its biggest single-day jump in infections since the beginning of the pandemic.

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