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    Australia's coronavirus cases surpass 900 as Sydney beachgoers flout social distancing advice

    Federal and state politicians have criticised the actions of thousands of people who flooded Sydney beaches on Friday, despite clear advice to practice social distancing whenever possible.
    Updated Updated 11 mins ago
    By Maani Truu

    Australia's health minister says the behaviour of thousands of beachgoers who flouted social distancing advice aimed at slowing the coronavirus pandemic was "unacceptable" as the national number of cases surpassed 900...

    ...Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on Saturday also rebuked the people photographed on Bondi Beach for pretending the coronavirus pandemic "isn't real", as he announced an additional 51 COVID-19 cases, taking the national total to more than 930...

    ....Australia recorded it's seventh COVID-19 related death on Friday after an 81-year-old woman died in NSW. The woman had been in close contact with a confirmed case linked to Ryde Hospital, state health authorities said...

    ...In NSW, 382 confirmed cases have been confirmed, in Victoria, the number is 251 and in Queensland, 184 people have tested positive.

    Smaller numbers of cases have also been reported in all other Australian states and territories: 50 in South Australia, 64 in Western Australia, 10 in Tasmania, nine in the Australian Capital Territory and two in the Northern Territory...
    Last edited by Treyfish; March 21st, 2020, 07:07 PM.


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      ...Australia now has 1023 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 436 in New South Wales, 229 in Victoria, 184 in Queensland, 50 in South Australia, 64 in Western Australia, 11 in Tasmania, nine in the Australian Capital Territory and three in the Northern Territory.

      Seven people have died – one in Western Australia and six in New South Wales – and 43 have recovered...


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        • Australia reaches 1,316 confirmed cases, 213 of them recorded in the past 24 hours, after large rises in several states.

          Australia reaches 1,316 confirmed cases, 213 of them recorded in the past 24 hours, after large rises in several states


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            Coronavirus 'getting very serious' in NSW
            23 March 2020

            The NSW premier has urged the public to take personal responsibility to slow the spread of coronavirus, with police on standby if people fail to comply with the social distancing rules.

            Gladys Berejiklian on Monday implored people to understand the seriousness of the COVID-19 outbreak after social distancing rules on the weekend were widely ignored.

            "This is getting very serious and our actions have to match how serious this is," Ms Berejiklian told reporters in Sydney on Monday.

            Her comments come as the number of COVID-19 cases in NSW jumped to 669 as of 8pm on Sunday - increasing by 136 cases in 24 hours...


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              ....As of Monday morning, total confirmed cases — based on a tally of numbers provided by health authorities in each state and territory — stands at 1609.

              There are 669 in New South Wales, 355 in Victoria, 319 in Queensland, 100 in South Australia, 120 in Western Australia, 22 in Tasmania, 19 in the Australian Capital Territory and five in the Northern Territory...


              • Ruby Princess cruise passenger becomes Australia's eighth coronavirus death

                A woman in her 70s has become the eighth person to die after contracting COVID-19 in Australia.

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                BY MAANI TRUU

                A passenger on the Ruby Princess cruise ship has become Australia's eighth coronavirus fatality after testing positive to the disease last week.

                The woman, aged in her 70s, was one of the first passengers from the cruise ship to be diagnosed after it docked in Sydney on Thursday, New South Wales health authorities confirmed on Tuesday.

                There have since been 107 confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW from the ship and a further 26 interstate.

                There have been extensive concerns raised over why passengers were allowed to disembark the ship at Sydney Harbour despite some showing symptoms of COVID-19.

                But NSW authorities have repeatedly insisted that proper precautions were taken to monitor those on board after the ship became one of four given an exemption to land after the government introduced a country-wide 30-day ban on foreign cruises.

                The Ruby Princess had 1,148 crew and 2,647 passengers on board when it travelled to New Zealand before returning to Sydney Harbour, but NSW chief medical officer Kerry Chant said the ship was deemed "low risk" because it only travelled between New Zealand and Australia.

                All those aboard the ship were asked to self-isolate for 14 days once positive cases were confirmed as part of heightened measures to contain the virus....

                A day after passengers left the ship four cases had been identified - that has now jumped to a total of 133 positive tests.

                Seven of Australia's eight coronavirus-relate..



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                  The Latest: Australia registers 8th COVID-19 death
                  By Associated Press |
                  PUBLISHED: March 23, 2020 at 11:15 p.m. | UPDATED: March 23, 2020 at 11:15 p.m.

                  CANBERRA, Australia — A woman who was infected with the new coronavirus on a cruise ship has become Australia’s eighth COVID-19 death.

                  Health authorities say the woman, in her 70s, died in a Sydney hospital on Tuesday...



                  65 Irish doctors quit jobs in Australia to fight virus at home - but can't get flights
                  Eilish O'Regan
                  March 24 2020 02:30 AM

                  A group of 65 young Irish doctors in Australia has quit their jobs and are pleading with the Government to arrange a flight to allow them return home to Ireland to help out in the coronavirus crisis.

                  The doctors, who have several years' experience in a range of medical specialities, are based in various hospitals in Perth...


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                    ...Australia now has more than 2300 coronavirus cases after NSW reported another record increase of 211 and Victoria another 55.

                    Total confirmed cases, based on a tally of numbers provided by each state and territory, now stand at 2317.

                    As of Wednesday morning there were 1029 in NSW, 466 in Victoria, 397 in Queensland, 170 in South Australia, 175 in Western Australia, 36 in Tasmania, 39 in the Australian Capital Territory and six in the Northern Territory.

                    Eight people have died — one in Western Australia and seven in NSW...


                    • Coronavirus death toll rises to nine with Queensland death
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                      Australia's death toll from the coronavirus has risen to nine after the death of a 68-year-old man in Queensland.

                      Queensland Health on Wednesday confirmed the man's death on the state's Darling Downs.

                      The man had a "serious underlying medical condition before contracting the virus", the department said in a statement.
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                      • Australia’s coronavirus death toll rises after two Victorians die overnight
                        Summer Woolley
                        Wednesday, 25 March 2020 5:59 pm

                        Australia’s coronavirus death toll has risen after two people succumbed to the virus in Victoria overnight.

                        Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton confirmed the deaths of two men in their 70s on Thursday.
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                          Australian COVID-19 death toll rises to 11 as Victoria reports first fatalities
                          Updated 16 minutes ago

                          Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has revealed that two men being treated for COVID-19 died overnight, becoming the state's first coronavirus fatalities and bringing the national total to 11.

                          Professor Sutton told radio station 3AW that "tragically" two men in their 70s had died overnight.

                          "They're our first deaths," he said.

                          "But in a sense they're not unexpected. We're now up to 520 cases, so two deaths amongst 500 is relatively small looking at the global figures."...


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                            Number of Australians with COVID-19 climbs 12.2pc to 2727
                            Liz Main, Bo Seo and Natasha Rudra
                            Updated Mar 26, 2020 – 12.14pm, first published at 7.34am
                            Hannah Wootton

                            There were 50 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Queensland overnight - that's an increase of 11.3 per cent on Wednesday, bringing the state's total to 493.

                            The Northern Territory also confirmed two new cases, a 40 per cent increase on yesterday.

                            The number of cases Australia-wide now sits at 2727...


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                                Coronavirus cases in Australia soar past 3,000 and dozens are admitted to hospital - as Gladys Berejiklian issues a warning about the spread of COVID-19

                                The number of coronavirus cases in New South Wales reached 1,405 on Friday
                                NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said 134 people were receiving care
                                There are 19 patients in ICU, 53 in wards and 62 receiving hospital care at home
                                Victoria's cases of infection rose by about 10 per cent from Thursday to 574
                                Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

                                By Zoe Zaczek and Nic White For Daily Mail Australia and Aap
                                Published: 17:15 EDT, 26 March 2020 | Updated: 20:05 EDT, 26 March 2020

                                Coronavirus infection surged beyond 3,000 on Friday with big jumps in the number of cases in NSW and Victoria.

                                Authorities are increasingly concerned about the number of transmissions between Australians who haven't been overseas or in contact with someone infected.

                                NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said there were at least 1,405 COVID-19 cases in the country's worst-hit state on Friday morning, taking the national total to 3,050...