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    Australia & New Zealand - COVID-19 Coronavirus

    Australia - this is such a shame. Sydney's annual Vivid Festival which attracts more than two million visitors to NSW has been cancelled as impending coronavirus legislation seeks to ban gatherings of more than 500 people. In a short statement to its website, festival organisers said they will...
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    Coronavirus - COVID-19 - Global Health Pandemic #23

    I haven’t heard much about Russia and Covid-19 so had a search. Russia reported 11 new coronavirus cases on Friday, raising the total number in the country to 45. Five of the cases were confirmed in the capital Moscow and three in Saint Petersburg, according to the country’s special...
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    Coronavirus - COVID-19 - Global Health Pandemic #23

    There are now at least 248 cases of COVID-19 across Australia, and three people have died. Of those, 112 cases are in New South Wales, 49 in Victoria, 46 in Queensland, 19 in South Australia, 17 in Western Australia, six in Tasmania, one in the Northern Territory, and one in the ACT. On...
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    Coronavirus - COVID-19 - Global Health Pandemic #23

    The US government is expanding its European travel ban to include Britain and Ireland, as it seeks to contain the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. Donald Trump originally exempted Britain and Ireland from his 30-day ban on travellers from 26 European countries that took effect at...
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    Coronavirus - COVID-19 - Global Health Pandemic #23

    Thailand has issued a new coronavirus warning to the party-going public after a cluster of 13 cases was traced to a group of friends who shared cigarettes and drinks. Sukhum Kanchanapimai, the health ministry's permanent secretary, told reporters some friends who met up at a party were...
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    Australia & New Zealand - COVID-19 Coronavirus

    Australia - Supermarket giants have put limits on purchases of food staples to prevent panic buying sparked by the coronavirus. Coles and Woolworths have introduced a limit on some goods to ensure there is enough for everyone, especially the elderly, by preventing people stockpiling. Coles...
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    Australia & New Zealand - COVID-19 Coronavirus

    Australia - The 1st time since 1919 when it was cancelled because of the Spanish Flu. This is a major interest event in NSW. The Sydney Royal Easter Show has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. More than 800,000 people were expected to attend the 12-day event, due to run from April...
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    Coronavirus - COVID-19 - Global Health Pandemic #23

    A tiny baby – born overnight in the UK – has become the world’s youngest case of coronavirus. The child’s mother had been rushed to a London hospital days earlier with suspected pneumonia, reports The Sun. Overnight, she and her tot were being treated at separate hospitals in North London’s...
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    Coronavirus - COVID-19 - Global Health Pandemic #22

    There’s been a number of stories in Australia about kangaroos eating toilet paper. Here’s one: Moment British backpackers find kangaroos eating their toilet roll | Metro News
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    Coronavirus - COVID-19 - Global Health Pandemic #22

    Officials have announced U.S. President Donald Trump will be tested for coronavirus. President Trump has previously been in contact with individuals who tested positive for the virus after visiting his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida last weekend. Coronavirus updates: World reacts to pandemic crisis
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    Coronavirus - COVID-19 - Global Health Pandemic #22

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is postponing engagements in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Buckingham Palace said in a statement Friday. The 93-year-old monarch's diary is being rearranged "as a sensible precaution and for practical reasons in the current circumstances," the statement...
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    Australia & New Zealand - COVID-19 Coronavirus

    About 200 cases of the coronavirus have now been confirmed across Australia, and three people have died. There are 92 cases in New South Wales, 36 in Victoria, 35 in Queensland, 16 in South Australia, 14 in Western Australia, five in Tasmania, one in the Northern Territory, and one in the ACT...
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    Australia & New Zealand - COVID-19 Coronavirus

    Good morning from Australia.... Australia's Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton has tested positive for COVID-19. The minister confirmed he woke up this morning with a sore throat and elevated temperature and sought medical advice. "I immediately contacted the Queensland Department of...
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    Australia & New Zealand - COVID-19 Coronavirus

    Ten Australians have tested positive for coronavirus while staying at a ski resort in Aspen, Colorado, according to local health authorities. The group were all holidaying at the popular US destination with another Australian woman, 21, who tested positive after returning home last week, The...
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    Australia & New Zealand - COVID-19 Coronavirus

    More than 31,000 Chinese students have made their way back to Australia after spending a fortnight in a third country, despite the government’s travel ban. By travelling to a third country and spending two weeks in self-quarantine before coming to Australia, the students were able to satisfy...
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    Coronavirus COVID-19 *Global Health Pandemic* #21

    A Canadian company has claimed it’s found the cure for the deadly coronavirus. Medicago, a biopharmaceutical company in Quebec City funded by the Pentagon, said that it has produced a COVID-19 vaccine just 20 days after receiving the coronavirus’ genetic sequence, using a unique technology that...
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    Australia & New Zealand - COVID-19 Coronavirus

    Flight Centre will shut down 100 stores across Australia as the fallout from the lethal coronavirus pandemic continues. The travel agent made the shock announcement today that scores of its underperforming outlets would shut down. However, the company did not confirm how many jobs were hanging...
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    Australia & New Zealand - COVID-19 Coronavirus

    Australia - This informative article relates to international flights leaving Australia. As airlines around the world make changes to their scheduled routes amid the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve compiled all the flight suspensions, reductions and cancellations for the four major airlines across...
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    Coronavirus COVID-19 *Global Health Pandemic* #21

    Disneyland will be shut down for just the fourth time in its 65 years due to fears about the spread of coronavirus. The California theme park said it would close its doors from Saturday until the end of March at least but the situation would continue to be monitored. Hotels will stay open on...
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    Coronavirus COVID-19 *Global Health Pandemic* #21

    European Union (EU) leaders have blasted US President Trump’s decision to ban travel from Europe as global air traffic takes a steep dive in light of coronavirus. On Thursday EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Council President Charles Michel issued a joint statement taking...
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