Health

Wed 5 Aug 2020

Latest update on COVID-19 stats on the Northern Rivers

Premium Content Latest update on COVID-19 stats on the Northern Rivers

THE health district has released an update on the status of COVID-19 patients on the Northern Rivers.

BORDER BAN: Queensland closes border to NSW and ACT

Premium Content BORDER BAN: Queensland closes border to NSW and ACT

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has shut the border to NSW after an outbreak of coronavirus and numerous illegal border crossings.

‘Every day is a good one’: behind the drug addiction fight

Premium Content ‘Every day is a good one’: behind the drug addiction fight

Even on his day off, clinical worker Mark McMenamin is on the front lines of the city’s drug problem - spending hours managing crises.

How a $2 head lice treatment could treat COVID-19 patients

Premium Content How a $2 head lice treatment could treat COVID-19 patients

A triple therapy of head lice treatment, zinc and a cheap antibiotic should be rolled out immediately to prevent COVID-19.

COVID contact forms: Why Sydneysiders are telling lies

Premium Content COVID contact forms: Why Sydneysiders are telling lies

In a massive risk to health and safety, one in 10 Sydneysiders say they have deliberately provided incorrect details on contact forms at cafes and restaurants.

Fears grow of Melbourne travellers bringing COVID to Sydney

Premium Content Fears grow of Melbourne travellers bringing COVID to Sydney

Some Jetstar passengers have expressed concern about the lack of social distancing on one of its Melbourne-Sydney flights.

Val Kilmer interviewed about tracheotomy

Val Kilmer interviewed about tracheotomy

“I feel a lot better than I sound,” joked Val Kilmer as he spoke about undergoing a tracheotomy to help him breathe after throat cancer.

Worrying trend: Prepare for life without vaccine

Worrying trend: Prepare for life without vaccine

Australia needs to face up to an uncomfortable reality about a coronavirus vaccine and prepare for a life without one, say experts.

‘Sovereign citizen’ line infuriates cops

‘Sovereign citizen’ line infuriates cops

Some Victorians think they are beyond the law and are calling themselves “sovereign citizens”, with a move that’s infuriating police.

Tue 4 Aug 2020

Lisa’s blunt message to shoppers

Lisa’s blunt message to shoppers

The TV presenter has taken to social media to call out those not wearing a mask to Woolworths after the supermarket chain asked customers to cover up.

Stage 5? Next step if Vic rules don’t work

Stage 5? Next step if Vic rules don’t work

Melbourne residents are already living under some of the strictest restrictions in the world but things could get tougher if the stage 4 lockdown doesn’t work.

Queensland closes quarantine loophole

Premium Content Queensland closes quarantine loophole

Queensland has taken a tough stance to close the loophole allowing consular staff to bypass COVID-19 quarantine rules.

CONFIRMED: Local COVID-19 patient winds up in ICU

Premium Content CONFIRMED: Local COVID-19 patient winds up in ICU

AN ACTIVE COVID-19 patient on the North Coast linked to a Sydney cluster is now in intensive care.

Revealed: How ‘non-consular’ quarantine fiasco unfolded

Premium Content Revealed: How ‘non-consular’ quarantine fiasco unfolded

Details about how a man managed to skip quarantine by using a consular official loophole even though he was a private security contractor have been revealed.

Jetstar responds to COVID flight contact tracing concerns

Premium Content Jetstar responds to COVID flight contact tracing concerns

Authorities want domestic flights off limits for people returning from overseas after a man with COVID-19 flew from Sydney to Maroochydore last week.

How many lives stage three saved

How many lives stage three saved

Some say Victoria’s stage three restrictions didn’t go far enough, but now it’s been revealed just how many infections they stopped.

Why the streets of Byron Bay will be very quiet this year

Premium Content Why the streets of Byron Bay will be very quiet this year

COVID-19 restrictions have forced the council to make a tough decision to keep the public safe.

Woolies staff walk off job over virus scare

Woolies staff walk off job over virus scare

The supermarket giant is preparing for delays in orders after workers walked off the job amid a coronavirus infection scare.

Victoria records 439 new cases, 11 more deaths

Victoria records 439 new cases, 11 more deaths

Another 11 Victorians have died and 439 coronavirus cases have been added to the state’s tally in the past 24 hours.

Melbourne under world’s strictest lockdown

Melbourne under world’s strictest lockdown

Melbourne now has to endure some of the toughest COVID rules in the world. Here’s how other countries and cities compare.

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