Health

Tue 4 Aug 2020

Jetstar responds to COVID flight contact tracing concerns

premium_icon 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.

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.

Three men illegally crossed Queensland border

premium_icon Three men illegally crossed Queensland border

THREE men crossed the Queensland border illegally overnight and are now in quarantine as the state records no new cases.

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.

‘Hazardous’ children’s masks selling online

‘Hazardous’ children’s masks selling online

“Ridiculous” face masks designs with attached dummies are being marketed online for young children, but the creations have raised serious concerns.

WHO warns vaccine may never be found

WHO warns vaccine may never be found

The World Health Organisation has issued a sobering warning, saying there may never be a coronavirus vaccine that works properly.

Kmart ‘strongly recommending’ masks

Kmart ‘strongly recommending’ masks

Kmart has become the latest in a string of NSW stores asking customers to start wearing masks while they shop, as coronavirus cases continue to climb.

'In hospital struggling to breathe’

premium_icon 'In hospital struggling to breathe’

Healthy 24-year-old Kasey Wilkins couldn’t believe she ended up in hospital gasping for breath. READ HER GUT-WRENCHING STORY

Man’s absurd reason for entering CBD

Man’s absurd reason for entering CBD

On the same day Premier Daniel Andrews announced tough new restrictions, a man travelled into the CBD to play a very expensive game.

‘People went nuts’: Melbourne hotel chaos

‘People went nuts’: Melbourne hotel chaos

A guest at one of Melbourne’s quarantine hotels has claimed people “went nuts” and “hysterically” begged guards to be let outside.

We’ve made 24,000 face masks in three weeks

premium_icon We’ve made 24,000 face masks in three weeks

Supplies for face masks are flying off store shelves, with one Cairns sewing company converting its operation into a factory production line to meet demand.

COVID case who avoided quarantine ‘not a consular official’

premium_icon COVID case who avoided quarantine ‘not a consular official’

A man who returned to Queensland and avoided mandatory hotel quarantine after saying he was a consular official was a private security contractor.

Teenage bull rider trampled by animal in CQ

premium_icon Teenage bull rider trampled by animal in CQ

A Gargett teen was left with a serious concussion after taking on a beast in at a bull riding school

Grieving father’s heartbreak inspires pledge

premium_icon Grieving father’s heartbreak inspires pledge

Emily Barnett’s devastated father has broken his silence three months on from his daughter’s tragic death.

Tradie’s ‘second job’ is literally a matter of life or death

premium_icon Tradie’s ‘second job’ is literally a matter of life or death

Craig Wade doesn’t complain about his life. But you could help others like him in less than one minute.

Man survives freezing night trapped under tractor

premium_icon Man survives freezing night trapped under tractor

A man in his 60s was treated for hypothermia and hip and pelvic injuries

Anger as COVID clinic patients sneak off for coffee

premium_icon Anger as COVID clinic patients sneak off for coffee

Brisbane residents want police to patrol their local shopping centre after patients from a COVID clinic have been picking up a coffee from a drive-through outlet before...

Why COVID-19 is proving to be bad for our teeth

Why COVID-19 is proving to be bad for our teeth

The pandemic has led to many adults dodging the dentist chair. Now, untreated and potentially painful tooth decay are on the rise as Australians indulge in sugary...

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