Health

Sat 8 Aug 2020

Cluster countdown: State holds breath for two more days

Premium Content Cluster countdown: State holds breath for two more days

Queensland is just two days away from confirming if the Logan COVID-19 outbreak has spread any further.

Drastic move to end ‘superspreader’ parties

Drastic move to end ‘superspreader’ parties

In one city coronavirus cases have tripled because of wild, out-of-control parties — and it’s prompted authorities to take extreme steps to stop them.

Poo detectives on the COVID-19 frontline

Premium Content Poo detectives on the COVID-19 frontline

Coronavirus sheds in faeces so testing sewage may become an early warning sign to identify new hot spots. The poo detectives may prevent community spread.

Terrifying reason deadly workplaces still exist

Premium Content Terrifying reason deadly workplaces still exist

Unsafe workplaces likely to remain unchecked as inspectors re-audit “a sample” of the stone benchtop industry.

Victorian numbers ‘not good enough’

Victorian numbers ‘not good enough’

Brett Sutton has delivered a blunt assessment of Victoria’s case numbers, saying it will take a week to see the impact of stage four restrictions.

Nine new COVID cases found in NSW

Nine new COVID cases found in NSW

There have been 9 new cases of coronavirus in New South Wales up to 8pm on Friday night, and patrons of a bar have been urged to isolate immediately.

142 ‘extremely disappointed’ travellers given cold shoulder

Premium Content 142 ‘extremely disappointed’ travellers given cold shoulder

‘Extremely disappointed’ Queenslanders who failed to rush across the border before the 1am shutdown have been among 142 refused entry.

WATCH PRESS CONFERENCE LIVE: Young man dies of virus

WATCH PRESS CONFERENCE LIVE: Young man dies of virus

A man aged in his 30s is among 12 Victorian coronavirus patients who died overnight, with 466 new cases confirmed.

Why young people are getting the virus

Why young people are getting the virus

A leading Australian epidemiologist has explained why young people keep getting COVID-19 as the world’s youth have been blamed for fuelling the spread.

Bride’s stunning lockdown wedding shred

Bride’s stunning lockdown wedding shred

A bride-to-be says she feels incredible after losing more than 10kg while working out at home during lockdown.

‘For action’: NSW virus alert zones revealed

‘For action’: NSW virus alert zones revealed

More schools, bars and shopping centres have been added to the list of NSW locations where positive COVID-19 cases went including some “while infectious”.

‘Put up or shut up’: The scary truth behind silent killer

Premium Content ‘Put up or shut up’: The scary truth behind silent killer

Stonemasons are putting off health checks, fearing financial ruin as a silent killer continues to cripple families.

‘All of the passengers on board buses are scrutinised’

Premium Content ‘All of the passengers on board buses are scrutinised’

An elderly man was among three passengers who were forced off the interstate bus they were travelling on after spending an hour in COVID-19 hot spot.

Youth mental health organisation funding at risk

Premium Content Youth mental health organisation funding at risk

A youth mental health program run by well-known organisation headspace is at risk of having its funding cut in the upcoming federal budget.

Pollies’ parly party probed for potential COVID breach

Premium Content Pollies’ parly party probed for potential COVID breach

A farewell party hosted by the ABC in Parliament House and attended by ministers is being investigated for a potential breach of COVID regulations.

Travellers to be let out of hotel rooms

Premium Content Travellers to be let out of hotel rooms

Pandemic travellers locked in hotels have won the right to leave their rooms and step out into the open air.

Flu drug could shorten COVID-19

Premium Content Flu drug could shorten COVID-19

Australians hit by COVID-19 will be able to take part in a trial of a flu drug that could slash how long they are sick.

Fri 7 Aug 2020

Deadly virus re-emerges in China

Deadly virus re-emerges in China

A deadly virus has re-emerged in China, infecting at least 60 people as experts confirm it can spread from person to person.

Another state considering virus lockdown

Another state considering virus lockdown

A committee established to consider one state’s next steps for COVID-19 is looking at a number of issues due to the “worrying risk” over the border.

Premier ‘should be ashamed’ as elderly booted off bus

Premium Content Premier ‘should be ashamed’ as elderly booted off bus

Two elderly people have been taken off a bus at the border trying to enter Queensland, with one ending up in hospital.

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