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Call for unity on NSW school virus advice

There's "enormous anxiety" among parents, students and teachers in NSW who are calling on the government to provide clarity on how schools are operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unemployment set to top 1.5m Australians

More than 800,000 jobs could be lost by the end of June and the unemployment rate more than double as vast swathes of the Australian economy is shut down to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

Violence on radar amid Vic virus crackdown

Victorian police are bracing for an increase in family violence as the spread of the coronavirus keeps people indoors, with officers checking on quarantined households keeping their eyes peeled for evidence of abuse.

S.Korea doubles virus rescue package

South Korea has doubled a planned economic rescue package to 100 trillion won ($A134 billion) to save companies hit by the coronavirus and put a floor under crashing stocks and bond markets.

How the coronavirus shut down world sport

TIMELINE OF MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS POSTPONED BY CORONAVIRUS:DECEMBER 31: A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan is first reported to the WHO Country Office in China.

Gould can't see all NRL clubs surviving

Rugby league great Phil Gould has warned all 16 clubs won't survive the suspended season, while NRL boss Todd Greenberg has flagged a potential bail out with richer clubs to support the vulnerable franchises.