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Weinstein reportedly has coronavirus

Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for COVID-19, and has been put into isolation in New York state prison, according to a report from a local newspaper.

We're scapegoats: Qld teachers on virus

Anxious Queensland teachers say they are being treated as scapegoats and have been "thrown under the bus" by the government's refusal to close down schools.

Italy bans internal travel to curb virus

Italy has banned travel within the country in yet another attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus, as data showed a further 651 people had died from the disease, lifting the number of fatalities...

Pearce and Ponga back NRL to play on

Newcastle stars Mitchell Pearce and Kalyn Ponga are happy for the NRL to play on through the coronavirus crisis even after the AFL suspended their season until at least June.

Panic buying, virus impact NSW food relief

After weeks of ample supplies through the generosity of Australians during the bushfire crisis, Foodbank NSW and ACT says the situation is becoming dire, with COVID-19 fears causing a steep drop in supplies and helping...

NRL plans to press on through pandemic

The NRL will attempt to forge on with the 2020 season despite strict new coronavirus measures which have prompted the AFL to postpone its competition.

Virus forces more draconian measures

A wide-ranging shutdown of non-essential services has been walked back after a meeting between the prime minister and state and territory leaders.