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NT records second coronavirus case

The Northern Territory has recorded two new cases of coronavirus within 24 hours after officially only having one case of the infection until now.

Canada-US border to close on Friday night

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he expects the closure of the US-Canada border to take effect overnight on Friday and is working with domestic carriers to bring home citizens stranded overseas.

Qantas boss says virus worse than GFC

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce has defended his decision to stand down two-thirds of the airline's workers in the face of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic.

WHO back-pedals on ibuprofen warning

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has withdrawn its warning that people who suspect they might have caught the coronavirus should not take the popular drug ibuprofen.

Taumalolo skips nap for best haul

Jason Taumalolo was motivated by North Queensland's epic Thursday schedule when he produced a career-best yardage haul against Canterbury.