Covid-19 Update

‘Freedom Plan’ proposed for vaccinated NSW residents

Fully vaccinated NSW residents could soon be able to return to bars, restaurants and gyms under a new ‘Freedom Plan’ […]

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New Zealand links Delta outbreak origin to recent Sydney returnee

New Zealand’s COVID-19 outbreak jumped to 21 cases on Thursday, but the authorities said the virus may not have been […]

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Four new cases of Delta variant confirmed in Auckland

Four new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Auckland this morning. One of the four new cases is a […]

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BREAKING: New Zealand to move into lockdown from midnight tonight

New Zealand will move into alert level 4 from 11:59pm tonight, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced. At this stage, […]

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Sydney seeks to tighten COVID-19 curbs, Canberra to enter lockdown

Extra Australian military personnel may be called in to ensure compliance with lockdown rules in Sydney, the New South Wales […]

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Scott Morrison says vaccinations not enough to end Sydney’s lockdown

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said vaccinations alone would not bring an end to a COVID-19 lockdown in Sydney as […]

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Sydney braces for extended COVID-19 lockdown as rest of Australia opens

Australian officials are set to extend a COVID-19 lockdown in Sydney as new cases remain stubbornly high despite a month […]

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Covid-19 update: Victoria to exit lockdown as NSW announces record case number

It’s been an interesting day for virus news across Australia. While NSW has recorded another record high number of cases […]

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Hope fades for end to Sydney lockdown after NSW reports record case number

A high number of COVID-19 cases in NSW is putting the scheduled end of the Greater Sydney lockdown in doubt. […]

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Can you catch COVID-19 twice?

One of the most pressing questions of the COVID-19 pandemic is whether or not you become immune to the virus after surviving the infection.

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Kate Winslet, Matt Damon and stars launch coronavirus PSA

Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars have come together to urge people to stop the spread of COVID-19. Kate Winslet, Matt […]

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How to Care for Your Hands and Nails

Washing your hands repeatedly can leave them dry and sore – here’s how to prevent dehydrated, unhappy hands.

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NSW Health warns against self-medicating to treat COVID-19 after US death

NSW Health has issued a warning for people not to self-medicate to treat COVID-19.

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Australia prepares for ‘stage two’ lockdown as national cabinet considers ‘stage three’

National cabinet is set to meet again tonight to discuss ‘stage three’ lockdown measures for Australia before ‘stage two’ even comes into effect.

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Coronavirus lockdown: Richie McCaw urges Kiwis to focus on what they can control

Rugby legend Richie McCaw has issued some advice to Kiwis as New Zealand prepares to go into a four-week lockdown.

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How to care for your elderly loved ones during lockdown

Metlifecare’s clinical director, Tanya Bish, shares her tips for caring for elderly loved ones in the coming weeks.

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Greta Thunberg says it is “extremely likely” she has COVID-19

Climate activist Greta Thunberg says the chances of her having caught COVID-19 are “extremely likely”. Announcing the news on Instagram, […]

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How does COVID-19 affect children?

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across the world, but there is one saving grace – children appear to be largely unharmed by the virus.

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Eighth person dies from coronavirus in Australia

An eighth person has died from COVID-19 in Australia, according to NSW Health.

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National Cabinet to convene to consider ‘stage two’ lockdown measures across Australia

Federal, state and territory leaders are set to meet with Australia’s chief medical officers to assess the coronavirus response and consider whether ‘stage two’ lockdown measures are necessary.

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What are essential services in New Zealand?

Are couriers still running? What about your local dairy? MiNDFOOD explains what ‘essential services’ are in New Zealand. 

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Forced closures of Australian non-essential services come into effect

Forced closures of non-essential services have started to take place in parts of Australia where it has just passed midday.

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Community transmission confirmed in NZ as cases rise to 102

Ministry of Health Director-General Dr Ashley Bloomfield confirmed 36 new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand. This brings the total […]

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How does coronavirus affect pregnant women?

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many couples trying for or expecting a baby are concerned for their reproductive health and the health of their unborn child.

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