Covid-19 Update

How to deep clean your kitchen

If you’re a bit of a home chef, you probably find yourself doing a basic kitchen clean fairly often – […]

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Christ the Redeemer lights up for countries affected by coronavirus

Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue was set aglow with flags and words of hope amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

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Prince of Monaco becomes first head of state to test positive for COVID-19

Prince Albert II of Monaco has tested positive for COVID-19. Albert, who is 62, is the first reported head of state to contract the virus.

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Australia and New Zealand close their borders to non-residents

Australia and New Zealand have announced they are closing their borders to all non-residents.

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COVID-19 forces Princess Beatrice to ‘review’ wedding plans

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson has confirmed Princess Beatrice is “reviewing” her wedding plans due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.

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Qantas and Jetstar suspend all international flights

Qantas and Jetstar will suspend all international flights from late March after the Australian Government announced its highest travel advisory ever.

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Harry and Meghan call for compassion while William announces fund for coronavirus victims

The royal family have spoken up about the COVID-19 crisis. Prince William announced an appeal to raise funds for local […]

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Eight new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in NZ

The Ministry of Health has confirmed there are eight new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 20.

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Travel advice to Australians: ‘Do not go overseas’

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has given an update regarding the government’s advice amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Musicians perform concerts from home during COVID-19 outbreak

Musicians, artists and performers are some of the biggest hit by the COVID-19 outbreak – with major festivals and concerts being cancelled around the world. 

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MFAT urges New Zealanders travelling overseas to return home

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is urging all New Zealanders currently travelling overseas to return home “while commercial options remain available”.

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How the Queen is being kept safe amid the COVID-19 outbreak

The elderly are particularly vulnerable amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and so measures are being taken to protect 93-year-old Queen Elizabeth II.

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Three new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in New Zealand

Three new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in New Zealand.

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NZ Government announces $12.1b economic rescue package

The New Zealand Government has announced a spending package equivalent to four per cent of the country’s GDP in an effort to combat the effects of COVID-19 on the economy.

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A simple guide to social distancing

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, leaders from around the world are calling for the public to start practicing social distancing. What does this mean exactly?

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Jacinda Ardern says public gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Cabinet has agreed that events that expect crowds of more than 500 people should be cancelled.

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How long will it take to develop a coronavirus vaccine?

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe and countries move into lockdown, researchers from around the world are rushing to develop a vaccine. If scientists can develop a vaccine, how long will it take until its ready for the public?

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What does having a ‘mild’ case of COVID-19 actually mean?

Almost 81 per cent of COVID-19 cases are mild – but this does not mean you should be complacent when it comes to measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

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Border restrictions and self-isolation penalties: the latest on COVID-19 in NZ and Aus

Australia and New Zealand’s new travel restrictions have now come into full force. Both countries will require every new arrival […]

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Glastonbury organisers say festival will go ahead despite coronavirus concerns

Organisers of Glastonbury have announced a star-studded line-up for the festival, saying at this stage it will go ahead despite concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

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Justin Trudeau’s wife tests positive for COVID-19

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has tested positive for coronavirus.

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Tom Hanks tests positive for coronavirus

Legendary American actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for COVID-19.

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How to look after your mental wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak

From sticking to routines to seeking support, there are several things you can do to look after your mental health amid the fears of the coronavirus.

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Italy locks down entire country to halt coronavirus spread

Italy has been put under a total lockdown amid the spread of COVID-19, with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announcing he will extend restrictions already in place in the country’s north.

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