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Better your mental health amid COVID-19

THINGS TO DO IN LOCKDOWN:* Remain in contact with family and friends with technology* Exercise* Continue with structure and routine (get up at the same time each day)* Work on projects or tasks* Get sunshine...

Wage subsidy not a 'cut and paste' job: PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended not rushing into a wage subsidy plan to help employers and their staff during the coronavirus crisis, saying it is not a case of "cutting and pasting" what other...

Cruise ship passenger dies of COVID-19

A 75-year-old Queensland woman has died of the coranavirus.The woman, who died in a Caboolture Hospital, was a passenger on the Ruby Princess cruise ship, says Queensland Chief Medical Officer Jeannette Young.

China tests relaxation of Wuhan lockdown

China has begun reopening some of its transport links between the coronavirus epicentre Hubei and the rest of the country, as its numbers of new cases continue to fall.

Trump wants NY 'strong travel advisory'

US President Donald Trump has backed away from calling for a quarantine for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing that a "strong travel advisory" be issued for the coronavirus epicentres.

'Worse ahead' as France buys billion masks

The next two weeks will be the toughest yet in the fight against coronavirus in France, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has warned as his government raced to add intensive care beds and source protective gear.

NSW pair fined for virus quarantine breach

A man and a woman have been fined $1000 each after the pair allegedly flouted their 14-day coronavirus self-isolation period following their arrival from Thailand.

Thousands to be forcibly quarantined

Thousands of people flying into Australia have begun being shuttled to makeshift quarantine facilities across the country as Australia turns to law-and-order to fight the novel coronavirus.