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Japan on brink of coronavirus emergencyy

Japan remains on the brink of a state of emergency as the rate of new coronavirus cases accelerates across the country, its top government spokesman said, amid reports the capital may order public schools to stay closed for a second month.

Going the distance to keep society safe

SOCIAL DISTANCING - WHAT IS IT?Firstly, it means keeping a physical distance between yourself and others, and secondly, it applies to the tough restrictions in place to stop people gathering in groups.

Emergency flights to restart farm exports

Hundreds of emergency flights will send fresh produce to key export markets in a bid to help Australian farmers and fishers under economic pressure due to the coronavirus.

US death toll eclipses China

The US death toll from the coronavirus has climbed past 3,600, eclipsing China's official count, as hard-hit New York City rushed to bring in more medical professionals and ambulances and parked refrigerated morgue trucks on the streets to collect the dead.

Virus rate flattens amid vaccine search

Health officials are encouraged Australia's coronavirus curve is flattening but insist the strict restrictions that have helped slow the infection rate must stay in place.

April Fool coronavirus jokers face jail

From Thailand to India, countries have told people not to make April Fools' Day pranks related to coronavirus, with some threatening jail time as they seek to prevent the spread of rumours which could put lives at risk.

Twelve coronavirus patients in ICU in WA

Single-digit growth in coronavirus cases in Western Australia is being seen as an encouraging sign but 54 people are battling the disease in hospital, including 12 in intensive care.

Four Victorian babies diagnosed with virus

Four babies are among the latest cases of coronavirus in Victoria.Three of the 96 new cases recorded in the state on Tuesday are babies under 12 months and the fourth is a year old.
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