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Plan to get ahead of next virus curve

Australians in need of assistance with mental health conditions, including those resulting from financial or social stress during the COVID-19 crisis, are being urged to “please, please” seek help. The Federal Government today announced it had adopted the National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan, put together by the head of the National Mental… Read More »

Third death in NSW aged care virus cluster

A third resident of a western Sydney nursing home has died after testing positive for COVID-19. Operator Anglicare Sydney says a 92-year-old woman at its Newmarch House aged care home in Caddens died late on Tuesday morning. Anglicare says the woman had tested positive for COVID-19 and also had multiple health issues, although the cause… Read More »

Apple, Google to harness phones for virus infection tracking

Apple and Google fueled hopes for digital technology’s promise against a fast-moving, invisible killer, announcing a joint effort to help public health agencies worldwide leverage smartphones to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. New software the companies plan to add to phones would make it easier to use Bluetooth wireless technology to track down people who may… Read More »

Virus vaccine still at least one year away

Anyone who has returned from overseas and is feeling unwell should get tested for coronavirus, Australia’s chief medical officer says. Three Australians have died from the virus, with new cases confirmed in NSW, Victoria and Western Australia on Monday. There are more than 70 confirmed cases in Australia. Chief medical officer Brendan Murphy says anyone… Read More »

What to stock up on for virus preparation

Australians have been urged not to start panic buying an unnecessary amount of items in response to the coronavirus outbreak, however there are a few main products you may need to start buying more of. Victorian Chief Health Officer, Dr Brett Sutton, said people don’t need to rush out and clear supermarket shelves but they… Read More »