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    NSW elective surgery waitlist blows out

    Elective surgery waitlists in NSW have blown out to more than 100,000 people after non-urgent procedures were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Data from the state's Bureau of Health Information…
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    Victoria to ease regional restrictions

    Lockdown-weary Victoria has had a double dose of good news, with no coronavirus deaths and the imminent easing of the state's regional lockdown. It is the first time since July 13 there have been no…
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    South Australia moves on ACT border rules

    South Australia will lift its COVID-19 border restrictions with the ACT from midnight on Tuesday. Travellers flying in from Canberra will no longer need to quarantine for 14 days but will not be…
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    Victoria has no virus deaths, 42 new cases

    Victoria has enjoyed its first day without a coronavirus death since July 13. The state also had 42 new cases. The good news leaves Victoria's toll at 729 and the national figure on 816. There should…
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    Latest on Worldwide Coronavirus Spread

    DEATHS AND INFECTIONS ASIA-PACIFIC * Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed buy COVID-19 vaccine made available by Russia or China, while taking a swipe at pharmaceutical firms of western…
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    Everyone at gatherings exceeding 20 people will cop a $1000 fine anywhere in NSW

    Everyone at gatherings exceeding 20 people will cop a $1000 fine anywhere in NSW. With the warmer weather upon us and the longer days rights around the corner, amendments have been made to the Public…
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    King of the Ranges postponed until later in 2021

    Another event has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual King of the Ranges event at Murrurundi won't be happening in February 2021, with organisers pushing the event back in 2021 amid…
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    SA to move on NSW, ACT border restrictions

    Premier Steven Marshall says South Australia will drop its COVID-19 border restrictions with NSW and the ACT as soon as it is safe to do so. Speculation is growing that SA's transition committee will…
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    Border closures dominate national debate

    State borders closed to contain the spread of coronavirus are continuing to dominate the national debate. Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce has described Queensland's hardline border measures as a sham…
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    Two NSW hospitals linked to 14 virus cases

    Staff from two Sydney public hospitals have been deployed to Concord Hospital's emergency department as 100 healthcare workers remain in isolation awaiting COVID-19 test results. NSW Health on…
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    Researchers design COVID death risk tool

    British scientists have developed a scoring model for predicting the death risk of patients hospitalised with COVID-19, saying it should help doctors quickly decide on the best care. The tool,…
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    Hunter Business Awards will look a little different this year

    The Hunter Business Awards will look a little different this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The nominations are open for the 2020 awards which includes 17 categories, but instead of the usual…
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    $42.2 million refresh for the Singleton Military Base

    There's a $42.2 million refresh on the way for the Singleton Army Base. The Federal Government says local contractors will benefit from the overhaul of facilities at the base which is due to start…
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    Tasmania free of active coronavirus cases

    Tasmania is again free of coronavirus after a man in hospital recovered from the deadly disease. He tested positive on August 11 while in the North West Regional Hospital after returning from…
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    Sydney NYE fireworks too risky: Barilaro

    It's far too risky to hold Sydney's world-famous New Year's Eve fireworks on the harbour in the midst of a pandemic, NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro says. "How can you attract one million people to…
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    WHO warns on countries opening too quickly

    The head of the World Health Organisation is warning that opening up societies too quickly amid the coronavirus pandemic is a "recipe for disaster". WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus…
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    Virus drops Aust emissions to 1998 levels

    Grounded commercial aircraft due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are seen parked at the Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage facility in Alice Springs, Sunday, August 30, 2020. (AAP Image/Darren…
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    Two more Sydney schools closed over COVID

    A Sydney high school and a Catholic primary school have been closed for cleaning after a staff member and a student were diagnosed with coronavirus. The NSW Education Department says Ryde Secondary…
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    Vic has 23 virus deaths, 113 new cases

    Victoria's mixed coronavirus news continues, with 23 deaths and new cases dropping further to 113. The latest fatalities take the state toll to 485 and the national figure to 572. It's also the…
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    Westpac Rescue Helicopter Charity Rugby League day postponed

    One of the biggest fundraising events on the Upper Hunter's calendar has had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The A-Plus Contracting Hunter Valley Mining Charity Rugby League Day has…