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Most pubs to open as new rules allow 80 in (source — 30/05/2020 15:15:00

South Australians will be able to enjoy their favourite drink at any licensed venue without food from tomorrow, as coronavirus hospitality restrictions are eased.

Welcome Back campaign (source — 30/05/2020 15:00:00

South Australia's regions are ready to welcome back tourists after coronavirus. New Welcome Back campaign launches Sunday.

Work cut out for virus-hit youth (source — 30/05/2020 15:00:00

More than half of the 14,000 South Australian youths who lost their jobs due to COVID-19 last month are likely to become long-term unemployed, social policy experts have warned.

Activists declare COVID-19 a scam and defy restrictions in city rallies (source — 30/05/2020 12:00:49

Hundreds of protestors have defied social distancing rules and declared the coronavirus pandemic a global scam at rallies in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Activists carried signs declaring they we...

Coronavirus Catch Up: Scientists Warn Virus Spreading 'Too Fast' To Lift Lockdown (source — 30/05/2020 11:42:44

Get the latest on coronavirus. Sign up to the Daily Brief for news, explainers, how-tos, opinion and more.Leading scientists advising the government on lockdown strategy have warned that the virus is ...

No new active virus cases from WA ship (source — 30/05/2020 09:45:21

No new active coronavirus cases have been detected in Western Australia but a historical case has been detected among the crew of the plagued Al Kuwait livestock ship.

Why families hope COVID slow down never ends (source — 30/05/2020 09:07:00

A leading national voice on parenting is calling on Australian families not to let positive changes adopted through COVID-19 fall away as life returns to normal.

Students at four Vic schools quarantined (source — 30/05/2020 08:51:17

A class at a Victorian primary school has been placed into quarantine after a student tested positive to coronavirus. The Year 2 student - linked to a family cluster in Keilor Downs - attended Holy E...

Ruby Princess passengers warned after crew member tests positive to tuberculosis (source — 30/05/2020 08:49:19

Scientists prepare to examine sewage in attempt to try to find the source of a Covid-19 infection that killed Nathan TurnerPassengers on the ill-fated Ruby Princess cruise ship have been sent another ...

Global report: new clues about how coronavirus formed as US severs ties with WHO (source — 30/05/2020 08:39:21

Outbreak in US linked to Ozarks pool party; Brazil see news spike in deaths; Australian authorities test sewage water amid mystery of 30-year-old’s deathCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronav...

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