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‘Aussie success story’ tech company Atlassian ‘skyrockets’ during the pandemic (source — www.dailytelegraph.com.au) 22/10/2020 02:15:38

As the workforce transitions to working remotely in the wake of COVID-19, tech company Atlassian has rode the wave to become “an Aussie success story that really is kicking goals globally," says Techn...

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria records five new COVID-19 cases as state's case average continues to fall; Bathurst 1000 attendees urged testing as Australian death toll stands at 905 (source — www.smh.com.au) 22/10/2020 01:29:30

A student who tested positive to coronavirus at a school in Melbourne's north has sparked the closure of another school and a warning to residents of five suburbs. Meanwhile, attendees of the Bathurst...

Australian golfer Adam Scott tests positive for coronavirus (source — www.dailymail.co.uk) 21/10/2020 23:45:48

Australian golfer Adam Scott has tested positive to coronavirus in the US, the PGA Tour has confirmed

Australian Adam Scott tests positive for COVID-19 three weeks before Masters (source — www.abc.net.au) 21/10/2020 23:40:11

Three weeks before the Masters, Australia's former winner Adam Scott tests positive for coronavirus and has withdrawn from this week's PGA Tour event.

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Two Victorian schools closed as COVID cases spread to social housing block; Alerts for Bathurst 1000 visitors after virus found in raw sewage; Australian death toll stands at 905 (source — www.smh.com.au) 21/10/2020 23:18:36

A student who tested positive to coronavirus at a school in Melbourne's north has sparked the closure of another school and a warning to residents of five suburbs. Meanwhile, attendees of the Bathurst...

Scott out of tournament after positive COVID test (source — www.dailytelegraph.com.au) 21/10/2020 22:59:00

Australia’s top ranked golfer Adam Scott has tested positive to COVID-19.

Aussie golf star Adam Scott tests positive for coronavirus in California  (source — www.dailymail.co.uk) 21/10/2020 22:38:54

Australian golfer Adam Scott has tested positive to coronavirus in the US, the PGA Tour has confirmed

Government not 'wasting a crisis' says Gonski (source — www.smh.com.au) 21/10/2020 21:07:30

Retiring ANZ Group chairman David Gonski has refuted suggestions that the government is not doing enough to help Australia innovate its way out of the COVID crisis.

Isolation during Covid-19 is proving deadly for some (source — edition.cnn.com) 21/10/2020 14:19:01

• Cathay Pacific to cut thousands of jobs • LIVE: UK single-day death toll triples • Australia Covid-19 test blunder prompts calls for hundreds to take HIV test

As it happened: Victoria records three new COVID-19 cases as doubts cast over Brett Sutton's knowledge of private security for hotel quarantine; Australian death toll stands at 905 (source — www.smh.com.au) 21/10/2020 13:15:11

A single case of COVID-19 recorded in Victoria on Tuesday is a man who is believed to have been reinfected with the virus, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has revealed. Meanwhile in NSW groups of 300...

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How to prevent coronavirus disease and stop the spread of germs
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