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Food delivery company relocates to Sydney after Melbourne distribution centre closed due to COVID-19 (source — 10/08/2020 12:48:59

Marley Spoon, one of Australia's busiest food deliver companies, has moved all order fulfilment to its Sydney location after a COVId-19 outbreak at its distribution centre south of Melbourne.

Australia's oldest micronation is no more thanks to Covid-19 (source — 10/08/2020 12:08:43

The 50-year reign of an Australia-based micronation formed by a "prince" has come to an end.

Australia borders to stay shut as coronavirus death cases increase (source — 10/08/2020 11:51:36

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said internal border closures were unlikely to lift before Christmas, as the More...

Nearly 20 deaths in Victoria in Australia's worst coronavirus day (source — 10/08/2020 11:19:59

Australia today recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic amid a second wave of infections in Melbourne.

Top Aussie cricketers in lockdown for England tour (source — 10/08/2020 11:06:00

Australia’s biggest cricket stars have been segregated from their NSW teammates as part of a take-no-chances COVID game plan for the tour of England.

Action needed now to keep COVID-19 out of aged care (source — 10/08/2020 10:51:13

More than two-thirds of Australian COVID-19 deaths to date have occurred in nursing homes. Urgent action is required to better protect our older citizens.

How three-quarters of Australians aren't wearing face masks during the COVID-19 crisis (source — 10/08/2020 10:32:37

Troublemakers at Bunnings aren't the only Australians refusing to wear face masks. Just 20 per cent of those born in Australia had worn a face mask compared with 42 per cent for migrants.

Scott Morrison slams proposal to 'offer up' elderly Australians to coronavirus (source — 10/08/2020 10:07:26

Following Victoria's deadliest day in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister responded to suggestions he'd seen in the media surrounding elderly Australians.

Australia's COVID-19 aged care death rate one of the highest in the world (source — 10/08/2020 09:42:43

The rate of coronavirus deaths in Australia's aged care homes is among the highest in the world, a royal commission has heard.

Coronavirus live news: Australia records deadliest day as global cases near 20 million (source — 10/08/2020 09:27:15

Australian state of Victoria records 19 deaths; US cases pass 5m; UK daily infections pass 1,000 for first time since JuneGlobal report: Covid cases worldwide near 20 millionUK coronavirus live: lates...

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