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Quarantined Aussies ‘not getting promised health checks

Quarantined Aussies ‘not getting promised health checks

Coronavirus live updates: Quarantined Aussies ‘not getting promised health checks’, early signs show Australia is ‘flattening the curve’, $1.1b boost to health care More from the Scott Morrison press conference: “Throughout the day, some 1600 people went into quarantine as a result of the decisions by the National Cabinet. I particularly want to thank NSW,...

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Australia announces additional $678 million coronavirus package to support citizens

Australia announces additional $678 million coronavirus package to support citizens

Australia announced a $628 million (1.1 billion Australian dollar) package to fight the novel coronavirus, in a statement from prime minister Scott Morrison released on Sunday. The majority of the package, about $412 million, will go towards expanding Australia’s telehealth services to allow more citizens to get healthcare over the phone. There will also be...

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India’s Delhi and Uttar Pradesh authorities arrange buses for migrant laborers to head home

India’s Delhi and Uttar Pradesh authorities arrange buses for migrant laborers to head home

Hundreds of thousands of migrant laborers in India have potentially lost their jobs and livelihoods as construction sites and factories close amid a countrywide lockdown. There were concerns in recent days that without a reliable job, thousands of these laborers would head back to their hometowns on food — potentially undermining the lockdown. Now the local...

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Melania Trump to star in coronavirus ads

Melania Trump to star in coronavirus ads

US First lady Melania Trump will urge Americans to wash their hands and keep their distance from one another in a new coronavirus TV ad campaign. Trump, a former model, has avoided the public arena more than many first ladies. Her signature initiative has been a campaign called Be Best, which focuses on the safety...

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Discovery of distant ‘iron rain’ planet

Discovery of distant ‘iron rain’ planet

A planet where it might rain iron has been discovered. Researchers have identified an iron absorption line on the ultra-hot exoplanet, a planet outside our solar system, called Wasp-76b. Published in the Nature journal, the findings suggest it could rain iron on the nightside of the planet 390 light years away. Some days its surface...

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Queensland records two new coronavirus cases after revelations patient visited nightclub

Queensland records two new coronavirus cases after revelations patient visited nightclub

A coronavirus patient attended popular Brisbane nightspot Friday’s Riverside, it’s been revealed, as Queensland confirms two further cases. The 22-year-old man, a University of Queensland student, was at the CBD bar for four hours on Saturday night. He was confirmed as having the disease on Tuesday. On Wednesday, a 32-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man,...