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10th case of coronavirus confirmed in Victoria as Premier warns of pandemic

The man is now almost symptom-free and has been isolating himself at home, Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said. There are now 1700 people in Victoria who have been tested for the virus and returned a negative result. However, Premier Daniel Andrews has warned coronavirus could reach a pandemic level in …

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State to set up new toll road company for North East Link

“We want to see funds that are raised on the North East Link project go back into that project,” she said. Loading But Ms Allen said the lifetime of the tolling arrangement would be a decision for future governments. The North East Link will connect the Metropolitan Ring Road in …

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8000 per cent growth: Maddy’s business is booming on the back of coronavirus

An initial boost in sales thanks to the Australian bushfires was overshadowed by demand that flowed through globally when news of coronavirus spread. The rapid growth has meant the company must suddenly make tough decisions about who it sells to. “It was quite drastic, and we had retailers and distributors …

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‘Blatant, bold’ thief uses fishing rod to hook $700 Versace necklace

Senior Constable Whitty, who called the crime “blatant” and “bold”, said police were unsure how the small hole was created. The offender first used a shorter rod, but was unsuccessful. He left and came back with a longer rod. The man took several minutes to create the hole and push …

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Alienware monitor to invade your gaming room

Dell’s latest Alienware gaming monitor (model AW5520QF) is an incredibly niche device. At 55 inches, the display is as big as most televisions, and the OLED panel ensures the best image reproduction available. But with a $7000 price tag, it is hard to justify the monitor’s power gaming features over …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Global death toll passes 3000 as Australian cases of COVID-19 rise

Professor of Global Biosecurity Raina MacIntyre, who is the head of the Biosecurity Program at the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales, said that a timeframe for a vaccine is unlikely to be shorter than a year. “Normally, it can take five to 20 years in some …

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‘Make YOU Rich’: Court finds iSignthis customers ran fake bitcoin ads

Loading The advertisement was styled as a news article and ran with the headline: “The biggest deal in Shark Tank history, that can make YOU rich in just 7 days! (Seriously)”. However, the product did not make anyone rich in seven days and OT Markets did not sell any Bitcoin …

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Dusty could kick 80 goals in a season: Nick Riewoldt

Nick Riewoldt, the ex-Saints champion turned commentator with Fox Footy, reckoned that Martin would be a rare forward capable of kicking 80 goals in a season, if kept exclusively forward. Riewoldt said he did not think the AFL would see another forward break the 100-goal barrier, a safe call today …

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Ruin the healthcare system from the comfort of home

A spiritual successor to Bullfrog’s 1997 classic Theme Hospital, Two Point Hospital places countless cartoony lives in your dangerously inept hands. Fortunately, as a hospital administrator you’re part of the professional management class, so you can dust off any controversy and move on to a richer posting elsewhere once you’ve …

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Brisbane lord mayor ‘not afraid’ to keep shaking hands as virus hits city

Lord mayor Adrian Schrinner has called for calm after Brisbane’s first case of coronavirus was reported on Tuesday morning, saying he would still shake hands when he greeted people. A 20-year-old man from China, a student at the University of Queensland, was diagnosed and remains in a stable condition at …

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