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NRL wants Warriors in Australia on May 3 as quarantine bubble bursts

The Rugby League Players Association was locked in meetings with Warriors officials on Thursday discussing provisions for players to have their families also travel to Australia, which could be home for several months. In the email V’landys described the NRL’s much-debated end-of-May return as “quite achievable”, provided Australia’s COVID-19 infection …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Scott Morrison says COVID-19 restrictions could be lifted in four weeks, global cases surpass 2 million, Australian death toll stands at 63

Washington: Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in multiple US states to protests stay-a-home orders meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Many protesters were angry about the economic ramifications the restrictions are causing. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg estimate the US Labour Department will report Thursday, Friday …

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What doctors on the front lines in New York wish they’d known a month ago

Medicine routinely remakes itself, generation by generation. For the disease that drives this pandemic, certain ironclad emergency medical practices have dissolved almost overnight. The biggest change: Instead of quickly sedating people who had shockingly low levels of oxygen and then putting them on mechanical ventilators, many doctors are now keeping …

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‘What he has done is beyond anyone’s dreams’: Redzel retires

“The decision shows the appreciation and love Redzel’s owners have for the horse and what he has done. He is the sort of horse you dream of as a syndicator. Personally, I don’t think you could have got a better horse. Kerrin McEvoy punches the air as Redzel wins the …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Scott Morrison says Australia’s social distancing restrictions could be lifted in four weeks, global COVID-19 cases surpass 2 million worldwide

Washington: Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in multiple US states to protests stay-a-home orders meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Many protesters were angry about the economic ramifications the restrictions are causing. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg estimate the US Labour Department will report Thursday, Friday …

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Croke, the cash and a cast of villains

After seven weeks of hearings the ten jurors involved in the criminal trial of Kings Cross solicitor Michael Croke have retired to consider their verdict. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Judge Helen Syme of the NSW District Court has insisted that jurors observe appropriate social distancing measures. This has meant …

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WA faces the worst economic crisis ‘since 1930’, but McGowan resolute on ‘saving lives’

On Thursday morning Crown Resorts, which claims to be WA’s largest single-site employer, announced it had stood down 11,500 workers across the country. This would include most of the company’s 5800 Perth staff. It is likely many tens of thousands more were out of work in WA in the wake …

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Coronavirus LIVE Queensland updates: national cabinet contends with school closures as death toll stands at 63

Let’s recap the main developments today. Queensland has now detected 1001 confirmed cases of COVID-19 – 554 are “active” and 442 have recovered. Five Queenslanders have died including a Sunshine Coast woman who passed away while in Sydney. Queenslanders adjust to restrictions, with a solo runner spotted on Mermaid Beach …

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Australia on course to eliminate COVID-19, modelling shows

“Our epidemic is in decline,” said Professor Jodie McVernon, director of Doherty Epidemiology, which led the team that built the model for the federal government. “But it does not let us be complacent. If we were to release those measures now … those 10 cases today would produce 25 new …

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WA coronavirus LIVE: More COVID-19 testing sites open across state under expanded program

World Rugby will loan Rugby Australia up to an estimated $16 million to get through the coronavirus shutdown, but only after the organisation has thrashed out an emergency pay deal with the players union. Details of the loan program are expected to be announced in Dublin later on Thursday night, …

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