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UK PM Boris Johnson in intensive care, symptoms worsen

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to an intensive care unit after his coronavirus symptoms worsened, and his Downing Street office says he is still conscious. Britain has no formal succession plan should the prime minister become incapacitated, but Johnson, 55, asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise for him. Johnson was admitted […]

Coronavirus in Australia: This is when COVID-19 could peak

Australia’s coronavirus pandemic could peak as soon as next week, according to new data from the University of Sydney. If 90 per cent of the country adopted social distancing measures, active cases would peak by mid-April, according to research led by Professor Mikhail Prokopenko. The spread of the virus could be controlled by July. If everyone […]

COVID DAY 73: A new week. A new warning. The same routine.

Here’s everything you need to know. ‘Take it seriously’ The NSW government is urging young people to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, revealing more than a quarter of the state’s current coronavirus cases are in people aged under 29. Health Minister Brad Hazzard told reporters on Sunday that NSW recorded 87 new cases, bringing the […]

Doctor answers coronavirus questions and busts dangerous myths

Myths surrounding COVID-19 are spreading as fast as the virus itself. A Current Affair asked General Practitioner Dr Brad McKay to put some of those rumours to bed. CAN DRINKING LOTS OF HOT WATER PREVENT YOU FROM GETTING THE VIRUS? There’s no evidence that that would do anything at all for coronavirus. Some some people are saying […]

Hundreds pictured at Manly Beach despite social distancing orders

It seems some areas of Sydney’s northern beaches are still as busy as ever, with hundreds of people pictured out and about at Manly this morning. Sidewalks were packed with walkers and joggers, and dozens of surfers were photographed in the water off Manly beach. Many people appeared to follow the 1.5m social distancing rule, […]

Scott Morrison ‘bewildered and frustrated’ 16,000 Australians defied coronavirus travel advice

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has hit out at 16,000 Australians who decided to travel overseas in defiance of the highest level of government advice. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued “do not travel” advice for every country in the world because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. Mr Morrison said he was “bewildered […]

Coronavirus economic downturn has inspired a superannuation tax loophole — but not everyone can benefit

How would you feel if you were having a Zoom meeting with your accountant and they asked “would you like to save more than $5,000 in income tax over the next six months?” While probably a bit sceptical (did I hear right? Maybe this technology is faulty? What’s the catch? Surely this is too good […]

Free energy advice service for Mornington Peninsula residents

Free advice for reducing power bills and improving energy efficiency is available to Mornington Peninsula residents. It’s thanks to a new partnership between Mornington Peninsula Shire and the Australian Energy Foundation (AEF).  There are many different options of solar and battery storage available, and it can be a daunting task deciding things like system size […]

How to minimise your coronavirus risk while shopping at the supermarket

Going out into the world to buy essentials is one of the few things we’re still encouraged to leave the house to do — and a trip to a supermarket to buy food is, for most people, unavoidable. As social distancing rules have come into force over the past few weeks panic buying has left […]

Coronavirus Australia: fresh lockdown measures take effect

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and state and territory leaders on Sunday agreed on medical advice to further tighten the rule around gatherings from 10 to two. Australians have been told not to go out in public with more than one other person while all public spaces including parks, playgrounds, skateparks and outdoor gyms will be […]