Health

Thu 13 Aug 2020

Drastic move to control virus outbreaks

Drastic move to control virus outbreaks

As the coronavirus continues to rip through Victoria’s aged care homes, the government has decided to step in an attempt to stop the spread.

Family denied compo after drug leaves woman brain dead

Premium Content Family denied compo after drug leaves woman brain dead

The family of a Queensland woman who was left brain dead after she was allegedly given the wrong drug by paramedics has been denied $3 million in compensation.

Cops’ dilemma in dealing with bridge protesters

Premium Content Cops’ dilemma in dealing with bridge protesters

A judge has highlighted concerns around how police would handle a protest, as the Government seeks a court order to prevent the action.

Good sign we’re flattening the curve

Good sign we’re flattening the curve

There is a “cautious optimism” that Australia is again flattening the curve of coronavirus cases, Health Minister Greg Hunt says.

Livelihoods threatened by coronavirus rumours

Premium Content Livelihoods threatened by coronavirus rumours

VICIOUS rumours are spreading through border towns, where frightened residents are convinced accommodation providers are filled with quarantined travellers.

Mum’s horrifying discovery in microwave

Mum’s horrifying discovery in microwave

A mum was left horrified after she was confronted with what looked like a furry animal in her microwave – but it’s not.

Broncos star breaks silence on alleged COVID breach scandal

Premium Content Broncos star breaks silence on alleged COVID breach scandal

Corey Oates has opened up about his role alongside up to nine other Broncos players who are alleged to have breached COVID-19 restrictions.

Broncos cleared but ‘NRL bubble’ breach being investigated

Premium Content Broncos cleared but ‘NRL bubble’ breach being investigated

Detectives have concluded a group of Broncos players lunching and drinking at a Brisbane pub did not breach health directives. But they’re not off the hook yet.

‘Not good’: NZ virus cluster,  36 active cases

‘Not good’: NZ virus cluster, 36 active cases

There are now 36 active cases in New Zealand, marking a rapid increase in the country’s new outbreak.

Sister's herculean tribute to sibling taken by SIDS

Premium Content Sister's herculean tribute to sibling taken by SIDS

A sister, mother, wife and businesswoman is making the ultimate sacrifice to raise awareness about SIDS in honour of her family.

Sleeping at a pub: Border bungle leaves Coast man homeless

Premium Content Sleeping at a pub: Border bungle leaves Coast man homeless

The Tweed and Gold Coast border bubble has forced one man to extraordinary lengths because he can’t get home. READ THE REMARKABLE TALE

Qld continues COVID-free streak

Qld continues COVID-free streak

For the twelfth day in a row, Queensland has avoided any community transmission of COVID-19, but the premier is warning against complacency.

Residents medicated without consent, audit finds

Premium Content Residents medicated without consent, audit finds

AN aged care facility on the Western Downs was drugging four residents without consent, an audit by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has found.

Victoria sees big drop in cases

Victoria sees big drop in cases

After a spike in cases yesterday, Victoria has recorded a big drop in infections today with 278 new cases and eight deaths.

Victoria’s hotel quarantine scandal deepens

Victoria’s hotel quarantine scandal deepens

New details are emerging of Victoria’s hotel quarantine system that appear to contradict Premier Daniel Andrews’ claims.

Australia will miss out on early access to COVID-19 vaccine

Premium Content Australia will miss out on early access to COVID-19 vaccine

Australians will have to wait longer than other countries to get Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine because the US and the UK have already ordered supplies.

Next ‘terrible scenario’ Victoria is facing

Next ‘terrible scenario’ Victoria is facing

While cases in Melbourne seem to be dropping, the virus is expanding its reach with officials and experts worried about the next “terrible scenario”.

Father-and-son doctors die from virus

Father-and-son doctors die from virus

A family says they lost their “anchors” after two generations who dedicated their lives to their patients were killed by the global pandemic.

How virus mysteriously resurfaced in NZ

How virus mysteriously resurfaced in NZ

New Zealand went more than 100 days without a single case. Now, the country is back on lockdown. Where did the COVID-19 cases come from?

Man’s quarantine escape could trigger ‘major response’

Premium Content Man’s quarantine escape could trigger ‘major response’

ONE of the state’s top cops has vowed to restore confidence in the police service’s ability to mandate hotel quarantine, after a Toowoomba man fled.

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