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Tasmania records first coronavirus death

An elderly woman has become Tasmania's first coronavirus death, as people are warned they could be arrested for disobeying national social gathering orders.

Hand sanitiser production guidelines eased

Wineries and boutique distilleries are switching to hand sanitiser production as the federal government tries to shore up supplies during the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump extends voluntary virus shutdown

Bracing the US for a grim death toll, President Donald Trump has extended the voluntary national shutdown for a month, bowing to public health experts...

Italy's virus death toll rises by 756

Italy's coronavirus figures have pointed to a decreasing number of new infections, even as health officials raise the death toll by 756 to 10,779, the...

UK virus lockdown likely to last months

Some lockdown measures to combat coronavirus in Britain could last months and only be gradually lifted, a senior medical official says as Prime Minister Boris...