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      Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

      Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus

      There will now be a major focus on tracking everyone the 71-year-old Prince has met in recent weeks, including any contact with the Queen.

      • by Bevan Shields

      ?Spain's death toll overtakes China's as Iran fears second wave of infection

      Chinese airport security wear protective suits as they wait to check temperatures and health of travellers in the departures area at Beijing Capital International Airport.

      The death toll in Spain shot up by more than 700 in a day for a total of more than 3400, eclipsing the number of reported fatalities in China, where the coronavirus outbreak began. Follow our live coverage here.

      • by Latika Bourke

      NSW supermarkets, pharmacies get green light for 24-hour trading

      Shoppers at Coles Macquarie Centre.

      The state's supermarkets and pharmacies have been given the green light to trade 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the near future.

      • by Matt Bungard

      Harvey regrets ill-fated bid to instil hope during '60 Minutes bungle'

      Gerry Harvey appears on 60 Minutes last Sunday.

      The Harvey Norman chairman shocked viewers when he ridiculed public fear of COVID-19, only to then claim the coronavirus pandemic had been good for his business.

      • by Andrew Hornery

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      Composite image of a swimmer at Bronte.

      'This is my beach': Fence doesn't deter Sydney swimmers

      A fence spanning the length of Bronte Beach wasn't enough to deter everyone from the water, with handfuls of beachgoers still spotted on Wednesday morning.

      • by Matt Bungard
      NSW independent schools believe the impact from the financial crisis could be "significant"

      Private schools brace for dropouts amid economic crisis caused by virus

      Financial hardship is likely to force many children into public or low-fee schools, parents and principals predict.

      • by Jordan Baker
      In this 2017 photo provided by his family, Yang Hengjun, left, poses with his family member in Beijing.

      Chinese government prepares to charge Australian academic

      The Chinese government has urged Australia not to interfere as it takes the next step in case of Dr Yang Hengjun.

      • by Eryk Bagshaw and Anthony Galloway
      Tess Robens and Fabrizio Culici from The Rio Bar in Summer Hill bottle cocktails for home delivery to their customers to survive through the COVID-19 virus shutdown of bars in Australia.

      Police shut down Sydney bar over cocktail delivery, despite government order

      The state government's order had been relaxed, but it seems?not everyone got the message, including the police.

      • by Lisa Visentin
      On Wednesday, Parramatta coach Brad Arthur joined John Morris, Dean Pay, Adam O'Brien, Paul Green and Ivan Cleary in being stood down immediately.

      'In shock': Multiple clubs stand down staff in one of NRL's darkest days

      Some clubs are shutting the doors immediately, with six clubs out of 16 standing down staff.?

      • by Sarah Keoghan, Sam Phillips and Michael Chammas
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      A member of the Indonesian Red Cross Society (IFRC) wearing a protective suit and mask takes a break after spraying disinfectant at the Kemayoran train station in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

      'Don't panic': Indonesian government appeals to citizens to self-isolate

      • by James Massola and Karuni Rompies
      The massive stimulus will inject trillions of dollars into the US economy.

      US to splash $2 trillion in unprecedented aid package

      After days of often intense haggling between Republicans and Democrats and mounting pressure, the parties have reached a deal.

      • by Lisa Mascaro
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      How deadly is COVID-19? How are pregnant women affected? Your questions answered

      We're answering your questions about COVID-19 as they hit our inboxes, with regular updates.

      • by Sherryn Groch and Felicity Lewis

      Sydney

      The NSW Tenants Union and other community organisations have called for a temporary ban on evictions.

      'Fundamentally flawed': NSW real estate body slams rent freeze bid

      Real Estate Institute of NSW chief executive Tim McKibbin said the industry body feared the government would remove tenants' obligations to pay their rent.

      • by Angus Thompson

      Extradition of man delayed due to COVID-19 isolation after airport arrest

      The South Australian man allegedly shot another man in September last year.

      South Australian authorities will have to wait at least 14 days to extradite a man wanted over a 2019 shooting.

      • by Lucy Cormack

      Hairdresser begs Morrison for 'non-essential' status

      Hairdresser Joanne Sultana works on Sonia Korthout's hair at Union Jacks Hair salon in Frenchs Forest on Wednesday.

      As Julia Crawford can't operate as normal with a 30-minute limit and plans to shut her business anyway, she wants her staff to qualify for government assistance.

      • by Sally Rawsthorne

      Fears thousands of crew stuck on cruise ships off Sydney coast

      The Ruby Princess circles off the coast from Sydney.

      Cruise companies are struggling to devise plans for their crews still on eight ships off the coast.

      • by Matt O'Sullivan

      TAFE courses suspended from Monday but nursing and aged care to continue

      TAFE classes will be suspended from Monday to put courses online and train teachers in online course delivery.

      TAFE will suspend classes from Monday for all but critical care areas including nursing and aged care to retrain teachers and put courses online.

      • by Anna Patty

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      Senior medical academic Shitij Kapur says government decisionmakers face a complex and unprecedented task.

      'No perfect answer to COVID-19', says chair of panel which had advice rejected

      Senior medical academic Shitij Kapur said the solution to the pandemic was "not black and white" and governments faced a deeply complex task.

      • by Fergus Hunter

      Business

      BlackRock recommends aggressive, temporary fiscal stimulus

      BlackRock recommends aggressive, temporary fiscal stimulus

      The world's largest asset manager has recommended boosting welfare and cash grants for businesses to avoid a "full blown recession".

      • by Charlotte Grieve

      World

      Afghan police arrive at the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

      Afghan officials say 25 killed in Kabul attack on Sikh religious complex

      Gunmen have stormed a religious gathering of Afghanistan's minority Sikhs in their place of worship in the heart of Kabul's old city, killing at least four people.

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      'A little bit of relief': Inside Australia's last public auction

      'A little bit of relief': Inside Australia's last public auction

      For a finale, it didn't feel like the end. No spectators were allowed to witness the home go under the hammer, far removed scenes five days earlier.

      • by Jim Malo
      'There's a bigger picture and this will pass': The home owners still selling

      'There's a bigger picture and this will pass': The home owners still selling

      For the vendors pressing ahead with selling their homes, theirs will be among some of the last public auctions for some time. From then, it's all virtual.

      • by Melissa Heagney
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      Life & Culture

      Robin Thicke's song Blurred Lines made headlines for various reasons when it was released in 2013.

      The Blurred Lines case scared songwriters, but its time may be up

      Two court decisions addressed important aspects of how copyright applies to music – and, in many cases, may make it more difficult to prove that one song copied another.

      • by Ben Sisario

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      Sport

      Hugh Bowman holds the Golden Slipper trophy with co-trainer Adrian Bott after Farnan's win on Saturday

      Bowman and Berry sent for tests as racing faces COVID-19 scare

      Racing NSW chief executive Peter V'landys is hoping COVID-19 tests on three jockeys come back negative to allow the sport to continue.

      • by Chris Roots
      A softer side: Knights prop David Klemmer is willing to sacrifice a higher percentage of his salary to ensure players on low value contracts are looked after.

      Plan for the rich to sacrifice more than the vulnerable in NRL player pay-cuts

      The highest paid players in the NRL are willing to sacrifice more than the rest to ensure the low-income players aren't vulnerable in times of great uncertainty.

      • by Michael Chammas
      On Wednesday, Parramatta coach Brad Arthur joined John Morris, Dean Pay, Adam O'Brien, Paul Green and Ivan Cleary in being stood down immediately.

      'In shock': Multiple clubs stand down staff in one of NRL's darkest days

      Some clubs are shutting the doors immediately, with six clubs out of 16 standing down staff.?

      • by Sarah Keoghan, Sam Phillips and Michael Chammas
      Harness racing officials are hoping that COVID-19 that isn't out of control in the industry

      How one cruise ship passenger shut down a sport in three states as official tests positive for COVID-19

      The Penrith club official tested positive on Wednesday, which left the industry suspended indefinitely.

      • by Chris Roots
      World Cup-winning Wallaby and businessman Phil Kearns has called on World Rugby to funnel its World Cup profits into national unions struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic.

      'Lender of last resort': World Rugby under pressure to bail out Australian game

      Australian rugby faces a catastrophic disruption to its finances this year and Phil Kearns and John O'Neill say it's time for World Rugby to help.

      • by Georgina Robinson
      NRL club gyms are set to stand empty for months.

      Clubs seek clarity from NRL as players move to at-home training

      Clubs say they unsure if they are allowed to let their players go to the local park to train or go for runs, as the game makes the shift to at-home training.

      • by Sarah Keoghan
      Glenn Maxwell played a starring role in English county cricket.

      Glenn Maxwell details his mental health demons

      A mentally exhausted Glenn Maxwell wanted his arm to be broken during Australia's World Cup campaign last year so he could have a break from international cricket.

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