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Cruise ship passenger dies of COVID-19

A 75-year-old Queensland woman has died of the coranavirus.The woman, who died in a Caboolture Hospital, was a passenger on the Ruby Princess cruise ship, says Queensland Chief Medical Officer Jeannette Young.

Trump wants NY 'strong travel advisory'

US President Donald Trump has backed away from calling for a quarantine for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing that a "strong travel advisory" be issued for the coronavirus epicentres.

Govt working on Australian wage subsidy

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has confirmed the Morrison government is working on a wage subsidy so that business can keep workers on their payrolls during the coronavirus crisis.

'Worse ahead' as France buys billion masks

The next two weeks will be the toughest yet in the fight against coronavirus in France, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has warned as his government raced to add intensive care beds and source protective gear.

NSW pair fined for virus quarantine breach

A man and a woman have been fined $1000 each after the pair allegedly flouted their 14-day coronavirus self-isolation period following their arrival from Thailand.

Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

LATEST NEWS ABOUT COVID-19:NUMBERS* Confirmed cases in Australia: 3635, up 15 per cent in a day and double the total from four-and-a-half days ago* NSW is the worst hit with 1617, after 212 new cases were confirmed.