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Australia says coronavirus curbs cost economy £2.09 billion a week

05 May 2020

SYDNEY Australia will take a 10% hit to gross domestic product and the unemployment rate will likely double in the June quarter due to measures to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will say in a speech on Tuesday.

China says Australia parroting Trump with coronavirus criticism

22 Apr 2020

SYDNEY, April 22 China accused Australia of taking instructions from the United States over its criticism of Beijing's handling of the initial outbreak of the novel coronavirus, marking a further deterioration in ties between the two major trading partners.

Australia to chart course out of coronavirus crisis after lockdowns buy time

07 Apr 2020

SYDNEY Australia's lock-down measures have bought it time in its fight against the coronavirus and it must now decide its next course, its top medical officer said on Tuesday, as the prime minister warned against irreparable economic damage.

Australia closes internal borders to capitalise on fall in new coronavirus cases

03 Apr 2020

SYDNEY Australian officials closed internal borders on Friday and warned people to stay home over the upcoming Easter holiday as the country seeks to capitalise on a further fall in the rate of new coronavirus cases.

Australia grapples with coronavirus case tracing as state border controls bolstered

02 Apr 2020

* Australia has reported more than 5,200 infections and 25 deaths

Australian authorities take cluster approach to contain coronavirus

01 Apr 2020

SYDNEY, April 1 Australian authorities will open a pop-up coronavirus testing clinic next to Sydney's Bondi Beach on Wednesday as health workers try to contain clusters of infections across the country.

Australia warns of looming health system crisis as coronavirus cases jump

25 Mar 2020

SYDNEY Australian officials warned that an accelerating number of coronavirus infections could start overwhelming the country's intensive care units, as stricter social distancing measures came into force on Wednesday.

Australia warns of impending health system crisis amid surge in coronavirus cases

25 Mar 2020

* Australian leaders frustrated with social distancing breaches

Australian firms dump guidance as virus lockdown jolts markets

23 Mar 2020

SYDNEY Australian retailers, casinos and toll road operators pulled profit guidance on Monday as unprecedented curbs on public life to combat the coronavirus pandemic hit demand, sending their shares into a tailspin.

State of emergency: Australia steps up efforts to curtail coronavirus

16 Mar 2020

SYDNEY, March 16 Australia's capital and the country's second most populous state declared states of emergency on Monday while large, non-essential gatherings were banned in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus after the national death toll rose to five.

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