Seniors News

Sun 22 Mar 2020

HOT SPOTS: Where our elderly are most at risk

HOT SPOTS: Where our elderly are most at risk

An analysis has revealed the Queensland locations where nearly one in 10 people are at highest risk of coronavirus.

Decision on school closures tonight

Decision on school closures tonight

A decision on whether Australia will keep its schools open is expected Sunday night, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced.

PM addresses the media on stimulus, restrictions

PM addresses the media on stimulus, restrictions

THE PM is outlining the exact details of both the money being handed out and the new restrictions put in place to halt the spread of the pandemic.

How did Italy’s outbreak get so bad?

How did Italy’s outbreak get so bad?

Italy has just suffered its worst day of the coronavirus pandemic, with 793 new deaths and 6557 new confirmed cases, passing previous records.

Sat 21 Mar 2020

Country music icon Kenny Rogers dead at 81

Country music icon Kenny Rogers dead at 81

BREAKING: The family of country music legend Kenny Rogers have announced that the singer has died, at the age of 81.

Thu 19 Mar 2020

PM announces travel ban on all non-residents

PM announces travel ban on all non-residents

Scott Morrison has announced a strict new travel ban on all non-residents coming to Australia.

Palmer donates $1m to virus ‘cure’ trial

Palmer donates $1m to virus ‘cure’ trial

An Australian trial of two drugs that have previously wiped out the coronavirus in test tubes can begin “now” after Clive Palmer donated $1 million.

Pandemic protection: Tasmania shuts borders

Pandemic protection: Tasmania shuts borders

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein has announced the "toughest border measures in the country" and declared a state of emergency.

Italy records 475 deaths in one day

Italy records 475 deaths in one day

Italy has recorded the highest number of deaths in one day of any nation - including China - since the first coronavirus case was found late last year.

Wed 18 Mar 2020

Item now banned from Aussie cafes

Item now banned from Aussie cafes

As the world reels from the deadly coronavirus pandemic, scores of Australian coffee shops have barred the use of an everyday item.

National cinema chain closes indefinitely

National cinema chain closes indefinitely

Palace Cinemas has announced it will close all of its locations from tomorrow for an indefinite period.

‘Enormous shock’: Recession now ‘guaranteed’

‘Enormous shock’: Recession now ‘guaranteed’

A global recession is 'here and now' and it won’t be long before unemployment climbs to an alarming seven per cent, experts say.

Tom Hanks responds to Vegemite furore

Tom Hanks responds to Vegemite furore

Aussies were outraged when Tom Hanks uploaded a photo showing his extreme level of Vegemite use – now he has responded.

‘No evidence pets can spread virus’

‘No evidence pets can spread virus’

Vets have urged pet owners to remain calm, saying there is still no evidence of human-to-animal transmission of the disease, despite reports.

Kids dump mum’s loo paper stash in bath

Kids dump mum’s loo paper stash in bath

A mum who managed to stockpile 18 rolls of toilet paper lost her entire haul after her kids decided to play with it.

Short-term shutdown ‘will achieve nothing’

Short-term shutdown ‘will achieve nothing’

Australia’s top medical officer has bluntly rejected the idea of a “short-term” shutdown of society, saying it would accomplish absolutely nothing.

Schools to stay open, new crowd limits, travel bans

Schools to stay open, new crowd limits, travel bans

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has banned overseas travel, non essential crowds greater than 100 people but schools will remain open. LATEST HERE

Woolies limits everything in stores

Woolies limits everything in stores

The supermarket has taken action against coronavirus panic buyers, adding a blanket limit across everything except for essentials.

Celebs offer free concerts to fans amid lockdown

Celebs offer free concerts to fans amid lockdown

Some of the biggest names in the music industry have come together to make the most of the current coronavirus lockdown with free intimate performances on social...

Queen to leave London amid virus concerns

Queen to leave London amid virus concerns

The royal family says the Queen will leave Buckingham Palace for Windsor Castle as a "sensible precaution" amid Britain's coronavirus outbreak.

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