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CORONAVIRUS: LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES ON THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Three million FREE rapid antigen tests land in Victoria and are already being distributed - but most Australians will keep paying through the nose 

17/01/22 02:47

17/01/22 01:11

With the omicron variant of COVID-19 spreading rapidly throughout Los Angeles, another celeb, Whitney Port, reveals she has tested positive.

17/01/22 00:02

Triple M radio host Jess Eva has revealed she's contracted Covid-19.

16/01/22 23:46

The NSW arts and festivals sector will receive $43million in funding from the state government to help the industry cope during the Omicron outbreak.

16/01/22 22:03

NSW and Victoria have recorded a drop in Covid-19 cases while ICU figures have risen after the health minister said the Omicron spread may have past its peak.  

16/01/22 22:03

Professor Guy Leschziner believes we are on the brink of a global epidemic of sleep problems. The renowned consultant neurologist and sleep expert shares advice for a peaceful night.

16/01/22 20:45

Joe Wicks showed off his own body transformation as he bulked up in a three-month transformation while in Los Angeles.

16/01/22 20:23

The Today show host confirmed reports he and wife Jasmine caught the virus while on Queensland earlier this month, adding the entire family were struck down with Covid..

16/01/22 20:00

It is strange statements and madcap moments that fans are becoming accustomed to seeing from Evra, not scathing opinions or searing analysis from the TV studio.

16/01/22 19:16

Brendan Cole impressed the judges with the 'best first performance ever' as he topped the leaderboard with a total of 30.5 out of 40 points during the Dancing On Ice launch on Sunday night.

16/01/22 12:51

Italian police have caught a gang behind a huge anti-vax scam that helped people sign up to get the Covid-19 vaccine only to have it thrown away and not injected in a ploy to get a vaccine passport.

16/01/22 11:43

Zara and Mike Tindall, who said Britain was cold and dark, appeared in front of the tropical background during a Zoom interview with the Star Magic Millions Racing Carnival in Australia.

16/01/22 11:20

As the final nail was hammered into the Djoker's coffin, social media exploded with memes as people on both sides of the argument reacted to the divisive debacle.

16/01/22 10:17

As the final nail was hammered into the Djoker's coffin this morning, social media exploded with memes as people on both sides reacted to the conclusion of the divisive saga.

16/01/22 10:17

Oliver Dowden today gave a firm hint that Plan B restrictions will be lifted in England on January 26 as he said the latest coronavirus data 'seems to be heading in the right direction'.

16/01/22 09:18

On Sunday, Christian O'Connell revealed he's sadly set to miss the start of the radio year this week after testing positive to Covid-19.

16/01/22 08:41

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has sent some brutal words of advice to Novak Djokovic as the tennis superstar is set to be deported from Australia after losing his bid for a visa in Federal Court.

16/01/22 08:17

EDMUND WILLISON: Djokovic still has questions to answer about the well-timed bout of Covid-19 last month that allowed him to argue that he was exempt from Australian immigration rules.

16/01/22 07:15

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says forcing people back to work after a COVID-19 quarantine is 'sociopathic' and made the false claim that Omicron is not mild as she says she is now recovered from the virus.

16/01/22 06:14

Covid cases in NSW and the ACT appeared to be peaking and should ease without reaching forecast hospitalisation figures, Australia's health minister has said.

16/01/22 06:05

SNL's cold open saw Joe Biden urging people to stop seeing Spider-Man. Cast member James Austin Johnson's Biden linked the Omicron surge in COVID to people going to the movies.

16/01/22 04:53

Fox News host Dan Bongino was temporarily suspended from YouTube after spreading COVID misinformation, specifically over his claims that masks are useless in stopping its spread.

16/01/22 04:14

Queensland has seen a drop in Covid cases on Sunday compared to Saturday as the state nears 90 per cent of residents doubled-jabbed.

16/01/22 02:38

Two-thirds of parents think it's unsafe to send children back to school during the latest Covid wave - with more than half wanting the new year to be delayed until cases fall.

16/01/22 01:04

A breastfeeding mother has shown off the dramatic change in her milk after she caught Covid. The mum-of-two said she returned a positive result after noticing her milk was green.

15/01/22 22:53

Wes Streeting, the Labour party's health spokesman, announced that its approach to Covid-19 was changing 'as the threat was changing' and said England has to 'learn to live with Covid'.

15/01/22 22:36

OLIVER HOLT: The ravages of Covid are not to be dismissed lightly, but it is obvious that clubs who have precipitated the recent epidemic of postponements could still put a side out.

15/01/22 22:30

OLIVER HOLT - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: Djokovic's treatment has seemed harsh to those who think money and fame should buy you a free pass. To many of the rest of us, it has felt like karma.

15/01/22 16:26

Another 81,713 positive tests were logged across the UK in the last 24 hours, according to Government dashboard data, dropping by nearly half on the figure last week.

15/01/22 15:59

Officials have sealed up the infected person's residential compound and workplace, and collected 2,430 samples for testing from people linked to the two locations, a Haidian district official said.

15/01/22 13:10

Dr Susan Hopkins, the UK Health Security Agency's chief medical adviser, said there is a 'slow down' in hospital admissions and parts of the UK are seeing the number of infections flatten.

15/01/22 12:43

Fiona Falkiner and her fiancée Hayley Willis are both battling Covid-19.

15/01/22 11:08

Aubameyang missed Gabon's first game against the Comoros Islands on Monday after testing positive for Covid-19 on arrival in Cameroon for the tournament and being placed in quarantine.

15/01/22 10:30

THE NUMBERS GAME - KISHAN VAGHELA: Romelu Lukaku's £97.5million club-record return to Chelsea has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride.

15/01/22 09:29

The 34-year-old is set to find out whether he will be deported at a hearing at 10:30pm on Saturday (UK time), only hours before the tournament, which he has won nine times, is due to get underway.

15/01/22 07:55

The model detailed her journey on Instagram, telling her fans that she suffered from a high fever and was consumed by negative thoughts.

15/01/22 07:05

Sydney based epidemiologist Mary Louise McLaws has tragically been diagnosed with a brain tumour after recently suffering from severe and repeated headaches.

15/01/22 06:41

New York is 'turning the corner' on the omicron-fueled winter surge as COVID cases, hospitalizations and state's positivity rate fell for the first time in weeks.

15/01/22 05:43

Five Democratic Senators asked 'why the Administration failed to take more significant steps earlier to increase access to at-home tests,' in a letter to the nation's COVID coordinator.

15/01/22 03:52

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever began filming again months after an injury to Letitia Wright slowed production. The actress plays Shuri in the film series and was injured back in August 2021

15/01/22 02:20

Health Minister Greg Hunt says Australia has reached a 95 per cent first-dose vaccination rate against covid, surpassing 'almost all' predictions made at the beginning of the pandemic.

15/01/22 00:36

Tasmania has reported an overall drop in active case infections for the third day straight as 1139 cases of covid were recorded Saturday. The new cases bring the total active cases to 7108.

15/01/22 00:26

The actor, 39, detailed being trapped in quarantine in Australia while his father died over 10,000 miles away in Belfast.

14/01/22 22:11

In the United States, the share of total household wealth owned by the wealthiest 0.00001 percent has grown tenfold since 1982, according to a new paper by economists.

14/01/22 22:04

New South Wales has recorded another drop in Covid cases with 48,768 new infections and 20 deaths, while Victoria recorded 25,526 cases with 23 deaths.

14/01/22 22:03

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: There are still about five million people in the UK who choose not to be vaccinated. Many seem convinced that they are not at risk or that 'natural' immunity will save them.

14/01/22 21:50

The company has previously encouraged its employees to get the jab, according to a spokesperson. GE announced in October a company mandate to comply with regulations.

14/01/22 21:10

Arsenal became the latest club to request a postponement on Friday after they submitted a request to call off Sunday's crunch north London derby.

14/01/22 19:34

The Biden Administration on Wednesday will start offering free at-home covid test kits shipped to people's homes - but with a delay that could run as long as 12 days.

14/01/22 18:58

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador addressed the nation on Thursday, three days after testing positive for the coronavirus, stating that Omicron was not as lethal as the Delta variant.

14/01/22 18:46

Aubameyang was left out of Gabon's matchday squad for their second Africa Cup of Nations group game with Ghana - despite being available after recovering from coronavirus. 

14/01/22 18:16

Springsteen, 72, made history last December with his massive $550 million paycheck from selling his masters

14/01/22 17:54

EXCLUSIVE: The news of Arsenal's request triggered anger at Tottenham, who are concerned their arch-rivals are using the rules to have the game called off because their best players are unavailable.

14/01/22 17:47

Karen Eggleston, 50, awoke in Kings College London with no memory of the start of the Covid pandemic after she spent a week in a coma following brain tumour surgery.

14/01/22 17:18

President Biden threatened to hold up $170 million in coronavirus relief funds for Arizona in a showdown with the state over masks in schools.

14/01/22 17:12

The 60-year-old has confessed he gets nervous while roasting the Golden Globe's star-studded audience, during a Friday appearance on The Graham Norton show.

14/01/22 16:17

Sarah Beam, 41, allegedly packed her son, 13, in the trunk as she drove to the testing site at Ken Pridgeon Stadium to get a confirmatory Covid-19 test when he returned positive result on January 3.

14/01/22 16:17

Wales are set to be backed by capacity crowds for their three Six Nations home matches after the country's First Minister Mark Drakeford confirmed a relaxing of Covid-19 rules.

14/01/22 16:06

Arsenal are in talks with the Premier League about whether the game should go ahead after being hit by Covid and injury issues. But Arteta is adamant the Gunners want to play the fixture.

14/01/22 15:07

Becky Davis, 36, from Redditch, was blindsided in July 2020 when doctors revealed that her symptoms were down to a rare form of cancer, which chemotherapy is not effective against.

14/01/22 14:41

A little-known delivery service has claimed it can send rapid Covid-19 tests to worried Australians 'in 10 minutes' despite the nation facing a massive shortage of at-home kits.

14/01/22 14:08

Pep Guardiola revealed that Manchester City have endured fresh coronavirus cases ahead of Saturday's title clash with Chelsea. The manager was back to take training on Thursday.

14/01/22 13:21

Robin Bailey has recovered from Covid-19 after a horror run with the illness. 

14/01/22 13:19

Factory worker Andrew Allen, 32, from Bolton, was put into a medically induced coma by doctors on July 28 last year, just hours after his wife Charlotte, 32, gave birth to their baby boy Oliver.

14/01/22 12:54

The 52-year-old has admitted she wore her own fake teeth and wig in Netflix's Don't Look Up because coronavirus restrictions prevented her from having assistance.

14/01/22 11:39

It was put to Tuchel that Sunday's North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham could be postponed with Mikel Arteta claiming to have just 12 fit outfield players in the first team.

14/01/22 11:27

The town of Lopburi, around 90 miles north of the capital Bangkok, holds an annual festival to honour the primates. Now, the streets of the city are ravaged by thousands of the violent macaques.

14/01/22 10:55

The Clarets revealed they submitted an application to the Premier League for the game to be postponed due to a 'number of injuries and Covid-19 cases within the first-team squad'.

14/01/22 10:46

Premier League clubs, chiefly boosted by world-beating broadcasting deals, were the buyers in seven of the 10 biggest transfers - with Chelsea's £98m on Romelu Lukaku the largest.

14/01/22 06:06

Melbourne dad John Talo tested positive to coronavirus in November, but his condition became life-threatening about a month later when his inflamed lungs filled with fluid.

14/01/22 05:33

A prominent Melbourne business leader says the ongoing Novak Djokovic controversy has 'shown a vindictive and intolerant face of Australia' and fears for the city's future as a host of major events.

14/01/22 03:23

In a statement, a Hillsong spokesperson said: 'We regret giving any perception that we were not playing our part to keep NSW safe and we sincerely apologise to the community at large.

14/01/22 02:38

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said on Friday that not all of those infections will by symptomatic - with many not even knowing they are infected.

14/01/22 02:14

Victoria will house Covid-19 patients in hotels, as part of an effort to ease pressure on the state's medical system.

14/01/22 01:48

An Australian mum has slammed Dan Andrews for mandating a third booster shot for certain workers, despite health experts saying it's the best defence against Covid.

14/01/22 01:31

Health Secretary Sajid Javid is said to have concluded that Covid-19 passes for entry to large events and nightclubs in England are no longer needed as the Omicron wave subsides.

14/01/22 01:23

Suspected conman Nicholas Alahverdian (left) used his charms to try to persuade former politician Brian Coogan (bottom) to adopt him. Alahverdian is also pictured with former VP Mike Pence

14/01/22 01:20

Footage emerged of Hillsong followers singing and dancing at a youth camp three days after Brian Houston lashed out at a decision to allow the tennis world number one to stay in Australia.

14/01/22 00:30

Studio 10 host Natasha Exelby has been struck down with Covid-19.

14/01/22 00:21

With just weeks left until his highly-anticipated Jackass Forever hits theaters on February 4, Johnny Knoxville is opening up about the controversy about Bam Margera.

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