Health

Thu 28 May 2020

Your guide to each state’s restrictions

Your guide to each state’s restrictions

Life is slowly returning to normal across Australia from June 1. See our graphic guide to your state.

5000 ON HIGH ALERT: Panicked town mass testing for virus

5000 ON HIGH ALERT: Panicked town mass testing for virus

Hundreds of residents in a small Queensland town where a 30-year-old man died are lining up in their cars for coronavirus testing this morning.

Silent virus risk bigger than thought

Silent virus risk bigger than thought

Researchers are warning the rates of “silent” coronavirus could be rife in the community, with symptomless cases “significantly underestimated”.

Heartbreaking detail in 30yo’s death

Heartbreaking detail in 30yo’s death

Australia’s youngest coronavirus victim was found unresponsive by his fiance, with authorities trying to determine how he caught it.

Horror fatal alerted by chance Triple 0 call

premium_icon Horror fatal alerted by chance Triple 0 call

A boy that survived a crash at Roma that took the lives of two young boys only managed to alert authorities to the tragedy by chance.

Growing concerns for youth mental health

premium_icon Growing concerns for youth mental health

The region’s young people are grappling with grief and loss after unprecedented events, experts say.

Wed 27 May 2020

Health chief’s dire warning after virus death

premium_icon Health chief’s dire warning after virus death

Australia’s Deputy Chief Health Officer tells Australians not to become complacent as COVID-19 restrictions ease, pointing to the death of a 30-year-old man.

The low-key project that could be essential to our recovery

premium_icon The low-key project that could be essential to our recovery

When it comes to infrastructure projects that can ramp up the coronavirus recovery, there is one project that would create jobs, writes Julieanne Alroe.

Dad’s touching Millionaire Hot Seat win

premium_icon Dad’s touching Millionaire Hot Seat win

While most quiz show winners splash their cash on a luxury holiday or fancy new car, this teacher is using his big cheque to buy his father-in-law more time.

Blackwater COVID-19 victim recently proposed to girlfriend

premium_icon Blackwater COVID-19 victim recently proposed to girlfriend

Blackwater resident Nathan Turner had only recently proposed to his girlfriend. Now authorities are desperately trying to trace the source of the infection.

‘Absolutely crazy’ backpacker beach party

‘Absolutely crazy’ backpacker beach party

Locals were left outraged after triple the number of people currently allowed at gatherings in Queensland partied together on the beach.

14-year-old girl is only chance to save dad’s life

premium_icon 14-year-old girl is only chance to save dad’s life

DESPITE only being a half match, bone marrow from his teenage daughter will offer a potential cure for a Coraki man.

No public health alert after COVID-19 positive miner's death

No public health alert after COVID-19 positive miner's death

No evidence found linking COVID-19 positive nurse to death of 30-year-old Blackwater miner as investigation continues.

‘Recipe for disaster’: New virus threat

‘Recipe for disaster’: New virus threat

The coronavirus pandemic and lockdown has been tough for all of us, but as restrictions begin to ease, a new problem is slowly emerging.

Little girl’s miracle recovery after being impaled by stick

premium_icon Little girl’s miracle recovery after being impaled by stick

An eight-year-old Coast girl made a miracle recovery after she was impaled in the head with a stick when an innocent game went horribly wrong. WARNING: Graphic

Tests expose hundreds of ‘superspreaders’

Tests expose hundreds of ‘superspreaders’

Wuhan’s coronavirus testing blitz was praised as a great success, but it also uncovered a worrying statistic.

Reconciliation Week not forgotten during Covid-19 crisis

premium_icon Reconciliation Week not forgotten during Covid-19 crisis

National Reconciliation Week starts today and the IWC is ensuring it stays firmly on the radar in Bundaberg.

More details emerge about nurse's trip to Blackwater while infectious

premium_icon More details emerge about nurse's trip to Blackwater while...

4.20pm: 'Sunset' twist after Blackwater man tested positive for COVID-19 following his death yesterday.

Wet markets an unfair virus ‘victim’

Wet markets an unfair virus ‘victim’

Chinese state media claims the wet market believed to be at the centre of the first cluster of coronavirus cases is a “victim”.

5 things you need to know about Blackwater virus death

premium_icon 5 things you need to know about Blackwater virus death

As the community comes to grips with the tragedy, here are five things you need to know right now.

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