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Singapore voting extended amid delays – Australian Associated Press

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Voting in Singapore’s election has been extended after coronavirus infection control measures led to long queues and delays at polling stations.

Voting is mandatory in the affluent city-state but many fretted about the risks as they lined up in masks for as long as an hour to cast their ballots on Friday, with jobs at the top of their agenda as the pandemic threatens to cause Singapore’s worst recession.

The People’s Action Party (PAP), in power since…



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COVID-19 diagnosis shuts Sydney school – Australian Associated Press

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Another independent Catholic school in Sydney has been closed after a student tested positive to COVID-19.

St Vincent’s College in Potts Point will be closed on Friday for cleaning and to allow health authorities to contact trace after a student on Thursday tested positive to coronavirus.

It’s the third independent Catholic school to shut after being exposed to the virus with Our Lady of Mercy College in Parramatta closed until August 24 after three cases…



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Coronavirus Australia news: Venues in Sydney undergo weekend cleaning following visits from COVID-infected people – ABC News

New alerts have been issued for venues visited by infected people after nine new COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Friday. Follow live.

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Several more venues in Sydney are being cleaned this weekend after people with coronavirus visited them, following nine new cases on Friday.
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Bill Shorten says aged care is a Federal Government responsibility. Is he correct? – ABC News

As coronavirus spread throughout various aged care facilities in Victoria in recent weeks, former opposition leader Bill Shorten claimed that aged care is a Federal Government responsibility. Is he correct? RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.

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As Victoria grapples with coronavirus outbreaks in multiple aged care facilities, Labor Party figures have sought to blame the Federal Government for the unfolding disaster.
Arguing the Coalition was slow to respond to the looming threat, former opposition leader Bill Shorten told the ABC.
“People in aged care, we know they’re more vulnerable. But only now it seems the Federal Government is waking up and saying it’s going to do more. It’s a federal responsibility, aged care.”
Mr S…

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