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NRL reportedly investigating ‘packed’ Sunshine Coast crowd – Fox Sports

The NRL is reportedly investigating a “packed” crowd at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Sunday which may have breached coronavirus social distancing rules.

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Queensland has less strict lockdown laws compared to other states but there was plenty of people on the hill during the Melbourne-Newcastle game to finish Round 12.
Channel 9 reporter Danny Weidler tweeted the governing body has requested a report from stadium management and also from the Storm, who was hosting the game.
Several people posted photos of the crowd to social media and questioned the rules around social distancing.
EXCLUSIVE: NRL are investigating the possible lack of social dist…

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Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact – Australian Associated Press

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LATEST DEVELOPMENTS

* Victoria recorded 322 new cases on Monday, the lowest daily number since July 29.

* However, the state also recorded 19 new deaths, bringing the state’s toll to 228 and the national figure to 313. It was Australia’s deadliest day of the pandemic.

* The latest deaths include one man in his 50s, one woman in her 60s, two men in their 70s, one man and six women in their 80s, and one man and seven women in their 90s.

* Fourteen of…



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Study to examine long-term virus recovery – Australian Associated Press

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New research led by an ICU specialist working at the epicentre of the Victorian outbreak will examine how Australia’s most seriously-ill COVID-19 cases recover from the virus long-term.

While most patients fully recover, there is concern over the growing number of patients whose serious health symptoms persist long after they have been discharged from hospital.

Carol Hodgson, a Monash University professor and ICU physiotherapist at Melbourne’s Alfred…



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Virus ‘starkly exposed’ aged care flaws – Australian Associated Press

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Federal heath authorities failed to develop a coronavirus plan for aged care homes, with the pandemic leaving flaws in the sector “starkly exposed”, a royal commission has been told. 

Australia’s virus aged care death rate is among the highest in the world, at 68 per cent, counsel assisting the commission Peter Rozen QC said on Monday.

As of Sunday, 203 of the nation’s almost 300 deaths had been in aged care. 

He said while much had been done to…



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