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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian issues ‘strong recommendation’ for masks to fight coronavirus – ABC News

NSW records 12 new cases in 24 hours, with Premier Gladys Berejiklian saying the state will be in a “critical” stage for the next few weeks.

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has issued a “strong recommendation” that people wear masks in four key circumstances, as she continues to warn that the state is in a “critical” stage.
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  • NSW has recorded 12 new cases, including three linked to the Apollo restaurant in Potts Point
  • Premier Gladys Berejiklian is now urging people in public and in areas of high community transmission to wear masks
  • Two childcare workers at the Advanced Early Learning Centre Merryla…

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South Australians flock to virus testing – Australian Associated Press

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Thousands of people have flocked to COVID-19 testing facilities across South Australia, the rush prompted by the devastating surge of infections in Victoria and a worrying cluster of cases in Adelaide.

SA Pathology conducted a record 4300 tests on Tuesday and the total number conducted in SA is likely to top 5000 once the figures from private laboratories are included.

The number could be exceeded again with long queues at testing stations around Adelaide…



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Warning over ‘fake’ COVID-19 medications – Australian Associated Press

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Australians have been reminded there’s no treatment or cure for COVID-19 and have been urged to refrain from buying any medication in the belief it could help prevent or treat the deadly virus.

Health organisation NPS MedicineWise urged people to not ask for or try to obtain any medication for coronavirus after the Australian Border Force reported an increase in illegally imported substances.

MedicineWise medical adviser Dr Anna Samecki warned people of the…



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Latin American virus toll world’s highest – Australian Associated Press

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Latin America has surpassed Europe to become the region with the highest coronavirus death toll worldwide.

The region has now recorded more than 206,000 deaths, approximately 30 per cent of the global total.

Brazil, the Latin American country most affected by the novel coronavirus, had recorded a total of 95,819 deaths as of Tuesday.

Mexico, the second-most affected country in the region, has 48,869 deaths.

The spread of the pandemic has also accelerated in…



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