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US virus surges prompt tough action

New Jersey has adopted a strict coronavirus face-mask order, and New York City has unveiled a plan to allow public school students back into classrooms for just two or three days a week, as new US virus cases soared to a daily global record.

Virus break out forces economic stop-start

One of the more unbelievable aspects of how Scott Morrison talks about the coronavirus response has been his insistence there would be no stop-start approach to the reopening.

Fresh union push for paid pandemic leave

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has poured cold water on union calls for paid pandemic leave for all workers who get coronavirus tests or are forced into quarantine.

Staggs back to bolster under-fire Broncos

Kotoni Staggs will return to the centres in a much-needed boost for a Brisbane side in danger of dropping to last on the NRL ladder with a loss to Canterbury on Saturday.

NSW-Qld border could open to 20km queues

Travellers planning to cross the Queensland border from NSW are being warned of queues up to 20 kilometres long when the boundary reopens after being closed for more than three months.

All Victorians turned back at Qld border

Queenslanders returning home and visitors from across Australia will be forced to get tested for COVID-19 if they become sick within two weeks of their arrival.

Olympian Pullin dies in fishing mishap

Olympic snowboarder Alex "Chumpy" Pullin has been remembered as a champion athlete and champion bloke after dying in a spearfishing accident on the Gold Coast.