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3rd Burnie hospital worker with coronavirus

The medical and surgical wards at Burnie's North West Regional Hospital are closed to new admissions, after a third worker at the facility tested positive to coronavirus. A full investigation was...

Two health workers among new COVID-19 cases

An urgent investigation into how two medical ward staff at Burnie's North West Regional Hospital contracted coronavirus is underway. The other four cases in the state confirmed late yesterday all returned...

North-west coronavirus testing expanded

Coronavirus testing is being ramped up in Tasmania's north-west, in the hope of finding a source of infection for two people in Devonport with no obivious links to cruise ships...

Temporary water restrictions at Orford and Triabunna

Two coastal towns in Tasmania's south-east are suddenly under severe water restrictions. Recent heavy rain has caused a pipe connecting the Prosser treatment plant and the storage reservoir to fail, essentially...

Tiger film funding

A cash prize has been awarded to a documentary venture on the Tasmanian Tiger. The competition of ideas from film-makers called Pitch Australiana has been won by independent project Searching for...

Prison threat for bully landlords

There's been a slapdown from the nation's financial watchdog for hard-nosed landlords and real estate agents. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is threatening prison or fines of up to $1.26...

More restrictions announced

More shutters are coming down in Tasmania to strangle any spread of coronavirus, the racing industry is now frozen immediately, meaning tonight's (Thursday) greyhound meeting at Hobart's Elwick is off. Betting agency...

Another coronavirus arrest

Another coronavirus related arrest has been made in Launceston, this time a 23 year old woman for allegedly not having a reasonable excuse to be away from her home. It started...

Ships of shame

The Home Affairs Minster is accusing cruise liners of lying about the health of passengers, so they can dock in Australia. Hundreds of people who were exposed to coronavirus were allowed...

Corona-tour chased up

Tasmanian health authorities are working with a bus tour operator following news an infected pair of tourists travelled around the state for a week and a half last month. One of...