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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.

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.

Vic does more than one million virus tests

VICTORIA'S LATEST CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS:AS OF JULY 8* 134 new cases* Total number of cases: 2942* 11 new cases linked to outbreaks* 123 under investigation* No new cases in returned international travellers* 75 infections in total at nine public housing towers in hard lockdown* 29,424 tests done on TuesdayCASES FROM KNOWN...