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Monday, 30 Nov 2020
Category: Health & Hygiene

Trying to homeschool because of coronavirus? Here are 5 tips to help your child learn

A number of schools in Australia have shut after students and staff tested positive for COVID-19. And some private schools have moved to online classes pre-emptively. Many parents are keeping their children home as a precaution for various reasons. Attendance in schools has fallen, by as much as 50% in some. The current medical advice is for schools to remain open and for children to go […]

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Coronavirus: how to access the medicines you and your family need

Panic buying of toilet paper, no meat or soap on supermarket shelves, and now an apparent run on medicines such as asthma puffers and children’s paracetamol. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us in ways we’ve never had to deal with before. So Australia has announced measures to help people access their medicines. These include limiting the number of medications people […]

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Victorian schools to close in response to COVID-19

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has announced that school holidays will be brought forward for government schools across the state, with schools closing from Tuesday 24 March, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools in other states will remain open, though parents in NSW are encouraged to keep their children home where possible, as the number […]

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Six key facts experts want you to know about the coronavirus

With human-to-human transmission now confirmed in Australia, here are six key facts about the coronavirus experts want you to know. The Australian Academy of Science has released a new video explaining what you need to know about the coronavirus as the world prepares for a potential pandemic. Thirty-three cases of the COVID-19 virus have now been confirmed in […]

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Study proves exercise boosts immune system

The more physically fit and active you are, the less likely you are to suffer colds in the winter months. That’s the conclusion of US researchers, who studied about 1000 adults and found those who exercised the most were least likely to suffer from colds in the winter months. The researchers, from the Appalachian State University and […]

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Australian schools are closing because of coronavirus, but should they be?

The World Health Organisation overnight declared that the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 is now a pandemic, and called on countries to take “urgent and aggressive action”. The virus has affected more than 113,702 people and resulted into 4,012 deaths globally. At the time of publication, there have been 126 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Australia and three deaths linked to […]

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8 tips on what to tell your kids about coronavirus

As the number of new cases of coronavirus infection continue to rise the impact is now being felt in schools in Australia. At least four closed due to students and a staff member testing positive for the virus. Most international travel by Queensland students is also banned. It’s therefore important for parents to be there for their children […]

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