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    Victoria records 111 new coronavirus cases as the government clamps down on travellers to slow spread of COVID-19.

    In this update:

    0:08 Total of 3,291 confirmed cases and national figures across the state
    1:33: Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews urge people to stay at home
    1:53 Victoria Police Minister Lisa Neville says individuals and businesses will be fined if they defy self-quarantine rules
    2:45 Queensland government has told voters it is safe to still go and vote in local elections today
    3:00 WA’s cruise ship carrying 800 Australians due to dock at Fremantle port
    3:42 Update on NSW’s figures
    5:18 162 people tested positive for coronavirus from Ruby Princess cruise ship
    6:06 NSW hospitals ramping up capacity and changing triage systems
    7:38 British PM Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus
    9:56 US President signs stimulus bill worth $3.6 trillion

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    In This Story: Covid-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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    Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician, writer, and former journalist, who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016.

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    Ruby Princess is a Crown-class cruise ship owned and operated by Princess Cruises. The Ruby Princess was built in 2008 by Fincantieri in Trieste, Italy, as a sister ship to Crown Princess and Emerald Princess. She was turned over to Carnival Corporation and Princess Cruises in late October 2008.

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