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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
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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.

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    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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