Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Monday 6 April | ABC News | ABC News

Coronavirus news, April 6, 2020: Criminal charges could be laid over the Ruby Princess Cruise Ship debacle after 11 died and hundreds of passengers contracted the virus. Meanwhile, Singapore has recorded its highest daily drop in COVID-19 cases and New York state has had more than 8,000 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours. … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Monday 6 April | ABC News | ABC News

Hourly mask changes and a stop in WA: Nearly 250 Australians flying in from Wuhan | ABC News

Almost 250 Australians who have been trapped in Wuhan, the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China are on their way to Australia. The Boeing 747 is taking passengers to Learmonth RAAF base in Western Australia, before heading to Christmas Island for quarantine. Reporter Rebecca Parish has more. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-03/coronavirus-escaping-australians-evacuated-from-wuhan-on-flight/11922638 For more … Read more Hourly mask changes and a stop in WA: Nearly 250 Australians flying in from Wuhan | ABC News

US firefighters who died in NSW bushfire air tanker crash honoured in memorial service | ABC News

Three Americans killed in an air tanker crash while fighting a bushfire in New South Wales have been described as heroes who “paid the ultimate sacrifice” during a memorial service in Sydney. Captain Ian McBeth, first officer Paul Hudson and flight engineer Rick DeMorgan Jr died when their C-130 Large Air Tanker crashed while fighting … Read more US firefighters who died in NSW bushfire air tanker crash honoured in memorial service | ABC News

Australia: New Stamp to Commemorate 90 Years of RAAF

The Royal Australian Air Force is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a special stamp issue from Australia Post. New Zealand-based Australian illustrator Jamie Tufrey was commissioned to illustrate the stamps. Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Mark Binksin, AO, said: “It is a fitting tribute to the crews and support personnel of the recently retired … Read more Australia: New Stamp to Commemorate 90 Years of RAAF

Weather: Cyclone Yasi Devastates Flood Stricken Queensland

Coastal Queensland has taken another lashing from the forces of nature with a category 5 cyclone, Yasi, which struck on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the inland town of Mount Isa has been put on notice to receive the storm at category 1. The state has seen severe flooding over the last few weeks which led to … Read more Weather: Cyclone Yasi Devastates Flood Stricken Queensland

Australian Prime Minister Surveys Flooded Queensland

The Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has visited the flood-affected areas of Queensland around Rockhampton in a chinook helicopter. Flying in from Gladstone, the premier met with Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and the head of the flood recovery taskforce Major-General Mick Slater. At the same time, another Chinook was transporting a Water Purification Unit from … Read more Australian Prime Minister Surveys Flooded Queensland

Australians Stop for Prayer in Pakistan

Members of the Australian Defence Force stopped for a prayer this week as part of flag raising ceremony at a new health camp in Kot Addu, Punjab, Pakistan. A local imam led the prayers, assisted by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Padre, Wing Commander Mark Willis. Around 200 people a day are being treated at … Read more Australians Stop for Prayer in Pakistan

Pitch Black 2010 Combat Exercise Sees Farewell Flight of F-111

As part of a major air combat exercise, “Pitch Black 2010”, the RAAF’s fleet of F-111’s will see their final major exercise. Exercise Pitch Black 10 (PB10) is a three week multi-national air combat exercise, in Northern Australia taking place from 16th July – 6th August 2010. PB10 involves a combination of day and night … Read more Pitch Black 2010 Combat Exercise Sees Farewell Flight of F-111