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Coronavirus Australia latest: Queensland to learn if it has escaped outbreak, after Victoria’s record death tally – live news

Queensland has gone seven days without a coronavirus case leading to hopes it has averted community transmission after two women tested positive following Melbourne visit. Follow latest updates

11.14pm BST

NSW has closed Bonnyrigg Heights Primary, in Sydney’s south-west after a student tested positive for Covid-19.

Tangara School for Girls in Cherrybrook, in Sydney’s north-west, has also been closed and students placed into isolation after a student (and a member of their household) tested positive for the virus.

11.07pm BST

NSW Health has issued an alert for anyone who visited the PharmaSave Cherrybrook Pharmacy in the Appletree Shopping Centre on Thursday 6 August at 7pm to watch out for Covid-19 symptoms:

Prior to the onset of symptoms, one of the cases reported in today’s figures worked at the pharmacy. They were wearing a mask during their shift.

People who were at the pharmacy at the same time are urged to watch out for any symptoms of Covid-19, and if they occur, to immediately self-isolate and seek testing.

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Reporting on Covid-19 in Spain: ‘peaks, troughs and sacrifices

The Guardian’s Madrid correspondent on Spain’s response and how life as a reporter has changed

A chunk of the night of 31 January this year was spent on a fact-finding mission to the James Joyce Irish pub in Madrid, where, over the noise of a loud covers band and the bellowing of customers, I shouted for people’s thoughts on the UK’s departure from the EU as the clock struck a muffled midnight.

The following day, after filing my Brexit dispatch to the Observer, I rang a Spanish pilot to ask about one of the stranger missions of his career. Francisco Javier Martínez, an amiable aviator with more than 40 years’ experience, was just back from flying his 747 to China to evacuate 120 people – most of them British and Spanish – from Wuhan.

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Coronavirus: US reaches 5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 – Sky News

  1. Coronavirus: US reaches 5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19  Sky News
  2. Coronavirus latest news: US surpasses 5 million Covid-19 cases as Trump’s coronavirus relief package draws criticism  Telegraph.co.uk
  3. US coronavirus cases top five million – more than a quarter of world’s total | ITV News  ITV News
  4. United States surpasses grim milestone of 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases  Metro.co.uk
  5. Europe stunned by American coronavirus response as US approaches five million infections  The Telegraph
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Coronavirus: US reaches 5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 – Sky News

  1. Coronavirus: US reaches 5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19  Sky News
  2. US coronavirus cases top five million – more than a quarter of world’s total | ITV News  ITV News
  3. United States surpasses grim milestone of 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases  Metro.co.uk
  4. United States tops five million confirmed Covid-19 cases as virus continues to surge  Daily Record
  5. US tops 5 million coronavirus cases, continues to lead world in infections and deaths  Fox News
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