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Better your mental health amid COVID-19

THINGS TO DO IN LOCKDOWN:* Remain in contact with family and friends with technology* Exercise* Continue with structure and routine (get up at the same time each day)* Work on projects or tasks* Get sunshine if possible* Write a diary* Listen to musicTHINGS TO AVOID:* Excessive alcohol* Drugs* Watching or...

Wage subsidy not a 'cut and paste' job: PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended not rushing into a wage subsidy plan to help employers and their staff during the coronavirus crisis, saying it is not a case of "cutting and pasting" what other countries might be doing.

Month-long post-virus NRL prep needed: Gal

Paul Gallen has warned the NRL must give players a four-week pre-season before returning to the field after the coronavirus-enforced shutdown or else they risk a spate of injuries.

China tests relaxation of Wuhan lockdown

China has begun reopening some of its transport links between the coronavirus epicentre Hubei and the rest of the country, as its numbers of new cases continue to fall.

Trump wants NY 'strong travel advisory'

US President Donald Trump has backed away from calling for a quarantine for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing that a "strong travel advisory" be issued for the coronavirus epicentres.