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France to test plasma of coronavirus survivors to treat sick

Plasma, the fluid in blood teeming with antibodies post-illness, has already proven effective in small studies to treat infectious diseases including Ebola and SARS.

Italy cheers first drop in critical virus patients

Health officials in Italy say the number of patients in intensive care had fallen for the first time.

The most common conspiracy theories about coronavirus debunked

From the origins of the virus to how it transmits, an Australian health security expert and an immunology professor address some of the conspiracy...

UK government won’t release Assange amid coronavirus

The British government says it is "committed to ensuring that justice is served to those who break the law".

Remaining cruise ships prepare to depart NSW amid scrutiny of Ruby Princess coronavirus scandal

Final preparations are being made to ensure remaining ships in NSW waters return to their home ports.

Brazilian firefighter uses his trumpet to liven up coronavirus lockdown

A trumpet-wielding Brazilian firefighter is easing the monotony for many residents who face an indefinite period of lockdown thanks to COVID-19.

This Australian family flower farm is having to dump its stock due to cancelled events

A second generation Italian-Australian flower farm is dumping fresh flowers by the thousands, as coronavirus measures postpone weddings and events.

Thousands now face indefinite wait for Australian citizenship as ceremonies cancelled

Thousands of migrants now face a long wait for their Australian citizenship to be finalised after ceremonies nationwide were cancelled due to coronavirus measures....

Catch up: SBS World News (4 April 2020)

Did you miss tonight's SBS World News bulletin? You can catch up on all the major national and international news stories of the day...

‘Operation Nemesis’ to see five cruise ships restocked and moved out of Sydney Harbour

Five cruise ships will be reprovisioned in Sydney harbour before departing amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Deputy chief medical officer warns Australia is ‘definitely not’ through the COVID-19 threat

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly has told Australians the COVID-19 crisis is not over, despite the slowing in new cases.

Refugees and asylum seekers flag fears over possible coronavirus hotspot in Brisbane

Refugee and asylum seekers who are being held at a repurposed Brisbane hotel fear for their own health amid warnings over the potential spread...
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