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COVID-19
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease has spread globally since 2019, resulting in the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. Common symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Muscle pain, sputum production and sore throat are some of the less common symptoms. While the majority of cases result in mild symptoms, some progress to pneumonia and multi-organ failure. The case fatality rate is estimated at between 1% and 5% but varies by age and other health conditions.The infection is spread from one person to others via respiratory droplets, often produced during coughing. Time from exposure to onset of symptoms is generally between two and 14 days, with an average of five days. The standard method of diagnosis is by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) from a nasopharyngeal swab or sputum sample. Antibody assays can also be used, using a blood serum sample. The infection can also be diagnosed from a combination of symptoms, risk factors and a chest CT scan showing features of pneumonia.Recommended measures to prevent the disease include frequent hand washing, maintaining distance from other people and not touching one's face. The use of masks is recommended for those who suspect they have the virus and their caregivers but not for the general public. There is no vaccine or specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19; management involves treatment of symptoms, supportive care and experimental measures.The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Evidence of local transmission of the disease has been found in multiple countries across all six WHO regions | This event tag for OzBargain purposes is for posts directly related to COVID-19 or relief given as part of it. For self isolation/entertainment deals see this list: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/526217

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Tempo U3 Exercise Bike $550 Shipped @ Johnson Fitness & Wellness
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Tempo U3 Exercise Bike $550 Shipped @ Johnson Fitness & Wellness

[WA] 5% Discount to Emergency Services & Healthcare Workers @ Spudshed
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Free Virtual Tours of 12 World Class Galleries
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Free Virtual Tours of 12 World Class Galleries

50% off Scheduled Servicing for Health Workers @ Hyundai
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Free 1x Medical Face Mask with Any Order over $10 @ Shinekidsworld
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Free 1x Medical Face Mask with Any Order over $10 @ Shinekidsworld

Car Rental from $10/Day for Essential Workers - AVIS
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Car Rental from $10/Day for Essential Workers - AVIS

[SA] Free Parking and Public Transport for Hospital Workers
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Sky News - Stream Covid-19 Channel for Free
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Sky News - Stream Covid-19 Channel for Free

[NSW] Free Takeaway Meals for Jobless @ Hearth & Soul Newtown
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Udacity: Free Access for 30 Days Due to COVID-19
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Fare Free Travel for Two Weeks Via Metro Tasmania
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Fare Free Travel for Two Weeks Via Metro Tasmania

Free Down Dog Yoga App Access to Healthcare Workers
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[eBook] 3 Free Books by Paulo Coelho
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[eBook] 3 Free Books by Paulo Coelho

Upcoming Deals

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Free 10-Day "We Are One" Global Film Festival @ YouTube

In 3 days Free 10-Day "We Are One" Global Film Festival @ YouTube

Stay safe, and enjoy :) In light of closures surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, YouTube announced on Monday an exclusive global 10-day "We Are One" film festival featuring movies …

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100,000 Complimentary Economy Class Return Tickets for Frontline Health Care Professionals @ Qatar Airways

expired 100,000 Complimentary Economy Class Return Tickets for Frontline Health Care Professionals @ Qatar Airways

Update: Allocations for 12 May have been reached. The allocation is refreshed daily at midnight Doha time (GMT+3) = 7am AEST 100,000 complimentary tickets on Qatar Airways flights. As a …

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[QLD] Free Takeaway Thai Meals for Frontline Workers, Unemployed or Persons in Difficult Situation @ Thai Antique Carina Heights

expired [QLD] Free Takeaway Thai Meals for Frontline Workers, Unemployed or Persons in Difficult Situation @ Thai Antique Carina Heights

Great gesture by this much loved Thai Restaurant in Carina Heights. Please know that you are not alone as we fight COVID-19 together. A simple gesture to say thank you for all their hard work …

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$30 Menulog Voucher for Essential Workers, Battlers, Elderly and Those in Need @ Menulog

expired $30 Menulog Voucher for Essential Workers, Battlers, Elderly and Those in Need @ Menulog

Greetings everyone, seems like a generous offer from Menulog to support those in these difficult times :) Amid the difficulties many Australians are facing as a result of the Coronavirus …

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Free eBook of Your Choice during Lockdown @ Rough Guides

expired Free eBook of Your Choice during Lockdown @ Rough Guides

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Sign-in required. The offer is until 26 April. We remain committed to helping readers make the most of their time on earth, which is why we’re offering everyone in lockdown a complimentary Rough …

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Vodafone - $10pm for 3 Months - Unlimited Calls and Text, 3GB Data [Existing Customers]

expired Vodafone - $10pm for 3 Months - Unlimited Calls and Text, 3GB Data [Existing Customers]

Helping our customers stay connected during COVID-19 with the $10 Stay Connected Cap Plan. We know some of our customers are experiencing financial difficulties right now. To ensure these customers …

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Social Distancing Decal 400mm Floor Sticker $19.95 Delivered @ Principle Signs eBay

expired Social Distancing Decal 400mm Floor Sticker $19.95 Delivered @ Principle Signs eBay

Covid Floor distancing decals to ensure your business is compliant, both internally and externally. Self adhesive and non slip.

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50% off for Healthcare Workers @ Crocs

expired 50% off for Healthcare Workers @ Crocs

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Found this offer and get myself a pair of new crocs for work. Valid for 2 pairs per order. Think is pretty good offer.

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[VIC] Hand Sanitiser 74% Alcohol $300 ($30/ltr, Minimum Order 10 Litres), BYO Containers, Pickup Only @ Silfresh (Southbank)

expired [VIC] Hand Sanitiser 74% Alcohol $300 ($30/ltr, Minimum Order 10 Litres), BYO Containers, Pickup Only @ Silfresh (Southbank)

Hey everyone, a Melbourne startup team have set up a hand sanitiser station outside their office in Southbank. They're currently selling the gel kind of sanitiser with >70% alcohol. It can …

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30% off Rollie Nation Shoes for Frontline Workers

expired 30% off Rollie Nation Shoes for Frontline Workers

Just came across this from communication received at work (hospital). I think their shoes are pretty good but could be confused with another brand. Anyway hope it helps someone! "For Our …

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Andrea Bocelli "Music for Hope" Easter Sunday Free Concert Live-Streamed Worldwide from Milan (Italy)

expired Andrea Bocelli "Music for Hope" Easter Sunday Free Concert Live-Streamed Worldwide from Milan (Italy)

Have a safe and happy Easter. Enjoy :) "Music for Hope" will stream worldwide on YouTube, from the Duomo di Milano. The concert, which is intended to offer a message of "love, …

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5L Bulk Hand Sanitizer - WHO Formula - $289.99 Delivered @ Amazon AU

expired 5L Bulk Hand Sanitizer - WHO Formula - $289.99 Delivered @ Amazon AU

Like the other 'deals' posted about sanitisers, toilet paper, cleaning liquids, etc this is available and in stock 😷 Might be handy for anyone who wants to buy a bit for their family, …

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Free ‘One World: Together at Home' Global Special Live Concert, 4am AEST 19/4 @ WHO & Global Citizen (YouTube, Yahoo etc.)

expired Free ‘One World: Together at Home' Global Special Live Concert, 4am AEST 19/4 @ WHO & Global Citizen (YouTube, Yahoo etc.)

International advocacy organization Global Citizen and the World Health Organization today announced the One World: Together At Home — a globally televised and streamed special in support of …

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25% Of Booking Amount Paid to Hosts for Cancelled Bookings Due to COVID-19 (Between 14 March and 31 May) @ Airbnb

expired 25% Of Booking Amount Paid to Hosts for Cancelled Bookings Due to COVID-19 (Between 14 March and 31 May) @ Airbnb

Airbnb have already waived cancellation fees for bookings, now seems like they're helping out hosts too :) SBS Article Airbnb will pay hosts 25 per cent of what they would typically be …

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3 Months Postpaid Mobile Access Fees Waived for Health Workers @ Optus

expired 3 Months Postpaid Mobile Access Fees Waived for Health Workers @ Optus

Link updated to form (as of 08/04) In recognition of their support to our community, we’re proud to say thanks to Australia’s health workers by waiving their Postpaid mobile access fees for 3 …

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[QLD] Free Freshly Cooked Vegetarian Meals for Those in Need @ Gold Coast Sikh Temple Helensvale

expired [QLD] Free Freshly Cooked Vegetarian Meals for Those in Need @ Gold Coast Sikh Temple Helensvale

Very similar to this deal. Stay safe :) The Gold Coast Sikh Community has teamed up with two local Bendigo Bank branches on the Gold Coast to help fill the stomachs of those in need during the …

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[VIC] Free Burgers for Healthcare Workers @ New York Minute Burger

expired [VIC] Free Burgers for Healthcare Workers @ New York Minute Burger

Long time lurker, second time poster. Free burgers for healthcare workers from New York Minute Burger! Pick up only. Stores in Brunswick, Carlton, Deer Park, Hawthorn, Moonee Ponds, South …

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[PC] Humble Conquer Covid-19 Bundle $51 @ Humble Bundle

expired [PC] Humble Conquer Covid-19 Bundle $51 @ Humble Bundle

This special one-week bundle features $1,071 worth of games and ebooks for just AU$51. 100% of the proceeds from your bundle purchase go to support organizations responding to COVID-19. For …

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Vodafone Prepaid: 10GB Bonus Data (30 Days Expiry) for Active Customers

expired Vodafone Prepaid: 10GB Bonus Data (30 Days Expiry) for Active Customers

Similar offer as other telcos. From Vodafone website and confirmed text was received by family member: 10GB bonus data for prepaid mobile customers as a one-off 10GB bonus data. It is being offered …

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50% off Car Rental for Healthcare Workers across Australia @ Enterprise Australia

expired 50% off Car Rental for Healthcare Workers across Australia @ Enterprise Australia

Do you know or are you a healthcare worker in need? Enterprise wants to show their support for healthcare workers by offering 50% off car hire for anyone that wants to give a car to a healthcare …

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[NSW] Free Food for Socially Isolated, Elderly, International Students & Needy @ Guru Nanak Free Kitchenette Sydney

expired [NSW] Free Food for Socially Isolated, Elderly, International Students & Needy @ Guru Nanak Free Kitchenette Sydney

GNFKS (GURU NANAK’s FREE KITCHENETTE SYDNEY) has decided to distribute freshly cooked vegetarian food in take away food containers and fresh fruit to the Homeless, Socially isolated, Very Old …

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