While spending your weekend social distancing might seem surreal, the reality of the coronavirus outbreak is hitting home across the country.
A second death from COVID-19 has been recorded in Canberra, and Corowa mourns the loss of 74-year-old Beryl Bourke who died in Albury after contracting the virus in New Zealand.
Supermarket shelves remain bare of toilet paper and other staples remain under pressure even as beleaguered suppliers are gradually catching up with runaway demand.
But in some good news, Bendigo's first COVID-19 patient has recovered. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, recovered in less than two weeks and was given the all-clear.
In Tamworth, a couple has wed in an intimate ceremony that included everything but guests amid escalating restrictions to combat the virus.
Researchers are looking at how a common parasitic drench may hold the antidote to the coronavirus. The use of Ivermectin to combat COVID-19 depends on pre-clinical testing and clinical trials, and funding is urgently required to progress the work.
And how the world has changed over the past few weeks. See the changes through the lens of Illawarra Mercury photographer Adam McLean.
Whatever you are doing in your isolation this Saturday, we hope you are safe.
Kimberley Le Lievre
Editor - Sunday Times
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