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Tasmania is an island state of Australia. It is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by Bass Strait. The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, the 26th-largest island in the world, and the surrounding 334 islands. The state has a population of about 537,000 as of December 2019. Just more than forty percent of the population resides in the Greater Hobart precinct, which forms the metropolitan area of the state capital and largest city, Hobart.
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3,000 temporary visa holders have taken up Tasmania's coronavirus support paymentTasmania became the first state to offer its 26,000 temporary visa holders a one-off support payment to help with the impacts of COVID-19 - but some say it only goes so far.
Elderly Tasmanian man becomes latest coronavirus caseA man in his 70s is the first fresh coronavirus case in Tasmania in a week.
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Sydney aged care resident and elderly woman in Tasmania die of coronavirusThe 13th resident of a Sydney aged care home has died of coronavirus, while another elderly woman in northwest Tasmania has succumbed to the disease.
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Two more virus deaths in northwest TasTwo elderly women have died from coronavirus in northwest Tasmania, bringing the state's toll to 13.
Ruby Princess was the 'likely' cause of Tasmania's outbreak, says premierThe Ruby Princess has been described as the "ground zero" for a deadly coronavirus outbreak in northwest Tasmania, as the state confirms a 12th death.
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Tasmania records another COVID-19 deathAn 11th person has died of COVID-19 in Tasmania, giving the island state the third highest toll in Australia after NSW and Victoria.
Australians told not to get complacent as virus death toll rises to 80Tasmania has recorded its tenth coronavirus death, bringing fatalities across the nation to 80.
Tenth virus death in TasmaniaA 90-year-old man has become the tenth person to die from coronavirus in Tasmania, taking the national toll to 80.
Australia’s coronavirus death toll rises to 78 as states look to ramp up testingFollowing another rise in Australia's national coronavirus death toll, Tasmania and New South Wales say they're looking to ramp up testing.
Tasmania to give cash payments to temporary visa holders affected by coronavirus pandemicTasmania is providing cash payments for temporary visa holders suffering financial hardship as part of a $3 million coronavirus support package.
74-year-old man dies from coronavirus in Tasmania, bringing state's total to eightA 74-year-old man is the latest coronavirus death in Tasmania, taking the state's total to eight.
Tas records eighth death from coronavirusA 74-year-old man is the latest coronavirus death in Tasmania, taking the state's total to eight.
Australia's coronavirus death toll rises again after new fatalities in WA, TasmaniaAustralia recorded two more coronavirus deaths on Friday.
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Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy takes back Tasmanian medicos' party claimsThe chief medical officer has walked away from claims medical staff went to an illegal party in Tasmania where a coronavirus cluster has shut hospitals.
Police probing 'rumour' medical dinner party behind Tasmania virus cluster after Brendan Murphy's commentsPolice are investigating rumours of a dinner party in northwest Tasmania, where a coronavirus cluster has shut hospitals.
Dinner party could be behind Tasmania coronavirus cluster, Brendan Murphy saysPolice are investigating rumours of a dinner party in northwest Tasmania, where a coronavirus cluster has shut hospitals.
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Thousands of Tasmanians forced into coronavirus quarantine after two hospital outbreaksTwo Tasmanian hospitals are being shut to enable deep cleaning amid a COVID-19 cluster in the state's northwest, forcing thousands into quarantine.
Two hospitals closed in Tasmania as Australia’s coronavirus deaths reach 59Two hospitals will close and more than 1,000 people will be placed into quarantine in Tasmania, as the national coronavirus death toll rises to 59.
Australia's coronavirus death toll hits 46 as another Ruby Princess passenger diesAustralia's national coronavirus death toll has risen to 46 after an elderly Tasmanian man who was a passenger aboard the Ruby Princess cruise ship died.
Tasmanian hospital staff positive for coronavirusContract tracing is underway after two staff at a Tasmanian hospital tested positive for coronavirus.
A second person has died from coronavirus in TasmaniaAn elderly man has become the second person to die from coronavirus in Tasmania.
ACT and Tasmania confirm first coronavirus-related deaths, as Australia-wide cases top 4,000An ACT woman in her 80s and another elderly woman in Tasmania have died after contracting coronavirus, bringing the nation's death toll to 18.
Alex spent 10 days in silent meditation. Outside, a pandemic was eruptingAustralia had 128 coronavirus cases when Alex Sagal entered 10 days of silent meditation in Tasmania. There were more than 1300 when he turned his phone on again.
Queues at state borders as new restrictions come into forceTasmania and Western Australia have announced further border restrictions as the number of cases in Australia nears 2,000.
States toughen border controls as national coronavirus tally surpasses 2,000Tasmania and Western Australia have announced further border restrictions as the number of cases in Australia nears 2,000.
'Do not come': Tasmania announces more restrictions on travellersEntry into Tasmania has been further restricted as the state government ramps up its coronavirus measures.
Tasmania to quarantine arrivals amid COVID-19 fearsAll non-essential travellers entering Tasmania will be quarantined for two weeks, the premier has announced.
Tasmania closes borders to non-essential travellers amid coronavirus pandemicTasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein says that from midnight Friday, only essential travellers will be allowed into Tasmania without going into quarantine.