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Stocks set for worst week since 2008

World stocks are set for their worst week since the 2008 financial crisis, with coronavirus panic-selling hitting nearly every asset class and investors fretting that central bank action may not be enough to soothe the pain.

Grand Prix cancelled, Dutton has virus

Major events have been cancelled, sport's being played without spectators, mass gatherings are discouraged and Australians are urged not to go overseas as the country takes unprecedented action to stem the spread of coronavirus.

Virus shuts down major Vic events, sport

Victoria's status as the nation's sporting capital is taking a hit from the coronavirus, with the Australian Grand Prix cancelled and AFL games to be played in empty stadiums.

Queensland coronavirus cases rise to 35

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is the latest coronavirus case in Queensland as the state recorded its first cases outside the southeast corner and various events were called off.