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What you need to know today. Now go have a drink. You deserve it.

Cheers - in a time of COVID-19: Social distancing but celebrating the end of a big week - at home, of course. Photo: Shutterstock
Cheers - in a time of COVID-19: Social distancing but celebrating the end of a big week - at home, of course. Photo: Shutterstock

Apparently, it's pretty much the weekend right now. Who knew?

This working from home business blurs the lines but there are all sorts of tips out there - from avoiding burnout, to wrangling the kids (now referred to as co-workers) and skeletal management techniques.

Let's be honest though, it's probably better than being quarantined in a hotel room for 14 days. That's what returning travellers can look forward to after Prime Minister Scott Morrison took to the podium in Canberra earlier this afternoon.

The new rules will apply from midnight tomorrow and arrivals will be quarantined at their port of arrival, not based on their home state. And, in case that's not crystal clear, the military and Border Force will be knocking on doors making sure the right thing's being done.

Because, well, frankly, it's not. Already spot fines have been issued and police haven't been shy about throwing their weight behind the need for social compliance. In fact, says one district superintendent, all you need do is call Crime Stoppers. In case you need it, the number is 1300 333 000.

More cases of positive tests were confirmed today but none more eye-opening than the 10-year-old in South Australia or the doctor in the the NSW Central West.

Now more than ever the "stay at home" message needs heeding. Enjoy your weekend - and if you're keen to keep up-to-date, tap into our live blog, it will keep rolling both days. Perhaps we'll have a better handle on the work from home "rules" by next weekend!

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