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The Queen has called Prime Minister Scott Morrison to send good wishes, and a poll shows Australians support strict aged-care visitor restrictions as the death toll in Newmarch aged-care home rises to 16. 

Royal wishes

Last night the Queen called Morrison to wish Australia well in dealing not only with coronavirus and the bushfires but also drought recovery. 

She was pleased to hear the horse races were still on -- albeit with strict social distancing protocols for jockeys and trainers, and with no spectators.