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Images of the Week A Coronavirus Special by AAP Head of Photography, Neil Bennett

A man is seen on a paddle board at Currumbin Alley on the Gold Coast, Monday, March 30, 2020. The Australian Government has announced even tighter restrictions around social gatherings, and boosted stimulus spending, in attempts to fight off the coronavirus and it's affects on the economy. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)
A policeman speaks with sunbathers on Surfers Paradise Beach on the Gold Coast, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Exercise is one of only eight essential reasons residents in Queensland are allowed to leave their home, as part of the Queensland Governments battle against COVID-19. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)
The sunrises as Sydneysiders practice social distancing measures and experience social isolation as they go about their daily lives in Maroubra, Sydney, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)
An empty staircase pictured in the QVB (Queen Victoria Building) shopping arcade, in Sydney, Friday, March 27, 2020. The Australian Federal Government have introduced strict social distancing rules in an effort to contain the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. (AAP Image/James Gourley)
Williamstown club swimmer Mark McKay trains in isolation due to the stage 3 lockdown because of the Coronavirus in Melbourne, Thursday, April 2, 2020. (AAP Image/Michael Dodge)
A police officer directs a returning passenger after arriving on a special Nepal Air flight repatriating Australian and New Zealanders from overseas, in Brisbane airport, Thursday, April 2, 2020. The chartered flight out of Nepal had 222 Australians and 28 New Zealand citizens and permanent residents onboard. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)
A voter wearing a mask is seen at Brisbane City Hall in Brisbane, Saturday, March 28, 2020. Queensland local government elections will be held for mayors and councillors across Queensland's 77 councils. (AAP Image/Albert Perez)
The Ruby Princess cruise ship is seen from Kurnell National Park in Sydney, Thursday, April 2, 2020. There are more than 450 COVID-19 infections linked to cruise ships, including 340 cases from the Ruby Princess and 74 from the Ovation of the Seas. (AAP Image/Craig Golding)
Jockeys practice social distancing as they speak to trainers and stable representatives ahead of race 5, the E-Group Security Star Kingdom Stakes, during Stakes Day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney, Saturday, March 28, 2020. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)
People sunbathe at St Kilda Beach in Melbourne, Saturday, March 28, 2020. Port Phillip City Council has clamped down on large groups accessing all of its beaches including the popular St Kilda Beach. A shutdown of non-essential services is in effect Australia wide in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease. (AAP Image/Scott Barbour)
People are seen at Brighton Beach in Melbourne, Saturday, March 28, 2020. Port Phillip City Council has clamped down on large groups accessing all of its beaches including the popular St Kilda Beach. A shutdown of non-essential services is in effect Australia wide in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease. (AAP Image/Scott Barbour)
New Zealand passengers from the cruise ship Vasco da Gama are seen checking in at Perth airport to catch a direct flight back to New Zealand on Saturday, March 28, 2020. The Vasco da Gama had about 800 Australians onboard, including 200 passengers from WA and over 100 New Zealanders. There were no reports of passengers having contracted the coronavirus. (AAP Image/Richard Wainwright)
Passengers from the cruise ship MS Artania are seen arriving at Perth International airport on TransPerth buses before boarding a Condor Airlines charter flight back to Germany on Sunday, March 29, 2020. (AAP Image/Richard Wainwright)
Returning overseas passengers Darcy Lord, his wife Ketut Sinta and their three months old son Reef are seen through their hotel room window while in quarantine at the Novotel in Brisbane, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Passengers returning from overseas must quarantine in hotels in the city in which they land for fourteen day, at their expense, in attempts to fight off the coronavirus and its effects on the economy. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)
An employee of Great Asia food store sprays disinfectant as a preventive measure against coronavirus in Melbourne, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Skate parks have been closed as part of stage three social isolation rules being enforced in the state of Victoria to combat the spread of Coronavirus. (AAP Image/James Ross)
A man exercises alone at a park in Sydney, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett)
Primary school student six-year-old Oscar being home schooled online in Sydney, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Many students are being kept home from school, being taught online and by their parents. New South Wales schools are still open with teachers asking students of non-essential workers be kept home in an effort to control the speed of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)
Lions peer out of their sleeping quarters at the family-owned Billabong Zoo, which was forced to close due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Port Macquarie, NSW, Monday, March 30, 2020. (AAP Image/Nathan Edwards)
Wayne Haverfield from Mordialloc trains in isolation outside his garage due to the stage 3 lockdown because of the Coronavirus in Melbourne, Thursday, April 2, 2020. (AAP Image/Michael Dodge)
Matt Toomua of the Rebels trains with his French Bulldog Maggie in Melbourne, Thursday, April 2, 2020. The Super Rugby competition has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AAP Image/Michael Dodge)
The Ruby Princess cruise ship sits off the coast of Sydney, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. A number of passengers from the Ruby Princess have died in recent days due to the Coronavirus and a number of crew have been hospitalised. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett)

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Australian Associated Press - Prepared by Akansha Bhola