Coronavirus Australia live news: Covid-19 cases rise above 3,600 – latest updates – The Guardian

10.35pm EDT22:35 Anne Davies The mayors of Sydney’s beachside suburbs are carefully monitoring crowds in in their council areas today, in the hope that people will stay away and they will not be forced to shut down these areas as well as the beaches. Beaches in Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra, including the iconic Bondi Beach,…

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Coronavirus Australia news: NSW confirms 186 new cases as Victoria pushes for stage 3 lockdown – live updates – The Guardian

Overnight I joined G20 leaders for an extraordinary summit, hosted by … king Salman of Saudi Arabia. The G20 has come together to tackle what will be one of the most difficult and severe crises any of us will face. The Covid-19 virus respects no borders. On behalf of Australia, I urged G20 leaders to…

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Australia coronavirus news: cases rise to 2,793 nationally as three die in Victoria and states eye tighter lockdown – live updates – The Guardian

3.44am EDT03:44 Paul Karp Adrian Kelly, the Real Estate Institute of Australia president, has lent support to a six-month ban on evictions being rolled out in New South Wales and other states and territories, telling Radio National that “everybody needs somewhere to live to ride this out”. He said: We’re 100% supportive of federal and…

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Australia coronavirus live updates: Non-urgent elective surgery cancelled as hospitals prepare for Covid-19 – latest news – The Guardian

11.28pm EDT23:28 The local government election in Queensland, and the two byelections, both scheduled for this Saturday, WILL go ahead, Annastacia Palaszczuk says. If you feel sick, she tells voters, stay home. Updated at 11.29pm EDT 11.27pm EDT23:27 The event which has resulted in 17 more cases of Covid-19 in Queensland was a 50th birthday…

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Australia adds $38 billion in stimulus; states move to tighten lockdown steps – Reuters

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s government will spend additional A$66.4 billion ($38.50 billion) as part of a second stimulus package to shelter the economy from the financial impact of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday, as states moved to impose major lockdowns. Beachgoers pack up and depart Bondi Beach following its closure after…

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Australia coronavirus live: government to unveil $66bn stimulus package as cases pass 1,000 – latest updates – The Guardian

7.19pm EDT19:19 An update on the Ruby Princess, the cruise ship in Sydney that has been linked to a cluster of new Covid-19 cases. Four Tasmanians who were aboard the Ruby Princess are among the latest confirmed cases of Covid-19. Health authorities in Tasmania have contacted and are monitoring 54 other Tasmanian residents who were…

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Australia coronavirus live updates: banks announce six-month loan deferral for small business – latest – The Guardian

9.37pm EDT21:37 Christopher Knaus I’ve spent much of this morning and last night speaking with pharmacists, mainly across Sydney. They’re having an extremely tough time. Most could barely talk to me they were so busy. But those who could reported shelves stripped bare, aggressive customers and difficulty re-stocking, with no real end in sight. “You…

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Australia coronavirus live: Anzac Day services cancelled in NSW and WA, stock market falls 9.7% – updates – The Guardian

3.42am EDT03:42 On universities: UNSW is moving to remote lesson delivery where possible, and ANU is also looking at online delivery. 3.35am EDT03:35 The Queensland Police Service will suspend roadside breath-testing for drugs and alcohol for the time being in order to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19 to police officers and the community.…

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Australia coronavirus: share market drops 7.3% at open – live updates – The Guardian

9.26pm EDT21:26 Correction – MLC school not closed Contrary to an earlier post, MLC school in Sydney has informed us that the school is not closed, despite a year 2 student coming into contact with someone who had confirmed case of Covid-19. The Guardian apologises for the error. 9.23pm EDT21:23 The former prime minister Kevin…

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Australia is running out of supplies to test for the coronavirus – Daily Telegraph

Less than two months after the coronavirus became a public health emergency in Australia we are dangerously short of the reagent needed to carry out tests for the killer virus.News Corp understands that stocks of this reagent are under pressure in Western Australia and Queensland.While other states such as South Australia have around a months…

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