Coronavirus update: Latest news for the COVID-19 pandemic, 26 March | ABC News

Australia’s death toll from coronavirus has risen to 11. Two men in their 70s died in Victoria overnight and there was a death in Queensland yesterday.

The global death toll has broken through 20,000.

In this update:
0:15 Australia records over 2600 COVID-19 cases
0:25 Australia expands coronavirus testing criteria
0:33 Flight Centre to stand down 3800 workers
1:31 450,000 positive cases worldwide, 20,000 deaths
1:44 US agrees to biggest economic rescue package in history
1.51 Prince Charles tests positive to COVID-19
2:10 James Hancock reports from Melbourne providing more details on the overnight deaths from COVID-19 and the number of cases across Australia
6.10 Lily Mayers reports from the Sydney state emergency centre, updating the coronavirus situation in NSW.
7.14 NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian
9.00 Sephanie Boys provides an update on the lifting of some restrictions (hair dressers and barber shops) 10:12 and funerals
10:30 COVID-19 testing criteria update
11:40 3000 Australia’s still trying to return home

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