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

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  • 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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    In This Story: Covid-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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