Coronavirus update: Global cases pass 8 million as outbreak expands in Latin America | ABC News

0:00 – A primary school in Melbourne’s north has been closed down after a grade five student tested positive to coronavirus.

3:44 – Coronavirus, bushfires and the drought have taken a heavy toll on the New South Wales economy. The state’s Treasurer will today lay out what he calls a challenging set of numbers.

6:07 – Pressure is growing for several states to set a firm date to reopen their borders. At this stage Queensland looks set to welcome back interstate visitors from the 10th of July. But head of the Cairns Chamber of Commerce, Sally Mlikota says it could take at least five years for tourist numbers to return to pre-covid levels.

8:20 – More than eight million people have now been infected by COVID-19 around the world, according to Johns Hopkins university. Although cases have been declining in some parts of the world, such as Australia and in Europe, there’s been a rapid increase in other regions, especially in Latin America.

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