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  • The largest single economic bail-out package in Australia’s history has passed Federal Parliament overnight, with the $130 billion JobKeeper scheme becoming law.

    In the United States, New York has again recorded its deadliest day since the coronavirus outbreak with 779 deaths, taking the state’s total to 6,268.

    The United Kingdom has had it’s worst day so far with its death toll rising to 938 in 24 hours, reaching a total of 7,097 in total.

    In this update:

    2:23 – JobKeeper package to be rolled out to eligible workers

    5:00 – Labor failed to amend scheme for casual and temporary visas workers

    6:30 – Agenda of National Cabinet meeting to be held later today

    8:12 – Talks about potential of easing restrictions according to Australia and local data

    10:00 – South Australian man dies from coronavirus overnight

    12:05 – Latest developments into criminal investigation of Ruby Princess cruise ship

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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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  • In This: Ruby Princess

    Ruby Princess is a Crown-class cruise ship owned and operated by Princess Cruises. The Ruby Princess was built in 2008 by Fincantieri in Trieste, Italy, as a sister ship to Crown Princess and Emerald Princess. She was turned over to Carnival Corporation and Princess Cruises in late October 2008.

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